Lisa Stanton
@iamher · 2:12

Making friends: Age v Stage

Um, so I'm about nine months into a new job, and I'm making a lot of new friends. And I'm really enjoying it. I'm really enjoying being there. There's one friend in particular who I just jive with her. We we have a good time. We have a lot of fun. And today she gave me access to to her Instagram account. So we're friends on Instagram

#midlife #aging #makingfriends #observations

Chelsea Hanawalt
@allowthesun · 1:33
Hi. This is a great conversation. I think that it's hard not to think about age, but also it's not the most important thing. I have a friend who was actually one of my teachers back in the day, my first college that I went to and was a mentor. And now she she's a dear friend, and, yeah, I'm in my mid 30s. She's in her mid 50s
Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 3:32


It's. Great conversation. Nice to hear Chelsea's response, at least. I wanted to thank you for just putting it out there because I relate to it so much, and I'm smiling because I think your distinction is really interesting. It's not the number, it's the stage, and it's where we are in life
Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

Lisa Stanton
@iamher · 1:32
And I don't want to make it more than it is. So, yeah, it's been interesting to hear the feedback and to give it more thought and just figure out where that's coming from. And I think it's probably I don't even know where it comes from, but I know that it's not as important as it first seemed. And I've just decided I'm not going to give it a lot of energy
Midlife Unscripted
@Oldish · 2:33

Age vs Stage

So I am, at this point, really trying to relish all the different types of friendships that I have. And even though they're in different stages, you know, I'm learning that they go through all the same kinds of things that I go through or have gone through and can share my thoughts with them versus their parents, maybe sharing their thoughts with them