Oh my, where does the time go. It seems like I just wrote a post about a dull weekend, and now I’m writing another. And the previous week’s post is still visible. Fortunately for me, the folk who brought us NaBloPoMo are continuing last year’s tradition of declaring a theme for each month of the year to inspire otherwise uninspired folks like myself. The theme for January (which is, I admit, nearly half-over already) is change.
What’s something I’d like to change? Well, as I
complained mentioned last week, I’ve come to the astounding realization that sitting at home is boring. I resolved to "get out of the house" and have a particular activity and destination in mind when I did so. And much to my delight and surprise, it happened.
This Wednesday, I went to a game night held by a local community center. It was fun and casual, and I made some nice acquaintances over pizza, beer, and Trivial Pursuit.
Then, on Saturday, I went to a dinner party. It was a big dinner party, and in a rather small house, and so was rather crowded. Since I dislike crowds, I ended up spending most of my time on the porch with the smokers. I suppose there would be some that would tell me that by doing so, I actually missed out on the event, much as one would miss out on a roller coaster by riding it with one’s eyes closed. "You should have been in that sea of opportunity, networking!" they’d chide. "Mingle! Circulate! Network! Netwooooork!"
Uh, right. Some people are energized by such loud and chaotic situations, and some find such situations stressful and draining. I’m in the latter group. Given the choice of being squeezed into a room with a bunch of folks trying too hard to be friendly, or casually drinking a beer on a porch and remarking on the brightness of the moon, I’d definitely prefer the latter.