How to Make Friends as an Adult

Although many people prefer to be alone, most people’s lives tend to be happier and fuller with the company of good friends. Some people have a lot of friends, some have a few, but friends really are the chocolate chip in the cookie of life! A lot of us find ourselves all alone, sometimes because we have moved (or someone else has moved), sometimes people have married or broken up or had a kid (or a few), and sometimes life just leads you apart. It can be overwhelming to think about how to make new friends when it seems your life is pretty settled but I promise that there are ways to handle it!

How to Make Friends As an Adult

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6 Ways to Spend Time With a Friend

I think I speak for most of us when I say that friends are wonderful things to have! Sometimes we take them for granted, but they are there for us when we need it, provide endless hours of entertainment and amusement, and are the people who tell us when we are being entirely ridiculous. Today’s post is all about the best ways to pass time with your friends and still try new things- many of us resort to the same old coffee date and/or movie night out when we could be far more creative and active with what we are doing!

6 Ways to Spend Time With Your Friends

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Quick Question, 20 June 2017

Welcome back for another Quick Question! These are fun questions that let you get to know me and let me learn something about you, my wonderful reader. Feel free to respond in the comments here, or tweet your answer at me @anhistorianblog! Today’s question is all about friends…


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Fraternity Friday: How to Forgive

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought sisterly love and compassion was an appropriate topic for this week’s Fraternity Friday- particularly forgiveness. This is a difficult topic for me to broach, but this is all about growth. Continue reading

Style Saturday: 23 January 2016

There is nothing better than seeing your best friend, especially when you haven’t seen them in two and a half years!! Katelynne and I were lucky enough to have a day together after I got to Washington but before she left to go back to Dublin. I am grateful that we had that time together, and happy for our adventures! We went to the outlets first, and then Target at Burlington. Katelynne is all about make up, and she introduced me to some fantastic (and inexpensive!) make up brands. Continue reading

Fraternity Friday: How Can I Be a Better Sister?

Because I am a Sisterhood advisor, and sisterhood is currently a large focus of Junior Circle, I have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks thinks about sisterhood and the different ways that we embody it. How can I be a better sister to my fellow Alpha Gams?  Continue reading

Fraternity Friday- Who are the chosen few, I wonder?

“To cherish friendships with but a chosen few and to study the perfecting of those friendships.”

This line is of some debate- and maybe not for the reasons that you might think. In one of our Gamma programs in my last year (it was the first year our chapter actually used the Gamma programming, so it may well have changed) we discussed this line. The question was something along the lines of: you have a group of friends outside of the fraternity that you have had an annual weekend with for years, and this year it coincides with formal- which do you pick? I argued then, and would now, that you should go to the annual weekend. Formal happens every year, presumably it hasn’t interfered before now. Also, we have two formals a year, and I think we have the least of any chapter that I have seen. Continue reading

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!

Happy early Valentine’s Day! If you are single, in a relationship, or anywhere in between, I hope you have an absolutely fantastic day 🙂 Being that M and I are a quite a distance apart, we will be having a Skype movie date! I could watch Frozen for days on end. I will probably also watch Brave during the day, it was part of my present last year 🙂 (I will detail my love of Brave in a later post.)

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