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Book club: a support group for transplants

I’ve found humans desperately seek relationships. School – kindergarten, high school and college – sets us up for failure, really. You befriend those sitting beside you and commiserate with those in similar situations. It’s easy, comfortable.

In the real world, networking (personally or professionally) is an art. It’s intentional, time consuming and challenging. Similar to most things in life, you get what you put in.

As an adult in a new ‘hood making friends is imperative. Fortunately, Charlotte is a city of people from other places. Here, “where are you from?” is par for the course.

As fate would have it, a lovely gal, who I met at the Darius show in big D, moved to Charlotte within a month of my move last spring. She’s since organized a book club, and with five girls and three states represented, we’ve found a common thread in top-rated books and wine.

Medium rare, please.

Medium rare, please.

And steak. For Charlotte’s Queen’s Feast we made our way to BLT steak at the Ritz. Fancy.

We do read a book before each meeting, but it’s only on the docket for a few minutes. For what it’s worth, I do not recommend reading ‘The Husband’s Secret’ the month of your wedding.

B.

4 Comments

  1. Claudia Isley

    I. THINK IT’S WONDERFUL THAT YOU ARE FINDING NEW FRIENDS AND THAT A BOOK IS ONE OF THEM.

    AN EVENING OF FUN WITH SOMETHING IN COMMON

    YOU ARE PRETTY SMART GIRL.

    HURT MY BACK SUNDAY MORNING. STRETCHED AND TWISTED SOMETHING

    FEELING BETTER

    COLD HERE -5 DEGREES

    BUT ELECTRICITY STILL ON. CAN HARDLE WAIT FOR MY ELECTRIC BILL..

    OH WELL NO FROZEN PIPES

    HOPE YOU DON’T GET THIS COLD WEATHER AND SNOW.

    I KNOW YOU ARE BOTH BUSY. AND THE SUPER BOWL IS ALMOST HERE. IT WILL BE FUN TO WATCH.

    HOPE YOU ARE GOING TO A PARTY. I REMEMBER WHEN I DID SUCH THINGS. FOOD AND FOOTBALL.. FUN!!!!!

    LOVE YOU BOTH.

    1 month anniversary coming up.. special!!!!!!!

    Grma C :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

  2. jesswillingham

    I have a book club here in TX…its basically an excuse to get together and drink.

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