Sweet Success!


So perhaps it’s cheating, but today I went to a few orientation events for the grad program I’m starting at OSU.  And, surprise surprise, I probably struck up a conversation with at least 1/2 a dozen other grad women.

I’m divided as to whether this counts or not – after all, they were all there to meet people and get to know the program, too, so we weren’t wholly disinterested parties with no need or motivation to meet each other besides being friendly.

Regardless, I met a ton of new people and started some promising relationships, so I’m counting it on the Friendship Meter!

I can definitely sense who I may like to keep getting to know (some more  so than others!) and I’m looking forward to a few opportunities to do so.

All in all, a successful day of friendly chats and promising starts.  Now for rekindling some old friendships (which can be even more awkward than starting new relationships out of the blue)!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cobblercake22
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 21:01:58

    I really like your blog! I just discovered in when doing a search on the topic. Any thoughts or experience on getting invited to things though? My husband and I never seem to get invited to anything. We have one other couple we are close to, but we don’t ever get invited to parties or barbecues or any of that. I always want to throw the advice books across the room that say “accept every invitation” or “next time you are at a party” What party?! lol

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  2. Katie Brind'Amour
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 23:48:47

    Hey! Thanks for checking out my blog! As for the invites, I think the best thing to do might be to first host or plan an event…That way, you casually throw out an idea like “Hey, we should all get drinks sometime” or “Let me know if you want to try out that new restaurant,” “Next time you have a BBQ let me know – I just found a killer recipe for mac ‘n’ cheese!” or the hosting offer that I actually tested just recently, “I’ve been thinking about having some people over for holiday drinks sometime soon, would you be interested?”

    This way you don’t sound like you are fishing for an invite. I think by hosting or testing the waters about going out as a group you can show that you are interested in socializing (and you get more of a say in where you go!). Even if your casual invite doesn’t end up materializing, you have identified people you are interested in doing things with and let them know that you are up for getting together – this way they will think of you next time they are inviting people to events!

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