Sunday, January 13, 2008


This is my first weekend to spend in Atlanta since I've moved here. Moving in December was hard because there were birthdays and holiday parties and of course Christmas and New Years. I went back and forth from Atlanta to Charlotte 4 times in 4 weeks. It was exhausting, but fun. Then, last weekend I went to Sarah's wedding in Columbia. Thank God that I have no agenda this weekend, except to relax and experience Atlanta. My "experience" starts tonight...

Tonight at Buckhead Church, my new church, there was an event for people my age to connect. It was called in:Fusion. I wasn't sure what to expect, but what I knew is that I needed friends, and this was one way to get some :)

So, when I walked in, there were lots of roundtables and people sitting all around them. I thought, "I have to pick a table? I don't know a single soul!" I just went for it. I walked around for a minute, trying to find a table with open seats and people who looked to be my age and my style. After I found one, we did a trivia competition with everyone. It was a "pop culture" trivia game...and some of the questions were hilarious. I couldn't remember what Meredith's half sister's name is in Grey's Anatomy for the life of me...and I watch it all the time! My table didn't win, but it was still fun. After we took an intermission to grab some drinks, we were told to find a new table with new people. More chances to meet more people...yay! I found another great table, and this time around in the trivia game, we did much better. I contributed to knowing a song was sung by Keane, to knowing the order of the American Idol winners, and to recognizing David and Victoria Beckham from a picture. 

As we were leaving, I found out that one of the girls from my table used to work at the Depot. I thought this would be one thing we have in common. So i asked her where she lived, and she said the Smyrna/Vinings area...yay! I do too! So, boldly, I asked her for her number so that we could maybe grab dinner. Thankfully she was cool with that. Her name is Courtnay, and she may very well be my first good girlfriend I make here. As I was driving out of the parking deck, I thought aloud "Thank you Jesus for allowing me to meet one person here tonight that I think I can connect with." Now, after tonight, in a church of 5,000 plus people, I know a few more faces and a few more names. It excites me to think about the new relationships I'll start here, and the lasting memories that are to come.

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