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Life Struggles: Struggling to Make Friends at 19?!

I’ve been thinking for a while about whether I actually wanted to write this post, I guess it’s kind of ’embarrassing’ to admit that at the age of 19 I struggle to find and make like minded friends?!

I don’t drink much so going out to a club on a Friday or Saturday is my idea of hell, but SO many people my age want to go house parties, pubs and clubs over the weekend. Sometimes I feel like if I did drink every weekend I would find it way easier to have more friends.

I always find myself asking why I can relate to people who are closer to 30/40 years old than 20?

I’m only 19, but I’d take a night in watching a movie or adventure walks over a boozy night out any day. I’ve never smoked or tried any sort of drugs (apart from alcohol) Am I going to regret not living life to ‘full’ when I get to 30? Am I too boring?

Making Friends

Don’t get me wrong, I’m 100% content with my life at the minute, I live in a beautiful country and I’m surrounded by some amazing people. Work is going really well and I’m slowly picking up the hobbies I left back home; there isn’t a great deal that I would change right now. It’s not about living a little or going out or a drink to fit in, I’m making the right choices for me that make my life worth living, for me.

That’s the way it should be. Live YOUR life for YOU.

I love nothing more than getting home from work and sitting down to write a few blog posts. I love having my weekends to explore new places, eat in new cafes and taking photos. Spending a weekend hungover? I can’t think of anything worse. I’ve been clubbing maybe 3 times in my life, I remember waking up with serious regrets and a stinking headache.

Coming to a new country and getting stuck in work straight away has so many pros, but there are also cons. Going to school, college or uni is where you will meet and make your friendship groups, you will often come across like minded people that become friends for life. But not going to School, College or Uni in New Zealand has made it so difficult to meet people, let alone anyone who is like minded.

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