Your challenge this week is to open yourself up to the possibility of making a new connection of any kind. It can be a friend, a lover, a business partner, a penpal, an online accountability partner, whatever.
The point is that you’re putting yourself out there. If you don’t leave the house, join groups on Facebook, or try to make new friends, you simply won’t make them. Relationships take effort.
This year I have cut out so many people from my life and lost people who weren’t willing to listen to my boundaries or hear me out. I have released them, but it honestly scared me that my friend group was getting too small. We all need friends and a support network.
Lately, I have been going to lots more events, hosting them on my own, and reaching out to people online, and as a result meeting a ton of amazing people. People who are ready to vibe with me on the level I’m currently at. People who respect where I’m at.
At my Halloween party last night, my house was filled with mostly new people and it was beautiful. It was completely different than the group that filled my home on my 30th birthday just a year and some change ago. Things can change so quickly. But I remain open to saying yes to possibilities to having new people in my life. And I want that for you, too.
This morning I signed up for this month’s Creative Morning in Baltimore. Have you checked to see if that’s a thing in a city near you? That’s a great way to meet like-minded people in a low pressure and inspirational way!
You can also check out this blog post of ways to make friends as an adult.
How are you feeling about your connections? Your friend group? Do you feel seen/heard/understood/accepted? Do you feel satisfied with the amount of time you’re spending with them? Do you wish you had more friends? Do you wish they did more or less of something? What are you bringing to the table? These are all things to think about with this week’s challenge.