Okay, so yesterday my co-worker asked me if I wanted to go to a Young Professional Social event in Portland with him. Me being so skeptical, I said no and continued to say that I was planning to clean my apartment and do laundry. Then he told me that I should go and laundry can always be done later. I realized then that I wasn’t doing anything with my life, but do domestic things, so I said Why Not?
So he showed me this site, meetup.com and there is a group called Young Professionals Social Club (22-36) where a person hosts an event and people gather and talk. So this time it was at a restaurant/bar called Brix Tavern in Portland. We showed up to this bar and there was 4 people sitting in this table. There was an Indian guy who worked for Intel (Computer Engineer), there was a girl straight from Beligium who was doing her PhD in OSU for neuroscience, there was an all around American who came here to be a Pharmacist, and there was the host and she was a financial marketing person.
Honestly, I really enjoyed yesterday. We drank, talked about random things (our jobs, board games, etc.), and we played darts. All these people moved to Portland recently and they’re looking to have a good time and gain some friends. The pharmacist let me ride is bike and I crashed into a car, which was embarrassing - but it was all good cause we laughed it off. We all went to venture off to find food carts and we ate a pretty good gyro. Then the Indian guy offered to drive us home (which again - i became REAL SKEPTICAL), but why not? I made it home in peace.
For those who actually read my blog, do you remember when I said “How do people meet friends after college?” I guess this is EXACTLY how you do it. Use the internet/technology in our favor and find people who feel the same way as you. I thought to myself, imagine if I didn’t go. 1) I wouldn’t of met these awesome people 2) I’d be stuck in apartment always wishing I wasn’t alone and wishing I had people to talk to.
I joined meetup.com that night and joined that group. With that being successful, I think I may join more groups :)