I just got home from a field trip with my middle sons class. We went to the pumpkin patch and it was cold, windy, and great to spend some time with my firecracker!
I have to tell you that I am painfully shy around people that I do not know, especially women. So being in situations like today; surrounded by moms that I don't know, can be awkward for me. I tend to stay to the side and not talk to anyone. I guess I feel that if I don't open up to people then I am safer.
This series has me evaluating myself, the things that I like about me and the things that I don't love so much. One of the things that I would like to change is I would like to participate more. Participate in conversation, groups, and activities. I think that putting myself out there and participating would make me a better me.
So today I made it a point to put on my most personable face and engage in conversation with the other moms. You know what I found, they are nice and wanted someone to talk to also. We had a much funner time talking and laughing about our kindergarteners!
I am trying to join in at the PTO group (Parent Teacher Organization), and at church too. I still have a long way to go but someday I think that it will get easier.
I think that having this blog has helped too. I participate in a community of women that are supportive of me in a way that I haven't experienced before. Thank You! You have helped me in ways that you don't know!!
So to wrap it up I thought that I would throw in a picture of my little man with his perfect pumpkin!
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