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Network #fail

I had the perfect opportunity.

An alumni was throwing a release party for his book that I had a chance to preview over the summer. His first book as part of his mentoring series. It was marketing, it was publishing, it was tech, all areas of great interest as I look to expand my career…..and it happened without me.


{it was either this or some random office holiday party...and that's just creepy}

I was terrified of walking into a bar alone. I have gotten over the fear of joining a new group or activity, something with a purpose. I’m ok with being the newbie in a fitness class, I’ve volunteered by myself. But when it comes to something so open it becomes more vulnerable.

I blamed it on a headache (to myself & tomorrow to my co-workers who saw me drag my feet), something that I rarely get and instantly become whiny over.

I’m mad at myself. I made this big fuss and it would have totally paid off once I walked through the door.

A part of the “adventure” aspect ¬†of this new life motivation is about stepping out side of my comfort zone. Not just saying things but actually doing them. This did not happen tonight.

How do you handle facing a room full of strangers? What do you do for an icebreaker?