avoidance mode

I'm stuck in avoidance mode because I really dread the library reopening shindig. I don't like events like this where it's all glad-handing and mingling, making small talk with people I don't know. Hopefully my dad will be there so I'll have someone to hang out with. Otherwise, I'm flying solo. I know it's not about me. It's not about me. But I don't like being one of the periphery people in the spotlight. The photo ops are going to feel very artificial and unnatural.


Anonymous said...

I usually feel the same way! I hate doing the whole "mingling" thing. On the upside, when it's over I often realize that the event itself wasn't as bad as the anticipation of it.
Hope it goes well!

Cat. said...

If the staff at your library are anything like the people I work with, you can probably glom onto a librarian for the 'do' and save BOTH of your lives! I hate these things too, but if you have a fallback person or two, they aren't nearly as bad.

The Gal Herself said...

This is a perfect post. You captured the way so many of us feel, so many times, so well.