I am pretty proud of me.
I mentioned a while back that hubs has a big group of friends, and that several of their wives/girlfriends are pretty tight too, but that I'm not one of those wives. There's one girl I've always gotten along with. She organized a girls night and sent me an invite about a week ago, but I hadn't responded. To be honest, I'm shy okay? I wasn't planning on going because I'm intimidated by all these fun, outgoing ladies who are already close friends, and I thought I would feel like an outsider.
Well this girl sent me a message on Tuesday saying she hoped I was coming, that it was going to be really fun, etc. But I told her no, that I had to get ready for Beer Festivus (which I do, I am WAY behind). Then I got to thinking, it was really nice of her to include me in this, and if I keep turning down invitations, A. I'm not going to be getting invitations anymore, and B. I will NEVER get to be friends with these ladies. Then hubs talked me into it, so I wrote her back and told her I'd be there.
So girls night was last night, and I have to say, I had a great time! The wine helped (and yes, I am paying for it today), everyone was really friendly and in a great mood, and I didn't feel intimidated or nervous at all (after my first glass).
I've been needing to do this for a long time, and hopefully now it will get easier and easier for me to make friends with them.