“My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.” ― Helen Keller
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ― Anaïs Nin
“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
One of my biggest passions is building relationships with all of you, and helping you build relationships with one another. It’s so vital that we come together as women, especially as women of color, to build each other up, learn from one another, and embrace the power of community.
In that vein, I wanted to give you some of my tried and true best strategies to build and strengthen your circle of empowered women.
4 Ways To Strengthen And Grow Your Social Circle
Start a club
You know when you’re at a party or other social event and you meet someone and instantly “click”? You want to get her number and meet up again, but making friends as an adult can be a little….messy. Imagine if you had a standing monthly event you could invite her to instead. Maybe you host a monthly book club or potluck, or every few weeks you get a bunch of women together to chat over cake and wine. Creating a monthly event like this will not only help you strengthen relationships with your existing friends, but will give you an easy way to bring new women into the fold. Encourage your friends to invite new ladies as well! Soon, you’ll be the center of your social circle.
Include friends in day-to-day activities
Do you go to the gym a few times a week? Walk your dog every night at the same time? Always grocery shop on Sundays? If you do anything like this on a regular basis, consider incorporating your friends into the tasks. Not only will it give you a guaranteed time to catch up with the people you love, but it will make all of those mundane tasks much more enjoyable.
Have you heard of the Nextdoor App? It’s sort of like a social networking app, but only for your local neighborhood. People post about local community events, garage sales, missing pets and free items, among many other things. It’s a great way to build a sense of community with your actual neighbors.
Join a Meetup Group
Meetup is a website/app that brings people together with common interests. There’s a Meetup group for absolutely anything you can imagine. Want to get together to play board games? Searching for a prayer group? Want to get to know women who are learning a new language or trying knitting for the first time? There’s a meetup group for that. By getting out of your comfort zone, you’ll not only grow as a person but open yourself to new relationships you would otherwise never have found.
However you choose to embrace your community, we hope you feel the love from CurlyCoilyTresses®️. You’ll always be a part of our community of strong, empowered women rocking their natural curls!