If you’re going to be in Tucson Dec. 13-15, be sure to stop on down at the 4th Ave Street Fair for some last minute holiday shopping! Why? Because it’s a huge event with vendors from all over the country, including lots of unique and amazing small businesses like us! It’s one of the nation’s largest street fairs with 400+ vendors, to-die-for street food, free live music, entertainers galore, and lots of visitors (we’re talking 250k+ yearly)!
We will have a booth in the Creative Ventures Fair Plaza ( just north of 6th street) selling all the shop favorites! Pocket Watches, hair picks, earrings, steampunk supplies, clock hand holiday ornaments, and so much more!
For more info, visit here: Fourthavenue.org
It’s gonna be fuuuun!
I do the same thing, hon. It gets easier over time. I was like that (and still am) with my in-laws. What you need to remember is what you think is not what they think. I mean, honestly, think about how you would handle the situation if you were in their shoes. It’s polite and more frequent to think someone you know is socially uncomfortable or shy that they are just that: uncomfortable and shy. Rarely, unless you’re a rude assface, does hate or dislike come into the thought. It’s just something I’ve noticed.
To get over my own anxiety around others, I be as polite as possible and just ease my way into conversation. People are nicer and more forgiving than you think and once you stop thinking so hard on it, it gets easier. The anxiety doesn’t go away entirely, but it helps.
This isn’t going to hurt your relationship unless you let it. Both of you need to talk honestly and openly about what happened, how it made both of you feel, and how to fix it or make a compromise.