If there’s anything I’ve learned from my social network class, it’s that we need to go beyond “the bubble.” As convenient as it may seem that Google and Facebook filter our information to our interests, they are actually doing us a disservice because it prevents us from being exposed to new people and new experiences. Our teacher has made a point to challenge us to go out on a limb—to talk with unfamiliar people and to expose ourselves to new adventures that we may have ignored before.
I took his advice yesterday and I’m so glad that I did. I went to my first ever Greek Crossing breakfast at UCLA where various sorority girls gather together not just as sorority members, but as sisters in Christ. It was so nice to meet more of the faces that I often pass by on a regular basis and put a name to them. As much as I love being a member of my particular house, it was the perfect change of pace to meet some people outside of “my bubble.”
I have to admit though, going to this Greek Crossing event wasn’t too challenging because I wanted to hear one of my mentors and fellow friends, Joanna Hyatt, impart her wisdom. This is the second time I have heard her share the Word and she was just as inspiring as the last time. She spoke about what we need as women—to be wanted, to be needed, to be known—and ultimately to be loved. We all came to the conclusion that God’s love is the most unconditional, true, and everlasting that there is. It is more fulfilling than any love we could ever receive or give on Earth.
No matter what your religion, I can guarantee that you’ll experience more happiness in your life if you break out of your own bubble, whether that’s with your select group of friends, your regular restaurants, or your tried and true workout routine. It doesn’t matter how big or small the change, it really can make all the difference.
What will you do this week to break out of the bubble?
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook
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