With how busy we are on a daily basis today compared to that of 60 years ago it’s hard to form deep bonds with other people. How many Facebook friends do you have? I’ll tell you that I have 212. But how many do I really talk to? I’d say less than 20 – unless you include family.
We have artificial relationships. We have relationships with screens and pictures. Technology can be helpful in many ways, for example, long distance relationships, keeping in touch family and friends that live far away, work, etc. But we often get so caught up in this technology that we sacrifice the real relationships we have right in front of us every day.
I mean how often are we skipping a one on one conversation with those around us, to scroll through our Facebook feed? I’d say probably most of us do it more often than we would like to admit.
So what do you do to balance this out? Here’s some tips:
- Put down the technology and have a real conversation with someone around you
- Instead of scrolling through Facebook on your phone when out in public, strike up a conversation
- Truly appreciate those around you who are in your lives every day- those are the ones you can count on, not your 100’s of Facebook friends
- Love those around you, really love them because they love you too
- Get to know someone new (and not through the internet) go out and make a new friend!
These are just a few tips and tricks but they are sure to help you survive this technology age without getting lost in the hustle and bustle!
Happy web surfing
My whole schooling career up until senior year were pretty much the same. I was always the quiet girl. I felt people criticizing me all the time. I was awkward. I got bullied. I got teased. I felt completely alone. I didn’t talk to pretty much anyone in my class because most of them were rude and mean.
You would think that after having a child in my junior year, that my life at school would be even more hell.
For those who don’t know, I left school after the first trimester of my Junior year. I was about 8 months pregnant when I left. I had my daughter just under a month after leaving. I didn’t drop out though, I went to online school. I became very depressed and decided that after my junior year was completed, I would go back and re-enroll at my old high school for my senior year. I knew my daughter deserved a happy mother, and I deserved my senior year as well.
Before senior year began I made it a point to do the following things:
- Get out of my comfort zone – I rarely ever spoke to people I didn’t know. I was shy and socializing gave my anxiety. I decided I would talk to anyone and everyone. It didn’t matter. I just talked to people.
- Make amends – Being a teen mother, I fell under a lot of scrutiny. I made the choice to not necessarily forget what certain people said to me or behind my back, but to let it go. I ended up sitting next to one of the girls who talked very badly about me when I was pregnant. I can’t even tell you what she said about me to this day because I let it go. We talked in class every day. We weren’t friends or anything, but we got along and were able to speak like adults with each other. It meant the world to me to get rid of that anger and forgive her. Even though I never actually told her that I forgave her.
- Have fun! – all of my other years of school I didn’t do much for fun. I was too focused on school and didn’t really have any friends to have fun with. So I decided I would have fun whether it was alone or with friends!
- Participate – I always sat in the back of the class observing. I didn’t participate much because of my anxiety. My senior year I took every advantage to participate. It brought out the social butterfly in me and I loved it!
These things may not be comparable with your life since we all face different challenges. But these were mine. I faced my challenges head on and now I can say confidently that I’m more outgoing, and much more socially comfortable than I was before. I have made great strides this past year, and I challenge all of the current High School Seniors across the whole country to do the same! Really pinpoint what your challenge areas are, and utilize senior year to improve on them!
I got to become a newer and better version of myself. I also got to get closer with my class and spend our senior year together, which was amazing. I hope you’re able to do the same with your senior year! MAKE IT WORTHWHILE!
make your own senior challenge
Well, it’s that time again. Another semester of school is on the horizon (actually more like a few doors down). Classes start on Monday and I’m going to be going to school full-time this semester; unlike the last. I have a lot more on my plate now, and it’s exciting!
That’s why I wanted to let you all know that I will be gone for the next few months. I want to give school my full attention so I can receive all A’s. I would really like 100% on all of my assignments as well, but let’s not get too ahead of ourselves here.
Even though I will be leaving, I will go through all of my posts and schedule some of them to run again for the next few months. Just to keep some conversations going, bring back some information and ideas, etc. Especially for all of my new followers that I have recently gained!
I hope you all are having a great new year, and have a even better spring!
And for my racing fans and drivers out there, I will see you in just a few short months! 🙂
life is nothing but a game, you just have to learn how to play it
I know this is going to be one of the most random posts I’ve ever made, but I’m excited! I recentlychopped my hair off, and as I as looking in the mirror moments ago I realized my hair looks exactly like the hair of the main character from my all-time favorite movie! Needless to say, I feel quite awesome at the moment! And on another note, I’m totally being one of those nerdy people right now.
Nerdy ol’ me.
My nerd system is on overload right now!
random fact: I was this |-| close to naming Annabelle, Anastasia. But I thought it didn’t sound right.
Trying to find out what exactly you want to do with your life is, I think, one of the most difficult tasks everyone faces in life.
Today I had to meet with a counselor at my school for an assignment. We had to talk about career opportunities for me. Right now I’m in school to be a dietician but I don’t think it’s something I’m passionate about. We talked a bit about how I want to be an entrepreneur but I don’t like taking risks. I want to own my own graphics business so I can make graphics for race cars. I also want to possibly own my own motor company so I can build motors for race cars. I also want to grow my speaking career, maybe not by public speaking because I don’t necessarily want to travel, but maybe by this blog. Growing my blog to the point that maybe I can make money with it like some people I know.
There’s so many possibilities for me and each one fits with my personality in different ways.
So for right now my “homework” is to explore more options out there and hopefully find something I really love to do.
This is the most lost I’ve ever been in my life.
everything will fall into place
This is the first weekend in THREE weeks that I’ve been home, so I decided to get as much work done as possible.
Saturday I went with my Dad, and brother to go pick up my second race car. Which, by the way, I will never do again! Three hours in a truck one way is just not fun. I started regretting it about halfway THERE.
After we got home I took Annabelle out shopping. I was on a mission to get her some winter gear but the store we went to had nothing! I was so mad! But, we got a cute gift for my aunt and uncles baby-on-the-way, and I got a fall jacket. So that was good!
This morning Annabelle and I got up bright and early to do the rest of our shopping. Sadly, I had to pay full price for all of her winter gear (I’m not extremely frugal but paying full price for clothing she’s going to wear for only a few months makes me cringe!). She was happy though and I don’t have to worry now about her not being prepared when the first snow hits. That’s all that matters. After shopping we went to my aunt and uncles to go drop off their presents and then annabelle and my godson got to play for a while which was nice!
Then Annabelle was so sweet and took a nice long nap for me so I could get a ton of cleaning done, woohoo! Freshly cleaned carpet is so nice! 🙂
It feels great to have a (semi) clean house! More clean that usual at least.
Sadly though I had to end my night with an extremely bad migraine. Luckily my Mom was sweet though and went to go get me extra strength headache pills since I forgot to get some when I went shopping. Oh and she got me some chapstick which I also forgot! My dog ate my other chapstick that I totally paid too much for at the gas station, but desperate times call for desperate measures right? haha.
have a good night