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People in Boston are warm after I scratch below the surface… Would love to have some girlfriends to just share life stories with, to laugh with, and feel connected to. I know a lot of people in Boston now, but not the deep friendships I had in Atlanta. Please reach out to me if you are in the greater Boston area and nearby cities accessible by the train or buswould love to meet you.
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