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Actress, Writer, Producer, Transmedia Enthusiast, Social Media ObsessiveWed, 02 Oct 2013 02:47:33 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1By: Jessica
JessicaWed, 02 Oct 2013 02:47:33 +0000/?p=741#comment-420Thanks for the heads up, but everything looks good on this end. Maybe it’s your internet connection? Thanks for checking out the blog!
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cory booker girlfriendWed, 02 Oct 2013 01:12:32 +0000/?p=741#comment-419Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few
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Social Guides for the Socially Awkward Part 4: Networking! Jessica MillsMon, 19 Aug 2013 21:22:46 +0000/?p=741#comment-300[…] The tips I put forth in my first post all still apply. Feel free to go back and reference those. […]
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Anxiety | Inspiration StruckFri, 09 Aug 2013 11:03:02 +0000/?p=741#comment-255[…] I’ve done some things in the last year that have pushed me out of myself. I’ve moved out of my parents’ house, I’ve taken holidays alone, I’ve met people from the internet, I’ve made plans to go to Worldcon next year (which scares the hell out of me, right now). But I’m not used to actually goin out and engaging with other people on a regular basis, and I feel like that’s something I need to do. My mind’s been rolling this around for the last month or so, and it’s been sparked further by coming across things like Jessica Mills’ Social Guides for the Socially Awkward. […]
JessicaSat, 03 Aug 2013 16:06:51 +0000/?p=741#comment-237I hope it helps! It always makes me feel more secure when I’m familiar with the location.
DanaSat, 03 Aug 2013 08:16:39 +0000/?p=741#comment-236I really appreciate this. I’ve been struggling with making friends because of crippling social anxiety. Like you, I’ve gone all the way to meetups/events only to turn around in the parking lot and leave. It’s not a good feeling. I never really thought about scoping out a location before the event; I’ll try that sometime.
JessicaThu, 01 Aug 2013 04:24:45 +0000/?p=741#comment-235Awesome tip! Thanks, Suzi!
SuziThu, 01 Aug 2013 04:16:32 +0000/?p=741#comment-234Maryann, I had trouble when I became a new mom as well. Try looking online for local mom groups. Sometimes they have play dates, sometimes mom’s night out. Also, there may be local churches that have “MOPS” groups (“Mother’s of Preschoolers” + babies). I am 3 kids down, but my first led to some serious social isolation that I had to purposefully take steps to change. Good luck–you will find your groove!
PhilThu, 01 Aug 2013 02:18:59 +0000/?p=741#comment-232Why a generic party to use as an example? Don’t you play Magic? Aside from the drunks FNM is a great way to talk to geeks.
JessicaThu, 01 Aug 2013 01:46:09 +0000/?p=741#comment-231Thanks so much! I’m so glad to know the writing is helpful!
Are there any parent/kid events you could go to and meet other moms? Kids are a good buffer, or so I’m told. Ha.