It’s been quite a sprint for me. After two big poly meetups in three days, meeting about fifty new people and mingling as much as I could, I’m pretty exhausted right now. Poly people themselves aren’t exhausting, but such a high volume in such a short amount of time has left me feeling overstimulated.
Poly Cocktails on Monday night was amazing. There were so many of us in the bar that the air conditioner couldn’t handle it. There were so many new faces there that it became a little hard to keep track. And not just Chicagoans either: folks came in from Wisconsin and Michigan. And then last night there was another group of people I hadn’t met before, sitting and talking. The conversation got downright philosophical at certain points, and I love that part where we end up talking about what is truly important for ourselves.
I consider myself pretty outgoing. I don’t know that I’m a true extrovert, but I definitely gain something from the interactions that I have with others. That said, I’m looking forward to spending tonight at home by myself, pretty much doing nothing. I should probably try to get an appointment at the tanks sometime soon.
To everyone who came to one of the meetups this week: Thank you so much for coming out! I know we’re a bunch of weirdos, but you are too! It means so much to see folks at events, and build this community.