When I moved to the US from England almost 9 years ago, I didn’t know if I would ever be able to make the kind of friendships that I had spent a lifetime developing. I heard the stories, that once you become an adult you never make friendships in the same way, or that people in different countries can’t relate to you like people from back home. I just want to let you know that this is all bull! There are fabulously wonderful people available to you, at every age and in every country.
People are people, if you are prepared to be open and be yourself, you will find people who want to spend time with you for who you are.
I am so incredibly grateful for the people in both my home and adopted countries who have loved and accepted me for who I am and opened their hearts and homes to me. Never underestimate the importance of friendships, value them, nurture them and above all realize that if you have a circle of good friends you are blessed beyond measure.

By Trish Taylor

Author and Speaker