Is everyone having more fun than me? This reminds me of Mindy Kaling’s book title “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns).”
I don’t know if it’s the social media and blogging world but I just finished scrolling through some blog posts on Bloglovin’ and found myself feeling blue. Like “is everyone having more fun than me?” I know social media is just a “highlight reel” but it can be so depressing to see and read people’s posts about their fabulous travels, fun weekends filled with friends, family and good food, and ultimately just doing fun-looking things.
When I quit my full-time job last year to begin working for myself, I honestly did not think I would miss the office atmosphere. I often was annoyed with hearing others complain all day and generally being around people. But now on days where I mostly work from home, I find myself feeling a little lonely and in need of more in-person human interaction and conversation.
Having recently read the book “Year of Yes”, I have decided that I need to get out there and do more things, even if they scare me. Such as going to Monday Funday with a group of girls I didn’t know or joining a running group for a group run. I find it’s much easier to stay at home where I am safe and comfortable rather than taking a risk and going out and trying new things. What’s the worst that could happen, right? I feel silly or stupid and then it’s over and I can come back home and be safe and comfortable and read my books and watch my TV shows. That doesn’t sound so bad.
Essentially, I am looking for “my tribe”. I see so many people posting pictures and telling stories of the fun things they do with their tribe and I find myself thinking, “I wish I had a tribe.” While I do have some good friends all over the country from high school, college, grad school, internships, study abroad, etc., I do not have a solid core group here in Nashville. Group texts with my besties back home just aren’t the same as hanging out in person with a group of people you enjoy.
The other week I attended Together Live, a national touring event with Glennon Doyle Melton, Abby Wambach, and a host of other strong, empowering women such as Sophia Bush (I love her!), Karen Fairchild, and my new fav lady Luvvie Ajayi. It was such a fun night listening to these women speak and they talked about how when you meet someone and just know you want that person to be in your life so you collect them and now they are part of your tribe. I am ready to collect my people!
Do you ever feel like everyone is having more fun than you?
If you have a “tribe,” how did you find them?
It’s been a while since I linked up with Thinking Out Loud Thursdays so today is the day!