be my friend
EXPLORING NEW FRIENDSHIPS IN THE COVID-19 ERA
Hi, I'm Amy Creyer.
One day I woke up in Toronto and realized I only had one friend outside my agency.
I transferred from Chicago to Toronto at the end of 2019 with my husband.
I moved my furniture and belongings into Canada on February 16, 2020.
The Covid-19 lockdown hit right as I was settling in.
Combine living in a new place with social isolation and boom! Recipe for loneliness. So I decided enough is enough and made a post to a Facebook advertising group in Toronto.
The reaction was overwhelming.
200+ people reached out directly.
I realized I wasn't the only one feeling lonely.
We're all isolated from one another and learning to work remotely.
But, how do we friend remotely?
This website is my exploration of making new friends in a new place in the a new pandemic reality.
So whether you're a lifelong Torontonian, or a brand-new immigrant like me, I'd love to get to know you.
I'm sure other people would love to get to know you too.
NO REALLY, BE MY FRIEND!
© 2020 by Amy Creyer
For the record, the inimitable Helen Androlia is so much more than a friend. You are chosen family.