Confession: I'm an introvert and I don't make friends very easily.
I work from home and could easily spend all day in my pajamas without speaking to a soul. However, I don't want to be a recluse, so I've been making a conscious effort to meet new people and make new friends.
The problem is that new friends come with new opportunities, and new opportunities often mean new challenges.
If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you. -Fred DeVito
A challenge recently arose when my new friend messaged me out of the blue.
"Want to come with me to this next Saturday?" she asked. She sent me the link to a personal development workshop being hosted at a local yoga studio.
I scanned the description. Journaling? Mantras? Meditation? Count me in!
But then I read the part about trusting. Community. Partnered exercises. Group activities. All of my least favorite things.
My insides curdled.
I was the girl who avoided eye contact and crossed the street so I wouldn't...