CHEERS… wait for it… LEGENDARY! (For those of you who’ve watched “How I Met Your Mother” that was spot on.) If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it. Amazingly good, just like the famous “Cheers.”
Cheers was that place where everyone did know your name. And, it wasn’t just the wait staff, manager or owner… patrons knew each other as well. Everyone wants to go where they belong. I was thinking today about how far we’ve come from the days of Cheers. Everyone is busy with their own lives and their own goals (including me!) And, we don’t often go to a place and get to know everyone. We go in our little groups and we know some of the staff, but we never truly make it home.
I’m in a new city. I’m 40 and I knew one person when I arrived. I now know a few people, but I don’t feel at home yet. Where do you go to meet people as an adult without kids? I don’t mind if people have them, but I can’t use that as a mechanism to meet people. People say Crossfit, but I can’t do that. I respect those who can, but I just can’t lift weights like that and I don’t even want to try. It’s not my deal. I’m going to try a gym, and we shall see how that goes. If anyone reading this has other suggestions, I’d love to hear them. I honestly want to meet people to socialize with!
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…
Keep walking! 🙂