The only other thing I did was go to a meet-up in London to do the crazy brave thing of trying to meet some new people at a book swap event. It went pretty well so I'm considering going again. I find meeting new people terrifying but I thought that I would be ok with books, a topic I am fairly confident on.
I wrote a while ago about how I need to do more sport and get fit but I find the thought of it scary. I don't like being bad at anything, which I would be. And I get competitive really easily and then beat myself up for how much better other people are than me. It was while I was worrying over this that a stranger giving me a lift to one of Andy's many orchestra events and asking me about my hobbys that I had a bit of a revelation. She asked me if I did anything musical or artistic myself. It suddenly occurred to me that I didn't have to do sporty things to make friends. So I have got myself booked in for some Japanese lessons in October. And as they cost a lot I can't chicken out of going to them when it comes round!
|It was an incredibly windy day for these shots, I had to hold my hair in place!|
|I think I am actually allergic to this necklace as my neck got a bit spotty after I wore it last so wearing it under a collar is my solution in place of abandoning it.|