Also to work on:

Overcoming shyness in situations where I have made an acquaintance who is not yet a friend (as far as personal comfort goes).

I had made plans to go to Rama Navami celebrations with a friend. Her friend is a regular temple-goer, and has been very open and willing to share and guide and teach. My friend had to call in sick today, so it was up to me to decide what to do.

After much internal deliberation, I emailed her friend and cancelled (albeit with a semi-legitimate concern; ladies’ menses and temple-goings don’t always mix for some people, and this friend’s friend’s wife is one of those people). Now I feel like a noodlehead, even though a major factor in my decision was not wanting to offend anyone, even if nobody knew what was going on with me, personally.

(Sorry for all that personal stuff.)

Better luck next time, I suppose.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to Also to work on:

  1. surya says:

    you can just go in and sit in the temple, there is not a whole lot for anyone to do there. Some senior volunteer devotees carry on with the routine religious chores helping out the pujari/priest who is the maestro inall the celebrations; majority partake in unision. Dont get bogged down with ‘oh Iam not doing it right’ mindset. Just go in, sit down and go with the flow, feel the vibe. Peace.

    • HappyGoth says:

      🙂 Thanks for the wise advice. I suppose I could just go an sit in the back of the crowd and observe, right? I think I realized that an hour or two after I got home, and felt a little silly. I am so my own worst enemy (but that figures – the physical self getting in the way of the true Self).

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