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Friendship in the ATL

The difficulties of making new friends in Atlanta.

We fancied ourselves the real world version of Sex in the City. We had all the characters. First there was our Charlotte who attended church every Sunday and married into a good family early before graduation. Next, our Samantha, a wise cracking smartie who bathed in the attention of the opposite gender. We definately had a Miranda, complete with red hair and academic brain. Me? I would have claimed to be Carrie (the out-going fashionable lead character) regardless of our lack of actual similarities.

We went through life together for years. Slowly each of us grew up, got married, and moved away. Charlotte to Missouri, Samantha to Knoxville, Miranda to Chattanooga, and Carrie to Atlanta.

I always knew that I wanted to plant myself in a larger city so when my (then) boyfriend talked to me about moving to Atlanta, I jumped on the "grow up and get out" band-waggon. I knew that these ladies would always be with me, and expected to meet a whole new cast of characters here in Atlanta.

Upon arriving here I have been slow to meet many people around my age that are interesting. I keep brushing this off. I did move here during the post-college, pre-babies stage of womanhood. What's a girl to do?

Maybe the bigger the pool of people, the harder it is to connect?

Anyone else out there feel like Atlanta is a hard place to connect with people?

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Jennifer Burrell August 31, 2011 at 12:26 AM
Little Shop of Stories in Decatur actually has a book club specifically for the post-college, pre-babies crowd. If there are certain activities you enjoy, like book clubs, yoga, or outdoor activities, look for a group that meets on a regular basis and see what develops.

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