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[personal profile] samuraizergling
So, I forget to be social.

I realize that to some of you who know me this isn't a revelation, and for some of you it is impossible to imagine. How can you "forget" to be social? I can't explain it myself, but it's true. Somehow the fact that 'No really, I DO need other people' slips from my mind over and over again.

Fortunately for me, I have good people in my life who help to remind me how much better I feel... no, not better... how much MORE I feel when I am around people.

I have been emotionally dormant for the past few months. It's a kind of coping mechanism, I suppose. Sometimes emotions feel like a zero-sum game, so instead of going through highs and lows, I just flatline the whole thing. Especially during the last few months when I was feeling particularly bad about my finances. I am actually doing well considering the economy and the enormity of uprooting oneself as I did to move here, but it was a little scary there for a while. I feel a bit like one of the Scanners from the Science Fiction story "Scanners Live in Vain."

Aaaanyway. Then Arisia happened. A few months ago I happened to mention in a conversation with [ profile] mizarchivist that I was thinking of applying to be a PAX Enforcer. She suggested that I apply to volunteer at Arisia as well, and so I did. I had the best time, and even met someone (but more on that later.)

I have been a different person this last week. I know I've been through this cycle before, but no, really, I'm going to try to stay connected to everyone this time. I think that keeping myself occupied with a succession of conventions will help with this. I'm definitely attending PAX, either as an Enforcer or a regular attendee, and there are a few others coming up that I have my eye on. (Boskone and Nauticon to start)

So yea. Part of why Arisia was so fun for me was that I met someone. Or at least I think I did. I know that I got an email address and had a happy for a few days. Haven't heard back yet. NRE is a helluva drug. :)


Date: 2012-01-23 06:58 pm (UTC)
mizarchivist: (LOLbrarian-serious)
From: [personal profile] mizarchivist
You definitely should go to Boskone and see Sooj play.

And John Scalzi's awesome!

And definitely bookmark for later. Nothing to audition for at the mo'., but they're popular, so if you do want to start doing theater again you'll definitely want proper prep time.

Date: 2012-01-23 08:44 pm (UTC)
drwex: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drwex
Boskone is 'spensive. We were thinking about day-tripping it, but it's like $40 for the day.

Date: 2012-01-23 09:14 pm (UTC)
mizarchivist: (Dork)
From: [personal profile] mizarchivist
Right, that. Forgot to check the actual cost of it all.


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