Take 10 minutes or so to write out what your ideal friendships look and feel like. Then, once you've done, that you're ready to start making some new friends. Here's how:
1. Post in Facebook groups.
There are so many different kinds of Facebook groups out there. Groups for moms, entrepreneurs, moms who are entrepreneurs, aspiring writers, professional writers, yoga teachers, yoga lovers — you name it, it's out there. And most of them are happy to add new members.
Search Facebook for the kinds of groups that appeal to you. Choose 3 to 5 and request to join. Once you're in, introduce yourself with a short note. It can be as simple as "Hi everyone! I'm Sarah. I live in New York City, and I'm currently looking to connect with other women who are obsessed with juicing. Send me a private message or comment below. I can't wait to connect with you!"
2. Write a short and sweet note to someone you think is awesome.
It may feel a bit forward to just come out and ask someone to be your friend, but every time I've done it, people seemed really touched and flattered. Invite the person to tea — whether virtual or at your local bakery.
3. Ask other friends to play matchmaker for you.
Let the folks in your life know that you're on the market ... for new friends! They may know the perfect person for you to meet. Since you're already super clear on what your ideal friendship would look and feel like, you can share that information to help matchmakers find a connection for you.
Whichever route you choose, have fun and get excited. Your newest friends are only an email away! And you don't need a shower, makeup, or heels to find them.