23 and … Part 2
I’ll reiterate that: no I’m not complaining and no I’m not ashamed of that proclamation. I want to take charge of the situation and tackle this part of my life head on – maybe with the help of several books along the way … so I hope no one is opposed to the self help section of Barnes & Noble Who knew I would end up getting so new age-y
So after some reflecting and continued reading (over a hundred more pages to go!) I’ve decided that I want to change/focus on/accept the following things:
*Forget about being embarassed
This, of course, will be easier said than done… Everyone cares about how they’re presented in public but when putting yourself out there to new opportunities and potential friends that has to go out the window. Just go ahead and say Hi to the girl next to you in yoga class – you have nothing to lose.
*Don’t overanalyze/get hung up on what others think
Yes another Ha, I’ll believe it when I see it theory but this definitely is key to getting over what has happened in the past with various relationships and moving forward with new relationships in the future. Sure this person may not be a great fit, but there’s someone else out there who might be. (Wow this is really sounding like finding a boy to date …)
*Just do you, bro!
Yes I am that girl that gets inappropriately excited/nerdy about some of my favorite things (comic books, tv shows, food, etc) and that can either be a good or bad thing to some people… For the longest time I tried to keep certain aspects of my personality under wraps – but now I’m ready to let my crazy flag fly. Maybe just letting it all hang out will attract birds of the same feather so we can flock together 🙂 (I am also that girl who enjoys cheesy sayings and puns)
*Sharing is caring
I am not naturally someone who shares with … anyone really and as I’ve been reading in MWF seeking BFF sharing is a huge cornerstone of building new friendships. Whether you’re sharing stories from your past, why you like your favorite band, or whatever’s on your mind it helps to forget that connection (duuuuh).
I think recognizing that something needs to change and being able to put those changes into words (poorly – but there they are) is a pretty good start for me. Go get ’em tiger.