Remember when you were a kid or even a teenager and your friends were the people you lived near or went to school with? You were pretty much guaranteed to see each other everyday either in class or lunch or on the bus.
Fast forward ten plus years (depending on how long it’s been since you got out of high school) and if you happen to still be friends with any of those people, you see them maybe a handful of times a year – birthdays, holidays, maybe the odd night out for drinks. And it seems to only get more complicated when you add spouses and kids in the mix.
Adult friendships can be hard to maintain. Between crazy work schedules, family functions, and any other extracurricular activities going on, finding time to get together can seem almost impossible. But it’s not. And it doesn’t even have to be difficult. Continue reading “Maintaining Adult Friendships”
This month I had the privilege of interviewing my best friend, Kristin. She’s someone I’ve admired for a long time (we met my junior year of high school and instantly clicked). I’m so glad she agreed to do this post, because, as you’ll read, she’s one busy woman.
Keep reading for her story! Continue reading “Wonder Woman of the Month: Kristin Mathes M.A., MT-BC”
I was listening to a story on NPR the other evening about children using at-home digital assistants and the blurred line of technology versus friend, and all I could think about was the short story by Ray Bradbury (one of my all-time favorite authors) “The Veldt”. Continue reading “Fake Friends, Digital Assistants, and Ray Bradbury”
The other day, as I was scrolling through Facebook, I saw a picture of a friend’s daughter that she had posted on her page. Her daughter is maybe three, at most. She’s a super cute little girl with bright blue eyes and her hair in a little ponytail on the top of her head. This isn’t anything unusual to see in my newsfeed. I would say the majority of my friends, especially those with whom I am acquainted on Facebook, have children. Some are older and in high school or college, some are newborns. What caught my attention and really bothered me was the comment made by another mutual Facebook friend. Continue reading “Absolutely Disgusting”
Time with our friends is important. I mean, hugely important. I can tell when I’ve gone too long without spending time with my best friends, because I start to not feel like myself. My best friends are all my best friends for different reasons. They each add a richness that I just don’t get from being without them. My best friends have all been there for me through the absolute worst time in my life, and the absolute best. They know what to say and when to say it. They understand when I can’t do something because of my anxiety and when to make me do something despite it.
Continue reading “Why Do We Stop Having Sleepovers as Adults?!”