*Replace running with dancing and listen to “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn.
I’ve mentioned before that I used to run on my own and after just over a year became brave enough to join a running club. I realised that there are a lot of friendly people there, and that we have at least one common interest 😀 I discovered that running with other people can be fun! But I’ve never ran with a friend…
I’ve been living in the UK for 6 years now and there are many people that I know here, which are all (with certain exceptions) lovely but they are not exactly friends… yet… if you know what I mean. I tend to take my time with friends and used to joke that to become a friend you need to fill in a form and wait 10 years to be considered 😉
I still have quite a few friends in Poland, whom I’ve known for 10 – 17 years and the connection that I have with them is quite special… This makes me wonder if it’s possible to make friends like that when you are over 30, move a country and basically start your life all over again.
I’ve been making friends over here with variable results… To cut a long story short: I’m not alone and I’m happy (most of the time).
My friends from Poland (Mr Magpie and Miss Pigeon) visited me last week and for the first time ever I was running with a friend.
I’m not a girly-girl and I don’t have many girlfriends, I don’t do girly nights or girly things but… maybe one just needs to feel really close to someone to be able to do that and feel truly comfortable.
One of the days Mr Magpie was doing his own thing and Miss Pigeon and I were left to do ‘girly stuff’. We started our relaxing day with a coffee and breakfast in bed, watching Girls till midday (partly because it was pouring it down with rain) 🙂 Then we got up and went for a run, it was lovely and sunny by then and unusually warm for November!
We finished our run and had lunch in a park, followed by a coffee at home after which we went to a hot yoga class.
I have to say, I haven’t had such an enjoyable day with a girlfriend in ages! It’s been fabulous 😀 I could definitely do that more often than once a year 😉
Miss Pigeon will probably visit me again in April and I’m counting the days already.
In the meantime… I keep running* on my own.
And working on turning people into friends over here 😉