Originally Posted by Kevin V
Post-CGW I've been disconnecting from (good) friends whom no longer resonate with me (something I realized I needed to do at the workshop) - friends with negative, close-minded mindsets, or complain about things in their life but won't do anything to improve, etc. Also, I started a 30-day trial of no alcohol on Jan 1 (which has extended to 65 days as of today!), so going to bars has no longer been a past time of interest.
As a result, the number of people I hang out with and spend time with has decreased DRASTICALLY. I'm turning 24 this month and most of my friends in my immediate environment are/were into partying/drinking every weekend to escape from their weekly grind of classwork or slave work. Also, CGW spoiled me! It was so awesome to jump into deep conversations within mere minutes of meeting someone new! Now it seems when I meet new people my age, I feel a little more socially awkward because I don't want to talk about The Bachelor, America's Best Dance Crew, or How Much I Hate My Job (made up that TV show
Why experiencing and realizing this is important - I'm rising to action! I'm going to make more time to start attending: meetups for my local Personal Development group on meetup.com, CGW Skype meetups (just added matty!), and more CGW's ( though the next one shares the same days as a life-coaching workshop I want to attend
Congratulations on living the life of choice rather than a life of chance.
I also have made some massive changes after CGW and am currently in Las Vegas to experience the city when I am not attending a CGW. I like the city and find it a good place to be. I will return to Oblong to finish closing on the sale of my house and some other tasks that I need to finish before leaving there.
I expect to return to Vegas in November and stay for six months. How's that for making changes to move to planet B? My wife and my young children also prefer Vegas for part of the year.
I also wanted to tell you how meeting you in the airport and our subsequent conversations helped me as we left Vegas on the same flight. Thank You!
I have been considering attending another CGW and I believe it will not be the one in May as I work consciously to wrap up the unfinished business in Oblong and transition to living in a place of joy personally and geographically.
I hope to see you in person and to both retain and grow the friendship I feel for you.