Do you ever go through a funky time where you just don't want to be around people? Especially people you don't know? I'm in the funk. The idea of meeting a new person and having to get past all of my issues, setting boundaries, the job interview-like interaction, ugh! It's just another piece of work.
Many years ago, when I was in Job's Daughters, I think I may have been either a princess or Honored Queen at the time, I told my mother that we couldn't possibly go to a function because there was no way I could make it to the end without insulting someone. I was tired of smiling and making small talk, admiring some old Eastern Star lady's gaudy dress, or listening to some long-winded speech about whomever was being honored. I had to go, and I managed to get by saying that I wasn't feeling well. This is what I am really good at, small talk, listening without the appearance of glazing over, the leaning forward listening that so many people want to see when they are talking, but it's a painful act sometimes. Ugh!, I'm even sick of my own mopiness!
I made business cards today and they are so beautifully simple, I can not wait to start handing them out. Let's plan to go somewhere fun Thursday after the show. Who's with me?