Have you ever been to a dinner gathering where most people don't know each other? Well, if you have, you would have spotted at least one person who behaves the following way.
While everyone is sitting in awkward silence, nibbling their little potions of food with uncomfortable yet ambitious grace, this person, as if suddenly possessed, starts to fill the silence with any ridiculous sound in the world. This person talks and talks and talks some more, even if he/she gets only half-hearted, hesitant responses from other guests. Well, I am totally that person and if you are like "....aaaaaah.." after reading this description, may be you too, are that person.
Anyone who knows me, knows too well that I talk way too much. I am so uncomfortable with silence that I would rather make a fool of myself saying things which are better left unsaid, than sit quietly in a corner. To top it, I can not curb my instinct to speak up for what I feel is right (I may not be right all the time, but I do try to side with what I feel/sense is right). Unfortunately, in my case, all this is coupled with a desperate need to please people. I am quick to jump into a debate but in a debate no one can please everyone. If you are anything like me, you too would have spent countless hours going over recent conversations, during which you might have inadvertently said something that could have hurt someone (chances are no one was actually hurt and you are making all this up because you have a vivid imagination), and then you reconstruct a hundred scenarios in your head, finally picking an impossible one wherein everyone could be happy. It is a painful psychological problem...right?
So, to those of you who are like me, I say - "Goodluck!" and do sleep at peace tonight 'cause no one is upset with you (hopefully...). Meanwhile, check out my outfit of the day!
Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Skirt - Banana Republic (here)
Sweater - Banana Republic (worn here before)
Necklace - Banana Republic (similar here)
Bag - Forever New (similar here)
Boots - INC International (worn here before)