Making New Friends | Blog

A while ago I’ve written about how hard it is to make new friends, so it’s quite clear that I was not expecting to meet the lovely people I’ve met this summer – which was actually winter, seeing as I’ve been in Brazil. I was counting the days to meet one of my best friends again; she went to London just before the New Year but didn’t stay long, so it only made me miss her company even more so. Once I arrived, she introduced me to her new friends, who turned out to be the kindest people I could have possibly encounter. We met almost every weekend, and I must say that they were very well spent. We got to enjoy our last day together in a small house party – just five of us – playing pool, drinking wine, sake, and a terrible cocktail that sounded a lot better in theory. I’m sad to leave them behind, but happy to know that my friend’s in such great company and being looked after by such lovely people!

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I’ve also made another friend, in a rather unusual way. I find it really hard to ask new people if they’d like to meet up, but Beatriz and I had been talking through comments on Instagram and Facebook before I even came to Brazil, so after meeting in a bar, we talked about how both of us didn’t send a proper message out of something like shyness. I then decided to invite her over for tea, and was pleasantly surprised to find out how much we have in common! There are few people to whom I can talk to for over ten hours and still have topics to discuss. From then on we kept in touch, and although we haven’t had much time together, I now consider her a very good friend of mine. We’ve spend our last day together drinking tea, reading Keats, listening to Maria Callas, and wishing we could sing “Der Hölle Rache” – for what use, we don’t know. As sad as it is to say goodbye, I know that I’ve made a great friend who I will meet again soon enough.

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Being homesick is not very nice, but being surrounded by lovely people makes it a lot easier! I am now ready to go to Italy and see what’s waiting for me there – will I be as lucky as I’ve been here? I surely hope so!

X Ana

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2 thoughts on “Making New Friends | Blog

  1. Hey!
    totally understand it’s so hard to make friends! i moved to london a year ago and really struggle to find people with similar interests…
    Love your blog btw
    Chloe

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