Summer Goals

I have a personal blog on blogger, and one of the blogs I follow posted about having “summer goals.” That inspired me to make my own for this summer. I really need to make goals for myself, and actually stick to them. I don’t have a job right now, even though I’ve applied for jobs at a bunch of different places many times over the last few years.

The biggest goal I want to do is to apply for a job a day until I get a job. I’ve gotten discouraged in the past by the process, but I’m not giving up yet. Sometimes I can be very determined if I want to be, and this is one of the things I’m determined about. Even though no one’s hiring me. And that I’m a really shy person, and a lot of jobs require me to go out of my comfort zones.

But, it would be good for me to get out of my comfort zones, since I’ve been in the same place for a few years now, and I need and want change. I hate being so shy, especially since I’m an adult now, and I’m in the real world.

A few other summer goals, which I really need to do (and some I really want to do) are to go for 30 minutes walks 5 days a week, read 2 to 3 books a month, knit or crochet at least 20 minutes a day, and bake at least once a week.

I volunteer every Friday for two hours, but the rest of the time, I’m bored a lot, and need more to do. So, having summer goals is good for me. Although, I will need people to help me keep these goals. I tend to be a procrastinator (a BIG procrastinator) sometimes, and I need some motivattion. So I will probably ask my brothers, dad, and friends to help me with this.

I’m really big about the jobs goal, because I want to go back to school in the spring, and I want to pay for everything, or at least most of it, myself. I don’t like depending on other people to help me out, especially with money. I just hope I can get a job soon, because I am getting kind of frustrated with the process. I don’t want to have to reapply for jobs multiple times.

But, I’m not going to give up. I know times are hard, and it’s difficult to find/get a job sometimes.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come soon.

Happy Father’s Day

To my dad, and all other dad’s, I would like to wish you a happy Father’s Day! You deserve much more than one day of recognition, for all that you do. You have one of the toughest jobs out there, and you do it will joy, happiness, and pride. Us children wouldn’t be who we are without you.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being my dad. I love you very much.

Comfort Zones

So, yesterday I was at a volunteer recognition party thing, at my church. Since I’m really shy, I was feeling really uncomfortable, because there was a lot of people there, and I barely knew anyone. I hate being in a crowd/group of people, and I hate being in a group/crowd where I don’t know or barely know anyone. It makes me really uncomfortable and self-conscious.

I really want to get over my shyness, at least enough to not feel this way. I am thinking of asking my friends to help me get overy my shyness, since they know me, and are used to it.

My “comfort zone” is my house, mainly my bedroom. I feel the most comfortable there, as it is my own private/personal place to relax, and no one can come in without my permission.

But, I want to try to ‘broaden my horizon’ in a way. I just found this article¬†on overcoming my shyness. It may help me in the long rong. I know it’s going to take time to be more outgoing, but it’s worth it for me.

Another “comfort zone” for me is a journal/blog. I can be more outgoing there, because I know no one will judge me, or hate me, etc. It’s like a friend to me, who is very understanding, won’t judge, criticize, or hate me for what I write. And that makes me feel more open to writing what’s on my mind, and I feel better when I write things down.

It’s not bugging/bothering me as much, and I don’t have to worry about anything else.

Shyness runs in the family, so it’s not really surprising that I’m that way. My mom, and some of her relatives were shy, but they became more outgoing as they got older.

I’m in my mid 20’s, and I’m not really that outgoing, and it frustrates me. Does anyone have any suggestions for becoming more outgoing? Besides drama classes, and such. And putting myself out of my comfort zones. Those aren’t as easy as they seem, for someone like me. And I’ve heard them before. A million times.

Another one I’ve heard is joining a club that interests you and meeting people with the same interests as you. I need something new to try out, that I would really enjoy, and where I can grow, learn, and become a more outgoing person. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I would really appreciate it.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.