I’m no entertainer. God no.
I’m not that person who becomes giddy with excitement at the thought of entertaining visitors, or, as we say in the South ‘entertaining company’. I have a friend who is an absolute natural at entertaining. She is lovely and accommodating whether she is hosting you for the weekend, having you over for drinks or day-tripping with you. She just oozes hospitality and you can clearly see she enjoys it.
I have a coworker who loves cooking, catering and hosting events for her closest friends. She makes it all look so dang easy sometimes I think to myself, “I could be like that!” Then I come back to my senses. Sadly, that’s not me.
When it comes to entertaining others I feel anxious. “Where do I take them?”, “Will they enjoy where I take them?”, “How do I plan everything in an efficient way so we’re not going uptown only to come back downtown then cross over to Brooklyn and run out of time…?” and “Crap. I don’t cook so I can’t even make them feel at home with a nice home-cooked meal.”
I always feel just a bit uncertain if they will have any fun at all even though I live in freakin’ New York City, for Pete’s sake! It’s not even hard to entertain people here, there’s so much to do in any given moment! Just dragging them around the city is bound to prove entertaining, overwhelming, exciting and stimulating.
My Brother’s Visit
So my brother came for a visit this past weekend. He even stayed over at my place. I’ll be honest: I don’t like visitors in my personal space. I am a Cancer sign and I tend to be private and protective of my home base. My brother is one of the few people I would allow an extended stay. Everything went well and seemed pretty effortless and I think he had a good time. He’s a writer and heavy into reading so we really took advantage of the city’s used bookstore offerings.
Sometimes You Have To Do Things Twice
Funny story he only had three things on his “Must See” list and none of them were your typical tourist stops. One out of the three just happened to be literally 2 blocks away from my home in Greenpoint. It was a used bookstore called The Thing. Why is this so funny? Well he had no clue of where I lived when he found this place online and decided to add it to his list. Haha! Talk about convenience!
The second place he wanted to see, The Cloisters, on the other hand, was clear on the other side of the city in the far north-west corner. As if that wasn’t enough of a trek we had to travel there not once but twice because Yours Truly didn’t bother to check what the museum hours of op were.
Pssst! I interrupt this program to bring you lots of photos…
…And now, back to our normal programming…
On the first try we showed up 1 minute exactly after they were closing for the day. Lesson learned: Google then go! So we decided to try again the next day. Yes, my friends, this adds up to two 60 minute train rides and two challenging hillside hikes up the side of the steep park path to the museum. Winning!
Tying This Back
Since my world centers around EFT Tapping and my personal self-growth, of course you realize that I’ll find some way to tie this subject back to those two topics, don’t you?
After this weekend, here is what I realized: as much as I don’t feel comfy or necessarily excited to host or entertain people, in the past I would not have done it at all. I would have run away from it. I would have avoided encouraging Johnny to come visit and I most certainly wouldn’t have offered my couch. Yes, I realize this makes me sound like a horrid person and I’m okay with that:-)
Entertaining is just not my strong suit but, can I just say that before EFT it was not a suit at all! The fact that this weekend even happened is a huge testament to how much I have changed my inner game and I owe it all to the freedom EFT Tapping has provided me. I was calm and energetic throughout the entire weekend when I normally would have been emotionally exhausted, stressed, and second guessing all of my decisions.
So yes, once again Tapping has rocked my world and changed my inner experience. I am thrilled!
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