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? ;)