good god, i’m in a [pay] fantasy football league. i don’t watch or understand football [or even own a tv], but a coworker mentioned it and it sounded like fun [i’ve been in leagues before with coworkers and had fun with it].
this is altereggo playing along.
i was invited to lunch as a joke [because dude was going to an unhealthy place that he figured i wouldn’t go to], and i went with four other humans!
i spontaneously went to lunch with a coworker. we were out and about for work and he asked if i wanted to get food. i said no at first, but then i stopped myself because there was no legitimate reason for not going. i went, and it was fun. would consider doing again. :]
i joined a committee at work. it kinds makes me cringe, but it’s good exercise for me to do something besides work at work.
.my coworker asked if i was going to an MLK event and of course i said no. but then i changed my mind and went with her and even pretended to network for 5 minutes afterward.
doing things with a group instead of finding reasons to keep myself in my box.
the classic example of this behavior is skipping potlucks at work using such wonderful excuses as my dietary restrictions or errands i need to run at lunchtime. i could bring something i can eat or do errands another day. all excuses are covering the real issue: social anxiety.
toward this goal, i have done 1 thing so far: i went to our department holiday lunch. so go me!