I always thought that I'd make some of my strongest life friendships when I become a mother someday, but I'm starting to think that it is silly to wait for that phase of my life in order to expand and deepen my social circle - I should put in the time and energy to do it now and develop the habits and practices and traditions that will sustain all of my friendships through sleep deprivation and grueling car pool schedules and the other trials and tribulations of parenthood.
I just bought the book and joined her online social community, GirlfriendCircles.com. In addition, I have taken an even bigger leap of faith and created a new Meetup group - SF Girlfriends Book Club & Social Group.
www.meetup.com/SFGirlfriends and consider joining or spreading to word to women who you think might be interested - this a whole new adventure for me, and I could really use your help!
In the meantime, I would also appreciate your insights as readers across the globe on the important and challenging practice of making and maintaining friends. What has worked well for you over the years? What pitfalls have you encountered and had to overcome? What recommendations do you have for me and other readers who may be embarking on trying to bolster their friendship circles? Please add your comments below and let us know what you think!