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  • Sam_Gibble

    As a college student, my procrastination habits usually lead to social media. While my friends and I hang out all the time, most of our communication is done through social media. The suggested assignments are ones that I will share with my friends because we are slowly spiraling into the stigma of the Millennial generation. We spend too much time online instead of socializing with each other.

    I love connecting to other people but sometimes it's hard to make connections to others in college because everyone already has their group of friends. Assignment #3 will defiantly help me branch out to others so I can make meaningful connections.
    Who knew that three simple tasks could lead to life-long connections!

  • Stef McDonald

    Especially like the "build something" action—when you work on a project and the act of creating, it's like getting-to-know-you time is accelerated. And it's also meaningful time. It doesn't even have to be building—just making. I love to cook and have had friendships grow standing over the stove with a newish friend or friend of a friend that's come over for a dinner party. (Then the bonus is getting to enjoy the meal you've made afterwards!)

    • Carolyn Sams

      Yes to cooking as the best way to build stronger friendships! I just hosted a dinner party on Saturday for exactly that reason!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love what you learned at Starting Bloc, Smiley. I'll have to do these exercises daily. It's hard to get away from making connections online when your work happens there!