Are you sick and tired of being dateless? Do you sit at home week after week while your friends are out on dates? Are you surrounded by people in relationships? It’s time to get out there and meet someone for yourself! Here are 10 tips on how to meet people:
1. Get out. You will never meet anyone if you sit at home alone. No one is coming to knock on your door to meet you. You need to get out of the house and surround yourself with other human beings if you ever hope to meet someone.
2. Practice makes perfect. If you’re shy it can seem daunting to start chatting up strangers and trying to meet someone, let alone asking someone out. Start practicing your social skills by talking to everyone. The cashier while you’re shopping, the bus driver, the lady in line behind you at the store, etc. If you make a habit of engaging strangers in conversation in low-pressure situations, you’ll get used to doing it and be a pro at it by the time you want to talk to someone that you want to meet.
3. Reach out. Let your friends and acquaintances know that you’re ready to meet someone. Ask them to set you up. They know you well so they can pair you with other people that they think you’ll be a good match with.
This is the first time I’ve been on Tumblr in months! Between school, work and a handful of miscellaneous things, I haven’t made much time for being on here. But while I was thinking about it, I figured I’d pop on and write a short something.
As I’m sitting here watching The Hobbit and eating veggies for dinner (yes, just veggies; sometimes that craving just kicks in), I kind of laughed at myself and thought, “I’d never thought I’d be this person.” If you had told me about 5 years ago that I was going to be the person I am today with the interests I have, I would have laughed at you, and told you you were off your rocker. I never thought I’d spend an afternoon after work playing WoW rather than doing homework like I should have been. I never thought that I’d have the issues I’d be having with going to school (getting all of my paperwork together and getting advisors that will actually advise). I never thought at 22, I’d be supporting myself and paying doctor bills and credit card bills. You know, I assumed I’d have to take care of those things eventually, but not now at 22. I just never thought I’d be here, where I’m at. I thought I had it all figured out, and boy I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I’m not ashamed of who I am or where my life is at at this point, by any means. I just never thought I’d turn out to be who I am.
I’m quite happy with where life has led me the past couple of years. I really did do quite a bit of growing up in that time, and for that I am proud of myself. I’m wiser, my skin is thicker, my heart is stronger and my spirit is brighter. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve made it this far, and that has been with support of amazing family and friends.
It’s funny how the smallest things can remind you of your role in this world and how you should never doubt who you are or who you will become because your purpose here is greater than you may ever know.
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
It has been quite a while since I have sat down to actually write something. Having taken, yet another, semester off from school, the thought that is constantly running in the back of my mind, like an app on your phone that you can’t stop, no matter how many times you try to ‘force stop’ it, is “What if I forget how to use my punctuation correctly? What if I forget my fancy vocabulary? What if I forget what I learned? WHAT IF I FORGET HOW TO WRITE CORRECTLY?!” Despite the stress school causes me, I do enjoy it - really. I enjoy learning; I like to keep an open mind. Although, my grades would prove contradictory to what I just wrote, I do like school. I’m just not terribly good at it, per say.
But I digress.
The point of this little tidbit, here, is to put my friends on a pedestal. I have some truly amazing friends - old and new. They’re caring, loving, funny, a bit abrasive and sarcastic at times, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. There are some people in your life that no matter the distance that is put between the two of you, you do everything in your power not to let that distance affect the relationship. I have friends that live near, and friends that live far, but there is no difference when it comes to seeing each other. With my far away friends, I keep in touch, and when we do get a chance to see each other, we pick up right where we left off! There’s no awkwardness - you know, the awkwardness of when two people who use to be close to each other start to drift apart because of distance and life and the direction life takes them. There’s none of that! And I credit that to the fact that we are resilient when it comes to getting to see each other or talk to each other even!
The point is, I have been blessed with some pretty amazing friends, and I have to thank the good Lord for gracing me with such people.
So to my dear friends: Thank you for being such a huge part of my life. I’d be lost without you, and I cherish every moment we get to spend together. Life is taking us in different directions; we’re growing up and piecing together our own lives, and that’s okay. It just gives me more of a reason to enjoy and relish in future moments together because they will become fewer as the years continue to fly by. It kind of stinks growing up and having to part ways, but we all know that where there’s a will, there’s a way. I look forward to future moments together - no matter how many or how few of them there are.