I was invited by a friend of mine to join him and his friends for a retreat into the forest. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into but have been on the “yes” train as much as possible the past year or two….so naturally, I had an amazing time. I was able to meet 16 new people, all of which were very nice, open minded and welcomed me into their lives like I was family. Friendships were made almost instantly.
Throughout my travels I’ve come up with theory that the best way to meet someone isn’t over beers at a bar, or loud music at a party. My personal favorite way to get to know someone is to put yourself into a potentially uncomfortable situation, or at least an unfamiliar location. Something you don’t do everyday, some place you don’t have all the answers too. Doing this takes away a big amount of “I know’s” and puts everyone on the same level of knowledge, or at least closer.
I learned a lot from the guys I was with and will take my new knowledge into the future. Oh yeah, and Lost Coast Lodge is absolutely beautiful, Ill be back in winter for some snowboarding, snowmobiling and good eating.