Friday, July 19, 2013

Express Yourself Meme and Celebrate The Small Things


Express Yourself Meme is done weekly by me and my fellow blogger and friend, Dani @Entertaining Interests. Our goal? To get to know other bloggers better, and learn things that make you, well, you. :D

For this week's topic, we came up with this: 

What is the biggest challenge you face socially?

I'm painstakingly shy, so it takes me a bit to warm up to people. I can open up when I'm around fam and friends who I've known for a long time. But with others? I feel knots in my stomach and like I'm about to give a speech in front of the classroom right before throwing up. The feeling is brutal.


Do you have any challenges that you face socially?





Instructions: Each Friday, share things you wish to celebrate and then hop around to other bloggers to see their celebrations.


My celebrations:






  • My 10 year old hit his first home run in an All-Stars Tourney! Seeing that cute smile on his face when he talks about it melts my heart.
  • My sis gave me an awesome belated birthday present - an autographed vinyl by the band, Papa Roach. When I opened it, I screamed... LOUD. And may or may not have said some bleepity bleeps, but only because I was so excited. :D
What celebrations do you have for this week?


13 comments:

  1. Those are fantastic things to celebrate! Go get yourself some chocolate!

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  2. Yes, you can be shy around the right people.
    Congrats on the homerun.
    Nice! That is an awesome bday present!

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  3. Wonderful things to celebrate, Jackie. Your little boy must be so excited about his home run! I love baseball so I can imagine how both of you felt.
    It's okay to be shy. I don't like big crowds of people either, especially if I don't know them and I hate public speaking. I'd much rather write my thoughts on paper than try to make a speech.

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  4. That sounds like a great present, and ahh your little boy must be so excited!

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  5. LOL! It's great to get the gifts that just make your heart sing and make you forget whether or not you're a Christian. Whoopee for your son. Writer’s Mark

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  6. Aw, kudos to your little All Star! And dang, Papa Roach??? That's pretty sweet, Jackie. :-)

    Some Dark Romantic

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  7. The autographed vinyl is an awesome present, and definitely worth celebrating. I'm only a little jealous ...

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  8. I'm also really shy around people I don't know. I've met some great people since I moved here, but I wouldn't have if they didn't make the first move. :)

    What a great gift! I'd be excited, too.

    Congrats to your son!

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  9. So glad for your son! Those are amazing moments, and I can only imagine how big his smile must have been. Yay for him!

    Shyn tends to describe a lot of writers(although there are social butterflies out there). I don't enjoy being dropped into a bunch of people I don't know and having to talk with them. I don't know if it's shyness or simply the fact I have no idea what to say. Small talk is so painful and makes me feel even more awkward than before.

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  10. Yay for your son, and it seems your sister knew exactly what to get you! Awesome!

    As for social things, I occasionally have a problem being diplomatic when something upsets me. Sometimes on blogs, I have trouble rah-rah-ing like the other commenters when I see something I feel is bad. I should just learn to click away instead of worrying about it, huh?

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  11. Papa Roach? Wow: good times!

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  12. Social challenges? Try: finding time to mingle. Yup. Life is busy, eh?

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