As a person, I am quite introverted. I like having a few close friends but I don’t always like hanging out with them. The entire idea of being social sometimes exahusts me to the point where I just think “eh, I’m fine in my house, I don’t need to go out.”
Of course, this makes for some lonely times. I have 1 friend here and we only met because we used to work together. Now, she has a new job and I am off active duty so we don’t get to see each other very often. We text occasionally but that’s pretty much it. Most of my friends from high school and college communicate via facebook and that’s it.
Most of the time, I’m happy with the way I live. I hang out with Piglet and the Hubster. When there is times to be social, I’m not awkward, in fact, most people think I’m quite a “social butterfly” because it’s easy to be friendly. It just tires my mind.
Anyway, the Hubster likes friends. He wants more of them around us so we have people to hang out with.
The problem is, I have no idea how to make friends. In school it was easy, you talked to the people in your classes. When I worked full-time, I talked to those people. But now? I have no clue.
The Hubster wants to start going to church (and so do I) but he hasn’t been home regularly for us to even create a routine of going and I think if we only went on occasion, there’d be no way we would actually for a relationship with anyone.
So, my question is, how do you make new friends? It sounds so lame but as a stay-at-home-most-of-the-time Mom, I am out of ideas.