Makings of a "Friend Tour"
I don’t do crowds. Period. I get anxious at the thought of them. Anytime I have to be in a large group setting, I try to think of how I can make it feel smaller:
Gym? Focus on the music blasting in my ear.
Conferences? Meet one of the hundreds of attendees and become their conference best friend.
Social gatherings? Go with one person and remain attached to their hip for the rest of the night.
With all of my friend circles and professional associations, you would think I was not as anxious. But as you can see, I have found ways to remain calm in settings that guarantee large groups of people. Do not get me wrong, I love people! I thrive off connecting and learning the nuances that make every person I know unique. I enjoy spending time with family for the holidays and special occasions. I take pleasure in trying new restaurants or learning a new skill in the company of my girlfriends.
Recently, my quest for connectivity has motivated me to do a little traveling. Without realizing it I embarked on a journey to reconnect with a few friends in what I now call my “Friend Tour.” It all began in October 2016 when I decided to visit a friend in Phoenix and…
Instead of telling you about it in this post, what I will do is dedicate my next three posts to describe the laughs, love, and experiences from the Friend Tour!