Thursday, July 7, 2011
Today's mind weeding is about socializing. Something I don't do very often or very well. If it were up to me, I would probably rarely go out and mix and mingle with anyone. Most of the things I really enjoy doing are easily done all by my lonesome. Reading. I used to think going to one of those book discussion groups would be fun. My problem is that I don't see anyone wanting to discuss the books I like to read. Quilting. I have taken classes and go to quilt shows, but I have never joined a Quilt Guild or group. It would be helpful to be amongst a group of women who know more than I do and could share their knowledge with me. But....I just haven't advanced towards actually doing that. Knitting. I like to knit and watch TV. I can not just sit and watch TV. I never could. I have to be doing something else. I could use some help on the knitting though...so that is another "should do someday" thing for me. I think the reason I have been mulling this socializing thing over in my mind is because of all of the internet social networks out there now. I have just been sitting back and kind of.... observing. On Facebook for instance, I have so many news posts that come through. At first I really liked them because I got a short glib of a headline story. Then I made the mistake of clicking on the comments people would leave about that particular news item. Arguing... back and forth... back and forth. So many opinions....all so different. Then they start insulting each other. I can see blood pressures rising just reading this stuff. At least Twitter only allows so many characters per tweet. No long rants on there. Blogging is something I really enjoy. I just don't have as much time for it as I would like to. I have only collected a few nice people... over the past 3 years who read my blog... and leave comments on a regular basis. I am sure if I had more time to spend visiting other blogs I could meet more people and maybe...just maybe..some of them would have some things in common with me.
I just went in today to get a pedi and mani at a different place that isn't very far from me. I really liked the place better than any of the others that I have been to, but now I feel like I sort of locked myself into the lady that gave the manicures, and her and I just didn't have all that much in common. She was very good at what she does, so maybe we don't have to talk much. Or maybe I should learn how to socialize with others a little better. Sometimes I just think it is a real pain to try and find people I really like and really enjoy being with. I have had a few friends through the years that I was excited to get together with....but it just seems as I age...my alone time is just.... comfortable. If I don't change my attitude soon....I may be sorry someday. Now I am threatening myself...and talking to myself. Oh well...that is what mind weeding is all about for me.......