Remember when I asked one of V’s classmate’s mothers (that’s quite a mouthful) out on a girlfriend coffee date? Well, she said yes. Since both of us live in joint families and have young children, we are still struggling to fix a date, however, I’m confident we’ll get there. This was part of my exercise to achieve true work-life balance between my professional, domestic and social (currently close to extinct) lives.
Anyway, getting to the point. That positive experience gave me the confidence to try other avenues of friend-making. One option was exploring the online world of clubs and groups. I finally found a mother’s group that I was comfortable joining and introducing myself to. On being accepted, I took a bold decision to take things one step further. For a week I observed that people were not too active and on backtracking realized that this was the status quo for the last 6 months! So the new confident me suggested an area wise mummy coffee date for the new and old members to get to know each other in smaller groups. The organizers were pretty happy with the general response and decided to go ahead with it.
So we are having our first meet-up, sans children (can we do this always?), this Saturday at tea time. The best part, in the process of helping the organizers, a bit, I have already got to know a few of the women and they think I’m cool for getting stuff on track.
Since the last two attempts have been successful, I have set myself a target of finding one new avenue to socialize every month. The mother’s group was August’s activity. I’m already working on September’s, which is a bit different, and will let you know about it soon.
I’m working on Part 2 of my Sri Lanka series and will have that up soon. For those of you who are new, here’s Part 1: Within the Battlements .