Today I can really relate to the term “hideout” via Daily Prompt: Hideout. I like to think I’m a pretty outgoing person, whose easy to befriend. I noticed that I’m that way with strangers and my close friends. But, my awkward tendencies come out when I’m around people I like or just make me uncomfortable.
Just today, I ran into an old acquaintance who I like and also makes me feel uncomfortable sometimes. So it was double the awkwardness. Boy, oh boy, did I wish I had a hideout available so I could just ran away from the entire situation. It wasn’t even that big of a deal, but you know, we always over analyze our selves.
After that, I didn’t know what to do with myself and ended up walking around my campus for almost an hour, cursing myself for not being more ‘normal’. I’m sure everyone has had moments like that.
It takes us all a bit to get over our socially awkward moments, but eventually we’re able to shrug it off. What helps me is remembering that it’s not the end of the world. Everyone goes through moments they wish they could go back in time and fix, trust me, I would know. But sometimes, we just need to accept that it happened, get over it, and maybe laugh about it….eventually.
I guess what I’m trying to get across is, feel free to want that hideout and crawl into it. But, eventually you need to figure out when to get out because life is going to continuously throw fun, exciting, and yes more cringe-worthy moments to you and need to just accept it. Life is unexpected in that way.
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