Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Several weeks ago I shared with you that I had made the decision to take more risks with my life. Specifically, I made the decision to risk interacting with more groups of people – which has not been one of my strong suits.
I made the decision to take the risk to interact socially with groups of people — out of my need and desire to have community. I made the decision to take the risk to interact socially with groups of people out of my desire to improve my social skills. Out of my need and desire I took the risk to sign up with and become a member of an organization called Meetup.
Although I took the first step to become a member of Meet up 10 months ago, I did not get involved with many of the meet up groups or events. I did not get involved with many meet up groups or their events because of a financial fear and of a fear that I would not “fit in”.
As my need for community increased – over the past several months – so has my willingness to take greater risks. As I have heard said, “ I faced my fear and did it anyway”. Consequently, I made the decision to start attending events with various meet up groups. I made the decision to start attending meet up group events that did not require much money to participate. I made the decision to take the risk to observe how people interacted in social settings.
I made the decision to begin to practice new behaviors.
Among the group meet up events that I have attended during the past several months, I have attended 3 different pool parties. This past Saturday I attended one of these pool parties. As I mingled about during the pool party I saw familiar faces, faces that I had seen at other meet up events. Among these faces, I saw several individuals who I had developed rapports during other meet up group events.
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