(Closed) I wish…

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Post # 3
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123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@alyssaC:  how about taking on a new hobby? Like dance classe? Try this website below.

http://www.meetup.com/find/

If you really want to change, you will. I’m sure your inner-social you is bursting to get out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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214 posts
Helper bee

@alyssaC:  I know that feeling.  I haven’t made any actual friends since 10th grade.  I’m almost finished with my 3rd year of college to put that in perspective.  In fact, my best friend (whom I’ve recently reconnected with) is from 7th grade.  If you were in VA, I’d be your friend ๐Ÿ™‚ (did that sound creepy? o.O totally not supposed to sound creepy)

Post # 6
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468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am very similar…and I live in france away from my family. I think it would be better if we lived in a bigger city with more expats. 

I second the meetup idea, I’ve used it…and I even made my own group! It was for people who wanted to practice French, and it was really great to have people come to me! 

However, I also think that it’s okay to be a bit introverted, if that’s who you are, that is okay! I don’t have a lot of tips, just know you aren’t the only one. Perhaps you could do some volunteering too? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

im very similar. I suck at making and keeping friends. I joined roller derby to make new friends, and it worked for me. It was awful the first few times going, because I’m also super shy. I just knew I had to put myself out there, other wise I was just going to stay at home and be alone. I miss having lots of friends like I did in high school. I moved away and it’s been so hard to make new friends

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Me too! My older sister can make friends ANYWHERE. She just talks to everyone about anything and they talk back. I try to watch her sometimes, to see how she does it. It doesnt seem complicated… she’s just so damn friendly to EVERYONE and strikes up a conversation.

 

My Fiance and I have a really small circle of friends (like 3 close friends, and maybe 3 hang-out-only-at-a-birthday-party friends,) and we’re not super partying type of people… It’s so hard to make friends. Even in college… I’m 28, and a lot of students are in their early 20s. So there’s kind of an age gap. I feel old and disconnected : My Fiance has “work friends,” but they don’t hang out, outside of work.

 

I joke that it’s because I have permanent “bitch face.” I might look like I’m in a bad mood or something, but I’m really OK! I just don’t have a naturally smiley face. ๐Ÿ™

 

Too bad we cant just all get together for one massive hang-out. We need a teleportation device!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Im glad I’m not the only one. I don’t have any friends which is hard to admit but it is what it is. It takes me a while to overcome feeling shy/ self conscious so I tend to avoid these situations. I’m so use to it now that it rarely bothers me. 

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