Thursday, February 23, 2017

You know those questions that ask, "Would you rather have a few best friends or 100 normal friends?"  Or "Are you the type of person to have many acquaintances or a few confidants?" 

Are there people out there that pick the big group of sort-of friends over the few real friends?  Because 100% of the time I'd rather be with a few people I enjoy instead of the opposite.  I've realized the truth of this since moving in August.  We've been here almost 7 months.  Through church I've met a lot of people.  Then there are the people at school and karate and dance class and the ymca...

I find getting to know people very difficult.  You have the same conversation over and over.  What's your name? How long have you been here? Where are you from? What's your name again?  Do you like it?  You have how many kids?  How old are you?  One more time, what's your name?  etc. etc. etc...

I understand this phase is important to get to the point where you can have meaningful conversations and relationships but it's SO PAINFUL.  And, I already like the friends/family I have.  Why do I have to make an effort to get to know people locally?  It's too hard!

This is my current mood.  I was just in Utah with my in-laws in Utah and I got to talk to adults about real things.  Like hardships, learning experiences, the church, and childhood memories.  I love real conversations... and I get them with MT a lot but I pretty much know everything about him already ;) 

Here's to getting to know people.  May it be quick and painless!