Developing Social Skills

I’ve never been much of a social person. On a Friday or Saturday night, you’re more likely to find me curled up in bed with a good book or watching a chick flick than you are at any raging teen party. It’s like when God was handing out personality traits, he just skipped right over the social one when he got to me. I prefer hanging with a few friends than being at a party with heaps of people I don’t really know/like. 
My parents are going to Sydney this weekend and leaving my brother and I here alone. I told them that I was going to have a raging party, and they just laughed at me because they know that there’s about as much chance of that happening as me suddenly growing wings. 

In the last few weeks, however, I have begun to develop a bit more of a social life. Granted, it’s with only two or three people, but I’ve actually been leaving the house on weekends, and a few weeks ago, I didn’t get home until *gasp* 11.30pm on a Friday night. My parents were so proud.
I think getting my Ps has aided in this new found interest in going out, as now I can just drive myself wherever, whenever, instead of waiting for my parents to do it. It’s not like I’m hitting up raging parties, but I go to the movies, or to Cold Rock, or just have sleepovers, and it’s really fun. 

I’ve been a bit of a social recluse for so long that I had almost given up hope of ever being someone who leaves the house in high school. I’m a bit of a stereotypical nerd in that regard. I’m finding that as I’m getting older and getting more responsibility, however, that I’m enjoying doing things with other people more. I only get to be in year twelve once, and so I may as well try and make the most of it with memories and friendships that I can look back on fondly. As easy as it is, I think I may regret spending every Friday night of my final year of high school in bed by 9pm. 

I know I’m never going to be a social butterfly. I’ve accepted that I’m never going to win any popularity awards, or be invited to all the ‘cool’ parties. I used to let that get to me, and think that if I couldn’t be like all the people who did, I may as well just not leave the house. If you can’t beat them, why bother trying? I now realise that that was a stupid way to think, and have changed my views so I know that just because you don’t get to go to all the parties everyone talks about of a Monday, it doesn’t mean you can’t have your own fun of a weekend. In the words of Hannah Montana (are we getting a feeling of why I don’t get party invites?), Life’s what you make it so let’s make it rock!

frangipani princess xoxo

2 thoughts on “Developing Social Skills

  1. Hi there,I came across ur post by luck as um just new to this blogging stuff. It's actually my day one in the blog world and telling u what??I loved ur post, u have a very nice writing flare that touched me. Really very impressive, i wish if i could write as good as u do. Anyways, i just wanted to comment on ur saying that u will never be a social butterfly. I guess u r wrong because people change, if they want to change and social skills is just like any other skill by some knowledge and practice u can become far alot better in socialising. I really didn't like ur give up tone of being what u wish for as i see u r still young and still have plenty time and energy to shape ur life. i hope i didn't bother u with my comment and wish u all the best 🙂

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