The rules: Write for five minutes. No editing, revising, or over thinking. Just write.
Today’s Topic: Join
Sometimes I have a hard time joining in. I suppose it’s my introversion showing, though every time I read an article about introversion, it makes me feel better to know that I’m not the only one who is like that. I guess I always feel like everyone else already knows each other. They’re already in their well-formed clique. I have nothing to contribute.
Luckily joining isn’t always like that. Last night I joined some friends in a water aerobics class and felt really good afterward. The company (and the exercise) was well worth having a longer than usual day. When I get anxious about joining I need to remember these good experiences and not dwell on the not-so-good (I won’t call them bad).
I did sign up to be part of a Community Group with my church, but I haven’t heard anything back yet. This past Sunday was sign-ups for the Fall groups, so I’m assuming they were overwhelmed by so many signing up. I do hope to hear something soon, as well as finding a good group where I fit in.
I really struggle with the whole ‘fitting in’ feeling. I have all of my life. Looking back on my childhood, I would have figured it would be easier by now, but I guess some feelings are with you forever. Despite all of that, I am a highly optimistic person.