We're putting the Melb move on the back burner for now
We looked at housing prices in Melb and even though it's technically cheaper to buy there, I will most likely have to take a massive pay cut which would price us out of houses and we'll only be able to afford an apartment. So that puts us back to square one and defeats the purpose of moving since we already have our own apartment here in Syd. Any chance you can move up to Syd?
When I was in my 20s, everything was a big deal, everything was a drama. It would be the end of the world if I didn't have 10 best friends to go out with on a Sat night. If FB had been around when I was in my 20s, I'd be devastated if I didn't get a friend request every week and at least 20 likes for my FB status updates. I put up that photo 2 mins ago, why hasn't anyone commented yet?? Why hasn't anyone liked it yet?? OMG I HAVE NO FRIENDS!!!!!
The day I turned 30, something clicked and I started adopting a c'est la vie attitude. I still care what close friends and family think, but it's too much of an effort to care about what acquaintances think so I don't bother anymore. It's still a little daunting for me to go to meetups, but not as daunting as it used to be and if it doesn't work out, then it's no big deal. There are always new people to meet, new friendships to be formed.
I read somewhere that the best friend you can ever have is yourself. Once you are your own best friend (and I mean truly your own best friend in the sense that you will take care of yourself in a way no one else can/will), once you are comfortable in your own skin then it becomes easier to form friendships with other people.
p/s MP if you're referring to the same email you sent me, I don't understand why they would get upset? I thought it was lovely!