So in case you didn’t know, I have a touch of agoraphobia. I avoid the outside world other than for work, and when in the outside world I don’t talk to people (thank god for self checkouts, and pre-ordering coffee!). Well there is road construction in my neighborhood this weekend, and the area they’re working on this weekend just so happens to block my way to my therapist. So I had to leave at like 5am to get past before they finished closing it off and have been sitting in Starbucks ever since, waiting until my appointment time.
So of course the first thing I did was plug in my earbuds and start knitting. Half the time I don’t even have music on (gotta listen in case someone is talking about me, never know who might be a stocker). I just leave the earbuds in so no one talks to me. Well eventually it happened, I had to go to the bathroom. I didn’t want to take my yarn or coffee in with me, that’s gross, so I removed the earbuds, looked out from my corner, and asked a nice lady to please watch my knitting for me while I used the restroom.
I talked to a person! A stranger! I even initiated the conversation! That may seem stupid, people do it all the time after all, but I don’t. I can’t even remember the last time I spoke to someone in the outside world. After the difficult couple of months I’ve had, this was a huge step, and I’m proud of me. So I thought I’d share my success with you.