Why is it that once we’re in our 20’s we have this no new friends mentality? I absolutely love meeting new people. I have a lot of friends as it is, but it doesn’t hurt to know more. Sometimes I look at the strange faces on the train and it hits me, I don’t know a thing about these people and I never will but for 20-minutes we share the same train car on the way to work. Who are they? What are their dreams? What makes them different? Unfortunately, I will never know the answer to these questions. Not because I can’t just walk up to them and ask (because I can), but social norms tells me not to.
Growing up making friends came so naturally to me, but the older I got, the more reserved I became. Sometimes I even question if my demeanor is welcoming or aloof? Professionally, making new friends is key. It always helps to find people who want the same things out of life as you because you guys can go to the same events together or enjoy similar things, but I haven’t been able to find that person. Maybe I am living in lala land and making new friends in adulthood is weird, but is it so wrong to want a blogger buddy who loves to brunch? I found this video on Buzzfeed and it warmed my heart.