Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I Might Sound Like A Hippie

This past weekend is behind me now. With all its bad memories and all the new good ones that I made. My hair has been cut! I'm working on getting a few pictures taken and will share the new look with you soon!

Today, I just wanted to talk about some random but relevant thoughts I'd had on meeting new people. Moving to a new city on the other side of the country is exciting, to say the least. I can go through almost every day seeing nothing but new faces. To some people that may be scary or boring but to me, it's pretty darn cool! There are so many people and cultures and stories to be told.

So, I consider myself pretty lucky to have met so many new people in such a short period of time. Some meetings are mere run-ins and others have developed into stronger connections but through each person, I've gained a better understanding of, well, humanity I suppose. But I've also learned something pretty deep about relationships in their early stages.

It's not just about personalities.
It's not just about similarities.
It has a lot to do with energies.

That's right - I've been learning how much I feed off of or perhaps don't feed off of other people's energies. I know... deep, right? [Is this where I should start talking about your aura?] But it's true! And I never really realized it until now.

Whether it's the girl that started gabbing to me in line at Target, whether it's the new dean that recently joined our church here, the guy I went out on a date with, or my neighbors - I've seen how their energies mesh with my own energy.


And sometimes you meet someone who you'd initially think you have a lot "in common" with. Someone who's nice and friendly and carries conversation well. But there's that something missing, right? There's a weird vibe, or something is just "off." I think it's simply that your energies don't mesh. No matter how hard you try, it's just not there. It's not something we can help. After all, all we are is energy in the end...

But then there are the people whose company just seems to make you ignite. You just genuinely feel "brighter," "happier," better" when your energies interact. [I think the same goes for the blogging community. There can be people whose lifestyle is different from mine. Or our fashion sense. Or what we do for fun. But whenever I'm on their blog, reading their words or gazing at their pictures, and eventually chatting with them, I connect.]

And, to me, I feel like those are the people you want to spend your time with. The people leaving you feeling "brighter," "happier," "better." Those are the people who take life from ordinary to extraordinary. And those people might not be the same for you as they are for me and that's okay. Just find them. And learn from them. And help them learn from you too :)

Are you feelin' my "energy" on this one or have I turned into a hippie after all? ;)

8 comments:

Jenn said...

You are definitely NOT a hippie! You're just learning about the world and how you can make the most of it :)

Gayle said...

YOU are one of those bloggers who leaves me feeling brighter, happier, and better when I leave your page. You always have inspiring words, and whether you know it or not, they come at the right time. San Diego agrees with you!

Kate said...

I really needed to hear this. I keep thinking about moving somewhere new but I'm terrified of not knowing anyone. I think this was just the reminder that I needed that it's all about our attitudes and being receptive to the situations we're in - or having the right "energy" if you want to call it that : )

Ash said...

i LOVE this, friend! i'm so about energies- not like, scientifically or anything (well.. maybe scientifically..?) but in that connection. there's got to be something there... i think i notice energies the most when i first meet people, ya know? like you instantly are someone my being needs to get to know...

and yes, i'm referring to you (: which means we need to plan something other than a brunch where we sit on opposite sides of the table (;

offer still stands for a weekend away at the glass ranch!!!!

Melissa C said...

I totally agree with you! This is such an inspiring post. I tend to get chatty with people in check out lanes too. ;)

Chelsea said...

defiantly feeling you on this one!! it's so true!! i had this guy friend, and recently have realized, we don't mesh, our "energies" are completely different. the only thing that made us friends before was that he had feelings for me. we is a shame, because before we got along so well. but that's life. i believe people come into our lives for a reason. whether they are there for a short time or a while, they teach us something :)

Hope Hicks said...

Those flats are super cute, just saying. --I think our energies have to do with a greater plan. Those run-ins or lasting impressions come full circle in the end. And being a hippie is cool :)

Amanda said...

You are not a hippie, I think energies have so much to do with interactions, good or bad :) I can't wait to see the short hair! and PLL is the best show EVER!!!