May 21, 2012

I'm Not Alone

I can't tell you how relieved I feel!  I learned just today that someone else in this world shares a "problem" I have.  I won't keep you guessing at which "problem" this is any longer.  You know how some people can carry a conversation great and others...well...can't.  I fall into the latter category.  I blank out when I'm in a large social group.  I don't know what to say.  I have zero social skills.  And now, it's nice to know I'm not alone.  Unbelievable, but true, Carrie Underwood, of all people, also claims to have this social phobia.   It has previously been un-named in my life...but no longer.  I love what she calls it.  She says that she is the "Queen of Awkward Moments".  As soon as the phrase was uttered I was shaking my head and laughing my butt off cuz I GET IT!!!  I can't even tell you the number of awkward moments I have lived through between myself and any number of people who have tried communicating with me.  My mind goes blank,  my tongue speaks on its own or gets tied, I say things I don't mean, I don't say the right thing at the right time, I say the wrong thing at the wrong time, I stutter, the list goes on and on.   I've gotten really, really good at sticking my foot in my mouth.

The awesome thing about blogging is, I can edit myself before I "speak".  There are no awkward moments for me in this platform.  I can write out what I want to say, read over it, edit it and push the publish button.  I don't start getting nervous or sweating or overthinking what I should say next because I'm not sitting and talking to a real person.  That's the beauty of the blog.  I talk.  You listen.  I don't mess up. No awkward moments.  I like it.

It's just nice to know I have at least one thing in common with Carrie Underwood.  Too bad that one thing couldn't have been her smile, her voice, or her hair...but I'll take what I can get.
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