It's Tuesday. I'm Here for You.
First let me say that I love getting your newsletter each week, it brightens my day!
Secondly, I moved to Washington state seven years ago, after my youngest daughter went off to collage, to finally finish my education. It was hard to make new friends here for sure! I would argue that it's also much harder to do when you're older. But people are kind and generous and we all need connections. It's what makes us human! Finding your tribe takes time. What helped me was joining a hiking and a book club (two things I'm passionate about) and allowing myself to be open to new friendships. In the beginning it was weird and I felt out of place but over time, things got way easier. Give yourself grace! Cheers to you from Seattle!
Happy Tuesday Jen ( Im a Jen Too!) Sooooo true about the friends things , it is hard ,very, Im middle aged ( sort of lol) but I'm healthy an active (53) and usually get taken for much younger and I really just had to sort of let go? of a childhood friend (since we were 4 yo!) As it was ,only got to see her maybe 1x a year ?( we are 2 hrs from each other ) usually me initiating . She never had been on her own her whole life always with a husband and even had a child much later in life in error ( we dont have kids ) and now that Kidd is older all she wants to do is "day drink and shop " when we would see each other, NOT my thing at all I'm just not interested , Im a healthy person , let make a picnic , go to a Museum , a cultural event ,go to the beach, ride bikes . Because this is not my thing I'm never called or invited now . I try to find middle ground but its just not there, So as much as I know how important it is to socialize Im trying my best to find a new tribe , Thanks for bringing this to light !! It was easier meeting my husband!!