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The Family We Choose for Ourselves

January 05, 2016

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Ever heard the old saying that friends are the family you choose for yourself? Being a friend is one of the most important things we’ll ever do. When we find people that we have common interests in, those people become the ones we can depend on for everything. Trying to make time for friendship can pose a challenge sometimes. But it’s important. Because the people we surround ourselves with are the people who help us find ourselves and become the person we want to be. Never underestimate the power of being able to be yourself—sporting pajama pants and goofy hairstyles, sharing secrets, and pigging out. We need to nurture these relationships. So, here are five fabulous ideas for celebrating your friendship this year! Baking Day Pinterest is boiling over with good ideas for new recipes to try out. Grab a whole mess of aprons, some snacks to inspire you, crank up some tunes and try your hands at a smorgasbord of new foods. Movie Night The simplest, quickest way to get together is to rent a movie or peruse Netflix. Make it an old classic favorite or a new movie you’ve been wanting to see. Pile up the pillows, pop the popcorn and brace yourself for the bouts of laughter ahead. A New Restaurant Getting together for dinner has its perks—no one has to cook, everyone gets a night out in the middle of or after a busy week, and you have a few uninterrupted hours to catch up. No matter how busy your schedule is, try to find those few hours for the sake of friendship and fun. And while you’re planning, pick a new restaurant you haven’t tried yet, just for another level of excitement! Learn a New Hobby The friends that learn together, stay together. Learning a new skill, whether you’re teaching yourself with an internet video or taking a community class, is a great way to make lasting memories. It’s something you’ll be able to share and do together for years to come. If you need some ideas, here at Trout Lodge, we have tons of opportunities to try new things with your friends. Check out our events calendar for events like Scrapbooking Weekend and more. Women’s Wellness Weekend We know the power of a good weekend away with friends, and that’s exactly why we have the Women’s Wellness Weekend. Join us for three days packed full of classes, activities, live music, vendors, delicious food and bonding! Reconnect with your friends. Register you and your girlfriends today online or by calling 888-FUN-YMCA!  

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