I was selected to sit on a panel for a focus group last night. It was a lot of fun! It’s nice to get out of the house and have a conversation with a great group of people. Getting paid for my thoughts was really nice also. There is usually a really strong personality in a focus group, which inevitably dominates the conversation and tends to annoy the entire panel, including the moderator (who happened to be from
Everyone was in a varied stage of life and came from very different backgrounds. We got to share the things that we really like about our communities and things that make us unhappy and that we would like to see change. I'm sure the purpose was to determine if we need more highways, rec centers and parks, but it made me reflect upon the things that I enjoy about my new neighborhood (and UT in general) and the things that I, myself, can help to improve and change. I don’t want to sound like my neighborhood is the end-all-be-all, because no neighborhood is perfect (although, the guy from
Do you do fun things in your neighborhood to include all your neighbors? Let's share some ideas, shall we?