HOW DO OLD PEOPLE MAKE FRIENDS?!
Okay.. maybe not OLD people.. but..
HOW DO YOU MAKE FRIENDS?
Seriously how do you do it?
I’ve gotten over my ‘being alone is all I’ll ever need’ and ‘who even needs friends.. being alone is awesome!’ phase. (Although I still love to be alone.. and I think it’s healthy to be able to be happy in your own company)
But MAN! As much as I love myself (that sounded different in my head).. I’m driving myself mad!
I have never been very good in social interactions.. and most of the time I come across as shy.. or a bitch who is completely uninterested in the topic on hand… Really I’m just nervous as hell and trying to contain my mini anxiety attack.. which usually goes a little something like this..
Oh they’re nice.. Am I smiling too much? I’ll just keep drinking my drink..I wonder if they can see my clammy hands… lets just fidget ridiculously.. Am I fidgeting.? STOP fidgeting.. OH that was funny.. should I laugh? Everyone else is laughing.. Laugh Eliza! *laughs* Was that too much? OH MY GOSH THEY’RE ASKING ME A QUESTION… *answers in 140 characters or less*
Yeah.. you get the point..
I am willing to work past this and make some friends in this tiny town.. but I am at a loss as to how?
How do you meet people.. when you don’t have school.. or a job to get you out there, all amongst it?
Can I hear you saying..”Find a social group Eliza”?
Yeah.. I’ve looked.. and I can’t find any.. Other than ones for kids..
Now can I hear you saying “Get a job Eliza”?
Yeah.. I’ve been looking.. there’s nothing going..
My theory is.. Most of the people here are either long time residents, back packers or working in the Mine. Everyone else seems to bail to Perth once they come of age.. so to speak.
I think I’m going to have to either.. Have a baby so I can join mother’s group, or get used to being on my own.. Pretty sure the latter is the best choice..
Keep it real,