The theme is CONNECT.
Everyday, I'm going to write based on the prompts and share it here and on Blogher.
I would love to hear any and all feedback from you
I talk a lot.
I'm one of those people that in a quiet moment in a social setting will say something awkward or loud or tell an inappropriate joke because I can't stand the silence.
I have wide and varied interests so I pretty much always have something to talk about.
And, in general, I just love people.
I like meeting new people when I'm having dinner at my favorite pub. I like hearing how they are in town on business to set up an art display and have ran a relay race in Kentucky involving whiskey and hundreds of miles.
I like meeting people when I'm out with my cousin catching up. I like hearing how they are track coaches in town for the USA Track and Field events and came all the way from New Jersey and Texas.
I like meeting new people when I'm out on the town with my fiance watching golf and we all get into a conversation about Tiger Woods and then end up becoming best friends (true story- this happened about 3 years ago).
I literally cannot go anywhere in my hometown without running into at least one person I know.
If there is a festival or concert in town...forget about it. I will most likely run into five childhood friends, 2 co-workers, 3 neighbors and a handful of bartender and server friends.
This weekend was the 80/35 Music Festival. It's a local music festival full of funk, reggae, rock and folk music from near and far. It's hosted in downtown Des Moines just a couple of blocks from my place.
This year, I organized a giant meet-up of friends on Saturday night and it was pretty much the most awesomest thing ever (yes, I realize 'awesomest' is not a word but whatevs. Neither is whatevs).
|Me and my girls|
I love being able to bring all the people I know together.
I love introducing people to each other that I think would get along.
I love seeing connections being made.