Is everyone lonelier than they want to be? Last week I had a bit of a melt down with my husband that I wasn't sure I could take living out in the middle of no where much longer. I told him I feel isolated, alone, and pretty friendless. For my friends that read this they are going to feel like chumps, but what I want is MORE friends. I want to hang with people who are progressive, moving forward and feeling pumped about their lives. My friends, and I love them, are mostly older and moving out of their careers or are already retired. That isn't the same place I am in at all.
So, I baled on the book club - I love them, but I couldn't handle being with retired folks who just got back from their month in Italy or 3 weeks in Scotland.... or hearing about their grand kids. I just wasn't able to do it. Yes, this makes me suck as a friend. I just wasn't in the right place to go.
But I did make plans and go to a conference about WordPress on Saturday because I knew, even if I didn't talk to many people, the talks and sessions would be about moving my work forward. They would be positive and filled with people who were looking to do something great. It did not disappoint! The keynote session was by the owner of iThemes and he talked about what it takes to grow and build a business. He was motivating and uplifting.
Those are the kind of people I want to surround myself with every single day. I totally believe that we make up our own reality. Miserable people can live amazing lives, lives that we envy. On the flip side really barren existences can produce really happy people. It is who we surround ourselves with and the stories we tell.
I am choosing to surround myself with positive, forward thinking people. Are you one? Let's hook up and do something amazing!