Some of you may have a hard time believing this, but I am quite shy. I always have been. Meeting new people and being thrown into new situations is very nerve-wracking. Usually, I put on a brave face, steel myself, and plunge in. It's not fun. I don't enjoy it, but the alternative is to sit at home alone, typing in my blog, watching DVDs, and knitting.
I like doing all those things, but I don't think I would like to do them exclusively.
Tonight, I will going to an event with about 250 people. I will know one other person, the guest of honor. Just thinking about it makes my chest get all tight. However, I will go.
I will focus on my breathing.
I will remember to smile.
I will make small talk with interesting people ... and, hopefully, not come off as being a complete dullard.
I will have a good time.
And, if I don't, at least I'm getting a free meal. *heh*
Wish me luck ...