Push Through The Awkwardness

Making new friends as an adult is always intimidating. How do you make connections after you’ve already established yourself and you life? One aspect of moving to Portland a year and a half back is that we’ve lost almost all of the friends we had in Chicago. For me, that’s not a big deal. I’ve never had a ton of friends, and I’m fine with that because I have a lot of fun making things. For Monica, it’s been harder because her friend base was much larger in Chicago.

We’ve both had two recent situations where a potential new friend has come into our life. For me, I met a fellow dad at Zavian’s school, and stumbled through the dance of making a play date. For Monica, it was a friend of a friend is making the same transition to Portland from Chicago. Even if these friendships don’t pan it, this and every attempt at one is worthwhile.