I live in in a city with endless recreational and cultural opportunities. Endless.
So it’s amazing to me how the social scene consists of such thin gruel. Yes, I have a handful of friends (each living a half-hour to an hour away and only casually knowing each other), but I have nothing even close to what I would consider a community. I once heard a man with an exciting career say on a podcast that the only time he felt a sense of community in this city was around his children’s school. I wish he had elaborated, because honestly, if he feels that way, I am fucked.
Despite all, I have kicked my physical activity up a notch and with a renewed sense of energy and purpose am planning to take advantage of what this city does have to offer.