I’ve only just realised I didn’t write anything about the social media / Instagram meet-up we held a few weeks ago.
In short, I think a pretty good time was had by all. We had people coming and going and those of us there made sure we were following everyone else we met. Not in a stalkerish way in real life obviously, but on Instagram etc…
Now I’m seeing amazing acai bowls put together by a seriously impressive 16yr old who’s more together than this 40-something year old; and who’s gotten me addicted to #VanLife pictures on social media. I’m also seeing a lot of amazing food on offer around the Fraser Coast, particularly via the fabulous Fraser Coast Foodies and Fraser Coast Eats accounts.
And I had the opportunity to meet some fit Fraser Coasters who make me feel guilty each day that I scoff my Caramello Koalas and they’re out running or lifting heavy weights and cross-fitting.
And then there are those who share their lovely shots of the beach, shopping trips, meals or whatever they’re up to.
It’s nice to have put faces to names, and names to handles. It was nice to meet people I might not otherwise have met. And it was nice to get pushed outside of my / our comfort zone a little.
Following new people has also introduced me to a range of others and I’m agog at some of the creative and artistic peeps around, and love the positivity and zest for life that I see coming at me through beach pics, sunsets, sunrises, families, dogs and cats. And everything in between.
We’ve talked about attempting to have a similar catch up irregularly… so stay tuned.
Thanks to those who came along and don’t forget to use a #frasercoast (hashtag) or #HerveyBay or #maryborough or similar if you want to find other locals. Thanks also to The Front Room, which is a fabulous venue and cafe and I know you’ve gotten some new customers as a result!
For more information about upcoming meetups follow our new: Fraser Coast Instagram Meet-up account.
***Oops, I just found that I hadn’t posted this when I wrote it on 26th April, so I’m belatedly sharing it. Sorry ’bout that. ***