Short and sweet blog entry today, wanted to share something that made my day.
As you may - or may not know - growing up as an outlier not only went a long way to forming my personality and aptitudes, it left me with a pretty healthy dose of social awkwardness. I'm mild-to-fairly phobic about most group situations, and it varies depending on the size / demographics of the group involved.
Tonight, I'm going to an event for local food bloggers. This kind of thing always leaves me torn - I'm excited to get out and learn, experience new things... but OMG there are going to be people there. Strangers.
That kind of thing is really scary to me, and I tweeted a comment about it. I have a wonderfully supportive Twitter following, a lot of whom are fellow nerds, geeks, and whatnot. You know. My tribe.
TOTALLY appreciate the commiseration I received, it's good to not feel so alone in my awkwardness and fears... but the following advice made my day:
Aw yeah. Leave it to one of my Klingons to provide such sage advice, and make my day!
... I'm starting to think I need a "Klingons" category. Done!