Friday, September 05, 2008

Friday's lingering thoughts

Nichole posted a blog the other day posing the question, "how do you make friends?" For some reason, I've been giving that a lot of thought. Maybe it's because the only people I know here, I knew before I moved. And I know I haven't been here too long but the task of meeting new people and making new friends has seemed rather daunting to me lately. In the past, I've always made friends rather easily. Is it possible that the older we get, the harder it is to make new friends?

I've been going to the same church for several weeks now. I know I need to start getting involved in small group. It will be good for me spiritually and it will help me meet people and start making connections. But, honestly, I find the thought of it kind of scary. I want to get involved and meet new people and at the same time, I don't.

I know I didn't build my friendships in Columbia overnight (well, some I did!) so maybe that's why I find the prospect of getting involved/making new connections here so strenuous. I know it's going to take a lot of work. And since my current friendships/past church relationships have been years in the making it's a lot to live up to. I think the question I've been chewing on lately is, "Do I have the energy?" I know, without a doubt, eventually I'll be the outgoing, talkative Amy that my friends know and love but it's just something I've been thinking about. Sooner or later, I will find "the job" and break out of my shell. I want to make this city my own.

Moving on to another subject entirely. Through his work, Joe has access to a great library system. He has told me on several ocassions that if I want a book to just tell him and he'll pick it up for me. So I told him to get me this. He refused. Said something about it hurting his image. Puh-leaze.

4 comments:

Alison said...

You're a girl after my own heart. I've been toying with getting this, too! Tell Joe to fugget about it...I'll get it for you to read, and I'll read it after you!

Nichole said...

I would love to see Joe walk into the library to pick that up. That would make my day.

Nichole said...

(Also ... You'll make friends. People will soon notice how lovable you are, and then they will flock to you.)

J. P. Morrison said...

Joe better get over it, because you have to read it and post your review! Speaking of, we haven't heard your thoughts on "90210" yet...

 
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