Want some company?
I discovered a super cool app during the summer that I not only use to organize groups for CharisOnLife, but for myself in always challenging myself to get out and meet new people, experience new and fun things.
The app is called Meetup and it is an international app that shows you what is going on in your area if you are a member. I used it when I was in Sacramento as well, being in a city for an extended length of time and not knowing anyone. Many people use it when they are travelling out of town on business as well, it beats hotel life and hanging out on your own at the hotel bar. Why not go for coffee with some new people? Why not head out on a hike in a local park? Why not just get out there?
Winnipeg itself has a pretty large Meetup community with tons different activities. I hope to bring some California flavour to this as their meetups are a bit different but the same. If you haven't looked at all of the other offerings in Manitoba, you should definitely check it out.
(I'm not saying this outloud but for those of you that are single, perhaps finding a potential date is as easy (and perhaps preferable) as joining in on activities that you yourself enjoy. CharisOnDating would say that for sure!) Do things that you love, practice your chatting skills, get comfortable in your own skin. The most appealing people that you end up wanting to spend time with are happy people and those doing what makes them happy. Enough said. Get out there.
One of the things I hear from everyone that joins me in my own groups or others hosted by other groups, there are a ton of people out there wanting to connect. Some like that it's organized by someone else and they can just show up. As someone that always does the organizing, I love it because I don't always WANT to do the organizing, sometimes it's great just to move along with the crowd.
I have a series of coffee club events, more times coming to accommodate evening and weekend get togethers. Seriously, if I haven't had a chance to chat with you recently, come on out and say hi! The most regular one is Friday mornings at 9:00 at the Park Cafe at Assiniboine Park. I will be searching out for new coffee spots that can accommodate groups of 4-20 if anyone has any recommendations. I used this app on my last Housesitting gig through Trusted Housesitters to help me plan my activities while I was in Sacramento and will be doing so for each and every other trip I plan. (especially for long term stays) There are o many tools out there to make your holidays as robust as possible.
Hustle and Bustle is one of the walking groups that has no pets and no kids as those variations are accommodated in other groups like Mutts and Butts and High Rollers with Baby Strollers. Pick the group that fits your life the most! I do all as I have grandkids, a dog and I also enjoy walking on my own, and talk of course. These walking groups usually last around the hour mark as it's a leisurely pace so that everyone can attend.
Take every opportunity to get out and meet new people, human interaction pumps up your endorphins, makes you feel happy and alive. Come out and be my guest! Join up to Meetup for wherever you are travelling.
A few notes on this if you are planning to use this while away. First off, make sure you start doing groups that interest you about a month and half prior to your arrival in your new destination. Some groups that you may want to join are closed and you need approval to join. The other side of that is, you get some idea for planning your schedule. You need to temporarily change your location to your destination city and then search out activities.
You also need to write a brief note to the organizers that you are only in that particular city for a limited duration (whatever it is) so that they don't toss you. It happened to me in Sacramento. One group literally dissed me that I was planning on attending their activities while in Winnipeg. (I had changed my location back by this time) Let's just say that their snarky attitude in regards to being an out of towner, was not in the spirit of Meetup. However, every other group has been amazing and the Meetup community in Sacramento was STRONG. I admire their organizational skills.
This is not a paid partnership with Meetup, I use it because I love that it brings people together.
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