I am a lonely person. Don't get me wrong, I have an amazing family and lovely friends, but even in a crowded room I can feel lonely. At my own wedding, when I wasn't dancing with my girls I felt a little lonely. Which was ridiculous. Everyone I loved was all in one room, my family had extended 9 days before that with my niece being born but I couldn't shake that feeling. Most of the time, it really doesn't bother me. Like at my wedding, I had just married my best friend and was dancing like a goon with my other best friends, and it was easy to not think about it. But then there are those moments, the ones that make you feel so excited and so proud of something you have achieved... And there's no one to share that moment with. It could be because the confidence isn't there, or you KNOW that people aren't going to find it as exciting as you do. And it sucks!
But this is where the Make Friends Club comes in!
Gemma is the founder and lovely lady that runs the blog How To Make Friends. I was first made aware of Gemma's work when we 'bumped' into each other within the online blogger community and ended up in the same Instagram group. I was really drawn to her blog and her writing, not because of her bright coloured Instagram (which by the way is so yellow and fun!) but because of the way she talked about real issues that everyone could relate to. I often found myself watching her live Friend Hour every week and sitting there going "yeah same" to most things she spoke about.
Unfortunately, these friend hours don't happen on a regular basis anymore BUT there is a lot more exciting stuff happening that you should ALL know about! The first thing is the Make Friends Club, which is the main topic of this post.
Gemma kindly invited me to join in with the first ever Make Friends Club, as she knows my own struggles, and I was also keen to document this and the way the club works.
Just as a quick disclaimer - I will NOT be speaking about ANYTHiNG (including names) personal/confidential of other members involved so please don't ask me directly about who is involved, etc. I am happy to answer questions about myself, but only if I feel comfortable doing so, depending on the question...
The Make Friends Club is a safe place for people that feel lonely, lack self confidence and are ready to become their own best friend. Are you ready to eliminate the toxic people from your life and start being the person and having the life you deserve? If you're not sure that your current friends are giving you the support and understanding you need and deserve, and you want to make new friends - Gemma can show you just how easy it is! She can help you get out of that rut you are in and guide you through making those changes and give you confidence to follow your dreams.
Every Thursday, there is a live chat on the private Facebook group and it gives everyone the opportunity to take part in a discussion and to listen to what advice and tips Gemma has to give about these things that we all struggle with.
At the beginning of the course, you set some goals of things you want to achieve by the end of the 12 weeks, and you also set HOW you want to achieve them and about small changes you will make every day to get these goals achieved. There are 4, 8 and 12 week goals that you can set.
As this is being posted, we have just started week 5 and I can happily say that I have achieved the majority of week 4. I have had some crappy things happen during week 4 but at least I know I am able to get through these things as I am feeling more positive thanks to the Make Friends Club and there are a group of lovely ladies that I can chat to if I need them!
I will be posting more about this club, and how I am getting on.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, go to the website to find out how to contact Gemma and get a place on the next course!
*This is a sponsored post, huge thank you to Gemma for allowing me to take part! As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own.