I am a not a people person. (But that’s not to say that I am not personable). For my whole life, I have never known myself to be comfortable or entirely invested in getting to know any given individual. It’s just kind of who I am. I’m an introvert. Obviously I have my mom and my sister. My one best friend whom I met when I was 13 (and even then the level of comfort I have with her now took years to develop). I have two coworkers that I have bonded with over this past year. And, well, that’s about it. Apart from my ex of course, but that’s a little one sided.
My point is, there are very few people in this world who I have met that I just… jive with. Someone who–for no apparent reason–just captivates me. Someone I find myself emulating. Someone I go out of my way to interact with; learn about, ask questions, propose activities to. Someone whose soul crosses paths with mine just as the proverbial stars fall perfectly in line.
I met someone the other day.
We are training him at our Starbucks, and eventually sending him to another store. It didn’t take long to find myself very involved in trying to learn more about him. It has been nice–finding myself interested in something. Someone, even!
And I’m not fawning over him like this is love at first sight, or anything of the sort. Sure I am attracted to him, but I am also interested in him as a person, and that’s what makes this unique for me. So for the past few days I have spent all my time with him at work, prodding him for details of his life and his being. I want to know him.
So, I gave him my number today. I am so nervous!! I tried to do so innocently enough, but I am a bit rusty at reaching out to people at this point in my life. Today is the last day I will have seen him unless he texts me and we arrange to hang out, and the suspense is killing me! I don’t know how long is appropriate that I should wait before I start losing hope!
I guess I just wanted to get this out on my blog because it would be nice to open up my life to a new person, and let myself learn and grow under a new friendship. I’d like to write about my experiences here if I am graced with such an opportunity!
So wish me luck!! –Blue