As much as I love living online (social media has made it possible to fake a life by connecting virtually without ever needing to connect offline) I often find myself craving face-to-face communication. What’s my world come to when I have to schedule lunch or coffee with a friend six weeks in advance?
I’m trying to be better about pushing myself out of my office doors for more than media interactions, going to after-work events and weekend activities with my friends. Yes, it’s something I have to work at. I’ve allowed myself to get comfortable with my couch potato existence and am reconnecting with the social butterfly I once was.
As I find myself going to Ladies Who Lunch, networking events, happy hours, and cultural activities, I realize that my creativity is flowing easily. Amazing how one feeds into the other. Balance is, I guess, more than just a buzzword.