I’m not a joiner-in-er. Never have been.
At least, I tell myself I never have been, though I used to be in an equivalent of the Brownies, and was in all the school plays, the choir, the band… I suppose the issue is I’m shy.
I want to be part of things, but I’m hesitant about sticking my neck out, putting myself into a place of vulnerability where people might not talk to me – or worse, where I might get stuck with the party bore!
And I’m afraid of misunderstanding, of not knowing the rules, of looking foolish.
That’s one reason I love to write, and love twitter. I can play, join in, be myself. I’ve got time to think of the thing I want to say, and if no-one listens, I’ll never know…
Agh! Five minutes passes too fast! Once again I’m taking part in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday, where we write on a prompt for five minutes only, with no editing. Why not go and see how others have interpreted today’s prompt – then have a go yourself! What have you got to lose? Put a link to your post in the comments, and I’ll read it and leave a comment in return.