Friday, April 4, 2008

Come out of the shell little turtle girl......

Some days you just want to crawl into the shell, block everyone out and stay warm and snug in your own little world. You know, I used to want a Fortress of Solitude like Superman had, somewhere all my own....of course, mine would be in a warmer, greener climate! Mike used to have to pull me kicking and screaming (well...a definate shove with me protesting and complaining loudly) out the door if he wanted me to go somewhere with him. Usually, once I got there I loosened up enough to enjoy the shindig and feel glad I went, sometimes not.

I am still that girl; not wanting to leave the comforts of home and spending time with people I do not know, but I have also changed enough now that I am the one pushing myself out that door rather than waiting for someone else to do it for me. Why do I write this? Well, there's this occasion I have to go out of town for. Wait, let me re-phrase that....that I want to go out of town for. The hesitation is still there and goodness knows my roommate has heard some of the complaints already...but along with my usual dread is a certain excitement. Who knows, maybe its just because I bought a new dress for the wedding and am looking forward to wearing it....

Regardless of the reason, the turtle has emerged from her shell and is blinking at the blinding sunlight streaming down...lets hope she stays out for awhile.

6 comments:

annette said...

I hope you had a wonderful time! Enjoy your out of shell time. I would have never pegged you as "shy"- you are one of the friendliest people I have ever met!

Maybe too friendly- ref. to "idiot of the year" blog! So glad that didn't turn out any worse than it did! Promise me next time you'll JUST SAY NO! Use me as an excuse if you must, ie."Sorry, I promised my friend I wouldn't...." To any rebuttle say, "Can't. Sorry." and ignore them. I mean it! :)

The Scotts said...

I hope we weren't all that bad :) And your pocka dot dress was adorable, I meant to say so there. We already miss you...P.S. If I ever hear of you giving a ride to strangers (drunk or not) again I will strangle you myself, if they haven't already. Seriously, girl!

shoezimm said...

I know, I know....I just wrote a new blog about how stupid I was. Annette...thanks for thinking I am so friendly...and no, I really am very (well, shy isn't the right word) I feel inadequate around new people and like I don't have anything to offer to I clam up....it takes awhile for me to get comfortable enough to really be outgoing usually, but not always!
Jalee--thanks for the compliment on the dress. Actually I got several of them that night (wow!) and no....you guys weren't toooooooo terrible! (-;

Kris said...

OK now that you have come out of your shell, turtle girl, and come down here....finally! You have a standing invite from us! You will always be part of this family. It just took a little shove from the rabbit. I love your hugs they were very welcomed. And if Jason wants to go hiking, you can enjoy the company of others. Its warm down here!!!

shoezimm said...

Well its cold again up here....it snowed yesterday! I would love to come down again....I am waiting to see when Jason is heading down again for that hike to Angel's Landing, otherwise I will probably drive myself down next month....

Kris said...

yea!!!!!!