If there is one thing I know about moving to a new city it’s that it sucks until you forge meaningful relationships with new people. Creating a rich social life from scratch is probably the toughest part of the moving process; it’s scary and takes a lot of determination.
Fortunately, there are a bunch of good websites out there where you can easily get in touch with people with shared interests in your local area. One of the websites I checked out regularly was meetup.com, a site that led me to a group called Girlfriend Grapevine. It serves as a hub to meet interesting and down to earth sister-friends with the goal of developing long term friendships.
I still remember the day when I received an email from the organizer asking if I wanted to appear in the landing page of the new website they were creating. She also told me that a professional photographer would take the pictures and some make-up artists would be there as well to assist the “models”. I had never been professionally in front of a camera before, so that proposal was very scary. I was convinced that it would be very awkward for me, and I almost rejected the offer. However, in the last minute I told myself “Why not?” and decided to sign up for that new adventure. Stepping out of your comfort zone is always good, or that’s what everybody says anyways. I was glad I went to that photo shooting. I had a lot of fun with the other models, we all had lunch together and it was the perfect way to make new friends in the city.
I recently received the photos, so I thought it would be nice to share them with you. I’m definitely not made to be a model, but it was exciting to be at the other side of the camera for a day!