Favorite Quote ~ Jan 24, 2016

 quotes personal growth introvert sunday 

This quote really speaks to me especially feeling that I have become such an introvert the last couple years since moving away from a place I had spent 20+ years building and creating a life.

But how long do I use that excuse?

I have vowed that 2016 I will be more outgoing and try to communicate better with those around me.  Make an effort to initiate friendships, and work harder on the ones I have made. 

My kids are truly my inspiration to do this because when I see them make a new friend or when I’m picking up little monster B man from school and he’s saying hi and bye to all his new found friends, it reminds me that all you have to do is reach out, speak, say hello.  The worst that could happen is they don’t respond.  But at least I can say I tried.


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15 thoughts on “Favorite Quote ~ Jan 24, 2016”

  1. I hear ya! I have a hard time with this too but it’s because I have trust issues. I have a hard time opening up and trying to meet “my kinda weird” but I can’t do that unless I get out there and start socializing more. I am trying to reach out more too but I have to say, it’s easier said than done. I have actually met more people since starting my blog than I have in the 13 years I have lived in my town. Isn’t that crazy? I am trying though and like you said, the worst that can happen is that they don’t respond but at least we can say we tried. Great quote Trista!

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    1. Yes it amazes me that I can strike up conversations with people all over the world but don’t know how to talk to someone in my Zumba class. Or sometimes upon talking to someone I can sometimes instantly tell that our personalities are just not going to click. It’s a weird instinct I have. 💌Trista

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  2. This quote really makes me think. We often build high walls to protect ourselves, but we don’t realize that in doing so we trap things inside of us that can grow and take over our minds/lives without us even realizing. I like your interpretation of the quote– reaching out to make new friends and breaking walls down that way. I too need to work on this, and I’m inspired by your vow to try harder to put yourself out there. I also look at these words as referring to the act of holding our feelings inside until we well up and explode. Or even keeping a secret that slowly eats away at us. This is a good one, friend! Thought-provoking and true! xx

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    1. I looked at it that way too. I have struggled with that exact thing for several months now. Like building some sort of cocoon of emotions and not letting anyone know of them. But I have vowed that this is my year to be the butterffly. (excuse the typo…not sure if it’s wordpress or my keyboard but my f words keep messing up lol) Thanks for popping over and taking the time to leave me a wonderful comment. 💌Trista


  3. I love this! The quote is amazing and I love what you’re aspiring to do this year. It’s also one of my goals. I wish you luck with becoming more social this year! I know it can be super hard but I believe in you.

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    1. It’s hard starting over in a new place and being 42 where the average mother around here is pretty much right out of high school. I am not religious so meeting people that route is out too. But I will conquer. Thanks for the positivity! You can do it too! 💌Trista, Domesticated Momster

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    1. There are a lot of moms in the morning Zumba class that I attend…it’s just picking the right one to approach. I have to be honest, I am kind of picky when it comes to women friends. My picker has been known to throw me off like talking about getting together over a bottle of wine with my across the street neighbor who I later found out is not only mormon but a little snooty too. My husband and I were at breakfast one morning and she was there with her and some friends who I am guessing all attend the same church. One of the friends got up to go outside and take a phone call…they all talked about her while she was outside! That’s surely not the kind of people I want to have as friends lol. Anyway totally running away at the keyboard here. Thanks for popping over my friend. 💌Trista


    1. I find that in this small town I live in there are little “clicks” of people that go on…most grew up here and it’s hard to break their circle to let a “newcomer” in. But I have made one good friend since moving here and I cherish her friendship very much. She works M-F though…I would like to meet someone that’s a SAHM like myself to have playdates and such. I have never been one that needs lots of friends…just a few really good ones. Thanks for popping over!


  4. Trista, this is so deep! I love it! It’s really hard moving somewhere new, I had the same feelings moving to Ireland. It’s not easy to go up & talk to people you don’t know! You are doing a fabulous job. It’s great to find inspiration through your children. Thanks so much for sharing with candid cuddles x

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    1. Thank you Becky! I actually went for lunch with a girlfriend yesterday and enjoyed it so much! And we went and had dinner with some friends from my hubby’s work last night so I had some great adult interaction! It was wonderful! Thanks for hostessing 💌Trista

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