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Time to Start Trying to Make Friends

June 9th, 2015 at 01:11 pm

So, I like to describe myself as an Introvert who is really good at pretending to be an Extrovert. In all my work roles I've been front and center, the first impression of the company (up until now since I work from home) so I have always forced myself to be an extrovert. This has caused me to immediately want to go home everyday after work and just relax by being alone.

Well... that has to change. I now work from home in a new state and I need friends. I have my boyfriend here with me, but a girl needs other girls to talk to once in awhile too! I am now going to, once again, force myself to be an extrovert to meet people.

Today is Mission Make Friends Day One. I am going to a barre fitness class on Main Street after I'm done working. I'll probably be too sweaty and exhausted to meet anyone, but we'll see. The only issue with this is that if I like the class, I'll be hurting a little in the wallet. The monthly membership is $99 - eeek!! A part of me is hoping I hate it!

Another route I am going to try and meet people is volunteering. I applied to volunteer at the local animal rescue center the other day. I did this back in Minnesota at the humane society and I really enjoyed it and met other like-minded animal activists that were really nice. Some days working at an animal shelter are really hard because it can be sad, but it's rewarding overall because you know you're helping these animals find homes.

Has anyone else ever found themselves (as an adult) in a whole new city needing to find friends?? On a budget?!

Montana Livin'

June 5th, 2015 at 08:09 am

Well, this is my second day of working from home out in Big Sky Country! And honestly, it's not as lonely as I thought it would be. I email and chat with my co-workers all day. But this is my office view now



which is pretty spectacular. I also am able to take a couple fake smoke breaks and go throw the ball for my office buddy, Emmett (the dog.) Overall, it's definitely not too shabby!

I'm currently working on finding us a bigger place though. We're in a month-to-month 675 sq ft home and it's just not big enough. Half of my possessions are in a storage unit out here. It's fine for now though! I do love the yard! Only problem is that Bozeman is one of the spendier cities in Montana and rental properties go quickly! I might have to settle for an apartment versus a single-family home for now... even though Emmett would be very upset about losing his yard.

Anyone been to Bozeman? It's a wonderful place! It reminds me of Stillwater back home in Minnesota. Surprisingly enough, on my first day here I met 3 people who also used to live in Minnesota. A man who owns a shop down on Main Street said that a 1/3 of Bozeman came from MN and another 1/3 come from Oregon and the rest grew up in Montana. Not sure where he gets his stats from, but I'll roll with it...