Monday, January 14, 2013

Why so chicken??

Anyone who knows me knows that I have quite a bit of social anxiety. I get really nervous about hanging out with people I don't really know and hanging out in large groups (whether I know the people or not). Well, one of my goals for this year was to work on overcoming that anxiety. I took a super big step this weekend and I'm pretty proud of myself! I got invited to go out with a group of ladies for a birthday celebration. Now, that doesn't sound like a very big deal, but I only knew one person and I've never hung out with that person. So for me, it was like going out with an entire group of people I didn't know. That's huge for me!! But, it was totally worth it. I had so much fun and was able to make some new friends. Step one - accomplished!! I realize that this issue isn't going to be solved by one outing - it may never completely go away. But, with every awkward and anxious situation I brave, I know the next will be a little easier.

1 comment:

  1. Good Job on going out and taking that first step :) Its never fun. I'm the type of person that would much rather stay home on the couch verses going out. But I gave myself a goal. I accept 3/5 invitations to go out. That way I still go out and have fun, but I still get to be lazy at home!!