Do you usually keep in touch with new people you meet or do they slip out of your life after the evening?
Social media is a blessing and a curse, isn’t it? I used to be more social, but sitting in front of a computer most of the time, I find that when I am going to be in a situation where I’ll be meeting new people, I get a bit nervous.
Some of my nerves are all the self-doubt that creeps in. I’ve gained a few pounds the past couple of years and I feel bad about that and I feel insecure about carrying on a conversation. After all, on my computer I can respond when I want to and I can take a moment and look up information if I need to. In person, especially when you’re trying to make a great first impression, my tongue gets tied and my mind isn’t always as quick as I’d like. I’m more worried about remembering a person’s name or some little tidbit I’ve just learned.
All that said, I have recently been in several situations where I’ve met several new people. My husband and I are bikers and that lends itself to meeting new people every time we go on a ride or attend an event. With smart phones and social media, it’s easy to stay in touch with people and I make it a point when I meet someone I have enjoyed, to like them immediately on Facebook and invite them to sign up for my newsletter. I watch for them on social media and it’s fun to see what they’re doing and where they’re going.
Do you stay in touch with new people you’ve met? How do you do it?]]>