Making Friends as an Adult

The time has come! You've graduated and moved away from your college town. Now what....I am going to be frank! Making friends as an adult is super hard. Gone are the days of your best friends being in the residence hall next to yours and having sleepovers just because. We have to put on our big girl panties and go to work every day but still find time to make new friends. 

Get Involved | There is nothing wrong with getting active in the community. It is probably one of the best ways to find like-minded individuals to hang with. Find local events or church activities to participate in, which you can find on sites like Facebook or EventBrite. I've met some of my friends through church programs and even work!  There are lots of influencers groups and groups of like minded that meet up in big cities monthly so check around and see whats happening in the closest city to you. 

Blast from the Past | Not all old friends are bad. Some times we lose touch because of differing schedules or change in location. So why not reconnect with an old classmate that have similar interest to yourself. You may remember why you were friends in the first place or realized that you have evolved into a different person. Either way, its a learning experience and you may get a special relationship out of it.

Virtual Friends = IRL | Finding friends and dates online are no longer taboo which is great! Not only have I met wonderful friends but business partners that have helped me advance my blog so much within the last year. Some of those connections can turn from virtual to real life pretty quickly. 

Be Yourself | Above all else, be authentic in every interaction you have. Never change who you are to fit in with someone that you think should be your friend, trust me they will appreciate the real you. If they don't, then they are not friends that you want or need. 

You can never be too old to make new friends and some times you make amazing connections with people that you never thought you would. Let me know how you met your bestie or if you are trying to find friends in your city in the comments below or on Twitter @anajanetheblog

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