I'm participating in the SITS Back to Blogging Challenge, which is sponsored by Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builders Appliances.
Today's challenge is to re-publish a post that you wish more readers had seen. I know that Mimi readers may have already seen this one, but if you're new here, your advice would be welcomed! I think that the post is self-explanitory as to why it's important to me :-)
Since I suffer from bi-polar and social anxiety, I don't have too many real-life friends that I do things with. Now I'm in the position of wanting to make new friends and unsure how to go about it without coming off as a stalker!
When I worked outside of the house, I could make friends organically at work. You get to know someone, have lunch, share stories and it can move on easily from there. Since that's not an option I have to just approach people who I am only acquaintances with, to try and pursue a friendship.
There's a cashier at my local Kroger who I really like. We've talked for years while I'm checking out about family, life, our boys. She's seen the boys grow over the past few years and I really like talking to her. Also, the receptionist at my boys orthodontic office is really great to talk to. We have kids the same ages and face a lot of the same challenges and questioning when it comes to raising teenagers who may not follow the path we want for them.
The awkward part is taking these to the next level. Do I just ask if they'd like to go out for coffee sometime? What if I'm just rejected & then have to face these people on a regular basis afterwards, that could be weird.
Any advice Mimi-readers? I would love to hear from you.
*Update, I did give my phone number to the cashier at Kroger, but havn't heard from her. Our conversations are still fine when I stop in there, though.
I wish I lived closer to some of my dear bloggie friends!