by: Paul Tellefsen
Coming together for purpose is important to prioritize in your life. We were created for it. For this reason, this summer we wanted to motivate you to gather your Socality friends and community together. Now, a good gathering has a couple elements that define the experience as successful.
- Meaningful Conversations
And when it comes down to it, people will only remember a few things. Here's what I've seen them come back to talking about.
- Was it fun?
- Did it impact in someway?
You don't need a big budget or a 6 months of planning to be successful at hosting an event. You just need to have a meaningful experience that brings people together. Now of course, you could plan a big party with a budget, but the point is that you don't have to. Some of the most impactful moments in my life of coming together weren't well planned or expensive, but they left an eternal mark on me.
With one weekend to left to attend or host a Summer Fling gathering, we wanted to share a few stories that already happened with more stories to come.
Nathanael who gathered at a coffee shop in Texas said this about their fling.
“Our gathering in Fort Worth was a lot of fun. There was that awkward moment where no one was sure who was there for the fling and who was just there to have coffee, but once David asked, "Are you here for the Socality meet up?" The replay "me too" echoed in the room and in no time we were all exchanging stories like old friends. Our group was small, but I think it's safe to say we all had a great time getting to meet one another and are looking forward to hanging out again soon.”
Alexa who chased sunsets in Toronto said this about their day.
“We not only welcomed new faces into the community, but into our city too! We had a fun time, got some good shots, and most of all, connected over great conversations. It all starts there!”
Andrea who also was in Toronto made a Vlog about her experience (English Subtitles included)
Audrey who went camping with a crew in South Texas had this to say about their adventure.
"We set out on the weekend of August 19th nervous and excited for the friendships and adventures to be had at Enchanted Rock State Park in the Texas Hill Country. Our group met at renowned Cooper’s Old time Pit Bar-B-Que in Llano for fresh brisket and sausage, eaten family style at picnic tables with white bread and all-you-can-eat beans and jalapeños. The campsite at Enchanted Rock was secluded, shady and all-around the best we’ve found in Texas yet, and we set off for the 2-hour Loop Trail in the canyons surrounding the granite wonder. We hiked the Summit Trail at the peak of golden hour, and marveled at the setting sun from 1,825 ft above sea level. As the sky grew darker, the Milky Way was shockingly clear, and with the new moon and end of the Perseid Meteor Shower we had plenty to see. We rounded out the night with a campfire and s’mores, relishing in new friendship and the cooling night air, and excited for the next adventures to come!"
Suen who gathered in British Colombia, Canada shared a few photos from their time at Lynn Canyon.