I am an introvert. I’m shy. I’m quiet. I don’t strike up conversations with strangers.
As a small business owner, being extroverted is kind of part of the job description. I’ve gotten better about being extroverted for the business. But for myself, I still prefer to be introverted.
I also like to live life with no regrets. I don’t regret any choice I’ve made. Even if they may have been wrong, I don’t regret. I look at it like if I hadn’t made that “wrong” choice I wouldn’t be where I am today. No regrets.
Why am I telling you this? To tell you this:
Today I was working at the store. It’s graduation so it was BUSY. I’d been standing behind that counter blowing up balloons from 7am- 1:30pm. I was blowing up balloons when someone came through the door that I recognized right away. Ready?
It was Floyd from #teamfun on #theamazingrace. I JUST caught up on the show LAST NIGHT! He was on my tv last night and now here he was IN PERSON IN MY STORE! I FREAKED OUT! I knew I had to meet him. I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t. But I’m shy, I’m an introvert, I was SCARED. But still, I called an employee to take my place, stepped out from behind the counter to where my husband was talking to him and MADE A COMPLETE FOOL OUT OF MYSELF. I kept telling him how awesome he was and just kept talking, talking, talking. It was like I LITERALLY COULD NOT SHUT UP. Even in my head, I was like SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP. He was so nice and kind. And I TOTALLY SPACED ASKING FOR A PICTURE. When he left, I was literally shaking. I had just stepped outside of my comfort zone, made a fool of myself, forgot to ask for a picture but I was still SO SO HAPPY!
I was happy because I will never regret that moment. Even though I didn’t get a picture, I don’t regret a single thing I said or did. You never know how you’re going to react when you meet someone who was ON TV. But I was happier because I stepped out of my comfort zone. The old me would have thought it was him but never would have left that counter to go see.
Most importantly, I want to teach my kids to be fearless and live life with no regrets. The best way to teach them those things is to show them how by implementing them in my life. I’m glad that I was able to be extroverted for a moment today. To do something I would usually never do. To strike up a conversation with a complete (famous) stranger.
I’m proud of myself today.