I asked a few blogs back for people to send me questions to answer. I got a few questions but the same one kept coming up over and over. The second question is one that has been asked a couple of times on Twitter in the past day or so.
The first question is one I hear over and over:
''How do you know all the people you know?'' or ''I don't know how you keep track of so many friends?''
Well, I really don't have a good answer for that. I just meet people, it blows my mind as I get older how small the world really is. Seems like somehow we truly are all connected in some way or another? Funny story that happened today. A couple of years ago, I started a twitter to talk pro cycling with other fans around the world. One of the first people I met was Anita, she introduced me to many people. Turns out, I am moving near Anita and her family now. She introduced me to a lovely woman named Emilee who recently introduced me to her niece via Twitter. Her niece lives in my new town in TN and we've been chatting back and forth.
Today the niece asked me, "Do you know Lee?'' she had just interacted with my friend Lee and has been to his store before. He mentioned to her his friend was moving from California to work with him. It turned out to be me! Such a small world.
It is hard to keep track of so many friends. The good news is social media makes it easier than ever and having a super memory doesn't hurt! When I moved to Visalia, email was brand new and really rare. It was so hard for me to leave and I felt isolated. Thanks to social media, I have tons of ways to talk to my friends and friends across the globe. The move to Tennessee won't be as lonely as when I moved to Visalia because everyone is in the computer no matter where I go!
The second question comes from Twitter;
"What NKOTB shows are you going to?"
the answer is none! It is the story of my NKOTB fan life. Everytime they announce a tour, my life is in upheaval and I cannot go. This time I am in the middle of planning a move to TN. Now Marty is a patient guy and is used to my crazy Lucy ways but this time its a no go. We are moving, starting new jobs and now isn't the time for spending lots of money on shows.
Thankfully, I had two wonderful New Kids experiences last year that were dream come true scenarios. I really feel that I could never top either and am happy with them. If I get to go again someday, I will but it isn't a priority to me. I just happen to talk to a lot of people that are really into that and I love listening to their stories and adventures. For me, I just have so many things to do and want to do many things spread over all my likes.
Good news, I get to see cycling in Chattanooga in May! I also am pondering running a 5 k with Jill and Kate in Nashville in April. Plus hoping to make time to explore my new area and see other friends I never have met or never get to see.
That's all for this edition of Just Ask Jules! Keep sending questions and I will do another round in the future.