Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Second Chances in Social Settings | Update

I don't know if anyone else feels the same way, but I feel like August and September just

I kind of felt like just writing up a quick post - No plan. No topic.

Just a quick "Hey, how's it going?"
...It's been a little while...
On one hand, it's crazy that it's already Fall (and October tomorrow!), but, on the other hand, I actually feel like quite a bit's happened in the past few months which is cool. I think it's got quite a bit to do with the fact that I've been able to meet a surprising amount of people in a short amount of time as a result of where I work, but it's been... refreshing and well needed!

Not being a student anymore, I think, like a lot of people, the realization dawned on me that I'd need to make a damn good, deliberate attempt at going out and meeting new people & maintaining the friendships that I've already built. Being out of school for exactly a year now (how did that happen...?!), I've also had a chance to reflect on, not only what I learned curriculum and career-wise, but also on the social aspect of school, and what I took out of it from that perspective.

In University especially, I wasn't usually the first person to raise my hand in class (...let's be honest, there were quite a few classes where I never did...), but I feel like, at the time, looking back on my confidence level and the social setting I was in, surrounded by so many strong personalities and eager students, I think I did alright! Sure I didn't go to every University event that came my way, but the ones I went to, I don't regret one bit.

... Where am I going here... meeting new people... right!

I think in that year since I graduated, somehow not being around so many people my age has made me more eager to meet people my age now... you know how they say, "You don't know what you've got until it's gone", although that's quite dramatic in this situation, there's a grain of truth in that I think in that my social surroundings have changed a bit. Working at a University now though, in the same University I went to myself, it's almost like a second chance at doing that - Not a do-over by any means, just a second opportunity. And it's been pretty awesome, I must say.

There are so, so many different kinds of people out there, and I do think that you can really gain something - big or small, whether you realize it right away or down the road - from each person you meet and really try to get to know. Why not try and make a new friend or two, find out more about the lives of other people, be inquisitive, be compassionate, be empathetic, and be genuine.
You never know if the next person you call a friend will be with you for a few weeks, or for a few years...!

Well, who knew this would whole post would stem from meeting new people at work haha, but hey, writing down what you're thinking about at the moment can be kind of interesting - You don't quite know what you'll end up with!

On a side note, I've been out of the blogging game for a little while it seems, but I Bloglovin', Pinterest & Twitter have been calling my name lately, so let me know if there's a link or two I should check out (a.k.a an open invitation for self promotion haha) - My link share this time 'round I think will be... Humans of New York's Facebook page! Man, that page... it's so, so good... I'd highly recommend checking it out if you haven't already! The way they're able to capture & convey so many peoples' stories & pictures is amazing.

Till next time guys! Take care,

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