Blog, Reflecting

People to See, Places to Go

Blue-question-markPeople amaze and inspire me. People annoy and frustrate me. Most of all, though, people interest me. I’m a people person in many ways – just not in the way that most think.

 A people person is often defined as someone who is constantly socializing, making connections, and attracting followers – the type that has uncanny charisma working the room in elegant fashion.

 That’s not me.

 In reality, I’m awkward in social situations (sometimes even uncomfortable), shy at first meeting, and filled with anxiety. I’m still a people person, though.

 I’m a people person because I’m curious. I want to know the stories of the everyday person. I want to know how and why someone chose a path. I want to know who has influenced others and why. I want to know what makes someone tick and what makes another happy.

 I’m not a stalker, I’m not nosy, and I’m not a gossip – I just like people. I believe that everyone has a story and the best stories, anecdotes, and life lessons come from the average person.

 So, once my awkward social manners subside, I’m most comfortable just having conversations with real people, telling real stories, and sharing real dreams. And then, I write about it.

 What’s your story? Share it. Inquiring minds want to know.


– Shannon Philpott
Blog Entry: July 27, 2009

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