The last two days have gone pretty much as I expected: full of nothing. Yesterday morning I had an 8 am final and nothing else for the rest of the day. Having to get up at 7 wasn’t so awesome, as I’d been up very late the night before cleaning the kitchen from top to bottom – I also went through all of the old food that had been accumulating in our fridge…that was bad. But yesterday after my final, nothing really happened other than a lot of Arrested Development and some video gaming. I did skate a little bit, going to the park near my apartment and working on my ollie time after time after time. Actually, immediately upon arriving at the park, I hit a bump in the stones (with my hands in my hoodie pocket) and hit the ground hard, so I ended up practicing for an hour with a bruised knee. But I do notice myself improving slowly. Emphasis on slowly. I stayed in one area the whole time, just riding up and down the street, jumping over potholes, paint, and curbs. I managed not to hurt myself (too badly), which is a bit embarrassing to admit. In a sense, I’m not really too embarrassed by it, though, because it means that I’m willing to practice. I’ve actually noticed the more I hurt myself, the less apprehensive I am about trying again the next time.
I feel more outgoing recently, which is new. I recently had an experience in which I was put into a position of having to start a conversation with a stranger, and for whatever reason, I did something very much unlike myself and rose to the occasion. I’ve been on the road toward the realization that I have a right to be confident for a while now, and that instance and the subsequent events were a big, big help (sorry for being so cryptic, but I feel like I still want to say this). Essentially, I’ve been doing much better on that front recently.
Let it be known that this blog exists for the purpose of me saying whatever it is I want to. It doesn’t really ever have to pertain to anything in particular, as far as I’m concerned. Just wanted to throw that out there.
I found an awesome blog today, by a guy who’s meeting a new woman every day for a year (and through whom I’m living vicariously). It’s called You Can’t Love ‘em All.