A really awesome thing happened to me today. The owner of our Friendly Local Gaming Store called me and said that there was something cool waiting for me at the shop. The call got me thinking of how my life had changed in the last 18 months.
Long story short, I returned to roleplaying after a 20 year absence and starting hanging around a gaming store again. Something interesting started to happen. I started making friends. I actually thought that I couldn't make friends anymore. Work and school and small children had changed the way that I viewed friendship. Now that my life has evolved I guess that I subconsciously started looking for friends again. And what better place than around the gaming table? I was seeking out people who were similar to me with similar interests. What I found was something I didn't expect.
Lots and lots of friends. Now, gamers don't tend to be outgoing and gregarious people. But, once you're in, you're in for good. I'm having a great time with my new friends.