I'm homeschooled and meet with other homeschooled people
every Friday, but I still feel lonely. A friend from my old school has all
these friends and I get jealous. There isn’t really anything to do in my small
town to meet people. How do I meet new friends?
Hey sweetie! I’m sorry you’re feeling blue about your
situation. Working by yourself at home every day is tough, especially since you
don’t have anyone to commiserate with. While it can be tough to make new
friends, the younger you are, the easier it is.
Recreational sports leagues
You don’t have to be terribly sporty or competitive for some
local leagues. Some towns have low-key volleyball or kickball teams. Others
offer disc golf or ultimate Frisbee tournaments. Dig deep and ask around to see
what outdoorsy things are offered in your area.
Local YMCA or activity/rec center
Most cities and even small towns have a rec center, YMCA or
otherwise. It offers a place for kids to hang out after school, play games,
take classes and trips, etc. Don’t write it off as something “other kids” do.
You could be dismissing a ton of fun!
Youth exploratory classes
A community college or even private tutors or local teachers
might offer classes in a variety of areas you might be interested in. From
throwing pots to watching birds, there are tons of these courses out there, and
you might just find a like-minded lady who’d wanna hang out after class.
The Girl Scouts and other similar organizations offer
instant camaraderie while they do quality service work in the community. You’ll
make friends your age in seconds, have built in activities…and something pretty
awesome to ad to college and job applications, too.
Church youth group
If you’re even remotely religious, finding out if a nearby
church has a youth group is a great way to meet a good group of friends.
Consider joining the chorus, too!
You mentioned being jealous of a friend from your old
school. Can you not hang out with her and her old friends…and the rest of your
friends from school? You might not be tight with her anymore, but getting to
know her new buds could help you meet a guy or girl you really click with.
Hang with other homeschoolers
And what’s wrong with your Friday friends? Try planning a
get-together that isn’t during your
normal weekday meeting, like a picnic in the park or a bowling outing.
Good luck, girlie!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 9/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN how can I make new friends, dealing with jealousy, extra curricular, what should I do after school, make friends fast, home school