Monday, 24 February 2014

Happy Birthday To Me (Soon!)

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So this week is my birthday! I am very excited but also a little nervous as I will be learning to drive.  I had a conversation with one of my youth group leaders and when she found out I was going to be 17, she got extremely excited. She told me how when she was 17 it was the best year of her life.
This took me aback a little, I'm scared about turning 17 because I feel like it's the sort of in-between age where you're not really a child but you're not really an adult yet either.

Seeing how exciting my youth leader was has made me feel a little bit more positive and I've decided that I'm going to make 17 a year I can look back on with the same enthusiasm that she did. I don't how I'm going to do this but I've got a few little ideas that I thought I would share with you all (and you could maybe tell me how awful they are and then give me some good ideas?):

1. Have a more positive outlook

If you've been reading my blog for a while then you'll know that I'm not the most positive of people. To be completely honest I'm just a full on pesimist. One of my new years resolutions was to be more positive about life and so far I'm not very good at it but I'm hoping that it's something I'll be able to get better at with a lot of work. I need to stop worrying and just enjoy myself.
 

2. Do one thing for myself each day

This was something that my senior coaching teacher asked me to do during one of our sessions. Whether it's just listening to music, watching some TV, reading a book or catching up on my favourite YouTube subscriptions, I want to do something for me each day. I'm hoping that this will help to keep me motivated when doing the things I don't enjoy but also just help me enjoy life a bit more in general.
 

3. Spend more time with my friends

I am one of those people who spends a lot of time by myself. I like to listen to music, read, write and blog. By myself. I like spending time by myself and these are all things I enjoy doing but I feel like they aren't really things that I can do with other people (except maybe listen to music).
I am not a sociable person and I think I need to change this. I get really awkward in some situations and I think the only way to overcome this is just to dive straight into the deep end. I have a small group of friends at school and I really think that I need to start making more of an effort to spend time with them outside of school.


These are just some of the ideas that I had and I'm not sure if all of them will help make this a good year for me or not. I'm just hoping that they're things that will help me in the long run as well as for my 17th year on our weird planet.

 
Carolyn
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