So - most of you who know me would be like, "Whatever Stacy!" if I told you I am painfully shy when it comes to meeting people. I have had good friends tell me they thought I was a stuck up snob when they first met me because I was quiet, I didn't make eye contact and I just don't reach out if I'm not in a familiar setting.
So - moving across country and not knowing anyone...has caused me to become a shy recluse. As far as I'm concerned...people should just "KNOW" that I'm the new girl on the block and that I need friends and I need people to reach out to me...not vice-versa! hello!!! But, over the last couple of weeks, that has all come to the surface and I have finally decided to face that glitch in my way of thinking and face my social challenge head-on!! YEA!!! (barf..throw up).
Yesterday I did good! I was at the Y...which I have been faithfully been visiting for the last month and a half. But never once have I asked anyone their name or introduced myself. So I made a point yesterday of asking those who I run into on a regular basis their names. Like 2 of the gals at the daycare place who watch my kids. I apologized for not doing that sooner and just explained that I'm just bad at doing that. Then, in the class the I took, I graciously handed out mats to those behind me and also helped put them away for those behind me when we were done. In doing so, one lady was picking up her kids at the same time as me and said, "Oh, you were just in that class, right? Did you like it? Is it always that hard?..." etc ...and we had a brief, friendly chat.
HA!! No one spit on my face or laughed at me or rolled their eyes. I know this may all sound funny, but these are the things that go through my head!! How will I ever know who God is bringing into my life if I'm not willing to do my part?
Sunday we are visiting a church that is just down the street, so maybe I'll see people I recognize from the Y. (maybe!?) My goal is that if I do see someone...I introduce myself. Granted I normally see people sweaty and no make up and in workout clothes, and Sunday they'll all be pretty and intimidating. I guess I better look better than them...that will help! :O)