This afternoon, we headed to our neighbourhood's block party. Truthfully, I had been anxious about it all afternoon, because I am generally not much of a joiner, but it feels like there is more obligation when you have a kid. We ate our hot dogs and I didn't see anyone I recognized, so we just played as a family and feigned off wasps. It was kind of a bust, I guess, considering I was feeling like I ought to meet some neighbours, but at least we tried something different. I lack the ability to wander up to people I don't know and talk, without some sort of mutual ground and you can't have liquid courage all the time. I am relaxing now that I am home and in my private little space. I am also glad that I went though, instead of just being a no-show, because I was nervous.
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