I haven’t been very creative in my guided creativity lately, but then again, this is only the second post in this series. For that reason, I chose to use a Daily Prompt from The Daily Post , like I did in December, but even I admit that I need to step up my game to keep things interesting.
Entitled Fireside Chat, today’s prompt asks:
What person whom you don’t know very well in real life — it could be a blogger whose writing you enjoy, a friend you just recently made, etc. — would you like to have over for a long chat in which they tell you their life story?
Almost always, I’m not much of a ‘long chatter’. I think small talk is uncomfortable, especially when you know it isn’t going anywhere, or if you’re just talking to break the silence. Personally, I don’t mind sitting in silence (well, sitting in quiet) with a bunch of strangers because it’s just easier and I don’t have to break out of my comfort zone. It is a rare occasion when I’ve met someone who I can chat with and it just flows and most of those people are still my friends today. During this past spring and summer, I got to know someone who I would be very interested to hear more about their life. Fast forward to now, I don’t talk to this person on a regular basis, but I think that if we did meet up for a fireside chat, we could talk and it would just flow. We met under unusual circumstances, and in a way helped each other through our own personal relationships. When we talked, I was the one who did most of the talking, which looking back, I feel a little bit selfish for, but if I had talked less, I wouldn’t have anything to respond to this prompt. Anyway, I do know bits and pieces about them, as they know pieces of me, but I think I’d really enjoy a long conversation because our conversations did flow so easily which really helped me to come out of my comfort zone a little and showed me it wasn’t that all that hard to or all that bad. Since then, I’ve gone exploring on my own, only returning to my comfort zone to recharge.
I do wish to meet more of these people in my life, but those people aren’t just going to come and find me. I took the first step to finding that person, and it goes to show that if I want to change to better myself, I need to be willing to risk leaving my comfort zone and use it as a rest stop instead of a hideout.