This weekend I hosted a Campstameet, which is basically an Instameet and a camping trip smashed together in a gigantic mess of epic-ness. If you don't already know, an Instameet is just a bunch of Instagrammers coming together to hang out, shoot some pictures, and make new friends. At this point, they are basically a global phenomenon.
In all honesty, most of the people I consider friends at this point in my life have ties to Instagram and the Instameet family. I've heard so much about social media tearing us apart, but as a generation I think we are redeeming that--not by spending hours scrolling through Instagram, but by making connections through it. Meeting up with other Instagrammers when we find ourself in a new city, or driving hours from home for an Instameet.
I guess what I am trying to say is that the risk I took in October payed off in bigger ways than I ever imagined.
Be on the look out for a post with all the pictures from the Campstameet. I promise you won't want to miss it!