I talked about a week ago about going to a movie with a meet up group. I bought my ticket in advance, because I knew without it, I would talk myself out of going. So, I put on my brave face and off I went. I arrived at the movie theater and didn’t see anyone standing in a group, so I decided to get something to drink. While waiting in line, I saw the group start to form and now having committed the last 10 minutes to this line, I didn’t particularly want to leave. So, I watch as the whole group trots past into the movie.
Oops. But, I finally have my Diet Coke and in my mind it is like bringing a security blanket with me as I head into the theatre and look for the group who take up almost two rows of the movie seating. Suddenly, I lose all of my nerve and and am such a nerd that I just want to sit by myself and pretend that I meant to be there alone. But, I forced myself to say hello, giant drink in hand, and met some really nice people. A lot of the group seemed to be late 30’s – early 40’s, but there were a few people in their 20’s. Now I just have to get up the nerve to go to another group and keep making new friends.
(Which will take place this week when I try a Book Club. My commitment has been reading a 700 page book for the past week in preparation. I can do this.)