Last night I was invited to a party hosted by a co-worker I kind of know. Since I knew I wasn’t going to know anyone else there, I asked a couple of my friends if they would be my wingmen for the night. Sadly they were not interested in going out, so I found myself sitting in my robe debating whether to put clothes on or to just bail on her.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to have a good time, because I was scared that I would have no one to talk to. I kept thinking what if her friends are boring and debating whether it would be wasted effort.
I ended up deciding that I needed to not be lame and if I really wasn’t feeling it, I could skip out early.
Once I got there and started introducing myself to people, I was happy I stepped out of my comfort zone. I met a bunch of new people with different connections to things that I’m interested in, who will probably benefit my future. I was having so much fun socializing that I stayed out later than planned but it was worth it.
I’m not telling you this story for a pat on the back. I’m trying to stress that sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone and go places alone. You never know what kind of opportunities will come from them, but nothing will happen without you first putting yourself out there.
Since I’m new to this area and don’t know many people, I have been joining groups to help me meet people. I joined a bible study, young professionals art group, and am attending fitness classes.
It’s not about the specific event or group of people, but being exposed. You never know who or what God will bring into your life, but you won’t find out unless you let him.
Have a great week and do something out of character!