I have mentioned this before, but some of my closest friends that I have met in my adult life are people I’ve met at the gym.
There is something easy about talking to a person you’ve just spent an hour sweating with—they have already seen you at your worst.
The hardest part about making friends at this point in life is finding the time to dedicate to it.
I have found that the people I have been connecting with more recently have kids. It’s so easy to schedule a playdate. The kiddos get time to play, the moms can still chat, and I don’t feel like I have to choose hanging out with friends over hanging out with my daughter.
For this challenge, we met up with some new friends at the neighborhood pool. The dads got to hang out in the water with the babes, and I got some much-needed one-on-one time with a new friend and a margarita.
Our kids are pretty far apart in age, but I realized kids don’t really care, they find ways to play no matter any age differences.
One thing I’ve learned from being a mom is how easy it is for kids to make friends. They pick up a new buddy almost anywhere they go, and always find something they have in common.
I often wonder what it would be like if adults found it so easy to just go up to any random person and find out what they have in common with one another.
I think the older we get, the harder it is to change and go outside of our comfort zones, but there is something genuinely exciting about making a connection with a new person.