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      Linda L wrote Jan 28, 2013
    • Hi Leah,

      Wow, your blog brought back memories of my childhood. My chubbiness was ugly to a lot of kids, so I didn’t have any friends. Finally in high school a skinny girl w/ glasses noticed me sitting alone in the cafeteria. We chatted and became friends, but after graduation we went our separate ways. I’m still an introvert w/ no friends. Never been a meanie, but people just don’t want to know me. It’s good to know that you talk to the wallflowers and I sense that you’ll notice my loneliness if ever you were to see me. Thanks!



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      Rose Nino wrote Jan 29, 2013
    • Great blog!!  I’m an introvert by nature. I’ve learn that if I wanted friends, I had to be A friend. I wish I knew then what I know now. Amazing, wonderful things happen when you step out of your comfort zone. Better late than never. estatic



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      Popcorngal wrote Jan 29, 2013
    • Thank you for your comments, Rose and Linda.  It’s amazing how the topic of friendship resonates with people and how people’s identities are defined during those early years and whether we felt included or not.  It’s never too late, though!

      I still see myself as an introvert, but people laugh at me when I say that so I guess I do a good job of covering it up when I’m out in public.  But then I need to go home for my “Leah time.”



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 31, 2013
    • Oh the memories! I’m the youngest girl in my family and my 2 older sisters were always the outgoing ones. So I was (still am) the shy quiet one.

      I too have learned that to have friends you have to be a friend. So in my life I have made friends everywhere I have been.  

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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 31, 2013
    • Hi Leah!  I have found that friendship is something to be treasured and sometimes can take a long time, but so worth it.

      It was also difficult for me as a young person to approach others, but if another girl shared the same interest as me, it was easier.  I had some very good friends in high school and we all loved to dance, so we would go to discos (yes, I am 51) and have a great time.

      These days, I tend to gravitate towards ladies who share a love of gardening and my friend around the corner is exactly like me, so we bonded, but I am always eager to talk with others and learn about them.estatic



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      Popcorngal wrote Feb 2, 2013
    • Thanks for sharing your experiences, Marya!  I love to hear about what other people went through with friendships and how that has changed or stayed the same over the years since.  I get the disco thing, though I was a good “church girl” so never allowed to partake!



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