I recently wrote a post giving myself a little pity party about my situation out here in Wisconsin.
Well, as they always do, things are starting to fall into place.
I recently landed a job. While it is just temporary, I am excited to have work, get into a routine, and make some money while I keep applying for a full time, permanent job.
The second thing I have been wanting and needing is friends! I have made friends with Phil’s group of friends but ever since I moved here I have wanted to establish my own group of friends. It is important to me to have my own outlets and not just get wrapped up in the life that Phil has created here over the last year.
With that being said, I needed to put in a little effort to making friends. As stupid as this sounds, I resorted to Google. I literally created a search for “how to meet people in Madison.” I came across a site called Meetups.com. After a few minutes of browsing around I created an account. Meeting new people is hard but this website was just the motivation I needed.
I joined a couple groups and started getting emails about events around Madison that people put together. For example, grabbing drinks, getting dinner, going to a movie, or concert on the square. I finally motivated myself to attend an event. All day my plan was to meet these people out at a local restaurant for dinner. The meet up time was a few hours away so I logged back into my meetups account to find that the event was actually a week away. Whoops! At least I realized before I showed up at the restaurant all alone.
It looked like another night in for me. A few hours later I got an email saying that someone left me a message on my meetups account. I quickly logged in and was happy to see that a girl who just moved to Madison left me a message. We exchanged a few emails and decided to meet up for coffee the next day. Long story short, I now have a friend here in Madison! I feel like such a dork but I’m so excited. It has definitely encouraged me get out there and meet more people asap! 😀
On another note, the weekend is finally here!! This week went by incredibly slow for me. I am so excited that Phil is back in town after being away all week. Also, I’m excited that Phil’s best friend from home (who currently lives in Chicago) is coming to visit and bringing his girlfriend with him! It should be a fun weekend of double dating and showing them around Madison. Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂