I’m trying to make friends. It’s one of my goals in therapy, to have a friend by the end of 6 months. I have plenty of acquaintances, but no real solid best friend (besides Pat). And I want one (besides Pat). So I have embarked on
First I invited a girl who used to work with us, but had to leave, over for dinner. She was curious about the animals, and she’s really nice, so I figured, hey, why not! She and her boyfriend came over and had Pat’s famous baked ravioli. But, I don’t know. They seemed in a hurry to leave after dinner. And she hasn’t really seemed interested in more than idle small talk since. So I guess there is no real connection there. Which fine.
Next up, I took my boss to see Wicked. She came over to dinner first and met the family then we headed out to the show. It was a great time, and I enjoyed being social. I even hope we’ll be social again in the future. But my boss is not going to be more than a casual friend to me and that’s ok.
Finally, another girl I work with has a daughter Sammy’s age. So I invited the two of them to come to Sammy’s birthday party. That was a hit and both girls have a new best friend. Katie and I however, will be ok mom friends, but she just isn’t my type when it comes to a best friend.
So, I’m not left with nothing. I’m just not any closer to having a best friend.