I have been on this really exciting new friend kick lately. It has been difficult at times because I have had to drive 30 minutes when I am exhausted to meet with some friends, answer the phone when I really “couldn’t,” and get out of my comfort zone a little bit – but it has all been more than worth it.
I have joined 2 community groups via my church and started hangin out with a new family that just moved into town. It has been awesome.
I am moving in 2 months.
This fact makes me sad because it makes me realize that it took me about 7 months to start making these new friends and now I’m about to move on to El Paso, TX.
This fact also makes me happy because through this whole process, I have been re-shown how much fun, exciting, and fulfilling people are.
I love getting to know people and having people get to know me. Blake, one of my new friends, said yesterday, “the more somebody gets to know you, the more you know yourself.”
The number 1 thing that I have been most concerned with my move to El Paso is finding community, and just in these past 3 weeks, God has created some deep relationships here in Nashville getting me SO fired up for what is going to happen in EP.
Go be transparent with somebody, be vulnerable, and love. Make a new friend today.
Any new friend stories?
Any suggestions on community building (hold the cheese)?