a LONG collab piece :)
I love my life.
It's that simple.
There's only one problem, well its not really a problem but more of a certain lacking in my life.
I don't really know many people in my year at school as well as I think I should; I mean I know all of my close friends rather well, but that's merely a close circle of about six. My social skills have turned off - I'm not terribly good with new people and to be fair, I'm not that good with people I've known on and off for a few years. To put it bluntly, I'm not very sociable.
The thing is everyone around me seems to know everyone else - I feel a little left out. There's always some story that I don't understand part of; it takes just as long telling the humorous anecdote as it does putting a face to all of the names.
I'd always wanted to do something about it, but I could never really be bothered. But when Christmas came, I decided to make a change. I was envious; loads of people were exchanging gifts, personal gifts. I wanted to be a part of it.
So on that day, I made a pledge. There was a whole year until Christmas came around again. In that year, I would get to know everyone in my year. It'd be a win-win situation: everyone would get a present and I'd gain a lot of friends and have a year I'd never forget in the process.
This is the story of how I did it.