Welcome back to the Romance Writers Weekly Hop. I hope you came over from Leslie Hachtel’s blog, but if not, be sure to hop back before you move on.
This week our question comes from Leslie Hachtel – Do you feel like you’re on the outside looking in or just the opposite? Why?
I feel like this is one of those questions that takes you back to childhood. We’ve all been the girl/boy on the outside wishing we were part of this crowd or that. I think everyone has felt excluded at one point or another. It’s part of growing up and frankly, it builds character.
But the question is about me and not the general public. I’ll try to answer the best I can. When I was a small child I was painfully shy. Happy at home with my family or best friend, Nina, but uncomfortable in crowds of people. This was true until I was twelve and went away to Girl Scout camp. That is where I found my voice. But that’s another story.
As a shy child, I was always on the outside looking in. Wishing I had the nerve to join the cool kids. Still, I had my small circle of great friends and I was happy. Once I found my voice and came out of my shell, I no longer cared about the cool kids. I decided I was the cool kid and could be or do anything I wanted. Most importantly, to never exclude anyone from our group.
Okay, so I grew up. The shy Andie still lurking inside but the bold Andie pushing the boundaries of her comfort zone. Do I feel like I’m on the outside looking in? Sure, from time to time. Does it matter to me? Not very often and only for the
What about you? Are you a joiner or do you keep to yourself and your comfort zone?
Keep on hopping and find out if the talented Jenna Da Sie is lookin in or looking out.
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