meeting new people

What Do the Zodiac Signs Do When Visiting a New Country?

Eat food: Taurus, Leo, Libra

Explore:  Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces

Meet people: Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Aquarius

2017.

You can make it.

A new year.
A year of healing broken hearts.
A year of meeting new people.
A year of new places and new faces.
A year of accepting what you can’t change.
A year of learning to love yourself better.

A year of happiness.

—  N.C. // we deserve it.

I want to share this badass new app with you guys. It’s called Mush and it’s totally free for Android and iPhone. So, it’s basically like Tinder for moms who want to find other mom friends to hang out with. It’s got some really cool features and your information like your name, email address, and location are totally customizable if you want more privacy. You create your profile that tells people what kind of activities you and your kids like to do, a little about yourself, how old and how many kids you have, and your city and it lets you search for matches based on any of those criteria. My tags are lgbt mom, outdoors, gardening, arts and crafts, animal lover, yoga machine, blogger, and bookworm. They have tags for adoptive parents, special needs children, preemie parents, single parents, step parents, and multiples. It also has a setting that tells others whether you’re available to hang out or not. I think it’s a really neat app since I’m a young mom and most of my friends don’t have kids and I have no idea how else to meet new people. You can arrange meet ups or play dates for your kids based on your area and what kind for activity you want to do. The Mush “Hub” is like a giant message board where people make posts about basically anything and anyone on the app can read it and respond. There are three parts of it, All (includes updates from the app and posts from all over), Local Chat (which are local posts), and My Activity (which keeps track of all your posts and responses). It’s a pretty new app and from their app description it seems like it’s only gotten traffic in the UK so I, for example, am out here in Idaho and don’t have anyone near me for 200+ miles, but I figured with how many followers that I can share this with and how active the mumblr community is we could populate this app with a ton of awesome people from Tumblr. @momcode want to spread this to your followers and other mumblr blogs? Everyone please reblog and help me spread this!!

ID #57392

Name: Hannah
Age: 17
Country: USA

Hello there! My name is Hannah and I’m spunky as hell. I currently live in Vancouver, Washington- just across the river from Portland- and I love it here. I’m passionate about art, hiking, rock climbing, photography, environmental sciences, and all things music. Please- talk to me about music! I proudly play guitar, piano, violin, and uke (some better than others). I love writing, and especially love meeting new people, so I’m excited to combine the two and make some new friends. Before I moved to Washington, I lived in Michigan, and before that, I lived in Texas. I speak some mediocre French, and do a bunch of accents as a party trick. Next year I will be attending Western Washington University to study Oceanography and environmental engineering, so feel free to bring that up if you’re interested. I have a passion for helping people, and will never cease to insert poetic irony into everything. I am guaranteed to doodle a bunch of flowers all over the letters I send, and will probably insert some sappy poetry quotes as well. Maybe a polaroid or two every now and then… I’m looking for someone to tell stories to and share all kinds of advice with. I’m a great listener. Very excited to see who I get to talk to. :) 

Preferences: Anybody really, just no one creepy.

ID #41646

Name: Alicia
Age: 22
Country: USA

Hi, everyone!
My name is Alicia, and I’m currently 22 residing in Virginia. I absolutely love meeting new people, learning about people, and hearing their stories. I am open to physical letters through mail and/ or typed letters through email/ Facebook/Tumblr. I have a larger love for physical letters, however, and handwriting. I also love photography (I’ll even share photos with you if you’d like), biking+hiking, antique+thrift shopping, and travel though I’m unable to do much traveling right now. Reading is also something I’m getting more and more into, so I’d love to even share books with someone once I’m finished reading what I have in my collection. I will be going back to college this fall to hopefully someday own my own business. I have two cats - you’ll hear about them a lot if we end up talking, so be prepared!

Preferences: I have no preferences. If you need a friend, I can be a friend; if you need a mentor or just someone to vent to, I’ll be waiting with open arms and ears.

guide to the first week of college

hey guys! i’ll be starting my sophomore year of college in just over a week (!!), and while i’m not new to the whole college thing, i will be new to my school this year as a transfer student, so i wanted to share these tips for y’all !

  • figure out where all your classes are beforehand - there’s nothing worse than being late on the first day, especially if you have small classes. don’t start off on the wrong foot! hopefully you’ll have some sort of orientation/tour that shows you the basics, but if you’re living on campus, you’ll likely be at school before the first day of classes - use this extra time to get familiar with campus and find out where all your classrooms are (not just the buildings, find the actual class if possible - some buildings are ridiculously complicated as far as room numbers go, trust me!). if you’re commuting to school, try to come an hour or so early to do this as much as you can (and you can also use time between classes to figure out where you’re headed!)
  • become friendly with the people around you - whether this be your roommate, the people sitting next to you in class, or the other people on your floor, it’s always nice to be on good terms with as many people as possible. make friends early - even if they don’t stick (and a lot of early friendships don’t), it’s nice to know a lot of people! get to know people in your classes, even though it’s harder to do this than it might’ve been in high school since often you just have the one class together. you never know when you’ll have to miss a class, and having someone to get notes from is such a relief (also study buddies !! super important !!)
  • wait until you’ve gone to class to buy textbooks - a lot of teachers will tell you that you don’t really need it, or that an older edition works just fine. whatever the case, it usually doesn’t hurt to wait to buy textbooks until you’re at school (plus, if you’re like me you may end up dropping the class you already bought 7 books for)
  • try out different study spots - there are so many places on a college campus to study: your dorm room, dorm lounges, library, student union, coffee shops, random class buildings, the quad - try them out and see what works best for you! a change of scenery can go a long way toward helping your productivity!
  • call your fam - they probably already miss you and with so much new stuff going on you’re bound to have lots to say - don’t get too caught up in the hustle and bustle of a new year!
  • get comfy with your dorm room - this is your new home for the year, make it work for you! it should be your happy place. figure out good storage systems. & try to have a good relationship w ur roomie(s)! 
  • keep ahead on homework - it’s easy to put it off when it still feels like summer, but come next week you’ll likely be drowning in work and lack of free time - do as much as you can as soon as you can, future you will thank you!
  • look into a job on campus - see how your class schedule plays out, and see if working on campus is a good idea for you. there are so many options and there are usually still a lot of openings by the first week, so take advantage of it now before all the positions fill up for the semester! (also from personal experience working in a dining hall is decidedly Not Fun, would not recommend), however
  • be kind to the maintenance workers and kitchen staff - as well as other workers on campus. usually they go unnoticed, but they’re (from my experience) so so kind when you take the time to say hi and ask them how they are. the kitchen staff i worked with in the dhall were some of the sweetest people i met on campus last year
  • keep your door open and hang out in your floor lounge - (if you have one) first week is prime time to meet new people, since everyone goes into it brand new. keep your door open and have convos with people who walk by (maybe have some treats and invite them in to share - everyone loves free food !). so many of my friends were made by “studying” (i use the term loosely haha) in the lounge
  • go to events - they’re probably free and often give out free food/goodies/t-shirts, plus they’re a good way to meet people and see what sorts of things you can get involved with on campus! esp if you have an involvement fair with clubs presenting, go and try to go to the first meeting of any club that sounds interesting to u! there’s no commitment to keep coming back if it isn’t for you, and you never know what amazing groups of people you could meet! i’d recommend only going to two or three clubs regularly though, any more than that can be a bit much (and try to balance fun with academic! - my last school even had a stationery club)

if you have any questions about college/that first week, please feel free to ask me! (also tag me in ur dorm room pics bc i love that stuff!) good luck w uni, frends!

ID #87243

Name: Marta
Age: 15
Country: Estonia

hiya my name’s marta and i’m really lonely at the moment which is why i’m looking for friends. i’m really into digital and traditional art, books and music. i’m bisexual and i’d like to think i’m very open minded. i’d love to talk to anyone!

Preferences: I’m not that into talking over e-mail, I guess.