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I wanted to talk about how I'm normally a quiet and reserved person, but how it taught me how important it is to reach out to others. I was going to write about my experience with going to a brand new church and not making any friends at one of their camping trips. And it wasn't until the very last day that a group of four people reached out to me and accepted me. I had to hold back my tears because throughout the trip I hadn't eaten for days so that people wouldn't stare at me in the dining hall and I had no roommates (while everyone else had 4-5). Although I had tried my best to be sociable, my attempts were futile since the entire congregation had already been friends since elementary school. So when I returned home, I tried my best to reach out to others who seemed to be in need of a friend.
Is this a bad idea? Even though this event REALLY impacted me, I feel like it might make me seem like someone who isn't outgoing or active. Thoughts? Criticisms?