Of all the things I wish I were better at (and there are many) making friends tops my list. Not just acquaintance friends, but close friends. Call-just-to-chat-and-talk-for-hours-with friends. Love-you-at-your-worst friends. There are countless reasons I struggle with making friends, not the least of which is that I'm quite introverted. I find being with people I don't know well draining. And it is rare that I find someone with whom a friendship is effortless.
But, thanks to joining a sorority, I did have a few great friends in college. And now one of those friends is getting ready to run the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon with TeamChallenge. She's running for another college friend, one I lost touch with after graduation. So go read about her inspiration here. And I'll keep hoping to find friendships like that again.