I’ve been gone for a while from wordpress. My goal with this blog was to document my life experiences as I try to find myself and become a more positive, happier person. I have noticed that I have been very negative lately though and I don’t want to put that out there. I have been… Continue reading Drop the Façade
Nothing beats the crisp autumn breeze on campus. Time for the comfort of your favorite sweater and cuddling with that cozy blanket that has a way of making things feel just right. It’s times like these that remind me to stop and notice all the beauty around me. It’s a struggle to stop walking around… Continue reading Autumn
This past weekend I attended the first ever Life is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas. It was absolutely amazing! The festival consisted of a compilation of art, food, and music. It’s difficult not to be inspired by all the creativity that was all around. It turns out the event drew a lot of hipsters… Continue reading The Moments that Make You Feel Alive
Sixteen men- five minutes each. I met so many people in such a short, condensed amount of time. It was fun, awkward and entertaining all at the same time. I surprised myself because I was much more social and open with people than I usually am. This experience served the purpose I wanted it to;… Continue reading Speed Dating Extravaganza
I have always loved the quote that says, “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” It seems to me that people that have really interesting, fun, lives are those that have the guts to try new things that they are scared of. Living by this quote has been my new year’s resolution in the past, but up until recently I have not steered too far into the things I fear, but tonight I am going to be doing something that has always scared me.
I am not the easiest person to get to know, because I tend to try and protect myself from possibly getting rejected or hurt, by shutting people away. Not good. I am ready to work on that and to let myself relax around people I might be interested in getting to know better, and the best way I can think to do that is by getting as much practice as I can getting to know people.
That’s why I have decided to go on a speed dating event tonight. I have been curious about this for a while and it has always seemed like a very intimidating thing to do which is what makes this the perfect thing to try. I will get to practice another skill that I am really lacking which is the awkward small talk phase. I have opted in the past to avoid this phase at all costs, but now I will be doing just that, multiple times in one night.
I am excited to just live a new experience. I already feel more confident and happy with myself for the mere fact that I am going to do this. My hope is that by trying things that truly scare me I will become more confident and live a fuller life. I would hate to let fear stop me from living the life I want. I want to prove to myself that I can grow and become a better person by doing the things that scare me. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂
I know the title might sound a bit dramatic to some but there is no better way to describe what these past few months have been to me. In my last post I mentioned how I had a drastic change in my life. I quit my job, started a teaching internship and have had to… Continue reading Through Hell and Back
I have had the same goal in my mind for years: To become more open and confident in myself. I am used to second guessing myself all the time, to sitting in the back of the classroom and keeping to myself because I don’t want to say something that sounds stupid. So I’ve spent my… Continue reading Change is Challenging