In my head, I’m a mom who loves to plan events and make new friends. In reality, I forget names very quickly and talk myself down, or freeze up, when someone asks me a personal question.
While I always have a fun time when I’m out with my already-established friends, those moments are few and far between. Most of them live a state away, and I’m the only mom, meaning that conversations have changed up a little. I try hard not to constantly bring up stories about my daughter, but the truth of the matter is, she’s the most interesting part of my life right now. The lack of communication has made me a little introverted
Moms everywhere often have trouble making friends.
There’s an app out there called Peanut, which is more or less Tinder for moms looking to change that. So far, I’ve made one friend on it. But even that was difficult — I had no problem texting, but when it came to actually hang out? Every worst-case scenario entered my head, from our kids not getting along to an accident happening on my property. In general, texting just seems a lot safer.
While it’s okay to be a little sheltered at times, it’s not really fair to my daughter. There’s so much ahead for her that I’ll need to shift my anxiety to the side. Here are some of the biggest struggles that antisocial, or introverted, moms have.