Friday, July 20, 2012

"Make new friends and keep the old"

Does anyone remember that song from girl scouts? One is silver and the other's gold. Okay, moving on.

This article caught my eye yesterday because it’s a topic my husband and I have discussed. We have found that it's hard to make new friends because we have limited time and we like to go out together, so we come as a pair. And the only thing more difficult than making one new friend is making two – couple friends we both click with. But when it happens and the feelings are mutual, it works so so well.

Although it’s harder to make friends in your 30s, in some ways it may be easier. I know who I am and probably attract a different kind of friend than I did in high school or college. Even though I don’t get to see friends consistently and when I do it’s difficult to have an uninterrupted conversation, I believe some of my “new” friends know me better (because I know myself better) and we have more in common. 

That being said, I do love seeing “old” friends that I’ve known for years. There’s a history there. It’s fun to reminisce and see how much we’ve all changed.

Cheers to friends, old and new. I wouldn’t be the same without you. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

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