Finding Friends

I’m not much of an outgoing person. I’m friendly and nice, but meeting new people makes me nervous and uncomfortable. In fact, thinking about it is making me sweat. It would be great if friends magically fell into my lap, which kind of happened to me last year.

I met one of my friends when the dealership shuttle picked me up to take me back to the dealership. My friend was also getting a ride to the dealership, and we instantly hit it off. I would have thought she was a nice person without ever seeing her again, but before we left she asked if I wanted to be friends and then gave me her number. After that day, we met at least once a week for a play date and on Sundays for a long run until the week we both moved from Las Vegas. I miss her and our friendship. I miss all of my friends from Las Vegas.

Since I’m a stay at home mom and meeting new people is not easy for me, I decided to put myself out there and force myself to socialize. I signed up for a local women’s running group (through in search of my new best friends. I thought this would also be a good way to get back into running (I’ve been slacking). Even though I had butterflies in my stomach, it turned out to be great. I met some fun women and plan to continue running with them.

The run was ok. The temperature wasn’t too bad, but the humidity was high. I thought I was going to die towards the end of the run. I ran on a new trail that had pretty views of trees and a creek. There was also a lot of people out running, walking, and biking. I never saw any other runners where I lived in Las Vegas, and I always imagined I would drop from a heat stroke and the vultures would circle me before I was found in the desert. It was freaking hot there.

My next goal is to find a play date group (or a friend with kids) to meet weekly. My daughter asked the other day for a friend and of course I have to deliver. How can I not find these two sweethearts friends?



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