Category: Friendship

10 Benefits of Small Groups

10 Benefits of Small Groups

Last week I shared some of my experiences with small groups and why I’ve found them to be so valuable. But how can a small group benefit you? Here are 10 things a small group can provide in your life:…

The Importance of Small Groups

The Importance of Small Groups

When I moved back home after college, pretty much all my friends had moved away without returning, so I was lonely and didn’t feel like I had anywhere to meet people. (Not that my introverted self would’ve gone if there…

17 Friendship Lessons I’ve Learned

17 Friendship Lessons I’ve Learned

I’ve struggled to make and keep friends my entire life. Some of my struggles have been situational – friends have moved away or we’ve just lost touch. But my own personality has also been a big factor. I’m a shy…

How to Identify Your True Squad

How to Identify Your True Squad

A few years ago, my parents were out of town and, twice in one week, I found myself sitting in a parking lot with a dead battery. In two different vehicles! No big deal, I reassured myself. I’ll just call someone to…

My Love-Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

My Love-Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

Several years back when Singles Awareness Day – I mean, Valentine’s Day 😜 – was approaching, one of my friends shot me a knowing look. “Are you one of those girls who hates Valentine’s Day?” I was taken aback. How…

Is Opening Your Heart Worth It?

Is Opening Your Heart Worth It?

Last year I had to say a tough goodbye to my 16 1/2-year-old dog Biscuit. He was our beloved family pet and resident nuisance who joined our home when I was just 12 years old. It had taken years of…

Where to Meet People Without Going to a Bar

Where to Meet People Without Going to a Bar

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t drink alcohol. It’s a decision I made a long time ago for my own health and well-being, and I feel confident in this decision. The majority of my generation, though, tends to socialize in…