11. October 2011 17:40
Hey there readers!
My name is Michelle, and I'm here with RoomSync! I am a University of Florida graduate student and RoomSync intern, and I have spent 4 ½ glorious years in sunny Gainesville, FL. In my time here I have learned the benefits of expanding your social network through varying media. I’ve always easily connected with people, made friends easily, and had the social tools to develop relationships with new people. However, I never leveraged those tools, and constantly, unintentionally surrounded myself with the same types of people (crazy as it seems, it took me a long time to realize). In doing so, I quickly became bored with the city I was living in.
This year I am finally finding new groups of friends that have landed me in new places that I never knew existed, in environments outside of what I had grown accustomed to. Through my internship and my masters program, I’ve been introduced to cool social apps like Four Square that let me discover the places around me. Alas, Gainesville has finally become new and exciting again and only because I made the decision to change!
Changes don’t need to be drastic, but just enough for you to realize the other gems that are waiting to be discovered. The best way for me to make these discoveries was opening myself up to areas atypical to “my norm.” For me, getting involved entailed working with RoomSync, going to Salsa lessons, trying out new restaurants and bars, and talking to those I cross paths with to learn what they are about. By trying new things and catering to my newly peaked curiosity, I have found myself in new places, surrounded by new ideas and new faces. It's the people I have met that have helped me change my prerogative and perspective. (Oh and you can bet we’re all Facebook friends now.)
For those who are finding themselves in the same conundrum - whether you're students or long past your college days - I strongly urge you to get out there and GET INVOLVED! It doesn’t matter what it is, just do it. For me it was RoomSync; for you, it can be anything!
Go and discover something new about yourself,