Femme Hive

How to find community in a new city

Episode Summary

On this episode, Thamina is joined by Whitney Hazard who is a Product Marketing Manager at Google. After graduating from college in 2018, Whitney moved to San Francisco for her dream job, expecting to be able to build a social life that mirrored the one she had in college. However, soon she found out that the social change from school to adulthood is a lot more drastic than we give it credit for. Whitney is candidly sharing her experience of building relationships in a completely new environment.

Episode Notes

On this episode, Thamina is joined by Whitney Hazard who is a Product Marketing Manager at Google. After graduating from college in 2018, Whitney moved to San Francisco for her dream job, expecting to be able to build a social life that mirrored the one she had in college. However, soon she found out that the social change from school to adulthood is a lot more drastic than we give it credit for. Whitney is candidly sharing her experience of building relationships in a completely new environment.

Some highlights:

“These first months can be a little bit painful and sad at times because you feel like ‘When am I going to get to that point of having those deep, meaningful relationships?' but it just requires time and investment and sharing experiences and sharing who you are and treating people the way you want to be treated as a friend and then those relationships will turn into more.”

“I kind of went naively into my life in San Francisco expecting to build a social life that mirrored the one I had in college. In college I was so used to being able to maintain dozens of friendships, being in all sorts of groups [...] but the fact of the matter is that working a full-time job, trying to live in a new city, doing all the things that adulthood requires that leaves you with less time for friendships than in college. As a result you can’t maintain as many high-quality relationships.”

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