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Young Professionals and I


Saturday, May 26, 2007 from Charleston, South Carolina

One evening I headed with Mark and Lindsay to a nice gathering for the Young Professionals of Charleston. I’ve been to a couple of these appetizer and small chat gatherings before. And even though I wasn’t dressed the part, I knew my story could make up for the rest. On the way in I dropped my card into the pail for a chance to win a door prize. Now I never win things. I can’t even count how many free lunch drawings I’ve put my card in. Well, sure enough, the last prize of the drawing and they call out “Hometown Invasion” with a great tone of confusion. Of course it’s the only brightly colored card in this mess of white ones. I was kind of shy and embarrassed to claim my prize, especially as a guest who isn’t even a member. I probably didn’t deserve it. But wait! This is an INVASION! So I should walk in underdressed and win what I win. Ha ha. So four of us headed to the Boat House restaurant on East Bay in downtown and enjoyed a great dinner of sushi and fish (I went with salmon).

On a more serious note, I realized how much I miss having a group of people I know and acquaintances I see more than once. It’s pretty cool to see groups like that popping up across the country. They make a big difference. I’m pretty sure I’ll always be the member who shows up underdressed and out of place, as the corporate and business-casual world just isn’t for me. Once again, it’s another small community of people all linked together that I wish I could be a part of. I look forward to joining such groups some day when I find a place to live longer than five days. I think I have a lot of input. And in addition to that, I have several other ideas on groups I may start myself in a community. Thanks for dinner Charleston Young Professionals! It was a pleasure to be there and I hope to hear from you all.

Blog Date Posted: May 26, 2007 | 351 words | comments 0 Comments