Yesterday, I had the luxury of meeting an absolutely darling blogger named Clair, who writes finding clarity. She has been featured on my blog before as part of my dream big series, I felt like I knew so much about her simply from reading her blog every day, so when we brought up the idea of meeting, I was thrilled (and nervous). I moved to Boston about 8 months ago, I have loved the experience of city living, but I certainly have not loved the lack of friends in the area. Aaron (my fiancé) is in school A LOT, and even though I am also in school, I have found it difficult making ‘adult friendships’. I am a relatively shy and sometimes awkward person- so meeting Clair in person was nerve racking. Honestly, when we first started talking over coffee yesterday I felt like we were just friends catching up, not friends meeting for the first time. It was a lovely feeling. Maybe it’s that fact that she is an absolute sweetheart? Maybe it’s the fact that we share a common love of blogging? And a common love of girly chit-chat, as well as coffee? I think it is all those things and more, but it was such a great afternoon and I am so happy we were able to meet up. We talked for a couple hours about everything from blogging (of course) to wedding planning and relationships. The other great part about yesterday is that we went to a new coffee place to meet, neither one of us had been there before. I loved it! It is called Refuge Cafe. The feel in side was very low-key and mellow, and the coffee was delicious. I love trying new places, especially when it involves coffee!
I think I am starting to realize that I don’t need a huge group a friends like I always thought I did, but rather a few who enrich my life and that I love spending time with.
So here’s to forming new friendships & enjoying new places!
I came across this article last night, and found it all too appropriate, enjoy!