In Marion, there are not a lot of things to do. A lot of kids in high school would spend their evenings driving around town or hanging out in the school parking lot. I, however, never really did any of that. Most of my time was spent either at home or working. When I did go anywhere, it was usually to my brother’s or one of my sister’s houses. Since I’ve been on my own, though, I’ve been trying to work on finding good friends that I can spend time with, rather than staying home by myself.
It has always been hard for me to find people that I actually like and can feel comfortable around. I have a hard time keeping up conversations with people and getting to know them and letting them get to know me. When I do start trying to get to know someone or spend more time with someone that I have gotten to know, I often times get worried that I am annoying them and feel weird asking them to do anything. That is why I spend most of my free time watching Netflix or playing Mario by myself or with my roommate. As a challenge to myself, I am going to start stepping out of my comfort zone and work on making friends and being a more open and social person.
Does anyone else have this same issue, and what have you done to improve it?