O is for Outgoing

I started an Alphabet of Life ages ago and never finished. Since FGR picked this group, I'll continue where I left off.

 

I stopped the Alphabet because this was a difficult letter for me. I originally thought to use Out There, because I have chosen to reveal a wide swath of myself online. Obviously, I choose not to disclose gory details, but those who care to look will find many intimacies about me. Regina Lynn called this Living Out There in her Wired Sex Drive blog.

 

Today, I am going with Outgoing even though that is largely a fabrication. I am the sort of outgoing person who hates the process of meeting people but when introduced can talk to anyone. I'd be awesome on the cocktail circuit, except that I dislike approaching people I don't know.

 

Too, I am the sort who can easily talk in front of groups of strangers. I am a favored moderator at conferences because I am fearless when presenting stuff I have no idea about. I have been in plays and musicals. But, Heaven forbid you ask me to karaoke! Even I don't understand that.

 

By the way, this is my wedding ring. I've been fiddling with it all day, because touching it makes me feel closer to the woman I love. She's been a champ this past week, and I can never forget how fortunate I am.

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Taken on January 9, 2008