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Perspectives

Expat Ramblings: Too Quiet

I like my peace and quiet. After listening to my children sing the entire back catalogue of My Little Pony all day (Yes. They sing. Do not YouTube it.), I do appreciate the silence of my living room after 8 o’clock. It keeps me sane, and I like sane.

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Ladyguides

LadyGuide: How to Make Friends

[Original publication date: March 29, 2012] Mouth-breather I am not. I’m socially adept, I have a quick wit, and I can flit around a party with the most social of butterflies. I have online dated, been to meetups, and taken classes. And you know what I’ve learned? Making friends is difficult. Post-college, post-breakup, post-new city, […]

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Life

Making Gym Friends

There are only some breathy quips, a few smiles, heavy panting, and encouraging nods between us.  We’re unapologetically sweating and moaning and I don’t even know your name. But how do I strike up a conversation with you in a gym class?

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Ladyguides

LadyGuide: How to Make Friends

Mouth-breather I am not. I’m socially adept, I have a quick wit, and I can flit around a party with the most social of butterflies. I have online dated, been to meetups, and taken classes. And you know what I’ve learned? Making friends is difficult. Post-college, post-breakup, post-new city, making friends is sometimes way harder […]