Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New Year - New Me?

It is a new year and most have made resolutions, whether they're successful or not, remains to be seen.  Did I make a resolution?  No, but I did make myself a promise to change something that I noted about myself (yes another discovery, geez!).  What I noted since writing, is I found myself somewhat shy.  Actually, it felt like I was in highschool again, a place where I was enormously shy.

When did I discover this?  Well, it took a small thing to enlighten me to such a huge problem -- my eyes would constantly stay on the ground, in a room of strangers and I would only engage them if they approached me or if I had no choice, such as a clerk at a store.  Then upon further investigation, it came to light that even at my book signings, I simply smiled, but would never approach someone unless they took an interest.  Not a good place to be when you're an author.

Truly, I don't know where it came from, because after highschool I conquered that stigmatism and became quite outgoing (no, not annoying outgoing).  So, whatever triggered my old ways I'll  never know.  All I know is...I'm going to change it with one eye contact and one smile at a time.

Have a great day.