The title of this post is a little misleading since we are the polar opposite of social butterflies, however it's been a busy week for us and I feel like we're being extra butterfly-y.
Being in a small community, I find that we gravitate towards seeing friends up here more rather than being complete recluses and hiding away with our puppy. It may not be for an actual "outing" but we tend to see someone at least once a week, if not more. This is far more social than we were in Ontario where after a long day at work and a long commute home, it was hard to muster up the energy to drive to another city to have dinner with friends or anything remotely social. As there isn't really a 'commute' here and we're home by 5:10, it's much more likely to have (impromptu) dinners on weeknights or decide spontaneously to have people over on the weekends, etc.
An impromptu dinner was exactly how we decided to spend our Saturday evening so we could celebrate our anniversary surrounded by friends. It was spontaneous, last-minute and filled with laughs, conversation and good food. In other words, a perfect evening! We also made a new friend this week - through the blog actually - and had a lovely dinner last night by way of introduction. More conversation, laughs and food...it's a good theme for any evening. I anticipate we'll be having more impromptu gatherings in the future because only good things have come out of it!
With few choices of places to go, activities to do, etc. in town, this is the type of place you need to create your own fun. If you sit at home and wait for things to come to you, you're likely going to be bored and lonely up here. However, if you put yourself out there, you'll find there are lots of things to do and people who are eager to join you. It's the best way to meet people and make new friends, you just have to be open to being social! A good lesson whether you're in the north or the south - put yourself out there and you'll be surprised at just what's waiting in the world for you. :)