I’m going to drop a bit of a bombshell on you, Dear Readers.
Are you ready for it?
Well, ready or not, here it is:
I am not very good at first impressions.
Ok. This is not as much of a secret as I like to pretend. In fact, I am pretty sure I have discussed it here in this blog multiple times (possibly every entry, but who wants to go back and read those?).
Seriously, Dear Readers, it’s bad.
I always come off as a bit deranged, super intense, and frighteningly eager. Sure, sometimes people find it endearing (I hope) but for the most part it just creeps people out a lot. Now, believe it or not, I really have tried to tone down my excitement when I meet someone new (aka: Potential Friends) but even my toned down enthusiasm is cringe worthy.
This lack of social grace has a tendency to make finding new friends a difficult task. Like, super difficult. Some might even say Herculean.
(That was word of the day and by golly I got to use it!)
This is why I was so excited when Kevin suggested the concept of the Friend Resume to me.*
The Friend Resume, Dear Readers!
How great is that?
The Friend Resume is a resume that you can carry around in your purse/briefcase and hand out to potential friends and it lists all of your delightful hobbies and possibly even includes references? Delightful!
Gone would be the days of awkward first impressions! Instead future friends could just read about you and decide ahead of time whether or not they want to set up weekly craft nights. I would obviously carry about five around with me every day. (One has to be discerning and five seems like a good number.) Perhaps I could even put them in nice portfolio folders to eliminate creases? New friends like you to be neat, right?
I mean, I can’t count the number of times I have met people in a store or overheard conversations on the bus and just thought to myself “These are my people!” Boy, would a Friend Resume have come in handy then!
Anyway, I have been working away at my Friend Resume and think it is finally complete and ready to go to the printer (once it receives your approval, of course.)
So stay tuned, Dear Readers, for the Friday unveiling of my Friend Resume. I am so ready to make friends!
*Disclaimer: Kevin was apparently kidding and does not endorse this idea. But so what? I think it’s awesome.