I Need to Get Out More

We are 43 days into a new year.  I have some goals that I would like to have accomplished by December 31, some that rely on me being disciplined and focused while some rely on the actions of others.  One thing that I would like to see happen sometime this year is that I begin dating one guy on the regular-and dare I say start a relationship.  Clearly I know that I can plan and hope til doomsday, but if it’s not in God’s plan, I can hang this particular goal up.  But, because I have been praying, taking action, and fully believe that God helps those who help themselves, I realize that I need to get out more.

Sure, I go to work and volunteer with two great organizations in DC.  But I don’t think I’ve really gone out to “kick it” in 2013.  And, if I can be frank, the man God has for me is not going to come knocking on my door.  So if I want to meet him and have him find me, I need to be more social.  What am I doing to fill up my social calendar you ask?  Well, I’ll tell you.  Tonight, I am attending a State of the Union Watch Party.  Since I didn’t make it to the Election Night party, the least I can do is attend the SOTU party as a DC resident.  Next, I’m going out of town this weekend with my girls.  We’re heading down South, and I am SO excited!  Next week, I’m attending a networking/philanthropic event.  The great thing about that is that I will be representing one of the organizations that I volunteer with (and I got us on program), so I’m anxious for us to get our name out there and recruit some more volunteers. And please don’t misunderstand-I’m not attending these events to meet men; I’m attending them because I like doing things.  (Meeting Mr. Right would be an added perk.) I am a social butterfly.  But I can’t be too social sitting up in my house watching “Scandal” and “The Walking Dead” all of the time.

At the advice of a great soror, I’ve decided to join some organizations.  Which ones?  I’m not sure yet.  But it will most likely be just one, as I have two orgs and my sorority that take up a lot of time.  But I want to do something fun-and different-and something that interests me.  I’ve already decided that in addition to running, I want to take up boxing.  (I’m taking gym recommendations! :))

Do you need to get out more?  I know I do.  I’m a social butterfly that loves sitting on my couch watching tv.  I’m not sure how that works exactly, but here I am as proof, so I guess anything is possible.  So, it is now my goal to go out at least once a week.  I guess that needs to go on my vision board, too… Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

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