In February 2018, I wrote my first blog post for the Des Moines Mom about not having a “tribe.” I didn’t have a group of friends to confide in, to talk “motherhood” with, to go out for drinks with, or to just share a laugh with here and there. At the time I had only my daughter, I was (and still am) a Stay-at-Home mama; or as I like to call it, the CEO of the household, and I was struggling.
Sure, I had my immediate family. But let’s be honest, my family loves my kids more than they love me. They are far more interested in what is going on in their lives than mine. And that’s okay!
In my final post with the blog, I’m here to tell you that if you are in a similar boat as I was back then, your “tribe” is out there. Do not give up on finding those people. Because when you do find them, your world is forever changed for the better.
Find Your Mom Tribe
I’ll forever be grateful to Andrea and Kara for allowing me a space to write here. Through this, I have made so many connections, one of which I consider one of my best friends now and is totally a part of my “tribe.” I wouldn’t have met her the way I did, if I wasn’t involved with the blog and for that, I’m forever grateful.
Getting involved in things you’re not used to can be scary.
Especially if you consider yourself more of an introverted person. Trust me, I get it. But you have to take the leap and do it. This blog is actually a great resource to find things happening around the area. Find something that sparks your interest and take that leap. You got this.
Let Your Guard Down
You don’t have to tell all your secrets to the first friend you meet, but be open, be yourself, and let your guard down. You’ll know when you find those special friends when you feel you can be your total self around them with zero hesitations. It’s a wonderful feeling!
Use Social Media to Reach Out
Social Media is good (and bad) in so many ways. But one way I will say it is great is for connections. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone via social media to get involved in whatever it is you’re interested in. More times than not, people are super receptive and appreciate it! You may be surprised at other ways you may be connected too!
Mama’s, if you don’t already have your “tribe”, that’s okay. It doesn’t happen overnight. Also, please remember your “tribe” may be two or three amazing people. It doesn’t need to be a large group. Please just be patient with yourselves, and know that your “people” are out there. Sometimes it just takes a little digging.
Keep on keepin’ on Mamas. You’re amazing.