ok, that might be slightly exaggerated, but when last weekend was fast approaching and my only plan was to paint my toenails, i thought it might be time to make a serious effort to meet some people. so i stepped out of my comfort zone.
i had been invited to a facebook group for expat girls here in singapore. one of the girls posted a note about friday drinks and i decided to go. pretty strange feeling to walk into a bar looking for some girls that i didn't know what they looked like. luckily, i found them without too much trouble. for a group of about 135 members, the attendance was quite low - only three of us showed up. still a nice evening though.
on the saturday, after completing the weekend mission (very nice purple colour by the way), i had gotten a taste for this whole socialising business and posted a note on an expat community site (internations) forum to see if there were any like minded people out there somewhere. i'm thrilled to see a lot of people reply and i am now finally starting to build a social life here. met up with some really nice people on both sunday and monday, have a ladies night tomorrow and all of a sudden i am organising friday drinks this friday. nice.
so what's the conclusion of this? well, as i see it - there is no point staying in your comfort zone if it's boring and lonely.