So it's time to have a party. In a few weeks, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade will wind through the streets just a few blocks from us. What a perfect opportunity to gather friends and relatives for a fun evening.
Of course, this is Minnesota. Today's high temperature will be -1, with a -32 windchill. So I have to wait until a few days before the parade to determine if it's a good idea to ply people with alcohol and send them out into dangerously low temperatures.
All this is leading up to my topic. Social organization. Being a full-time writer, I tend to work twelve to sixteen hour days, even on weekends, so I don't get out much. And when you don't attend parties you're invited to three or four times, you drop off the invitation list.
So this year, I'm going to be more social. I started a Facebook page for my personal life, and I've connected with people I haven't seen in a while. I'm going to take more walks around the neighborhood (when the temperature reaches a more hospitable number) and re-establish friendships. I need to make lunch dates with friends, too. Some whom I share e-mails with but haven't seen in months.
All these ideas: the party, Facebook, reconnecting, will help me feel less isolated. And that's something that will help me with my goals for 2012, one of which is becoming a healthier me. By increasing my social exchanges, I will have more motivation and more support with something I've been struggling with for a long, long time. Wish me luck!
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