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.
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