Tonight I had my first opening night party at my new job. I don’t know many, or really any, of my new coworkers well. I don’t know anyone in the show nor do I know any of the VIPs. Working within this environment is one thing. Socializing in it is a whole other thing, especially when I tend to be a little shy at times. Add that to just having seen an emotionally challenging show and it could equal a socially awkward night for me.
While it was looking like it could go that way at first, I got some free food in me and managed to engage new people in several different conversations, including a few total strangers. For this I am very proud of myself and I’m hoping it lasts until tomorrow night when I have another work event to attend.