Have you ever scrolled through Instagram photos of dinner parties, and vacations, and gatherings wondering if you’re the only person in the world who feels like an outsider?
Have you ever gazed longingly at a table of laughing women, wishing there was a seat reserved just for you?
Have you ever felt like you missed the boat on deep friendships, like it should have somehow happened already and now it might be too late?
Sometimes it’s a set of circumstances that leaves us with loneliness rattling around in our bones. We move away, or our best friends move away, or our husband’s job keeps us in a perpetual state of motion.
Sometimes we find ourselves in new city feeling like a freshman all over again—like we’re starting from scratch and have no one to sit with at lunch.
Some of our stories include lots of moves and transition—we’ve never been in a place long enough to form those deep, soul-filling connections.
But sometimes we do have friends, lots of them in fact. But even that doesn’t seem to quell the loneliness the way we wish it would. We have people to talk to at parties, and couples to invite over for dinner, but those friendships seem to be lacking something. We feel surrounded but not deeply so. Known, but not in the way that makes us feel like we’re not alone.
No matter your story or how you got to this place, so many of us are walking around this earth feeling lonely.
We talk to each other, but we don’t really talk to each other. We never say the thing we need to say, the thing we need someone to know about us, the thing we need help with. We’re afraid of rejection, we’ve been taught that it’s not safe (or polite) to open up like that. So we stay tightly locked up — our cards held close to our chest, our best face forward, and our hearts deeply lonely.
So that’s what we’re here to fix.
For the last six months I’ve been working on a small group guide to solve this very problem. I’ve compiled everything I know about forming deep, life-giving friendships and created a resource that will walk us to those places together.
This small group guide, and the questions you’ll answer as you go through it together, are the tangible steps my girlfriends and I have taken that have helped us arrive at a place where we truly are each other’s family.
I believe that if you gather with a group of women once a week for six weeks, and answer the questions I’m going to ask you in this guide, you will emerge lightyears closer to the kinds of friendships our hearts so deeply crave.
This guide will help you and the women around your table truly get to know each other — getting into each other’s lives and onto each other’s teams.
And that connection will change everything. That kind of friendship, the no-matter-what kind is the most comforting feeling in the world — like a warm blanket, and a tight embrace, and a warm cup of coffee times a million.
It’s also the most empowering thing we have as women—people there behind us and beside us spurring us forward, helping us along the way. That kind of friendship gives us the audacity to believe we really can do what we were made to do, and that we really are good enough after all. It’s these women beside us and behind us that push us to be the versions of ourselves the world so desperately needs.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but I believe it takes a village to help a woman become who she was always meant to be.
It’s time to create your village.
This guide is going to be available in just a few DAYS and the first 100 groups to sign up will get a free eBook all about how to find community when you’re starting from scratch. (Just like I was when I moved to Nashville.)
To be the first to hear when it opens, pop your email in below. I cannot WAIT to share this with you!