So the three goals for September were:
1. To chat with 5 new people – DONE! I’m glad to report that with starting a new degree, there were tons of people to meet, and many people were in the same boat as me (an endorsement for taking classes of any sort to meet people, I think!). Lots of potential lady friends, although I’m already starting to see that some have more potential for forever friends than others!
2. Reconnect with 3 old friends – not quite done….unfortunately. The first attempt left a little to be desired, and even though I am still very eager to chat with a few old girlfriends, I admit I am so stretched for time that it has become a huge hurdle. The only free time I have seems to be late at night! Regardless, this will have to be a carry-over for October.
3. Learn something new and/or interesting about a few classmates or co-workers. I didn’t pay much homage to this topic in my posts, but I did (inadvertently) complete this one as well – DONE! I found out that one lady I never would have expected was born and raised abroad until her early teens (very cool!). Another lady has a child with autism and has worked everywhere from the military to a doctor’s office. And lastly, I found out that one potential friend enjoys chocolate and wine about as much as I do. Very promising!
Despite my shortcomings this month, I can already tell that just by making this online commitment (to myself? the universe? the blogosphere? anyone?) is pushing me to go a bit out of my comfort zone. It is working as a constant reminder and inspiration to put the effort into making friends and meeting people.
Every time there is a break in classes or when I pass someone in the hall at work, I am starting to see it as an opportunity to meet someone new and potentially special. I am seeing the beauty in the possibility of a spontaneous, new, and lifelong friendship in the people around me, and I like it!
On to October Friends Forever Friendship Endeavor goals!