This was most definitely the case on Saturday July,25, 2015, where I confess that I attended the Panoramic Patio Party hosted by Fabulous @ 50...by myself ...without knowing a soul, kind of. (I had recently connected with Tamena via Twitter just prior to the event but we had never met in person). In light of that, I also must confess that it was one of the best things that I could have done to confirm that I am a strong woman that is living in a city bursting with other strong, empowering and successful women (and men).
When I first walked into the venue I was so nervous that I felt like I was going to pass out as my knees were knocking and my tongue felt like it was swelling and I tried to act natural. Being that I am not the most confidant woman in the world and that I consider myself to be quite socially awkward at first I felt as if I was reverting to the shy little girl on the playgrounds as a child just wanting to be liked. I also classify myself as a very introverted, extrovert and as much as I love people, meeting them for the first time quite frankly scares the shit out of me because I feel like I fumble on my words, talk too much/not enough or laugh too loud...or heaven forbid, snort! I must say though that the panic and distress only lasted about 1.5 seconds as I was warmly greeted by one of the gracious hostesses Bonnie who made me feel so very comfortable that I almost forgot that I was nervous...Almost. Bonnie quickly introduced me to a group of 3 dynamic women whom invited me to sit at their table and they were all so welcoming and kind to me that the night began to get a bit easier and more comfortable.
A few minutes later I was introduced to our other amazing hostess Tamena and shortly after that was introduced another lovely woman and it was smooth sailing in the awkward department...that is until she pulled me onto the dance floor to shake a tail feather. Not really up my alley with people that I don’t know and really put me out of my comfort zone but she helped me to have fun, relax and laugh which I deserved and lead to a wonderful evening with amazing women. I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL of the ladies there that I connected with for making me feel like I belonged and was not an outsider looking in, your kindness and hugs were appreciated! I feel so blessed to have been in a room coursing with so much positive energy and beautiful souls that hopefully will honour me by helping to share my simple and inspiring message. I also ask that if YOU are reading this to PLEASE share my message that there is an unimaginable victorious and loving life after abuse, trauma and addiction which is attainable through self love, worth and acknowledgement prompting others to love you to your full potential. Remember to love the reflection in the mirror.
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