4 Ways to Make Friends As An Adult

As we grow, move, and become busier, it can become more and more challenging to start new adult friendships. How do extremely busy, grown-up, women build their tribe?  

As an entrepreneur who works from home 98% of the time, and a super-busy mom (and political wife) who often feels overscheduled and overwhelmed, going out and meeting new people usually takes the back burner to catching up on sleep (or laundry). #glamorous

Do not fear! There is hope for making new and meaningful friendships even in the busiest seasons of life. 

Two of my awesome neighbours and their fur babies!

1. Meet your neighbours 
There have been exceptional people EVERYWHERE my husband, and I have lived–even the box in the sky (aka condo) where I am typing this. Sarah and I first met in an elevator. She had a puppy in her purse.

It turns out that we both had small dogs and lived on the same floor in the building. It gets better; she is single, loves kids, and also self-employed.

We now hang out all the time, she helps me stay alive, and I feed her. I get to live vicariously through her untethered soul, and she gets to play with my kid and eat home-cooked meals.

I could go on and on about all the fantastic things she brings to my life but for brevity’s sake, let’s say that Sarah puts the heart in condo living and makes it feel like a community. #blessed

Moral of the story: There are always amazing people (sometimes quite literally) outside your door. You just have to be open to meeting them–so put on a smile next time you get in an elevator.

2. Funny Places
I met Brooklyn in a hotel bar in Ottawa.
Yes, this happened for real–I was waiting for my husband to finish up a meeting. It turns out that not only did we have a ton of mutual friends (who later joined us for a drink); the next day, we were both flying to the same conference a few provinces away, AND she was also moving down the street from me in Toronto (five hours away from where she currently lived) a few weeks later. 

Moral of the story: Kismet is real. I am not saying that you should start hanging out at hotel bars (in fact I would strongly advise against it) but trust the universe and bizarre things like this happen.

3. Social Media:
One March, near International Women’s Day, I started feeling the burning desire to expand my circle of kick-butt ladies. That week, if a lady popped up on my suggested friend list on FaceBook and we had 50 or more mutual friends, I sent them a friend request.

One of the fantastic people who accepted my friend request was Marissa. It turns out that our husbands had worked together for the last few years, but we didn’t connect the dots because neither of us had the same last names as our spouses. We decided to have coffee the next day. 

Yes, we live in the same part of the city and have kids the same age, but what really cemented our friendship was that she made me laugh so hard on our first coffee date that I snorted. For real. 

Moral of the story: Social media is meant to be social. Don’t be afraid to (safely) meet people (in a public place).

4. An unsuspecting hobby/Side Hustle
I had great skin as a teen, but after I had my daughter at the age of 30, I broke out with what I like to call “sexy mom acne.”

After trying a lot of expensive products that didn’t work, I tried something that had a 60-day money-back guarantee only because of the guarantee. Low and behold, it worked!

My friends noticed and wanted some too, so I decided to link arms with the company.

Mariko also sells this magical skincare as a side hustle. We met at an event and shared a cab home because after we started chatting, we learned that we lived in the same general direction and loved politics.

Look how AMAZING Mariko’s skin is?! I am totally rocking mom hair in this pic

Mariko is now my power partner and helps me strategise, and keeps me accountable to my goals. She is also my go-to person for a kick in the butt.

I didn’t just make one amazing friend through this company. I now have a network of amazing people that I have bonded with all over North America!

If you are missing something from your life, maybe you too need a community of like-minded women in your life (maybe you need some amazing skincare products too). Message me at [email protected], and we will hop on the phone to see what this business can do for YOU and your skin.

Moral of the story: Say yes, to new opportunities! You never know the sisterhood that awaits!

What are some of the ways that you have met friends as an adult? Comment below, I would love to know.

3 Things Every Woman Needs In Her Closet This Spring

Happy Spring!
Are you ready for three awesome items to enhance your spring look?
All three of the items mentioned below are flattering to all body types and work for all ages.

#1. I love classic fashion, so sometimes it takes me a bit to jump on the cool-kids-clothes bandwagon. I have just embraced the Kimino. 

Who knew Kimonos were so versatile?! They can be used with leggings, dress pants, skirts, and dresses. Kimonos are also flattering to all body types. Since they are popular right now, they are easy to find and really affordable.

*Wear a belt to accentuate your waist and to dress it up.
*I prefer mine to be a bit longer in the backs, so it works well with leggings.

I TRIED so hard to take a good picture of it with my ring light and tripod but wasn’t happy with any of my photos. So here is a mix of a professional photo and my failed attempt

I don’t know why I don’t look like the 90 lb. model. . .

#2. The Perfect Little Black Dress (obviously). A little black dress (LBD) is so essential to political wives that it is actually in the Political Wife Life logo. Forget being a woman in the public eye; EVERY WOMAN NEEDS THE PERFECT LITTLE BLACK DRESS. 

The perfect LBD has always embodied timelessness, poise, versatility, and self-assurance. When you find the perfect LBD your confidence increases.

Look no further, I have done all the heavy lifting for you and found the LBD that looks amazing on EVERY body type! the SHEER dress is made out of yoga pant fabric, has a cool, wicking layer, and built-in tummy control (bye-bye uncomfortable shapewear) and has built-in support, so a bra is optional.

Click here http://bit.ly/PWLsheerDress to order this amazing SHEER dress and save 20% when you use the code Kate20

The dress company is NOT paying me to tell you about this product. This is not a sponsored post!

3. Little Black Dress of Skincare:
What’s the point of having the perfect outfit if you aren’t comfortable in your own skin? Beauty is confidence, and your skin dramatically affects your confidence! Once again, I have searched high and low and tried so many different products so you don’t have to (but more about that in a separate post) and finally found the BEST for ALL skin-types and concerns.

Seriously! Check out my before and after photos.

Imagine putting picture like THAT of yourself on the internet. . .

I am not wearing make-up in either of the photos, but I did have my eyebrows microbla1de which is why they look thicker. I had been using the adult acne system and an additional sensitive skin treatment by the same company to help with the redness in this photo.

Click here http://bit.ly/BestSkinGuarrantee to see what skin care system is right for you.

Seriously, this stuff works!

BONUS: If you order a join as a Preferred Customer and order a regimen before tomorrow, May 9th, 2019, at 11:59 pm you will receive a FREE multi-function eye-cream that retails for over $70. Offer is available in Canada, USA, and Australia. Click here for more info http://bit.ly/PWLfreeEYEcream

I hope you enjoyed my top three favourite items for spring! What are the must-haves in your closet?