One of our goals this year is to meet more interesting people.
Meeting super people when I travel or when D is on a ski lift is great but it would be even better if we could expand our circle of friends with ones we can actually see again and again. The way we are approaching it is via joining clubs and going to various events.
A lot of our friends are in heavy family mode right now. It's hard to deny parenthood impacts adult to adult availability.
So last weekend we participated in a couple of events that took us a bit out of town. The results this time weren't what we had hoped.
We did meet a number of people but had difficulty finding the connection. People there seemed to have money and were hiding behind what they could buy. We had a hard time having sincere conversations. It felt like they were just there to model which is quite opposite of who we are. Definitely not our scene. We cut both events short and were so relieved to arrive home again.
I guess we were expecting to meet intelligent, successful people who are good communicators and somewhat worldly. Instead we ended up with a group of adults who couldn't seem to bring anything real to the table but just wanted to be a part of something. It felt empty and unsatisfying. On the flip side, it made us realize how great our existing friendships were.
This particular group has a whole year's worth of activities we could get involved with and last weekend's results were to determine if we'd continue participating. Obviously it was a resounding no. I told D I'd rather pay $800 to sit in an helicopter with one other person than to go back there, be surrounded by dozens of bodies for the cost of lunch.
Oh well. Onwards and upwards.