How do you make friends when in your midthirties and busy as a homemaker???
appreciate the input, I live in a big city and people are really busy...
If you're a mom, then join a mom's club. If not, try joining some other clubs with people of similiar interests. Ski clubs or hiking clubs are great ways to get out of the city and meet people.
i am a very outgoing person and i love to meet new people, so whenever i am in line at a store, i almost always say something to break the ice and start a conversation with the person in line ahead of me. i have made many friends in this way and some turn out to live near me. one of the things i use to break the ice is the contents of my basket, when at walmart...it is usually filled to the brim with cat food, cat sand and dog food...when i notice someone eyeing the stuff, i willingly explain that i rescue cats. this almost always starts a conversation about my cats, their pets, rescuing and such. oh...and i am 42, so age doesnt matter. i love young and old alike.
I work full-time so I cannot speak from the role of being a homemaker. However, I will tell you that many of the friends I have made have resulted from being involved with my children in extracurricular activities such as church and sports. This may not be an option for you if your children are very young but once they get involved in activities outside of school, it is easy for mothers to become friends.
Definitely agree with all of the suggestions posted so far. If you have any free time you could consider volunteering at a place that you feel passionate about, like an animal shelter if you like animals would be one good example. Volunteering is such a rewarding experience so ends up being a win-win, as you will benefit and so will the animals. Of course you will also meet people with whom you have something in common and can develop great friendships with.
Guys I appreciate all your answers, thanks first for stopping by.
Rock the mom's club with extra interest yes, tlmc if you were in new york I would meet you, teyeger, I think about going to college for an extra diploma, that would be a good one...and athena yes, your idea of volunteering was already on my mind and I look into meeting people at the library, the hospital or an elderly center.
I am on the right line now. Thanks guys! Love and peace to all.
I agree with Athena's suggetion about volunteering. I do a lot of volunteer work with two local non-profits and have made a lot of new friends through those activities. Not just other volunteers, but their friends, too, as we get to know each other and get together outside the context of the volunteer work. Just last night I had the first meeting of a committee I volunteered for and met the three other women on the committee. We all hit it off right away and I left the meeting feeling like these women will end up being good friends.
Join meetup.com and find a local group that have similar interests to you. I have moved cities several times over the last few years. And as soon as I move to a new place, I join a meetup. You have nothing to lose!
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