Confession: I am absolutely terrified when it comes to meeting new people. I have wanted to go to the SNAP conference for the last few years but the idea of being around so many people I don't know scares the crap out of me. This is probably why I rarely do anything with anyone but my own family. I am part of a playgroup, but I have my 3 little security blankets with me, so it is easier to come out of my shell. Even then, I usually keep to myself.
On the rare occasions I am around other people I tend to overcompensate by talking too much or being too loud, then I feel like an idiot and don't go out for a while after that.
I have plenty of old friends that I am completely comfortable around, but none of them live near me. I have lived in Utah for a year and a half and I don't have a single friend to hang out with. How sad is that? Clearly, things need to change.
As terrifying as it is, I am forcing myself to socialize more. My first step is to attend a SNAP and Sewing Summit Creative Mixer. I cringed as a registered for this event, not because I didn't want to go, but because it was just so far out of my comfort zone. Jen from Tatertots and Jello
might even be there. She is seriously one of my bloggy idols! As scared as I am I have promised myself that I will talk to at least 2 other people there and get one email address or phone number. I can do this!
My husband just asked me why I am telling you all about this. I am telling you because I love my readers. Because you make me feel less alone, and because maybe sharing something so personal will make me a little more brave.
Thanks for "listening", and I'll report back on my progress soon.