I’ve got this bad habit of hanging back and waiting for friendships to happen. I certainly don’t want to be the pushy girl who forces friendship upon other people, but I really need to make an effort to put myself out there. I’ve always been shy and a little insecure, so I have this fear that people won’t want to hang out with me. I know it. I accept it.
The problem is that I hang back for too long, and then when I finally start to get to know somebody, they leave. Many cases are just circumstance. Bad luck, I suppose. If somebody is going to move away, they’ll move away. My friendship won’t change that. Sometimes the person just gets a new job or leaves a Mom Group. It’s not a major upheaval, but our paths stop crossing. Either way, when I feel like I’ve missed another opportunity, I still regret it.
So, in an effort to avoid regrets, I’m going to seize friendship opportunities whenever I can. I’ve met some really cool people lately and I hope that at least a few will become friends. This way, even if they decide to move to Ohio (boo!), I’ll know that we’ve had a few good Margarita Nights.