I received an email from a CHICA reader who reminded me of one of the reasons we started this platform. In my welcome post, I mentioned that I often experience moments of loneliness & had hoped that Chica would fill the gap for many of us who go through those moments so her email hit a nerve because I felt like somehow I'd abandoned, or haven't yet fulfilled the promise of Chica's purpose. To solve for what she raises.
I'm going to post her mail, we'll call her 'Tshidi' and hopefully you will be able to answer the questions, both for Tshidi and me. And I know there will be at least one or two other Chicas who'd want to know, but also more who will have answers 🙂
Hello Chicas, lovely blog, thank you for allowing us a space to be ourselves.
Would one of you ladies please write an article about finding friends.
I am turning 25 and I have no friends. I'm talking friends that I can regularly hang out with and trust, like true sisters.
All my life I've sort of had a best friend. I had one in high school and one in varsity however people move on, meet other people, move to different places and suddenly the friendship just ends.
Does this just happen to me?? Please say it doesn't!
I am quite an introvert which I suppose is not helping my situation.
I have no one to hang out with, no girlfriend to halla at or do any "friendshippy " things with.
Is this normal? Do any your readers have this issue?
Please tell me, how do I make friends and where do I find them?
What would your response be and how did you meet your friends?
Thinking about my current friends, I realize just what a big role social media played in meeting them.
Lookong forward to hearing what advice you have for Tshidi. And me.