In my experience, introducing yourself is really difficult and is typically followed by an awkward silence while you think about what to say next. Let’s be honest, meeting new people is great and brilliant, but so awkward. I always find it mind boggling (boggling, nice word. I like it) how people can introduce themselves so easily with no hint of awkwardness. I have no memory of meeting the people who are in my life right now. I must have introduced myself at some point, or did I just place myself in their company without a “Hello, my name is Megan. I saw you standing here you look friendly, hi.” I honestly cannot remember.
The last time I had to introduce myself was about 6 weeks ago, at my Post 16 induction day. I keep trying to convince myself that the incident wasn’t all my fault, I mean, if he hadn’t of mumbled I wouldn’t of mistook his name for “Hello,” would I? I basically asked him for his name twice and then he sat quiet for the next two hours. He was clearly wishing he hadn’t of come to our school for an education because his first encounter was with a girl who couldn’t tell the difference between “Hello” and “Luke”. Hopefully, I’ll forget that little introduction, just like I have with the rest. Hopefully he will too.
I have a strong belief that introducing yourself in writing, is a lot easier, than say, in person. The main reason being that if I said this out loud to a person I had never met before, they would have turned around and walked straight out of the door by now, because really this is a very long way of introducing yourself. Also, I dictate the conversation topics so no awkward silences, not here. If you haven’t figured out by now, I really dislike awkward silences, they make me twitch and do the *laugh but I’m not actually laughing because it sounds like air flowing through my mouth, why are you staring at me like that* thing.
Well, I personally feel like we have reached the point in conversation where I’m beginning to get so nervous that I begin to talk really, really fast. Not that I’m nervous about this of course, no, it’s only the first post of hopefully many that will give you an impression of who I am and what I stand for. I don’t think I’ve done any of that so far. Or maybe I have. I think I’ll leave you to decide that.
(Another thing I find very awkward is saying Goodbye, but I’ll think I’ll leave that topic for another time)