I want to blog.
I want to be creative and let my quirky and random stuff out on my small corner of the web.
I want to be unafraid!
I want to be unapologetic for simply trying to do the best I can.
With my 30th year on the horizon, I want to embrace change and be a better me. I want to finally shed the skin of the past and work towards making mistakes while trying to be my best self.
I want to get out in the world and experience things. I want to stop being a hermit. I want to engage others in conversation and learn that I can live passed all those awkward stares after I make a total social faux pas.
- Find my authentic self. Start regularly blogging again and try to be unafraid to let myself be who I am, even if it's to a blogosphere full of strangers. Cuz really, it's probably easier to practice out in a room of strangers than in front of coworkers and friends!
- Reflect the change. Overhaul this website and redo the design and layout to fit where I'm at now and just because I really enjoy tinkering with my layouts. It's about time for a new one to reflect my return!
- Push myself outside my comfort zone. Admit mistakes, let go of my pride, learn that it feels better to trust in life and encourage others' success. I've been living from a place of fear and scarcity for so long in my high-walled isolation zone, that really and truly changing is going to take some time. But I'm ready for the first major step of really trying!
- Embrace what really makes me happy. I've spent the whole morning pretty much reading a gajillion articles from http://www.elliacommunications.com/blog/ and on her articles on Forbes at http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/. I've pretty jazzed and motivated after reading many of her articles. I'm like "YA to women helping women and building connectedness and support in the professional world!"
- Meet people - network and make friends. So I've lived in the Greater Los Angeles area for maybe 3+ years and I really have not made any outside friends other than those associated with the Fiance (and they're all awesome), but it's about time to probably make some contacts, connections and friends of my own. I think it's about time to get out there and at least try, right?
- Focusing on the positive. I think it's of course way too easy to fall trap to focus on downer things. But that never gets us anywhere. Focusing on the bright side is what can make the difference between staying stuck in a shitty situation or trying to make the best of things and grabbing an opportunity to get out.
- Being open to new things. For example, Fiance and I have made friends with our hair guy who lives literally around the corner from us, and he asked if I wanted to get my makeup and hair done for a photoshoot tomorrow. I said yes. So - new things! Things like that. Random things. I want to just say "yes" and experience whatever the hell happens! Life is short, let's make some interesting stories!
- Help others feel better. At the end of the day, I hope that part of my being a stronger person is so that I can equally help others to do the same. In some ways I think that maybe displaying openly any of my shyness or doubts online and my journey towards trying to make things right might help someone else. Who knows, right?
- Become more proactive. Stop letting life passively affect me, but go out and try to influence as much as I can to get towards the things I want.
- Figure out what my passions are. Yeah, this is a hard one. I'm still trying to figure that out, and that's what kinda stumps me when I read articles or watch videos of people talking about being true to that, but I'm still in that uncertain discovery phase. But until I truly figure it out, I guess my main goal right now is just trying to be my authentic self.
So yeah... that's it for now. Gotta go out and do Saturday night social stuffs, but yeah...
Any potential female friends in the greater Los Angeles area who have a good sense of humor, can bond over a good drink, and aren't too good for cartoons, sarcasm, and puppies?
Does anyone know of any social or professional groups with gals in their 20s - 30s just looking to make friends and connections?
Yeah, or at least, does anyone know a funny joke?