If you want to meet some new people, or do things with people who have the same interests as you, meetup.com is a great site to look at. I've joined LOTS of groups. I've only been to three meetups so far although I've been a member of most groups for over a year now. The biggest issue, imo, is that most of the ones I'm interested in are an hour away. Usually they're in an area that I'm unfamiliar with. I used to drive all over the place without anxiety about knowing where I was (and this was before GPS!) Now I really don't like driving to unfamiliar places at night. It doesn't help that the first time I went to a meetup no one else showed up. So that's always a concern. And the next two times I went, I got lost, despite having GPS. (It seems that you have to update those things yourself!) Once I finally found the meetups I had a nice time, but it hasn't done much for my motivation. And I didn't meet people that I exchanged information with to keep in contact. Guess I need to go more than twice for that.
Has anyone tried meetup & had great success? Hearing about that might make me more motivated.