“I am like a lost object.” (31:13)
I find myself challenged when I need to attend social functions without knowing many people. An introvert by nature, I want to find a corner and fade into it. However, I don’t let my instinct define and limit me. Instead, I find someone to talk to. Maybe it will lead to conversations with a second and a third person, maybe not. If I leave the event having had a good conversation with at least one person, I consider that a success. The key, when feeling lost, is to find strength in your emotional and spiritual center and not give in to weakness.
All you have to do is go up to a new person, introduce yourself,and say hi my name is Pat and you are? Hopefully, you can engage in good cconversation. But you have to take an interest in people. You’d be surprised how much you can learn from one another by just saying “hi.”
Thank you! Next time I’m feeling awkward, I’ll just go up to someone and say, ‘Hi, my name is Pat!’