Life at 1572: Stepping out of my comfort zone

Stepping out of my comfort zone

I've been trying to put myself out there more this past week so I can meet some new people. I belong to Cafemom, and have for a long time, but I haven't ever done much with my account. On cafemom I've belonged to a group of moms that live here, or have husbands working at Miramar. I've been in the group since sometime in 2007, but it has never really done anything either. Last week I decided to check it, and someone had posted how they were looking for some friends. I decided to post back, and turns out she lives on my street only a few houses down. Yesterday, Jack and I went to her house. We seemed to hit it off pretty well so maybe something can come of this. I am also talking to two other moms that live on the other side of the base. Then today I took Jack to the park and there was a group of moms there that seemed to know each other. They commented on how cute Jack is so I introduced myself. One of the mothers and I exchanged numbers. She lives in Santee, and was hoping maybe we could get together. This is the only thing that gives me pause about putting myself out there. Not driving on the highway makes it kind of hard for me. Something else I need to conquer I guess.

This kind of thing is very out of my comfort zone. I am pretty shy when it comes to meeting new people. Unfortunately, I think this makes me seem cold and distant. So, I am working on being outgoing, warm, and friendly. I also, know how judgemental women are so I hate putting myself out there. I got to talk to Zach, and he was proud of me for doing this. He said he knew it took a lot of effort on my part. All in all I said to him if I don't end up with friends out of this then oh well. I'll just be glad I tried.


Grandma Rosie said...

Good for you and you need to stick with it. You need some friends out there and Jack needs the play dates. LOL

Hugs and kisses.

Singell Family said...

Im proud of you! And I know how hard it is I am the same way about meeting new people. I had to put myself out there too in Texas and now I have some really good friends out there. I hope it all works out for you. Too bad we arent closer too each other then we would have someone weve known for a long time! Have a good day and give Jack kisses for me and the girls!

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