I took a big step today.
Even though I was nervous.
Even though I didn’t want to.
I talked with the local library about hosting a Write-In for Nanowrimo. The director was super nice and very supportive. She even offered to waive the fee and provide snacks. Yay! Walking out of there with an event on the calendar was an amazing feeling. A rush, if you will.
Why is something so small such a big deal?
Because I’m shy! At least I used to be, painfully so. Anybody who knew me in my (I can’t believe I can say this now) early 20s, knows exactly how bad I was. If you weren’t my friend, you’d be lucky to get a hello or a wave. Needless to say, I didn’t make many new friends in that period.
I blame Dave for pulling me out of my shell. (I love you, honey!) He is so outgoing and fearless about public speaking. He can make a friend anywhere, often pulling me along with him. Exposure to that has clearly been good for me, especially since I’m now planning to go into marketing/publicity.
Imagine that! A former shy person going into publicity!