Long and sentimental post alert: I’ve never been one for keeping a large number of acquaintances. I keep people around me and create strong bonds. I might not have the thousands of friends but I keep around and in touch with the ones who matter. Hell in February @runbeemc and I will be entering or 20th year. A little over a year ago I moved to NYC knowing 1 person here. Months went by I met people at various gyms built a relationship some stuck others failed. I walked into @cpsportscenter and joined because of the powerlifting club. Immediately I was accepted by the mid sized group, and as the group has grown my bond with everyone one of these people has strengthened far more than my lifts. This has become my family including the one not in the picture.