Lesson 1: What Qualities Make You Unique?
So, I took some time this week and paid attention to how I felt about myself when I was doing things that one typically does alone. Ahem… I figured out that while playing The Last of Us on PS3, I had patience and control in the face of great adversity – mostly those clickers.
Also, I found I was able to laugh at the darkest humor, and was pretty clever about avoiding tough situations (see above re: clickers).
I took a nap with the cats, and was happy to notice how snuggly, sensitive, and caring I am. After said nap, I went out and enjoyed a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, and enjoyed the hell out of it.
So, what have we learned?
I’m a clever, caring, snuggly, patient and controlled person who can see the humor in the darkest situations, and be someone who enjoys the simple pleasures in life.
See?! How great is that? Now, it’s your turn. Comment below with what you came up with, and see you next week for Lesson 2!
Lesson 2: Start a Conversation with 3 Strangers.
Well, audience, I have to tell you, I only started conversations with two strangers, but I think I still get an E for Effort 🙂
I met a woman on my running path and through our converstion, I will now be volunteering with a voter-rights group. I also met a man on the run trail and in our conversation, he mentioned that he could tell I was losing weight – I was elated! I’ve been having conversations with people online, of course, so that should count as well.
Lesson 3: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone.
Do something that you would normally avoid because it makes you feel vulnerable or alone, like go to a movie by yourself, eat at a restaurant alone, go to that MTG tournament, or that board game night at your local game store – not to look for mates, but to just get out there and do something!
Lesson 4: Go Meet Folks!
Make an effort to go somewhere new (or to a special event at an old haunt) and meet some new people. Join a club or group that has regular fun meetings. The idea is to expand your friend/acquaintance base. They don’t have to all be potential dates – make friends with people of all genders and types, because this connects you to new networks of people you might not otherwise have access to.
Lesson 5: Ask Someone Out on a Date, Dammit!
Take what you’ve learned from the previous 4 episodes and go ask someone out on a date…then tell us all about how it went 🙂