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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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I've Done more this evening than I've done this entire month.


Well that's what is feels like anyway progress wise. I attended the anime society at my university (geeky I know ) and although I was bricking myself before entering the room - it took me a couple of minutes to actually build up the courage to enter, I actually overcame it for once and enjoyed myself. After some akward moments initially conversation wise, I managed to have some quite good small talk with a few people. I even managed to have a long conversation with quite a cute girl there too - which for me is unheard of. The cuter the girl, the worse my anxiety. I'm really pleased that I managed to maintain eye contact alot during this as well.

Straight away afterwards, a friend that I know from back home invited me to a random movie night at his flat. He had a friend of his own there, but thankfully 2 people, dark room, one of which I know very well meant my anxiety was minimal. I was able to crack some jokes and really enjoy myself there as well.

All in all, a great evening, I haven't felt this happy in ages to be honest. If you guys get an opportunity to socialise, please take it no matter how many doubts you have. I was really debating with myself whether to even bother this evening, but I'm glad I did in the end. This quote that I read recently sums it up:
'If you don't play the game; you can't lose, but you also can't win.'

Thank you for reading.

slow progress is still progress.
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Very nice. I find this post inspirational. I recently did something similar to this (minus the cute girl part, so more power to you lol) by going to the "Taste of Japan" event held by a university club. I was eating by myself, but a couple guys sat in front of me at the same table, and I managed to start the conversation myself. It's easy, really. The only bad part of it is thinking about having the conversation before actually having it.
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First, congrats! Sounded like an awesome night. And y'know, so maybe anime is geeky. Who cares? It's something you enjoy and in the end, it's all that matters. Geeks are awesome - because they're passionate about things. Better than the alternative.

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'If you don't play the game; you can't lose, but you also can't win.'
Reminds me of Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
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Awesome. I actually went to the anime society when i was Uni for a bit.. yeah, geeky lol. Was pretty cool even if most people there voted to watch ridiculously bad series... they showed some horrible dubbed rubbish instead of Death Note ffs lol.

Kinda wish i was still at Uni, i think i'd try to join more societies etc... not really sure where to go to find groups that do stuff like that now.

Anyway, glad it went well
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