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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An Extrovert in Isolation

I am a person who loves other people.  I want to meet them, know them, introduce them to others, and build a relationship on some level.  Obviously, some will be deeper than others for any number of reasons.  I also enjoy time alone with just a good book or magazine and something warm to drink, though.  You can’t be “on” 24/7.  However, I feel my little guy would beg to differ on this point.

I am so blessed to have friends and acquaintances all over the country, the world, and here in sunny cyberspace.  The latter has only come about recently.  As for the others, I met them the old-fashioned way – MOVING!  Counting college and grad school, I’ve lived in 11 different places, 12 if you count the two times I loved lived in Chicago.  That’s a lot of cardboard and packing tape, my friends!  Some of you can relate.

This last move 10 months ago was a new experience.  This is the first move we’ve made with a child.  You make different choices when there is a third person involved and the options are so different from what you are used to.  We live on a cul-de-sac on a very quiet street!  It’s great for playing in the street, not so much for getting to know people.  The area is also so large that even co-workers of the hubby and fellow churchgoers are necessarily nearby.  This has been very difficult adjustment for me.  





I jumped at the chance to attend in(RL), a stay-at- home, get-to-know-each-other conference setup by the wonderful ladies at in(Courage).  So, this weekend I’ll be hanging out with The Gypsy Mama and about 20 other fabulous women that I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, but I will.  As I said at the beginning I LOVE THAT!  If you had no idea this was coming rest easy.  I hear through little birdies that they are already scheming for next year. If you are up for a little spontaneity, find a local meetup and go for it!  I’d love to meet you!

6 comments:

  1. Yay, so glad you're coming and looking forward to meeting you too, Amy!

    ~Lisa-Jo

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    1. It's gonna be a great day! I can feel it. :)

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  2. I'm privileged to be your real life friend. Can't wait for these other ladies to get to know the amazing woman that you are!!!
    BTW- I'm hosting a meet up after all. Right now, it is me and 4 ladies from my church and we are all so excited!!!

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    1. Yay! people can register up through the event. Are you on the meetup page?

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  3. I'm just a little bit jealous that you are actually going to be with Lisa-Jo INRL!!! I registered, but planned on doing it all by my lonesome because of my weekend schedule... Now I'm afraid I won't even get a chance to sit and watch Saturday's stuff... here's hoping! :)

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    1. Oh, no! I hope that your busy schedule this weekend is at least filled with fun stuff. Go get yourself a good cup of coffee and you'll be with us in spirit. Hope it works out though. :)

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