Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Friends

I think I am going to try to make a bigger effort to meet people this week. I am only going to commit to a week, because I don't know if making new friends will really be very easy. Pretty much I have been too busy for a social life, and I feel like I have forgotten how to have one. I am afraid that people will think that I am stupid, so I tend to be quiet when I am with a big group of people. Not that I am shy... I just over analyze anything I think about saying, and then it is too late to say. Is that how shy people are? Here's the plan. I am going to talk to at least 3 people every day this week.
There is one person that I pass everyday on my way to campus. On the first day of school I said good morning to him as I passed him. I figured, it was the first day of classes, everyone could use a pick me up. The next day he said good morning to me, and it caught me off guard. I have seen him almost every morning since, and every morning we say hi. We always pass in the same spot everyday, and I can see him smile when he sees me approaching. It kinda makes me laugh. How great would it be to have multiple people that you recognize on campus and can smile when you walk pass them. I call this guy the good morning man.
That is my goal, make new friends. It doesn't even have to be the kind of friends that you hang out with, just the kind that you can recognize, and smile when you see them, and hopefully they smile when they see you.
Someone got my number last week. I eating in the cougar eat when a girl walked by looking for a seat. There really weren't any empty tables around, and there was a seat at my table. I told her that she could sit with me... I was studying, and she kept talking to me. She invited me to go dancing with her and her roommates on Wednesday, and Swing dancing on tuesdays. She got my phone number so she can text me when they can use extra people. That's the first person at school to ask for my number... too bad it was a girl.

1 comment:

  1. i don't like stepping outside of my box, either. i'm interested to know how your week goes, though. and i'm really interested to know what happens with "good morning man".