I've always been pretty shy. That's just how I am, and I'm comfortable that way. However, my parents had always encouraged me to go out and express myself, so I try to be more outgoing.
One Friday, at around 3:30 in the afternoon, I went to the park to try and meet new friends. School had just let out and I knew the park would be full of fresh faces.
At first I just sat by the swing by myself, too nervous to talk to anyone. But then, a boy and a girl approached me.
The girl said her name was Anna, and the boy was her little brother, Lucas. They greeted me warmly and said I looked lonely. I smiled brightly and introduced myself. We played for a bit afterwards.
We ran around and took turns pushing each other on the swing set although, admittedly, I was a bit heavier.
By the time we were done it was getting dark and we were getting tired. They said they needed to get home, but I convinced them to come with me to see something *really* cool.
They climbed into the backseat of my car as I entered the driver's side.