My New Years Resolution was a pretty difficult one for me.
Accept more invitations.
It seems simple enough, but it has been a true stepping out of the box type of commitment. I have had a few invitations so far this year that I wasn’t really interested in attending but took the step towards a better me.
Since my recent lay off I really had to take a giant leap. My sister has a high school friend that lives in the area. My sister decided to set us up on a “friend date.” My husband was getting ready to return back to the workforce and I was going to be left to my own devices. Bethany messaged me and invited me to an evening social event. She told me 50-60 people would be attending. My first instinct was “No way!” But the timing couldn’t have been better. I was laid off the same day as the invite. It was the push I needed to start networking. I don’t really “know” Bethany. I mean, we went to High School together. Her brother and I were in the same grade and she and my sister were in the same grade. I figured if she got along with my sister than there was a good chance she and I would get along. I had a great time. I mingled. I shared stories. I held my own.
I don’t know why I don’t like social engagements. I like to talk. I like to talk a lot. I like to share what I know about whatever the topic is. I am very curious about things. If the topic strikes my fancy I will ask questions until I am satisfied. I don’t like to be around people that I don’t share a common interest with.
Tonight I venture out again. I am looking forward to it.
I get to show off my new shirt.