I LOVE meeting new people.
It kind of gives me a high.
….ok, so I honestly shouldn't write that- cause I have no clue what a 'high' feels like…..but seriously…Something just happens in my heart when I meet and connect with new people.
Asking questions is one of my favorite things. I initiate conversation well. I know a lot of the 'right' questions to get people talking….and honestly- let's face it. People love to talk about themselves, so if I ask questions about themselves- they'll talk, right?
Most often- if I meet someone for the first time- I'll have to cut in on myself at some point and say "I'm sorry! I'm not playing '20 Questions' with you or anything….just trying to get to know you!"-because I will have asked so many questions and that could be overwhelming.
And most often- the response I get is "No! It's totally ok! I love it!"
One of my favorite things is meeting someone and asking questions and after hearing their response- being able to say "Me too!....oh my gosh…me too!!! No way! Same for me!!!"
Have you ever had one of those moments? You just connect with that person. You could talk for hours upon hours with that person and feel like you've shared the same life experience.
I love connecting with people.
But do you ever feel like there are certain areas of your life in which you feel NO ONE connects with you? No one gets it? That there is a particular chapter(s) of your life that no one shares?
Sure, those are the things that make us unique and individuals- but sometimes it would be nice to hear that someone is walking the same road you are walking. That they get it. Cause they are typically the most personal/vulnerable areas of our life.
I had one of those moments this morning. I wish someone could share this season with me. And know exactly how I'm feeling. What I'm thinking. Why I'm thinking the way I'm thinking.
I'm learning to appreciate those things about me that NOONE else can relate to. Those are the things that make Minda "MINDAAAA!!!!!"
Far too often than not, I tend to see those things about myself (they can be great things!) and think negatively about them…..because they make me feel so different. So unlike anyone I know. So different.
Trying to embrace my differences, today….and just be me.