Running into friends and family at Alumni Night.
And the all important Corn Festival and Parade!
The problem is… when I’m in Florida, I can’t do anything outside until the weather cools off. Which is about six months out of the year. And for whatever reason, I’ve never had a group of friends to go and do things with. My friends are either busily married, or younger than me with busy family lives. And I don’t really have a “let’s go camping, hang out at the Strawberry Festival (Florida has its own produce festival, thank you very much), or go to the Symphony” kinda friend. I have lovely, wonderful friends here, but we’re all about the girls’ night out for dinner.
I realized this during the summer when I was up north. Every few days there was some sort of outdoor adventure of some type. Even going for impromptu walks is something I don’t seem to do here.
As I always tell my son, “It’s all about attitude”. Maybe when the weather cools a little, I’m going to have to step out and start inviting people to picnics, camping trips, and hikes. Perhaps they have just been waiting for me to ask. And I am definitely going to the symphony at least once this winter. And then there’s the Strawberry Festival next spring…