Ok, so blogging every day is tough. We worked on the house all weekend – side note, all walls are now painted – and I felt no energy for blogging. But, I’m back with my next thought in my 31 days series, finding “your people”.
Collin and I moved back to my hometown just before the birth of my son. Not only was I transitioning from a full time working person to a stay at home Mom, but I was also moving across the country away from all of our friends. It was a tough period in my life. I felt a little displaced after my son was born. I didn’t really know anyone that stayed at home in my new area since all my high school friends worked full time. It was important to me to meet some other stay at home Moms, so that I didn’t go insane not having any adult interaction all day. I know a lot of people can stay at home with their kids all day, but I can not. I sometimes wish I could, but it’s just not my personality. I like to be on the go, so I was intentional in finding some friends.
I got involved with a MOPS group in town and it’s been one of the biggest blessings in my life since we’ve moved here. I’ve met amazing, amazing women that are so kind and thoughtful. After both of my daughters’ births, we had meals delivered to us for two straight months. I mean, that’s just incredible! The community that has been developed through that group is spectacular; I feel so grateful to be a part of it.
Whatever your place in life may be, be intentional about finding people that can relate to you. I think that is a huge key to blooming where you are planted. If you are into sports, perhaps join your local sports and social club. If reading is your thing, find a book club. If you are religious, find a church that suits you. A lot of cities have newcomers clubs as well. Sometimes you do not have to be new to the city to join. The one in my town is for anyone looking to reconnect to people in the town. What a great way to meet some like-minded folks! My point is, just find “your people”. Relationships make life worth living. Friends, family, mentors, etc have made my life whole. I am so happy to live close to my family again, and the friendships I’ve made are the cherry on top!