Hi Smart Girls! September is here and I’m sure that we are all excited about getting back into the swing of things and catching up with all of our friends. However some girls may be starting their freshman year at a new school or maybe transferred schools. Coming into a new situation can be anxiety provoking, I completely understand! Throughout my entire high school career I attended three different schools. At each school I made amazing friendships and we always said that we would stay in touch which, is a lot easier said than done. Trust me. With that being said it is most definitely not an impossible endeavor. I’m living proof! So I have compiled a list of tips to help you maintain those awesome relationships that you may have left behind.
- Send your friend a text! Something as simple as “Hey! How are you” lets them know that you’re thinking of them and you’re still invested.
- Set up a day to catch up. Chances are that you’re no longer seeing each other every day so you’re going to want to get some actually face to face time with each other. Some ideas are… going to see a new movie in the theater, getting your nails done, going on a hike or walk around a local park, grabbing a bite to eat, or doing a yoga class together
- Skype or FaceTime. Sometimes the face to face meet up can’t work out due to a schedule conflict or distance. Set aside a block of time and catch up that way
- Know that you may have to take the first action. I promise you that when you aren’t in class with your friends everyday it sometimes will slip their minds. It doesn’t mean that they don’t care about you anymore but sometimes schedules get a little hectic.
With all of this being said be open to making new friends at your new school! Friendships are relationships and relationships take effort sometimes. No matter what just be yourself! Continue to pursue and invest in the friendship that you’re a physical distance from, and always stay in touch!
Be Smart. Share Smarts!