So my little bunny foo foo Whitney decided to get all serious and stuffs on her blog today and you know what I thought, other than the fact that she is a smart little princess? That I just sure don't do that enough over here in Shenanigans land. So today is story time.. it's too bad it's 9am or else I'd tell all of you to grab a glass of wine and settle in. I guess coffee will do.
Once upon a time there was a blonde headed sorority girl who went to the greatest college in the country, Oklahoma State University. For three and a half years, she skipped around and had lots of fun and made lots of friends. Did she make mistakes? Oh heck yes she did. But did she learn alot? You betcha. But this story doesn't have the happy ending you're all hoping for, because come one cold December day she had to dress in a black robe and walk across a stage to get her diploma.. and the next day she had to leave and drive 600+ miles back to that square state they call Colorado.
Fast forward to a year later, and that blonde headed girl was 22 and in a sad state of affairs. She had been working a terrible job, tried and failed hard at moving to Texas, and then she lost her job. We all know how depressing it can be to try and find a job when you don't have one so what did she do? Well she started a blog, and it was the greatest decision she could have ever made. It kept her from being all Debbie downer about not only losing her job, but also losing the close group on friends she had made through said job.
Jump forward another year (or just picture One Year Later scrolling across your screen movie style), and blonde haired girl is happy. Thank goodness for that! She has a job, she's independent, she loves blogging (and most days it loves her back), and best of all she has found an amazing group on girlfriends all around the country that brighten her day on the regular. We're golden right? Well, not exactly. You see as amazing as her blog girlfriends are (and they really are, I swear), homegirl is hanging out in a really fun city with no close friends.
Okay okay enough of that third person nonsense, here's the truth. It is so damn hard to find friends when you're an adult. It's even more hard when you're naturally a shy person. So I'm turning all of that around, or at least I'm trying.
Step one. I'm attending an Alpha Delta Pi alumni dinner next week. Do I know anyone else going? No. Is there potential to meet new people and maybe make some friends? Oh yes there is! Let's hope I get some balls sometime in the next week and that I don't act like an awkward shy weirdo.
Step two. An Oklahoma State Alumni dinner in April. This one is still up for debate. I think I'll go to the other one first and see how it turns out. The OSU will be way more people and the thought of that sends my anxiety through the roof. Oh anxiety, what a gem.
Step three. Join a gym! Let's face it, not only is there potential to meet new people.. but I could stand to get off my booty a couple time a week.
So that's my plan and I'm sticking to it. Cross your fingers that something great comes from it. I mean right now I'm focused on the finding friends thing, but a date or two wouldn't hurt either right?
That's all I got friends. Have a wonderful Thursday! xoxo