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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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#BoldMoveJanuary

Happy Wednesday to all! The first month of 2013 is almost over, and that means that most people’s New Year’s resolutions are being forgotten. As I mentioned in my video about New Year’s resolutions, my resolution is to be more impulsive. Part of being impulsive goes along with me doing things that are bold and out of my comfort zone. From this resolution, my friend Hannah and I decided to embark on the journey that is Bold Move January (hashtag that if you’d like.)

#BoldMoveJanuary is a constant reminder to myself that I need to be more bold and act on impulses that I have. I am a fairly introverted person, so I am often uncomfortable casually talking to someone I don’t know. I prefer to sit back and observe everything rather than put myself out there and talk to someone new, but I wish I wasn’t like that all the time. Let me tell ya, #BoldMoveJanuary is changing me! My first bold move was to go through formal recruitment. Joining a sorority (I’m a Kappa Alpha Theta. Yippity yip yip!) was something I never thought I would do, and talking to new people all day, every day for a whole week during recruitment was way out of my comfort zone. After being forced to hold conversations with complete strangers in a casual way, I am much more willing to act on any impulse I have to make a new friend.

YEAH!

I have been complimenting strangers left and right, and there’s no stopping me now! As of today, I am going to start telling strangers jokes. My prime stranger target is people standing in line at Starbucks or Atherton, although if I am feeling extra bold, I might crack a few jokes on my way to class. I will keep you updated on how that goes. The potential to make people feel uncomfortable is vast.

So far my resolution has been a success and has brought me great joy. I have come to realize now that #BoldMoveJanuary is no longer just a month-long challenge, it is a way of life. Have a great rest of the week, and thanks for reading :)

8 Responses to #BoldMoveJanuary

  1. Eddie says:

    Great post!
    It make me smile :)

    Thanks
    http://linkedus.net/

  2. [...] you have a friend crush on anyone, embrace the #BoldMoveJanuary mentality and go tell them! It is quite riveting. Have a great week, and thanks for [...]

  3. [...] 3. Tell people you love them all the time. If you do this, Valentine’s Day won’t even seem like anything but another day, which it is. Hug strangers. Tell attractive bystanders pick up lines. Make like a peanut butter and jelly and spread the love! Do so on a regular basis, and Valentine’s Day will be less of a big deal. Plus, you might make some new friends along the way, or people will think you are crazy. Either way, you are building new relationships and carrying on the spirit of #BoldMoveJanuary. [...]

  4. [...] decided to wear one of my fanny packs (even though it’s not Fanny Pack Friday, but that’s what #BoldMoveJanuary is all about, right?). While in Atherton, I saw some kid who was also wearing a fanny pack! The [...]

  5. Bekah says:

    Thanks Katie :)

  6. Katie says:

    Congrats on Kappa Alpha Theta! You are going to love Greek life!

  7. Bekah says:

    My friend and I made it up! Haha maybe it will catch on? Thank you!! :)

  8. Kristen Raves says:

    I love that you are doing this. I had never heard of it before. Also, congrats on getting into Kappa Alpha Theta!

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