Making Friends As An Adult
When you’re a kid it is easy to find friends. You go to school, there’s all these kids to be friends with. You are involved in activities, there’s all these kids to be friends with. Friendships are organic with kids. When you’re an adult it just is not so organic. You go to work. You try to not knock the piss out of your coworker for singing in their cubicle all day to what you believe is Lady Ga Ga, which by the way made you want to gag.
If you’re like me, you’re too tired to do much and you usually go straight home after work. My human interactions take place at the grocery store mostly. I am like Norm at Cheers when I first walk in and then I get my shopping done and I go back home. My other interactions include blogging, chatting with friends online because our schedules conflict because I work crazy hours, and then I go back to work. I do talk to some awesome people at work on the phone, mostly at the hospital, and they love me. Are those friendships? In a way I think they are. We don’t do stuff. We don’t talk on the phone. We aren’t even friends on Facebook. So maybe not really. Hmmmm….
Alright, people, I need HELP! How do I make friends?! I’m single. I’m bored. I’m not boring. (Sometimes I am, but who isn’t sometimes? Right?) I am not looking to make a “connection” so don’t even go there. I just need more friends. I love the ones I have! I just want more! How do you get them? It’s not like you walk up to strangers and say, “Will you be my friend?” Not only is that beyond lame, that is creepy as hell. And see, that is another thing, I need someone who would laugh at that. Cause that really is funny as well as creepy. I’m just a middle-aged woman trying to resurrect my life Gimme a freaking break here and help me out! Please?
- Quotes About Friendship (supladongirish.wordpress.com)
- The Importance of Friendships (everydayhealth.com)
- A Depressing Truth About Friendship in Adulthood (danielmiessler.com)