Five Minute Friday: Join

The rules: Write for five minutes. No editing, revising, or over thinking. Just write.

Today’s Topic: Join

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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.

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6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Join

  1. It is always difficult to join in. I have found, though, when I do join in (even at parties or work functions) I do tend to have a better experience. I hope the community group at your church turns out to be the group with which you feel comfortable.

  2. Oh sister I am right there with you in the introvert section! My biggest struggle is the step towards community which is something I have to be very intentional about. Now once I get to know the people I am fine. It’s just that first step’s a doozy! Have a wonderful weekend friend! Blessings!

    • Once I get to know people, I am usually fine, too. I have all these assumptions in my head of how things and people will be. The verse in my blog is something I remind myself of regularly. Thank you fir visiting, Wendy :)

  3. I identify with your feelings; no matter how hard you try, you just don’t seem to mesh with the rest of the group. I hope your new community group works out for you. Or maybe you can start your own??

    Dropping by from the five minute friday link-up.

    • Sometimes I think I make myself stick out because my thoughts get the best of me. When I look back at a group of women that I played Bunco with a couple of years ago, I always felt like I was the odd one in the group. I’m pretty sure no one else thought that, but I certainly made myself believe that I was.

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