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RingoTheScorpio in Schenectady is doing 26 things including…

Meet More People In Schenectady

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RingoTheScorpio has written 2 entries about this goal

A Small Effort of sorts...

Lately, when I am home I spend a lot of my afternoons at this really cool, funky, little coffee shop on Jay St. It’s a short walk from Proctors Theatre, and there are two used book stores on same street.

I sit in the corner by myself and just read, or journal. It sounds lonely, but it makes me comfortable to hear the people around me. It’s become my new comfort zone in NY.


Moving, The Great Leap of Faith

When I was still really living in NH, instead of just spending most of my time there, I had started to get really lonely. My work life was the only thing I had left. Most of my friends had moved away. The fiew that were left were mostly interested in drinking, and that was NEVER my social scene. My social life revolved, and still does, around spending days at the coffee shop, and working at the Colonial Theatre.

I was spending more and more time driving to NY, where my Aunt lives, and she had been telling me for years to move there. She had seen me go through a lot over the years, and she felt that if I moved near her I could get a fresh start on my life. Summer I spent a lot of time with my Aunt, and her family. My Aunt Karen is really about the best friend and most amazing Aunt I could ever wish for, and I decided enough was enough and I would move.

Most of my summer work involves a lot of driving, and I looked at the maps, and driving from NY was not going to be MUCH farthur of a drive than driving from NH. I started looking for theatre work in the Albany area, started looking for apartments, and started trying to close the Keene, NH chapter of my life.

When I first moved to NY my only friend besides Karen was an ex-gf who lived a few town over. We would hang out, and she tried to introduce me to people, but her friends and I didn’t seem to have anything in common, except her. I go to Flight of Fantasy, a local gaming store, but I don’t really spend enough time there to fit in with the local gaming crowd. I DID meet one person from online, who has a lot in common, but stopped hanging out with me with no reason given.

I spend nearly half my week away from home working either in NH or Boston. My work life is still my only real social life, and I want that to change. I need people who share other interests other than what I do for work. I’m finnaly starting to get work in NY, so maybe if I’m spending enough time near home I’ll find more time to have a social life again.

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