No New Friends? Really?


Five New Friends in Your Forties

Now that you are approaching the next half of your life who are you taking with you? Not you, the mother, not you the wife/fiancé/girlfriend but you the person. If you have a great group of Judies that you have rode with all of your life, is there room for anyone new? That is what I am wanting to know for myself.

In October of this year, I will have been away from every person that knows the best and most importantly the worst of me for ten years. I do have some good people in my life here in the Midwest but even those people live in another state. With that in mind, I can’t continue to wander the streets of Chicago by myself. So I’d like to see if I can make 5 new friends, real friends that I’ll be able to carry with me until the Lords takes me to be with Him.

This is an interesting journey for many reasons. The most interesting being, now that I am well into my forties, the “Will you be my friend?” playground is littered with so many experiences. Do women in their forties even have the bandwidth to make new friends? How do their old friends respond to that? What does new friendship development even look like in your forties?

As I explore if this can happen for me and for you, I will be documenting this journey and I’d love for you to tag along and maybe even make some new friends of your own. Lastly, why the number five? The number 5 symbolizes God’s grace, goodness and favor toward humans. It is God’s favor I am hoping for as I work to establish these new bonds.

Shut Up Drake… 🙂

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