“Tell us about a time when you felt out of place.” –The Daily Post
Friday night is the first time that comes to mind. I mentioned it in a previous post but I was at a performance for a few friends who were pledging for a fraternity that they are now brothers in. I went there to support them but I had no idea their little performance would eventually turn into an interactive get-everyone-up-and-dance moment. Awkward!
I DO NOT LIKE DANCING. Not to stereotype or anything but generally speaking, a good portion of gay guys (and people in general) ENJOY DANCING. I’m just not one of them. So I felt really weird. Plus, everyone there was IN the fraternity so they all knew one another. I didn’t know who to dance by. Circles were forming and I felt like none of them were really meant to have a spot for me. Luckily different people made an effort to dance with me so I didn’t feel uncomfortable but I definitely felt a little out of place.
I knew I was uncomfortable the moment my face started to twitch and I couldn’t sustain a smile. I smile 99% of the time when things are fine so when I physically CAN’T smile, you know something’s wrong.