As I sit with a fresh cup of coffee enjoying the newspaper, I reflect on the small stuff we look forward to and enjoy in any given day or week. For some this may be a yoga class, for others drinks with friends, a poker game, a movie...and so much more.
The internet has brought an endless variety of options to explore and about which we may not have even thought of. Not only that, it has become infinitely easier for us to connect with people who share those new or common interests. I am thinking about MeetUp.
For almost any hobby, obscure or otherwise, you can find like-minded people with whom to share it, anywhere in the world. Hypnosis, meditation, ballroom dancing, spiritual healing, ghost hunting, wine tasting, stargazing, astrology...and the list goes on…and on. It's quite remarkable really.
Signing up with any one such group can be overwhelming (if for no other reason because of the volume of emails), but it can be a wonderful way to make new connections and try something you’re curious about. I’ve been to French language meetups and repertory film meetups. I'd like to add photography lovers to the list.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. After all, winter is coming and it will be long. Might as well try salsa.
Have you tried meetup or something similar? I’d like to hear about your experience or any groups you recommend.