1. Go on a Scavenger Hunt.
This may sound crazy, but there are likely a lot of undiscovered gems in your city. The current hyperlocal craze has people on a quest to support their local economies. Join them by establishing Google alerts for free activities in your area, or following news outlets on Twitter. I read the news about my city like I’m a tourist, then jot down all the places I’ve never heard of and grab a friend to check them out!
2. Try an Extreme Sport.
For some of us vixens, that could just mean an outdoors activity, or a water sport. You can likely find a summer class starting soon to learn sailing, golf, jet-skiing, cycling and more. Join a young professionals organization. Businesses seeking publicity will offer discounts to these groups, and they center on networking while experiencing something new. Or look for your local chapter of Black Girls Run!, a national organization that shows black girls do run marathons, 5Ks and other stuff people think we don’t usually do.
3. Go Out With Strangers.
After college, it can be hard to make friends, especially if you’ve moved to a new city. Boost your chances by seeking people with common interests. This way you’ll automatically have something to talk about and can avoid the awkward pauses at those after-work mixers. On Meetup.com you can join a random group or start your own. I know you think you’re the only vixen who likes to blog about indie movies with foreign subtitles. Chances are you’re not alone!