Today’s Awesome had me giving back and stepping out of my comfort zone.
A friend invited me to a benefit to support Sandy victims.
Plus. Being new to this town, it fit right into my go-out-every-night –and-participate-in-every-activity-possible-and-make-new-friends plan.
I took a nap after work (the “plan” is exhausting) and woke up just in time to grab a cab to the famed Chicago Hard Rock Hotel.
There, I joined up with said friend and about 167 of his friends.
After the first few awkward moments (HI!, my name is…) and a thorough surveying of the crowd (am I dressed appropriately?!?!)…
I introduced myself to just about everyone.
I met someone who works at my (large) company (new office friend!). I danced like it was Friday (it wasn’t). I exchanged life stories with total strangers (typical).
By the end of the night, I felt like my vodka soda intake had sufficiently added to the benefit and I had exchanged numbers and emails with a host of new future friends (it’s like dating).
Aside from the likely hangover that accompanies too many mixed drinks on a week-night, I’d say it was totally worth it.