I am blessed to have a large personal network as well as a large business network. The personal network, however, kicked in yesterday to help celebrate my birthday.
I was delighted that a group of summer pool pals invited me out for a delightful afternoon of food and drink. They made my birthday one to be remembered. We also saw others from my business network there as well so it was an extra surprise.
This followed brunch with other friends that I wouldn't have become friends with unless I had attended a business networking event where we first met.
Obviously, I probably ate too much but limiting myself wasn't on the radar for this celebration.
It doesn't matter how or where you meet. What does matter is creating a network of people with whom you can share the challenges as well as the celebrations of life.