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Finding new friends


Monday, April 07, 2014

Today my day had started really very great with the swimming pool being fixed and me having enough energy to swim after i did some workout video. Did my daily walk to Walmart which always gives me like 8000 steps.

It was really hot (92 degrees), but at the swimming pool i felt SO HOMESICK in 1 of a sudden. I called my husband, but he was out and didnt pick up the phone. I went back home and waited for him, I called a friend from Holland who was only going on about how my plants back in Holland had died.

At that point i broke down in tears and cried that my plants died cause they missed me too!!

So I called my husband again and he was out doing groceries. I sniffed and told him not to buy chicken on his own!! Next time..... i would want to join!

Well......after he came home we sat down and talked about me being homesick. It has nothing to do with the fact that I dont want to be with him; no! Its just my family and everything and my friends.

He showed me this website where you can get in touch with people who have the same interests.

www.meetup.com

I wanted to join a sufi group......we will see how it goes from there.
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GRATEFUL_DAWN 4/8/2014 2:27PM

    I have never been to Holland, however I am part Dutch on my mom's side of the family. I am so excited to have a Dutch friend to connect with. I remember when I was growing up my mom would sing a Dutch song to my sister and me. I will ask her for the words next time I talk to her.

Keep doing the things that you love - hiking, biking and yoga - and the friends will come. You must really love your husband very much to leave everything you have every known to be with him.

You said that you wanted to join a Sufi group. I don't know much about Sufism, however I did look it up online. There appear to be 5 order centers in Florida.
http://www.sufiorder.or
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I hope that helps.

Good luck with everything and have a lovely day.

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MLC721 4/7/2014 9:43PM

    Martine, it took a lot of courage to leave behind family, friends, everything you know to come to another country where you have to begin building a fresh new life. I imagine you do get homesick, and that's to be expected. Go online and search for your city's goverment website. That would be a good place to see what sort of activities and/or opportunities there are to get you involved in your community and meet some ladies and make some friends that are local. And as for the dead flowers, plant some fresh spring flowers, even if you just have a pot in your kitchen to look at and pamper.

I am not very mobil, so I'm home almost all the time. Spark has been a wonderful source of online friendships for me, but the computer still isn't as good as "face" time. I love when I can visit with my friends when they have free time.

You work on finding some face time friends that you can visit with so hopefully you won't feel so sad. In the meantime, Spark People is a good place to find the encouragement and support you need.

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Marsha from Tennessee

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THINFITFEMINIST 4/7/2014 9:19PM

    Fantastic! I am so happy he knew the name of the website I was trying to think of when I mentioned to meet others. Great man you have there. He's a keeper.

Please keep us informed as to the people you connect with. Perhaps also connecting to other Dutch people would help you?

You also are doing a fantastic job. You are getting off Lyrica, watching what you eat, exercising, in a different country and a new wife. That would be a lot in anyone's book. Give yourself credit.

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