Making Good Girlfriends After College
I don’t know about you, but when I was younger I always expected me and my friends to look like a scene straight out of Girlfriends. I always had a big group of friends and just KNEW that all 8-10 of the girls I grew up with would be next to me as an adult, pretty, paid, and living the life. However, life happens, and as the years go by you tend to drift apart from many of the people you thought would be in your circle forever. It’s not to say that these people were all horrible friends, but a lot of people we meet are only meant to be in our life for a season and we have to be okay with that. Now once you come to terms with that, you still are left with the fact that all women need a solid tribe of girlfriends to lean on, to have fun with, and to learn from. So what do you do when it seems like the time has come for you to find new friends that align with where you currently are in life?
When you are no longer meeting random girls in the bathroom at a college party and the vibe between you and your best friends from third grade isn’t the same, where do you find new friends? I believe that a lot of times, we miss the opportunity to form new bonds simply because we are overthinking things. If there is a woman on social media who always posts things that make you laugh or that you agree with, reach out to her and let her know, suggest going out for drinks or hanging out. That one coworker who you’ve been sending memes to all week between meetings, ask her if she wants to meet up or follow you on social media. Last option, tell the friends you do have that you want to expand your circle and meet new people and see if they are comfortable introducing you to some of their friends. All in all, don't be afraid to put yourself out there, your future bestie may be right around the corner!