||[Dec. 27th, 2015|07:06 pm]
The Question Club
Basically, I went out of state to go to college and lost contact (more or less - in some cases, I chose to stop getting involved for reasons (like S.O.'s that made me uncomfortable, they are doing or saying things that make me uncomfortable, etc) with my friends from high school and when I came back home - I ended up working two jobs for about a year before landing a full-time one in June at one place with set days and hours. I didn't have energy, money, or even time to try to think about this and I feel like if I could have been able to do that then, I might have been able to reconnect with someone.
Now that I'm a bit more settled in the FT, 5 days a week, 8 hours + commute - I've begun to feel pretty lonely and like I actually want to go out and have fun with people (at least some of the time). I'm not really a fan of clubs or bars and I'm not at all comfortable with going joining a church (not religious for starters but I also have always felt really unwelcome when I go to a service with my family) just to meet people. But, I'm also really introverted, so I know that's not helping me at all...
I keep hoping I'll come across a book club or something (fandom related or even a movie group or something) that meets in a public place that I can try, but no dice. (I figure if it's something I really enjoy - it'll take me less time to warm up to talking.)
So, basically, what's a good way to meet people that are in my area that isn't joining a church or going to a club/bar?
I'm alright with even meeting and talking to people online which I've been doing on occasion and do have a couple people from that, but it'd be nice to be able to do things in person.
(Most of the people I work with are much older than me (parents age or older), so I'm wondering if I should try to ask if anyone wants to eat lunch or leave it alone.)
DK/DC: What was your favorite movie from this year? Mine is "The Martian" but I really liked Inside Out and Star Wars.