At first this social mixer was terrifying.
You had all these fancy ladies and gents posing for photos like they were out of some Hollywood film. Then everyone was taking my photo. It was so surreal. Some gorgeous woman gave me pointers to pose for these so I don’t choke on coffee the next morning when I’m in the social section of the newspapers. It was crazy! It was like throwing an ice cube into a boiling pot…I felt out of place at first.
However, people found the fact that I’ve only been in town for 4 days endearing. They found the fact that I’m a country girl even more so. They could pick up that I was a little shy, but they all made conversation flow so easily. It was totally worth it. One woman made sure to let me know that she wants to see me more frequently at these kind of events.
So after this party my friend and I thought that finger food and martinis weren’t enough for us real folk so we tried hunting down this secret pizza shop over at the Cosmopolitan. We didn’t find it! We were so bummed.
Remind me to add: Find Secret Pizza Shop in Cosmopolitan to my goals.
Instead my friend Mike brought me to Wiener Schnitzel for the first time. (I guess it IS a real place). Had myself a Kraut dog and went home.
Excellent night! So glad I chose to bust out of my comfort zone! 2 weeks ago
So I got invited to go out tonight and while I usually would love to say no…I said absolutely. It’s for a social and business mixer. Hopefully it’ll also be a way for me to pass out my resume to those who are interested and possibly meet a few new people.
TUESDAY I was invited to my brother’s girlfriend’s mother’s house. Whoo! At first it was so awkward, but once I got comfortable I was able to keep up with these talkative folks.
LAST NIGHT I invited my brother’s girlfriend over to our condo for dinner to reciprocate for inviting us over to her mom’s house. I know it’s nothing big, but the small steps help me come out of my shell. I cooked an awesome chili FYI!
Wish me luck for tonight! 2 weeks ago
So I’ve always been a little quiet, but more so after getting into some abusive relationships early on in my adult years.
There’s a deadly combo of shyness and trust issues rolled up inside of me that I can’t let go of. In my eyes everyone is self centered and has no true love for anyone else.
While I know logically that this cannot be true…experience has dealt me a hand of cards to play.
I choose now to go out, meet people and give myself the chance to break away from my trust issues. Hopefully I can become a little less awkward and more lively in public. 3 weeks ago
my new joga class and I’ve signed to japanese class. These are first steps after few years of solitude. I will try to add some new activities monthly. 1 month ago