Hey there Ladies!! Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying your Thursday (tomorrow is Friday - YAYA).
So here is the thing, its kinda a secret and maybe if you knew me this might surprise you. I don't like meeting new people. Okay that came out a little wrong. I don't mean that I dislike new people, meeting new people makes me very nervous. I don't know why because I like to think that I am pretty personable and can get along with people. Its just that I get uncomfortable when I don't know people. So going into situations where I don't know anyone is really scary for me. I tend to be pretty quiet and don't really say a whole lot.
I have noticed that this "phobia" has become more of a challenge since I left High School (nearly 12 years ago - GASP how can it be that long ago??). I am so thankful that I was able to attend the same school since I was in Pre-School and we didn't have a huge turnover of students....that is probably why! I did get to take a class at my local High School but I already knew some of the students from church so I guess that doesn't really count! HA College was super tricky, its a wonder how I ever met Thomas!
So how is this a "Live and Learn"? Well I have to stretch myself and grow. The only way I can do this is to force myself to go into uncomfortable situations for myself. Hence going to the Blogger Meetup last weekend was a pretty big step for me. Luckily I already knew one of them and I think it was a little easier since I have followed a few of them on their blogs so they weren't complete "Strangers". Anyways what I learned is that it really isn't that bad meeting new people and friendships can blossom (Now that was a good show!). But in order for that to happen you have to put yourself out there. So I learned that meeting new people isn't as scary as I make it out to be in my head. So I need to start doing that more because it really is rewarding.
Thanks girls for helping me get out of my shell!