Hey guys! Today I wanted to formally share with you guys the classes I'm taking my senior year of high school and also the contents of my backpack. Let's start!
Let's start with my schedule. Here it is, by period order:
Let's talk about this a little bit. As you can see, I get to start my day with all three of my hardest classes, all AP level. Lovely, isn't it? Also, I'd like to note my sixth period as TA. If you read this post (school-update.html) you know that originally I had Marketing as my sixth, but dropped it.
Okay, let's move on to my backpack.
I've been using this backpack since sophomore year. It's black with floral designs around the middle. I love this backpack because of the number of pouches / compartments it has.
In the front pocket, I always carry a little pouch of necessities or items needed during emergencies. These include eye drops, Advil, pads, mints, hand cream, deodorant, earbuds, gum, tissues, my school ID card, and oil blotting sheets. I keep my TI 84 Plus CE graphing calculator in here as well. I also fill a water bottle everyday, and I keep it in this area instead of the bottle holder on the outside of my backpack because I find that place a little loose. My wallet is there as well.
I keep all my actual school supplies in the biggest pocket. I have two binders: one for English and one for Psychology. I have one notebook, only for Government / Economy because only that class requires one. I have three folders: one for Statistics, one for Government / Economy, and one for important papers that aren't necessarily related to my classes. I also have to carry around my Statistics textbook with me. My pencil pouch resides here too but as for all my materials, that's pretty much it. I don't need anything for Digital Imaging 2 or my TA class.
Hope you enjoyed this short little post! Happy Sunday!
Hey guys! Today's post is a bit random; I'm going to be showing you all the shoes I own, one of the reasons being that I personally think I own some pretty unique shoes. Let's start.
1. My blue floral converse
I got these maybe 2 years ago, but I just started wearing them. They're mostly blue but as you can see, there are red and pink flowers here and there which provides some lovely contrast.
2. My all black converse
Fun fact: I painted these myself! Before they were all black, they had this really weird design on them. I got them 2 years ago and back then, I didn't care what they looked like. The only important thing was the price - they were in the clearance aisle, and were only like 20 bucks, so I picked them up. Over the summer, I realized how ugly they actually were. I've always wanted a pair of all black shoes, and I thought to myself - hey, I could paint these black myself! That's exactly what I did, and I'm super happy with how they turned out.
3. My Hello Kitty platform converse
4. My black adidas
I got these a month ago and I still haven't worn them yet, LOL!
5. My mauve adidas slides
6. My purple butterfly UGGs
I've had these for years now. They're my favorite pair of shoes I own because they're just so cute.
I also have a pair of galaxy vans but they're super gross and beat up. I've had them for 4 years now. I use them as work shoes when I go to T4 which is perfect because it gets messy there and I always spill something on me when I'm cleaning or making drinks.
As you can see, I don't own very many pairs of shoes, and don't get new ones often. One reason is because my mom and I share the same shoe size, which is extremely convenient.
Anyways, thanks for reading! Happy Sunday!
I've been blogging for 9 months now. I'm really proud of what I've done so far.
I remember when I first started, I had little idea of what to do. I did feel lost, but after getting genuine advice from some of my blogger friends, I found my way. I decided that today, I would share the same wisdom to anyone who just started blogging. These are tips and tricks that work for me. Let's begin!
1. Portion out time everyday to work on posts.
Sometimes I just feel unbelievably uninspired, but it helps when I force myself to keep maybe 20, 30 minutes a day dedicated to coming up with blog ideas and starting / continuing any posts that I have. I find this works way better than churning out an entry in one or two days, and the quality of my content is usually much better as well because I'm spending time each day thinking and writing, and giving myself a wide range of time to come up with better ideas.
2. Make a posting schedule.
When I first started blogging, I would upload posts whenever I finished writing them. I didn't really have a set schedule, so I would end up posting maybe once or twice a week, depending again on whenever I'd finish editing. Now, things have changed. I'm posting every Sunday, giving me a week to write entries. I think having a set schedule is helpful because personally it makes me feel more organized and consistent.
3. Write about anything you want.
You don't need a theme or certain topic or anything; I'm all over the place! One week I'll post about books; another week I'll post something super educational. Whatever you want to do, do it.
4. If you feel frustrated, take a break.
However long you need. Maybe a little 10 minute breather will suffice to get your ideas in order. Maybe it'll be two week break, maybe a couple of months. Relax; you don't want to stress out too much! Just take it slow, save the energy.
5. Make friends in the blogging world.
This I cannot stress as much as I want to. Set up social media accounts on Twitter, Insta, Facebook, etc. Personally, my Twitter account is all I need. Get connected with other fellow bloggers. Read their posts, like and comment on everything. Most bloggers love that involvement from others. Don't be afraid that you'll seem annoying or anything by constantly being engaged with everyone, because the blogging community is honestly so amazing and caring.
6. Have posts ready to be edited or published.
Always try to have finished posts in queue, so that you'll always have something to post, just in case. I recommend also getting a bunch of posts started; I like to create posts when I have ideas, jot down all the notes on those ideas I have in my head, and save. The next day I'll come back to those posts and begin writing and developing those ideas.
On Wednesday I went back to school. I remember that on Tuesday night, I was feeling so sad, but at the same time kind of excited, because this year was finally my SENIOR YEAR!! And I had friends in EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of my classes, which has never happened before. In fact, in my junior year, I had friends in only one of my classes. It was horrible.
Anyways, it's going to be quite stressful. From 9/4-9/15, both my parents are going to be gone on a trip. That means I'll have a lot of responsibilities I have to manage while they aren't home. I'm going to have to bring my brother to his basketball practices, go grocery shopping, do other housework chores, go to work, continue this blog, and obviously you can't forget about schoolwork, clubs, and COLLEGE APPLICATIONS. I seriously can't wait until I'm done with those. Like every other high school senior out there, I am so scared that I'm not going to be accepted into any college I'm planning on applying for. But I think I'll be okay. I just need to work hard my last year and make sure I try my hardest on those personal statements. But yeah, it's going to be a busy, busy time, and it's definitely going to test my time management skills, and whether or not I've improved with it.
I was talking to a couple of my friends about second semester as a senior, and they said that in second semester, they would pretty much never be in class. I was confused, because how exactly do they get away with it? Do their parents not care? Or are they so strategic that their parents never find out about it? I'm not that kind of person. I'll still show up to class and do my work, because that's just how I roll. Senioritis is not gonna get *THIS* senior, I'll tell you that right now. I don't even know if I'll participate in senior ditch day. For real though, I'm really not involved in anything. On dress up days, I just wear my regular clothes. My class is taking their senior trip in two weeks, and I'm not going, the reason being that they're going to a waterpark, and I hate waterparks. We also have a tradition called Senior Sunrise where everyone gathers in one place at 6 AM in the morning on the first day of school to watch the sunrise together, and I was like, HELL NO am I getting up that early to do that. And I know you're probably thinking, even if you don't like the event, you should still go, hang out with your class one last time before we all part ways. Well, I mean there's still prom, and I'm like 80% sure I'm going to that, depending on the venue. I actually have no school spirit at all, except for homecoming week. That, along with something we have called Multicultural Week, are my favorite weeks of the school year. It's the last one I'm going to have as well, after 3 years of it, so it's going to have to be extra special. I want to remember those experiences forever.
I'm now going to talk about my stressful first three days. Basically what happened was that I enrolled myself into marketing. First day was chill and all, but in the middle of class one of the vice principals came into our class and told us that we had 5 extra people, and that he either needed 5 volunteers by next week to drop the class or he would randomly kick out 5 people. Now, the thing is, the marketing class I was in was mandatory if you wanted to participate in DECA. I, on the other hand, was taking this class just to learn about marketing. Period. I wasn't planning on doing DECA. And I knew everyone else in the class was planning on doing DECA solely based on the fact that they were all underclassmen, and they opted out of PE (which they would need to make up in their later years) to take this class. I decided I was going to drop out of the class, because it'd be unfair if someone who really wanted to do DECA was kicked out, and by me volunteering meant there was one less person who would meet this fate. After class I literally RAN to the vice principle's office and talked to her about it, and I ended up enrolling into Art 1, because that was one of the only classes that still had space. However, I really didn't want to join this class, but I had to anyways. The next day, I go back to the marketing class to tell my teacher that I took this class to learn about the subject, but I decided to drop out. However, before I told her I got moved to another class, she said, "You could TA for me instead of going to another class! That way, you could still listen in on my lessons and learn about marketing and business" and I thought that was the best idea ever. So I filled out the form to become a TA, and I'm going to turn it in Tuesday when I get back to school. That's the plan, and hopefully all will work out. It really has been a hectic first week of school.
Anyways, that was my little update. Like I said before, I'm definitely going to make time for this blog. It's been a really great and refreshing addition to my life.
Wish me luck, and happy sunday!
Hey guys! For today, I thought a little personal post would be fun to do.
First off, I think most of you already know this, but I'm still a high school student. I'm a senior this year, which is both exciting and nerve wracking. Obviously, I want to finish my last year of high school as soon as possible, but at the same time, it's going to be bittersweet, because all these people I grew up with, all these people I'm so familiar with, I'm probably never going to see again, besides the ones I'm close with. And I'm going to be away from home, alone, for the first time in my life. I don't really know what to expect, but I guess we'll see what happens, right? I'll definitely be blogging about my experiences in university next year.
I have one brother, who is a year and a half younger than me. I live with my mom, dad, brother, and grandma in northern California.
My hobbies include art, design, and writing. I think most of you guys can probably tell that I love graphic design because of the page I have in my website for it. I'm just so attracted to it. Not only do I love digitally creating things, but I also love physically drawing and painting. I take oil painting classes every Sunday, and currently I'm painting portraits. Writing is obvious - I have this blog, don't I? I started this blog almost 9 months ago, and I'm still going strong!
I'm an introvert, and I think I have social anxiety. I've never been formally diagnosed so I can't say that I do, but I'm definitely not just "shy" or "quiet". It's funny, because everyone in my family loves going out, hanging out with their friends and such, and me? Nah, I much prefer staying home.
I don't play any sports. I used to train for basketball, but I decided not to continue with it, which is something I highly regret. If I had continued with basketball, I would have joined teams, played games and tournaments, learned about teamwork and leadership, and made friends. Also, sports are a great way to exercise, of course. I do watch the NBA though. My favorite team is the Golden State Warriors (fan since about 2013 -- not a bandwagon!)
My favorite academic subject is science. Definitely not english, DEFINITELY not math. English in my opinion is better than math, because math is just literal hell. Math has always been my worse subjects. I do fine in english, but class discussions are always part of english classes (at least in my experience) and you guys know I hate participating. Science fascinates me because I get to learn how the world actually works. I also just have a knack for it; I always do well in my science classes.
I'm more on the chubby side, although I don't weigh that much. I'm 5'4 and 116 pounds, but I have a lot of fat on my face and arms, which I'm working on getting rid of.
My biggest fear is ending up alone, not finding anyone. It's true! Okay, that's all I'm going to say for this, because I don't want this post to get all sad and stuff, LOL!
Oh, fun random fact about me: I do eat all kinds of meat, but I can see myself only eating chicken and fish, skipping red meat entirely. I'm not a big fan of beef and pork, I rarely eat lamb, and all the other meats I have no interest in trying, so I might actually try that diet out and see how it goes. I absolutely love fish; my favorites are tilapia and salmon. Chicken is bomb, too. Popcorn chicken is actually my favorite, oh my gosh.
I'm a person who needs to be close to home, so as for colleges and universities, I'm sticking with the UC and CSU systems, only. I'm planning on studying a major (I still don't know which major exactly, yikes) in business, so I'm definitely aiming for San Jose State, because they have one of the best business schools. San Jose also has a lot of boba shops, which is obviously a necessity for me.
Okay, I probably should have thought out this post a little more. I guess here's everything I've said so far in numerical form:
That's it for today's post! I gotta start getting ready for school now, yikes.
So I recently took a trip to Las Vegas and (by the time you guys read this) Florida as well for a cruise! I left for the cruise on August 8, and I started writing this post on August 5th, which is why the entry says August 5th (I'm not even sure why it does that). Anyways, I thought it'd be fit to write about travel items I absolutely have to bring with me in my purse for easy access. Let's begin!
First, I like to have a little pouch full of items used for emergencies, including band-aids, pads, and advil, which I keep in my purse.
I tend to feel a little sick at airports, when I'm not even in the actual airplane yet. I don't know why, but airports have that certain smell that gets me, you know? Because of this, I always bring Tums in my purse. I also like to bring mint gum.
Earbuds are an absolute must. I think most people pass their time on the plane with their earbuds / headphones on, listening to music. My phone tends to run out of battery really quickly so bringing a portable charger and a charging cord is necessary for me.
I always make sure to bring my iPad to the airplane, because I like to play games during the flight as well. Some popular choices for me include Candy Crush, Home Design (basically another Candy Crush style game), and Cooking Fever.
It tends to get chilly on planes, so I always bring a little jacket, but for some reason I never actually wear it. Does that happen to you guys too? Whenever I DON'T bring a jacket, I always need one.
If the destination I'm traveling to is hot, I make sure to carry a hand fan. I can't stand being all hot and sweaty so that is definitely a necessity.
Oil blotting sheets, eye drops, and hand sanitizer: three things of vast importance. I'm an EXTREMELY oily person, especially when it comes to my forehead and nose. My eyes get dry on airplanes so eye drops are a must. And, of course, you want to be clean, so hand sanitizer is a great choice.
That's about it for what is absolutely necessary for me to bring when I'm traveling on an airplane. I usually only travel during the summer, so I don't really have any work I need to do, or if I do I can always get it done after my vacation. On the rare occasion where I do travel during the school year, I will bring my laptop with me and any school textbooks or materials I need so that I can get any homework assignments or projects done.
Hope you enjoyed reading this short little post!
Hey everyone! I'm so excited to announce that I've recently been nominated for the sunshine blogger award by the wonderful Lujain from aalujain.wordpress.com/. She's been blogging for about 4 months. Her site is gorgeous and her posts are worth reading. She's also incredibly active on Twitter which is really awesome. Definitely check her out!
Here are the rules for this award:
Questions for me:
Have fun everyone!
So...it's been a little over a month of summer already! It literally feels like I just got off school a few days ago. What is this sorcery?
Seriously though, I'm already dreading going back to school and that's still over a month away.
Anyways, I wanted to tell you guys what's been going on so far this past month: the things I've accomplished, what still needs to be done, and anything interesting that's happened! Let's get started.
The first accomplishment I'm super proud of is getting my first job! From April of this year until I secured my job I had been stressing about it. I don't know about you guys, but finding one is really tiring. Just scouring pages and pages on online job websites like snagajob.com and indeed.com literally caused headaches. I really wanted to work as a barista at a boba shop so I applied to many many stores with this position available. However, I'd say about 20% of them actually responded to my application. And maybe only 5% called me and we either had a phone interview or we set up a date to have an interview in person. We had those interviews and even though I thought it went well they never contacted me back ever again. So of course I felt down and disappointed and also just tired, because I had to start searching once again. I went back to the same sites and hoped that new jobs have appeared. And that's when I saw that the boba shop that's only 1 minute away from where I lived was hiring. I was elated, but then I saw that they were hiring people for the supervisor position only. I decided to apply anyways, and for the part where they asked how many years of supervision I had, I just put zero, because of course you want to be truthful. Anyways, the next day they contacted me through email, and asked if we can chat via phone. I agreed, and throughout the whole phone conversation it was mostly the other person stressing about the importance of leadership and how he felt no one working there right now had that certain quality. He didn't actually ask me any questions at all. He contacted me again the next day and told me to go to the shop and ask to talk to the manager. That's exactly what I did. It was way out of my comfort zone but I'm so glad I did it because if I hadn't, I wouldn't have gotten the job. The manager conducted an interview and I was able to answer all of the questions smoothly, and I got the job. I was both proud and relieved that my search had ended, and now I had a job that I would be keeping until I leave for college a year later. I was really excited when I got my first paycheck as well; it was definitely the highlight of my week. It was the first time I got paid for anything, and I treated my family the next week with some boba.
Another accomplishment was that I finally got a bank account. All my friends had one and I didn't. I'm almost 17. Usually people open one younger, around 14 years old. Anyways, that happened actually a few days ago. I also got a credit card under my parents' account, which was AMAZING, to say the least. My first ever credit card!!
Like I emphasized in my post right here, I'm hanging out a lot more with my friends this summer. I'd say last summer I only hung out with my friends twice: once for my friend's birthday and once for my birthday. This summer, I've already hung out maybe 6 times with people, and we're only halfway through the period. I've definitely made more of an effort to spend time with others instead of chilling in my room, eating, and watching YouTube videos.
Of course, I'm going to be a high school senior next year, so why not get a head start on college apps right? I started writing essays for the University of California application. When August 1st hits you'll definitely see me start writing the actual application!
Something really interesting that started happening this summer was that I started listening to kpop! This began maybe 5 days ago. So far I've listened to only two groups, Blackpink and Twice, both of which are girl groups. I have a lot more groups to explore and I'm really excited. I've even enlisted the help of my kpop fanatic friend and she's been spitting out groups and songs that I absolutely HAVE to listen to.
Alright, so now I'm going to talk about stuff I still need to accomplish. I need to start actually reading the books I said I was going to read but somehow, even though there's lots of time in the summer, I haven't had much dedicated to reading. Of course, like I mentioned before, I have to start the actual applications for colleges when their applications are released. Other than that, I can't think of anything else I HAVE to do.
I'm going to Las Vegas next week which is going to be pretty cool. In August, I'm going on a one week cruise as well. During both these weeks I'll be taking a bit of time off from the blog as well.
Anyways, that's it for today's post. Thanks for reading.
Hey guys! Today's post is going to be different because I'm going to be talking about sports, something new on this website. Specifically, I'll be talking about NBA player Demarcus Cousins joining the Warriors.
Now, some of you know that I do indeed watch basketball, and that the Warriors are indeed my favorite team. I've been a fan of them since the 2013-2014 season, when I started watching basketball when I was 12 years old.
His decision was announced almost 2 weeks ago. A vast majority of the NBA fanbase are comparing Cousins' move to the Warriors to Durant's move back in 2016. They're calling Cousins weak and a "snake" and trash talking him for joining a team that's already dominating the league. They're also putting a lot of hate onto the Warriors for agreeing to sign with him and again stacking up their team.
You know what I say? Cousins, like every other NBA player in the world, wants one thing: a ring. He couldn't do it with the Kings, he couldn't do it when he joined with New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis. The Warriors were interested in signing him, and he saw his chance and he took it, just like KD. You have to evaluate what's more important: staying with a team that's pretty weak WHEN compared to multiple other teams in the league OR switching teams to actually have a chance to win the championship. Besides, who wouldn't want to play with the Warriors? They're such a fun team. They have players able to drive effectively, players creating shots for other players, and of course players who can shoot incredible threes.
The Warriors also didn't sign Cousins just because of his power in the league; no, the Warriors actually needed a big like him. Cousins is a dominating center in the NBA, and a lot of people thought that he along with Anthony Davis together in the Pelicans would have been devastating. Unfortunately, we really couldn't explore their chemistry on the floor due to Cousins' injury in the season.
The Warriors were in desperate need of a center who could rebound, get to the rim, score, set screens, basically do it all. Zaza, however much I respect him, is not great. Anyways, he along with most of our other centers who got adequate time on the court (Javale McGee and David West) have left. All we have is Damian Jones, Kevon Looney, and Jordan Bell, all relatively young and new players. We NEEDED Cousins. He is the perfect fit for the Warriors not only because of the skills he possesses that the Warriors are in dire need of but also because of his ferocity. He gets hit up with technicals all the time and is not afraid to shout and trash talk players on the floor. Just like who? You guessed it - Warriors' own Draymond Green. They're going to get along just fine.
Everyone, no matter if they hate the Warriors or not, can agree that it'll be an interesting season next year, with so many changes. It's not just Cousins' move that is sparking conversation; you also have Lebron James joining the Lakers and Kawhi Leonard going to the Hornets, to name a few. It's definitely going to be wild next year, and I'm excited to see how everything will work.
That was it for today's post! Happy Sunday!
Hey guys! Today I wanted to talk about something I struggle with: social situations.
This has been a problem of mine for as long as I remember.
I'm not actually sure if I have the actual illness (social anxiety disorder) since I've never been formally / professionally checked out. I did take a couple of diagnostic quizzes online and the results tell me that I do have the disorder, but again, it's not really a professional face to face diagnosis. I guess I probably should get checked out. Whether I have social anxiety disorder or not, my inability to feel comfortable in multiple social positions definitely posed and still pose quite a lot of challenges in my life. The quizzes I took will be linked at the end of this post.
The situations that most people get a little nervous about, where they might get a little fluttering feeling in their stomachs, those kinds of symptoms are multiplied for me in the same situations. A good example is talking in class, everything from answering a simple question to giving presentations. Even when I'm answering a question I'm 100% sure I have the right answer to, I'll feel really nervous. My heart will race, and I will begin to sweat everywhere. Obviously, being called out in the classroom to answer a question that I have no idea how to answer is way worse. I can't stand everyone looking at me, you know? And the sensation of their eyes on me literally creates a mental barrier; I'm unable to think, to formulate an answer to the question I'm being asked. I usually end up stuttering, not responding at all to the question, and the teacher has to call on another person. It's embarrassing, and the feeling I get in my stomach afterwards is just horrible. I'm unable to look anyone who witnessed that in the eye; I'm just so incredibly flustered whenever that happens.
Even reading in class is something I worry about. Last year, my english class read stories from the textbook out loud from time to time. We would snake across the room, each person reading one paragraph. I would count how many people would read before me and associate that to the paragraph I would read when it was my turn. I would read that one paragraph over and over in my head, making sure I knew how to pronounce all the words. And doing that hindered my ability to focus on the actual story, and often times after we finish reading I have little idea what the story was about. When I was actually reading my part, I would get flustered, because again, even though my fellow classmates weren't necessarily looking at me while I was reading, most of them were definitely listening along, and just the thought of people paying attention to me is definitely not something I prefer.
Lets move on to another situation I'm not comfortable with: close friends. Yes, even in an environment containing only me and my close buddies, I will sometimes feel uneasy and awkward.
Here's an example: let's say that I have a funny story that I can't wait to share with my friend group during lunch. As I'm telling the story, once again just knowing that everyone's paying attention to me puts me under a lot of pressure. I fumble my words and the story ends up not being as entertaining as it could have been if it all went smoothly. Then, I might not get the reaction I was hoping for from my friends because of the poor storytelling and I end up feeling out of it the rest of lunch. Why is it that I feel so uncomfortable, even around my friends? This happens as well if I'm talking one on one with someone else. In that situation though, it mostly centers around the pressure of making eye contact. I find it really difficult to hold eye contact for a long time, and if I'm talking to someone I always move my eyes around, focusing on the background around the person, the person's forehead, or my lap. I make eye contact for at most 5 seconds before I can't hold it any longer. And in doing so I become flustered because I start to think about how awkward the situation probably is, with the other person holding eye contact and with me constantly dodging my eyes from their gaze. However, if I'm talking to a group of friends like in the situation with the storytelling, I'd simply be able to make eye contact with a bunch of different people, so holding it on one person is not a factor playing into that. Do you get what I mean? It's kind of messy, but I'm trying to explain the best I can.
Of course, if I'm that awkward with my best friends, imagine how uncomfortable I am when I'm meeting new people / socializing with acquaintances. A recent example was at work. On the first day, I met around 5 new people, and I had no idea what to say after the usual "hi, I'm _____ nice to meet you!" It really is difficult to carry on a conversation with people I don't know or that I'm not familiar with because I'm not sure what their interests are, and I find it weird to ask them what they ARE interested in. So my shift usually consists of silence, but not the peaceful kind: the awkward kind. It's painful to endure but better than what I know what WOULD happen if I tried to start a conversation: I'd ask my coworker a question, they'd answer, I'd say something like "oh, that's cool!", and finally I'd falter off and silence would take over because I just have no idea how to carry on an interesting conversation. I also shake a lot when I'm talking to strangers. Again I've noticed this at work. Since I work at a boba shop, my duties include taking orders and making drinks. My hands always tremble when I'm holding my hand out to receive their money.
Don't get me started on talking to teachers. I have to muster up my courage each time I have to go ask them for help. I'll go over what I'm going to say in my head many many times before I actually go up to them and talk to them, and even then I'll still get uncomfortable. I fumble my words, my cheeks get red, and my voice trembles. So I never ask them for help even when I really need it, which is terrible, I know. I don't really acknowledge them either (I don't say hi / bye / good morning to them). This is why I've NEVER had any teachers I felt close to, which makes everything harder for me (For example, any questions I had on the material being taught I asked my friends, which is obviously worse than if I had asked the teacher, who actually mastered the material. I had no idea who to ask for letters of recommendation. I also don't have any adult on campus I can talk to if I was in trouble).
Let's talk about wonderful phone conversations! Everytime I call someone on the phone, for example to ask a company a question, I have to write out everything I plan on saying, including the words I would say to start and end the conversation. I run my lines in my head a couple times before calling, even though I already type out all the lines for the sake of easy reading. I absolutely dread calling someone on the phone; again, if the company has some online text messaging system, I would use that instead.
On a more positive note, I have been trying to see more of my friends this summer. I've already hung out with them more this summer so far than last summer. Here's a log of what I've done to try to be more social:
That's what I have so far this summer. I plan on arranging more lunch / dinner meet ups with them and of course hitting them up to celebrate my birthday which is actually coming up shortly.
Something else I want to accomplish social-wise is befriending my coworkers. Again, we don't talk much, but hopefully that will change by the end of the summer.
Here is the quiz I took for self diagnosis:
Thanks for reading! If any of you are in a similar situation, feel free to hit me up on my twitter and we can talk about it: