Friendship looks a little different in your 30’s than it used to.

- Now it looks like hanging out together on the bleachers at baseball games.

- Now it looks like “What kind of concealer have you been using? I need a good one.”

- Now it looks like a quick hug in the parking lot at school pickup time.

- Now it looks like “Hey, how was your mom’s surgery? I’ve been praying for you.”

- Now it looks like group texts that make you laugh out loud.

- Now it looks like “Ok, I’m coming, but I’m so tired I may fall asleep right in this glass of wine.”

- Now it looks like half-conversations at birthday parties that keep getting interrupted by screaming kiddos.

- Now it looks like “Was that really 5 years ago? Seems like yesterday.”

- Now it looks like hiding in your closet for a 3 minute conversation on the phone.

- Now it looks like “Hey, why don’t y’all grab lunch and come hang out while the baby naps?”

- Now it looks like quick little chats in the aisles at Target.

- Now it looks like “Girl, I know. I’ve been there too, and it is so hard. I’m here for you.”

- Now it looks like Marco Polo messages and Snapchat pictures and tagging each other in memes on Facebook.

- Now it looks like “I dropped off a cup of coffee and a box of cookies on your front porch.”

- Now it looks like “I’ll come, but only if I can wear stretchy pants.”

- Now it looks like “I’m not free until 2026.”

- Now it looks like “I miss you” and meaning it with your whole heart.

Whatever you have to do, however you have to do it — make time for your friendships. Make time for the people who feel like home.