Things that make me more nervous than walking into a bar full of women I don’t know

by Ginger on July 19, 2010

in Blogging & Social Media, I'm a Disaster

  1. Doing my performance review
  2. That moment before hitting “send” on an email blast out to 50,000 people
  3. Waiting in the lobby for a job interview
  4. Having to call someone out because they haven’t done their job
  5. Actually, any time I have to be the bad guy
  6. umm…
  7. surely there are more things…
  8. Right?
  9. Come on, it’s just facing some of my biggest fears/insecurities (a room full of people I don’t know, fear that no one will talk to me, that I’m not interesting, that I’m not worth talking to, that everyone will already know everyone else and I’ll be left out). There’s got to be other things that make me more nervous!
  10. Oh, I know…the idea of throwing up in front of strangers.

In case you couldn’t tell, I’ve decided to go, thanks in large part to all your wonderful comments. That doesn’t mean I’m not nervous as hell, but I think what I’ll do is pretend I’m something I’m not (an extrovert)–they’ll never know the difference, right?

As always, more lists can be found over at Anna’s at abdpbt!

katy July 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I suggest having this:

happen to you. Since then, I have been impervious to embarassment and social anxiety.

Ginger July 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm

My feelings can be summed up thusly:

Holy Shit.

Dude, you’re a better woman than me, I woulda booked it out of there so fast you’d have seen cartoon dust from my feet. I can see how social anxiety after that would seem…less than important.

ABDPBT July 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I know what you mean. At least you didn’t expose their ad network for the ponzi scheme that it is, though.

Lisa July 20, 2010 at 7:17 am

I saw your Tweet saying you had a good time and am so glad! You are much braver than I, it terrifies me too and I probably couldn’t have done it.

Elizabeth July 22, 2010 at 8:10 am

I hope you had a great time–I went to the Austin one, and it was pretty good.

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