“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”- Brene Brown
It hasn’t been easy being on my own in a state that is foreign to me. I can’t tell you all how many times I’ve talked to people back home saying to “screw it all” and just move back home. Mainly because of the feeling of loneliness.
However recently I’ve noticed that I’m starting to find more people down here that I can talk to. I’m making more friends and interacting with new people. I’m not saying my loneliness has gone away. I still very much miss my friends and family back home, but it has certainly helped meeting new people down here. I will admit it’s harder to because I don’t have that extroverted personality. However; that being said I’ve got to meet amazing people already!
I even started talking to this lady at the Starbucks I go to. We both go frequently and one day she decided to talk to me. We got into a conversation and talked for a while. She even gave me advice about strength training and going back to school. Which both I’m trying to do.
This just proves sometimes you just got to put yourself out there. You don’t have to be an extrovert but just going out there and being welcoming to meeting new people can go a long way. I just went to Starbucks, which I already enjoyed and meet a connection. I have also made more friends at work now.
Three of us were supposed to go to church tonight but they’re still at work now and I’m dead tired. Still though it’s awesome I’ve made that kind of connection and I know we’ll do it another time.
Since the social part about living down here is looking up a little bit I’ve decided that I’m going to make more of an effort of putting myself in new situations to meet even more new people. There are so many people out there and so many more opportunities to make friends and to learn from others.
One thing I love is knowledge. I love learning new things (except math eww). And what better way to learn than from learning from others? So I’m going to challenge myself to put myself more out there. I’m not saying be an extrovert when I’m an introvert, but to just give myself more opportunities and chances to meet new people. I’ve limited my connections so much and I think it’s time to stop being lazy and just go out there!
Well that’s all I got for you all today..
Talk to you all tomorrow,