I blame the blogging world, as well as Kenneth at culturemonk.com (if you see this Kenneth, I’m not exactly sure whether to thank you or not quite yet)
I’m not sure if it’s all his coffee house stories or the onset of cold weather or something else, but I have suddenly developed a desire to just go sit at a coffee house (if that’s the right term) to have some good coffee (not even that much of a coffee person) and maybe make some new friends or acquaintances.
If you knew me well you’d know how strange this is. I’m extremely introverted. I don’t desire company all that often, especially not meeting new people. I do enjoy people but just one or two at a time then, and good friends, not strangers.
Lately though I have wanted to meet some new people, not at the expense of my close friends, but just to get out a little more and make a few more connections. I don’t know that there’s any changing who I am at the core, but I honestly think I may do a poor job living out my faith by hiding and rarely meeting new people. I genuinely enjoy finding who people are and getting to know them, but previously have preferred the online format.
Maybe it’s time to get out more. I don’t expect any action soon though.
1) I’m still unemployed and unable to go do much of anything
2) There isn’t a whole lot I can do about it where I live (I think there might be one or two such places within a 30 minute drive)
Of course, I am open to suggestions for meeting people should you have some . . .