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Foveaux  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Case for Hanging Out

    She works at it—she puts effort into this seemingly effortless phenomenon.

I've been trying to get my partner on board with this. She's long maintained that I have this superpower when it comes to people. She thinks I "connect" with them instantly and socialising is like breathing for me.

Not true. It just looks like it. There is a lot of effort put into both maintaining friendships I have, and creating new ones. Hanging out being a core component. Along with the effort, it's a lot of fun, and I go a bit loopy without interaction. Lockdown? I needed socialising so I befriended a bunch of Australian's online and now I've attended two of their weddings.

Oh god maybe she's right. Maybe it's like breathing for me, in the sense that I need it..

Anyway that was a lovely read, and I also want to get the book now.