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Hung out with strangers and actually talked!


Last night I hung out with my boyfriend and some guy he just met at school, and the guy's girlfriend. Normally with strangers around I would just sit there silently and only say two or three words (if I was spoken to first) the whole time. But last night I was actually talking, and I didn't feel nervous! And I didn't hold back what I wanted to say - usually I would hold things back if I thought it might get a weird reaction from people, but I didn't care. I think I did say something at one point that did sound awkward but I didn't dwell on it and it didn't stop me from talking more. It felt great to not be constantly worrying what the others were thinking of me.
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Congrats! Once you're able to talk with strangers, it's all progress from there

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I wish I could do that.
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Congrats! Once you're able to talk with strangers, it's all progress from there
I hope you're right. I'm making it a goal from now on to always push myself out of my comfort zone, because I believe this is one of the best ways to grow and overcome fear, and I think this definitely was progress for me. At first I didn't want to go hang out with these people but I forced myself to go and now I'm glad I did. My next goal is to raise my hand in my philosophy class and ask a question...eek!
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Yea it feels good when that happens but unfortuneatly it don't happen as often as id like it.

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It felt great to not be constantly worrying what the others were thinking of me.
I'm always awkward around my friends and just last week something came over me, i dont know what, but i chatted and laughed giddely like a schoolgirl. I had a real convo it was amazing! .. soon after, I snapped out of the vibe.. but it was good while it lasted~
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I'm always awkward around my friends and just last week something came over me, i dont know what, but i chatted and laughed giddely like a schoolgirl. I had a real convo it was amazing! .. soon after, I snapped out of the vibe.. but it was good while it lasted~
It feels good to just let go and have fun huh?
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