Again, it’s Caryn the lazy blogger. This time I’m going to steal a quote from one of the members of my Big Mom Group–the collection of women I’ve assembled who’ve been sharing wisdom, insight, and stories for my book. As I’ve been laying out my chapter on the language we use and the answers we give people as moms, I read this. Incidentally, it’s from one of the smarest, funniest, fun, and interesting people I know. Perhaps I just don’t know that good people… Here’s what she said:
“I didn’t used to feel social anxiety, and now I feel it all the time. I used to feel pretty confident in a crowd, but now I feel like I’m the most boring person in the room. People ask what I’ve been up to or how I’ve been, and my answers feel so lame. I’ve been up to everything and nothing. I’ve been absorbed by the lives of little people. I don’t have interesting trips to talk about or exciting dating stories or even updates on the basics of my life—apart from the kids. I feel like I’ve turned into someone with nothing to offer a conversation, much less a friendship. And that’s a very lonely feeling.”
Can you relate? Any insights? I’d love to hear your thoughts!