Jetton Park is a place I go to for peace, quiet, reflection, and enjoyment; The perfect place to write my first blog. I decided to call it “The Gray Areas”. To help me get started, I read a book called “lifestyle blogging basics”. It’s exactly what it seems like, a beginners guide for lifestyle blogging basics. It was inspiring and stimulated a lot of fresh ideas. My blog is about living in the Lake Norman Community (Lakeside Living), My Personal Style (which I am still exploring), My Review of Books (Good Reads), Business (my life as a young business professional & entrepreneur), and Travel ( a pleasure of mine that I wish I could afford to do more often).
Before I went to the park to write and collect content I stopped by the dollar store to pick out a new journal to Blog in. I’m not as decisive as people think I am in fact, I am so indecisive I ended up picking up six journals and assigning one to each day of the week because I liked them all!… Saturday & Sunday share a journal.
When I arrived at the park with my new journals my intention was to find a place that was secluded so that I wouldn’t have to greet very many people but, when I started to walk toward an unoccupied bench I looked to my right and noticed a young woman w/her dog. For some reason, I felt inclined to go say ” Hello”, probably because I don’t have very many friends these days, just tons of acquaintances and business connections. Anyway, I decided to give in to my inclination and took a seat near the area where she was standing. She was average height, white, and didn’t look much older than I am. The more I spoke with her, the more I realized we had in common. She told me she just recently moved to the LKN (Lake Norman) area and that she recently got out of a relationship. That made me feel hopeful that maybe we could actually become friends. I asked for her IG account so I could follow her and keep in touch (look how far society has come). Her name is Mary and her dog’s name is Sam. When our conversation ended I was glad that I met her. I decided to wait until the next day to reach out to her so that I wouldn’t seem desperate or creepy. I’ll have to follow up with you all about whether or not we actually hang out or become friends.
Encounters such as the one I just described are bittersweet for me. Bitter because it reminds I don’t have a close “BFF” and sweet because it gives me hope that I’ve either just met that person or that I will meet that person sometime soon.
A lesson from my experience: Go say “Hello” you never know what it will turn into.
What have you learned about me?
- I love Jetton Park
- I’m a bit indecisive
- Typically, I follow my impulses
- I’m waiting for my female BFF like a princess waiting for her night & shining armor