From childhood through adulthood, loneliness can make or break someone's ability to connect with a new place or experience. If you're new to the Boise area, welcome, friend. In case no one's told you today, you're certainly not alone in your newness to the Treasure Valley.
As of last year, Idaho was the fastest growing state in the nation. According to the July 2022 census, Idaho's population grew by a whopping 1.8%! But rather than let that data overwhelm you, why not look at it as an even greater opportunity to meet someone in the same boat as you? At a time when so many folks are new to the region, let that commonality be your inroad to new friendship!
If you're someone who struggles with opening up to new people, motivate yourself with the idea that the quality of your friendships can make or break your ability to fall in love with Idaho. And let's be honest, we hope everyone who moves here will love the Gem State as much we do!
THE BEAUTY OF NEW FRIENDSHIPS 5 quotes to inspire you
Need a little more inspiration? We got you! After all, it wasn't all that long ago that we were the new transplants in town. Below are five quotes that helped us keep the pep in our step back when we were going through the awkwardness of making new friends in Boise.
“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” – Shanna Rodriguez
“We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin
“I meet people and they become chapters in my stories.” ― Avijeet Das
“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” – Francesco Guicciardini
“We are partners by fate. We become friends by choice.” – Jacquie McTaggart
Scroll on for 11 tips born from our team's personal experience with making new friends in the Gem State.