No New Friends?

No New Friends?

No new friends? Your boy Drake is crazy.

That’s not cute.

I get it, you can’t trust everyone. Everyone is not always looking out for you. But no new friends?



Since moving to New York, I have added a few important additions to my existing day ones. People who are ready to emotionally crowd around you with hugs and support the minute you feel an inkling of a weak moment. People who fight back when you’re too weak to. Butter my toast when I can’t bring myself to eat. People who see in you what you fail to recognize in yourself or whatever situation has you stressed. These women have acted as my legal counsel, photographer, caregiver, chef, comedic relief, PR team, confidant and all around support system. And I gladly do the same for them, whenever they need it.

And for that Lord, I am thankful.


You always seem to know what and who I need when I need it. Despite living on an (overcrowded) island. No man, especially, this [wo]man, is an island and realizing that, you’ve placed, in the words of my personal Katniss slash Aria–or so I’m told, I’ve not seen either of those characters in action (well, now I’ve seen Hunger Games)–God-fearing, young, single(-ish, lol), beautiful ladies living in New York City with bad *ss tattoos and bright futures ahead of us in my life.

Thank you.

I swear, between them, my mom, her mom, and my Godmom, should I decide to let a man into my world, he has BIG shoes to fill. Seriously, who could effortlessly match up to the standard that these women have set when it comes to me and our friendship?

New York should be nervous. And your boy Drake is a liar, just sayin’. And cheers to us ladies, the past three months alone will make for an awesome show.


These were just a few snippets from our holiday card shoot (the final product, coming soon!), I wanted to share with you. Cheers to friendship! And getting into the holiday spirit.

What’s your stance on this #NoNewFriends business?


  • Chellany

    I just love you to pieces!! Your absolutely right, no new friends, NAH! My new friends have gotten me through some rough periods in my life, lately!!! Happy Holidays, chica!!!

    • Channing in the City

      I love you too, big sis!! Happy Holidays!

  • http://Website Stephanie R. From the Bronx

    You are the company you keep. It’s easy to love and support someone as wonderful as you. We’re just doing what God calls us to do and that’s really love each other honestly… Oh and we woke up like Dis!  New friends honor our evolving selves and newness. As growth should be celebrated, so should new friendship. 

    • Channing in the City


      I love everything about this comment :) And you, Stephanine R. from the Bronx. 

  • Arianna

    First, tear!!!! Second, we are all in eachother’s lives for a reason—and I’m so glad you’ve been in mine these last 8 (!!!) years, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Arianna and Channing, Inc. in 2014. First stop: Europe!

    • Channing in the City

      YASSS Arianna and Channing, Inc is about to be a PROBLEM in 2014!

  • http://na Amaiya

    This is so sweet and amazing! I am so glad to have you all ladies in my life and it is so true that everything happens for a reason.  Thanks for taking me in as the little sister with open arms! Xoxoxoxo

    • Channing in the City

      You’re amazing and I’m so excited to watch you grow as a new New Yorker!

  • Camille

    You are unbelievably fortunate to have met so many ladies you can call friends. It doesn’t happen that easily for most. That’s actually why I started a social network called PlusWho (shameless plug) to help women find new friends. Although I’m always open to meeting new people, my BFFs and I have known and been there for each other for at least half of our lives and I can’t imagine what I would have done without them. Everyone should be that blessed.  Happy Holidays!

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Camille and I will have to check out PlusWho! Thanks for stopping bye :)

  • Esta Fiesta

    I totally agree with you on this “No New Friends” stance. No new friends? That means you haven’t grown. You mean to tell me you’re the exact same person you were in 3rd grade? That’s nothing to brag about!

    • Channing in the City

      Ding, ding, ding, Esta! Absolutely nothing to brag about!

  • Ashley

    I totally agree with the No New friends quote. I am all about meeting new people and networking. Sometimes your actual new friends are better than the old ones lol 

    With Love,

    • Channing in the City

      Isn’t that the truth! Sometimes they are!

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