Too Hard

Sometimes, I wonder why it's so hard to make friends. Then I wonder if maybe it's not just me. Maybe I'm just awful at it. Maybe I don't know how to keep friends, or I go after the wrong kind of friends. Right now I'm at another point in my life where I don't feel comfortable with the friends that i have. I need new ones, need better ones, need...something. I feel not so happy inside, and that's due to lacking the proper friends. I stink at friends.
LylaRocks LylaRocks
26-30, F
2 Responses Jun 25, 2007

I think you'd be surprised at how many people are in the same boat. I guess everyone has a somewhat different reason for being friendless, but I honestly think it comes down to how much effort you put into finding the right people. Most of us aren't business folk, but we could learn a lesson from them. They do networking, and that leads to greater success in business. Networking consists entirely of purposing to go to a party of get-together of some sort and meeting a bunch of people, getting numbers from hopefuls and following up at the right time.<br />
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It is a lot of work, and I am not personally motivated enough to follow through on it. I'm pretty bad at making and keeping friends because I never make a call to go out. I have discovered more and more about myself that I like being alone a lot. I see and talk to people at work, and that takes most of my social energy for the day. So when the end of the day comes, or the weekend, I just want to relax and do quiet things (e.g. computer, video games, movies, etc).<br />
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But for those who want to make friends, it's all about continued effort. You will find people that can be your friends if you are willing to put in the time and deal with disappointment that you are sure to face.

We ALL have these times! What's worse are those days that we seem to make more enemies! ;P