Do you ever see someone and think, “Dang, that person seems cool. I bet we’d be best friends if we met.” I get that feeling all of the time. Don’t get freaked out. I’m not weird. Okay I am weird but not in a super creepy way. Just a slightly creepy way.
I digress. I often see people and get an innate feeling that if I got to know that person we would become really good friends. I think I just have a good sense for people. For example, me and Taylor Swift would get along swimmingly, and Emma Stone and I would have epic lip sync karaoke battles. It may be less weird to have these thoughts about celebrities (even though they are humans too) but I have these thoughts about ladies I just randomly see at coffee shops or, more recently, basically every lady at Texas Style Council.
I will provide you with an example. In college I took my first Women’s and Gender Studies course where we focused on women’s literature. The first day of class I noticed this girl who was very quiet, had lots of fun tattoos, blue hair, and knit while our professor taught. I thought she was the raddest chick ever! I could tell she wasn’t too keen on me but I decided to make her my friend. I knew that with a little bit of hard work I would eventually break down the wall she had built and become her friend.
That semester I said hello and how are you to her at the beginning of every class. Overtime our conversations developed into more and we learned that we had a lot in common. To this day I still consider her one of my dearest friends. We don’t talk everyday and we rarely see each other but when we do it is like no time has passed.
I think it is important to recognize and understand this gut reaction. I think I am a pretty rad person and I have a lot of love to give. If I can give that love to another awesome person then why not?
At Texas Style Council I met so many wonderful ladies that I instantly knew would become friends. For example, Emma of Behind the Leopard Glasses and I connected after a few minutes. She is absolutely amazing and really had a positive impact on me. Another super cool person I met at TxSC was Mallory of Miss Malaprop. She took me under her wing and introduced me to a few fellow nerdy bloggers, which I loved. Mallory introduced me to Mia of xo Mia and we basically became immediate best friends. I hadn’t realized until later but I had already been following Mia’s blog for months now! How crazy is that?!
Sorry, I think that may have been another tangent. Anywho, I guess what I am saying is: follow your gut about people. If you see someone you think may be a good friend (or more *wink*) then go for it! Say hello and see where it goes. The worst that could happen is they turn out to be jerks and you realize they weren’t meant to be your friend.
Now go get ’em tiger!!