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Wednesday 19 September, 12:00pm
My name is Helen King. I am married with three teenage children and live near the Yorkshire Dales. After many years of combining a part time job with bringing up a family, I now find myself moving into a new stage of my life. Having just turned 50, I am beginning to lose some of my caring responsibilities and have a little more time to myself. I have begun to think about what I want to get out of life...
I would like to go on regular walks in the Yorkshire Dales. I would like to play an occasional game of beginners badminton. I would like to travel to Kerala in India. But I have no-one to do these things with.
Don't get me wrong, I have a great group of friends who I meet regularly and have lots of fun with. We meet for glasses of wine and cups of coffee. We talk about books, our families and our jobs. But they don't always want to do the same things as me. They may not have the time, the money or the inclination to join me in these pursuits. They have their own list of dreams and aspirations, which they themselves want to fulfil, but I have less interest in.
After puzzling over how I could pursue my own dreams, I realised that I needed to find other women with similar aspirations, and came up with togetherfriends - a website where women can get in touch with each other, based on similar interests.
I don't know about you, but there are so many things that I want to do with my life, and some things just have to be done with another person so, if you feel this relates to you register now and start making friends!