Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Friends for tomorrow

One of my 2011 new year resolutions is to come out of my shell. I tend to be very shy and moving to new areas can be rough when you not an outgoing person especially a little lonely during deployments. Over the years being a military wife and child, I learn that making good friends make deployments and being away from home a lot easier.  I have gained a lot of friends over the years. I am very thankful for them.

Now it's time for me to get out and get to know some new people. I been in Texas a few months now. I have been friendly with  a few friends but haven't really got out and met some really good friends. One thing I have learned is finding friends is a lot like dating. You have to get out there and mingle. Meet a lot of people and find the one. My husband doesn't understand why it takes so much time for me to meet new people. This is coming from Mr. Outgoing himself. Mind you I am deathly shy. I don't know why. I have been told that it is surprising because once they get to know me I am outgoing, myself. I guess its just that initial meetings.

For those who are SAHM's, it can be harder because you may not get out as much around other adults. I am now in a place where I have no kids at home. It can get especially lonely when I'm always solo.

So I am on a mission, I am going out there and mingle. Here's to a great year and great friends.


My Darlen said...

Hey D, I know exactly how you feel. I'm not a SAHM but single none the less. Alot of that has to do with my self diagnosis of "social anxiety". I literally start sweating and heart starts to race, when it's time for me to mingle. I want to suggest a website I have family and friends that attend these meetups in their state and love it. I've known about it for several months now and been on the site but get so nervous. Good Luck Girlie, keep me posted,lol!

Mom.Wife.Me said...

I get the SAME way! I heard of but thought it was for dating meeting up. I just went on the site and actually found two groups that look interesting. I will let you know if I will be brave enough to see what they are all about.