I am the most introverted extrovert you will meet. My friends think I am crazy, silly and hell lot of fun when pushed out of the captivating comfort of my nest. Don’t get me wrong I love to go out, meet people and party, but right before the event, my mind starts throwing up excuses to skip the party and I want to hide deep under my rabbit hole. Sometimes, I do. Other times, I dress up and show up.
But again, I love people. I love meeting them, observing them, talking to them and listening to what they say and how they say it.
My whole childhood went in moving from one place to the other, changing one school after another and that taught me to face the “new & unknown” with a smile. Now that I am an expat wife, this upbringing comes handy. I appreciate my “now”. I hold onto my ” present” and I look forward to making connections who will become my friends for now and who knows, may be later.
How do you think I find these people, when I live in my nest most of the time, taking care of my little birdy oblivious of the real world out there??
I look around for cool moms at the school, my building’s park, plaza & gardens, online in mommy groups, even in grocery stores. I truly believe in the power of good vibes. In my opinion, we all resonate with a certain frequency, much like the invisible radio waves. Someone out there, who has the receiver to catch and admire our frequency gets added to our tribe, almost organically. Think about the last 3 people you just socially connected with. I bet you knew nothing about them, but you felt engaged. You liked, what you saw, what you felt. Your vibes matched.
So stay alert. Keep your radar sharp. Look at people when you look at them. Smile!!!!!
Smile at that stranger. You never know, that stranger could be the friend that is sent to fill the gap in your heart. Be nice and increase your tribe