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Does that mean I was a loner? Possibly, if you're thinking from the mind of an extrovert. But as an introvert, I'm all about a few great friends. I actually used to think there was something wrong with me because I wasn't popular and had/have a hard time sharing my life verbally.
But I digress. When it comes to making friends, I've learned that it's MUCH harder than I ever would have imagined. Now that I'm in the work-world, I no longer have classes to meet new people. No more ice breaker games, no more group projects, no more school assignments to chat about after class.
So has much changed since childhood? Not really, actually. I mean, I still don't have many friends. I have friends, but not many people I can call or text and have girls' night with.
Am I saying this for sympathy? No. I'm simply sharing my thoughts because making friends is hard for me; and I think it's something that I'll have to put extra thought, time, and energy into if I want more. And I hope that it's something that other people understand, too.
So when I read this post on From Roses, I knew I wasn't alone. And that while it's something I want to change, it's also something that isn't something we should be afraid of admitting. It's something that we just have to work towards to change.
What are YOUR thoughts on friendship? Is it hard for you to meet new friends? If not, where do you meet new people and how do you cultivate the relationships? Do you have a big group of friends? Do you consider your blog friends a part of your group of friends? If you want to know my answer, I most definitely DO!