I went to a friend’s place to watch the Champions League final. I didn’t know many people there, just the host and a couple I had met once before. Had a really good night and got along really well with the people I had spoken to. I think I did speak to most people throughout the night at some stage. There were 2 girls that I got along with, it’s amazing how you can just click with people straight away. So for last night, I did really well at this goal – I was social, confident and fun! (or is because Barcelona won the match??!! ;)
from_within has written 3 entries about this goal
I did quite well having drinks with my boyfriend’s work colleagues/super intelligent friends.
It was ok because I had two of my friends there, it was like a security blanket. If they weren’t there I’m pretty sure I would’ve felt uncomfortable. There was one of my boyfriend’s super intelligent friends who was sitting with my friends and I. Her ex-boyfriend was talking to my boyfriend and they’re not on the greatest terms, so she had to sit with us most of the night which firstly, looked like we were being quite social and secondly, made me make more of an effort to talk to her as we had to. I’ve met her maybe 5 times but nothing more than a hi, how are you.
Towards the end of the night there were 4 of us who went to dinner together and surprisingly I had a good time. I had met one guy briefly before and he is friendly and the other girl is pretty easy going and smiley. She is also moving to DC. I’m feeling like some of my boyfriend’s friend are ok, even if they are super intelligent, it doesn’t mean I have to be intimidated by them or think we are unable to have a normal conversation. Need a few more nights like this!
I had unbelievable confidence in social situations. No matter who they were I was confident and full of smiles..maybe that’s what it’s like when you’re young?! I want to get back to that!
Nowadays, I feel like I’ve gone into my shell a bit especially (or maybe only) with my boyfriend’s friends. They are all really intelligent, have phD’s and I guess we don’t have much of a connection. I feel really intimidated when I meet them (and it’s only been a few times because we live in different countries at the moment).
I think it’s ok that I’m not buddy-buddy with them, afterall they are his friends, but I have to overcome being almost terrified of them!