Where did topic go
there was a topic about someone who knew a very shy person. Where did that thread go?
that is what i was thinking - meet people doing something that you love - helps stop the initial "what do I talk about?" problem...I thought that between us we could have come up with some groups or activities that she could have quietly joined. My only concern was that she felt that she couldn't explore St Thomas alone - perhaps might be a self-confidence thing rather than true shyness - the OP seemed to know her pretty well tho..
Interesting.....??? Funny how conversations turn ugly when certain people are involved....
Too bad I missed the thread. I like meeting new people. I think it depends upon having an activity or interest that you enjoy. For years most of my social life revolved around the kid's school and their friend's parents. Life as empty nester is less full. Where are all the good book clubs?
Sorry folks, the original poster of that thread asked for it to be removed... perhaps because the shy individual didn't like that the thread was about them. Anyway, it was a very good topic. And certainly if someone wants to start a general topic about how to get involved once they move, how to meet people, it might be a great thing to do.
i miss the autumn too
I don't any more although in my first several years here I did, as I lived in New England for 17 years prior to the move to the USVI and the change of seasons was something I did miss. Much the same way that I miss the "green" of the UK where I was born and raised and which, when watching movies filmed there, somehow "pangs" me.
That was until I started to feel the subtleties of the seasonal changes here and grew to appreciate them. It's perfectly normal to miss that to which you've become accustomed but, as time goes by, you slowly adapt to what you have in whatever place you're living. I think, once you shed the unrealistic expectation of comparisons, you can enjoy life here.
There is no dispute that living in the USVI or any other US territory is "different".