Happy Monday Lovelies!!
For those of you that don’t know me, I am a pretty shy person. And most definitely an introvert. I love to spend my time alone doing things I enjoy like reading, blogging, or watching movies. Sometimes when I am invited out, it is a struggle to get myself to do it because I would much rather spend my evening to myself. But at the same time, I’ve cried myself to sleep at night because I don’t have any true girlfriends, and I wanted to be able to create those memories with others that will last a lifetime.
I don’t think I have mentioned this on here yet but I moved this week, to Alabama. Its one of those moves that happened due to things going on in my life, and it could be a short temporary thing, or I could be here for a while. I am trying to figure things out for myself, and this is where I need to be to do that. I am very blessed to be closer to family now and I am trying to move forward and get my life on the right track.
So, last night I went to a young adults service at the church I am going to now, and I have to say it was really hard for me to get myself to go! I’m in this new town, I don’t know anyone besides my family, and I am thinking about going to this thing with other people my age, its so SCARY, and this experience and my reaction to it is why I decided to write this blog post. I knew if I didn’t go I would be missing out on an opportunity to meet other people my age that I can possible connect with, and I have to say I am so glad I talked myself into going. I was lucky enough to walk into an atmosphere filled with good-hearted people that welcomed me in and made me feel comfortable.
Not every situation will be as easy as the one I found myself in last night. I have so many things that I want to do and accomplish right now! And one of the things that I think can really hold me back from reaching some of my goals is my fear of putting myself out there. One thing I want to do differently and change about myself is how hard it is for me to go out and meet people. I want to start stepping out of my comfort zone, getting out there, and making friends. I just have no clue how to do it. I’m so uncomfortable in social situations where I don’t know anyone. But, once I do start to get to know others a whole new Desiree comes out. Another weird thing about me is that this doesn’t apply when I am at work. When I am starting a new job, I am a social butterfly and I am not afraid to talk to anyone! I mean I will start up conversations and get to know my co-workers in a heartbeat. But, if I went to a party or event where I don’t know anyone I guarantee you I will be sweating bullets the entire time.
I envy people who are so comfortable with just walking up to someone and striking up a conversation, and I am also thankful that there are people like that, or else what are we introverts to do? We would never meet anyone! So this is my declaration of a new start, this move is the new start of a lot of things in my life, and I want this to be a focus for me. I’m not just talking about making a few friends here and there, life is all about who you know, especially in the work force, I want to really learn how to network, and put myself in the company of people that have similar interests as me and are like minded. I also want to network and meet more people in the blogging community. I feel like this situation for me can be easily fixed if I just continue to put myself in situations that make me uncomfortable, and then I will eventually get the hang of this “meeting new people” thing that I am absolutely clueless about!
So here’s to meeting new people, putting yourself out there, and stepping out of your comfort zone! Comment below and let me know what personal fears or bridges you want to get over?