Hey everybody. So you know how I said I was going to do a “Through Being Cool” Pt Deux?
Well, this isn’t it yet. But you can consider this a prelude of sorts because something did happen that lead me to hatch this egg of a post.
And that thing was…
Sitting alone on a blue bench by a tree while everyone else around me talked about their fun, drunken night together.
EVEN THE NEW GIRL WAS INVITED!!!
Yeah, it felt like day camp all over again.Sitting alone… on a blue bench… by a tree.
While all the kids around me played tag and swung on the swing set.
And then I said to myself:
Just kidding. I did what anyone in my shoes would do after getting shunned. I bought new shoes.
But I did sort of recite those lyrics to myself on the inside, because more importantly, I felt uber, super, ultra lame and left out. And what did I say in my previous T.B.C. post?
I hate being left out.
Yes, even at nearly 25 years old, I hate it.
Why do I hate it? Because I am a young, social being. I love camaraderie.
But I thought to myself,
Why can’t I just take part in their little stories and join in the conversation anyway?
Yeah, I just couldn’t. I felt as if my trying to squeeze myself into their fun times would only make things more awkward than how I already felt.
And besides, I didn’t want to fuel their fire and comment on stuff I didn’t do anymore. Taking part in the conversation would just lead me to talk about my own past drunken stories and remind me of that part of me that I put aside forever.
So I just sat there and stared off in an other direction while they laughed and reminisced, totally wanting to remove myself from this situation as soon as possible.
“Someday you’ll find those people you can relate to,” someone told me later after I threw myself a little pity party.
Yes, I had to remember what a wise man once wrote about what being friends with the world means…
So I got over it for the moment. But sooner or later the monster will come out again. Unless I find its lair and slay it while it’s sleeping…
Until next time,
(Pssst…If you have any advice on how to curb this awful feeling, please share your golden nuggets of wisdom with me 😉 )