Sooo…how exactly do I do life again?
Girls' Life magazine|April/May 2021
After a year spent staring at screens, we’ve all kind of forgotten how to, well, actually *do* irl things. We’re here to help you remember how to be your best self when it’s time to re-enter the world.

While our lives during the past year probably opened new doors (like finally waving goodbye to your packed planner and giving much-needed space to self-care, family time, creative hobbies and, yeah, TikTok), none of us can deny that we’ve struggled a bit without all the interactions and apps we’re used to.

From busy caf lunches to extra currics to squad sleepovers, these social (and sometimes stressful) sitches made up our day-to-day…and drive-by parties and Zoom study halls just can’t replace that revved-up energy.

The good news: Those times are coming back—and soon (can we let out a “Yasss”?!).

But all that excitement can (understandably) come with some nerves. After spending so many days indoors with screens, what if you, well, forgot how to *be* IRL?

For those feeling overwhelmed about getting back into the swing of things, DW (and keep reading). Remember that this isn’t about pressing rewind to the person you were before— it’s about stepping into *every* sitch as the totally confident person you are.

I THINK I FORGOT HOW TO... MAKE NEW FRIENDS

You and your girls have stayed tight thanks to FaceTime, group texts and sooo many walks around your neighborhood.

But now that school, sports and activities are restarting, you’re suddenly surrounded by loads of potential new pals. There’s no doubt that adding fresh friends into the mix can expand your world (and teach you new things about yourself)…but how exactly do you branch out again?

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