Last night Eileen invited me to the Santiago Travel Tweetup, and on a whim I decided to go, considering it was close by and I had nothing else to do. Besides, I like hanging out with Eileen and it beat studying for the GRE (see, even without Facebook I find ways to distract myself!)
Turns out, it was a good time, and I got some good contacts for work.
But man, being with lots of people tires me out. If I wasn’t already convinced before, I now know that I’m truly an introvert.
And I don’t really like networking.
See, deep down, I’m a shy person. I always find it awkward to just go up to people and ask what they do, why they are there, etc. However, I soon realized, that because of my line of work, I wold mostly be the customer for all of these travel businesses. I mean, I guess I could promote this little blog, but honestly, that doesn’t really interest me. I have this blog because I like it, not because I’m counting the number of page views or trying to get ad revenue.
Anyway, once I figured out that most people there needed to be “selling” me something, it was easier. And I gave away a ton of my beautiful business cards. And then my feet were tired and I came home.
Now I’ve had my fill of people for at least a week, so if you don’t see me for awhile, you know why. 😉