I’m super excited today to be guest posting over at Kludgy Mom for Gigi’s Around the Bonfire series, a place to talk about those things you might share with close friends on a summer night with a bottle of wine around the bonfire. So of course, I’m talking about friendship:
…when I was a kid, I had these images of what my life would look like in the future. I would have a job I was good at and loved, a family to dote on, a beautiful home filled with books and sunlight…and lots of friends to brighten my life. In my imaginings, I had those kinds of girlfriends who stopped by unannounced. Who you went to Vegas with for a girl’s weekend. Who you called (this was before texting and email remember) when you fought with your husband or had a bad day at work or just needed a female perspective. Friends for cookouts and camping trips, friends for weddings and baby showers. Friends for bonfire talks. In my head, it was glorious.
But the reality is that after multiple cross country moves, several lifestyle changes, and a toddler (and with an introverted nature thrown in just for kicks), my fantasies of handfuls of glorious adult friendships remain just that…fantasies.
I hope you’ll head over and read the rest of The Dream of Friendship. I’d love to hear your thoughts on making friends as an adult!
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