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sarahkristina in Nuuk is doing 33 things including…

Not be so shy

3 cheers

 

sarahkristina has written 4 entries about this goal

Marking as done

I have done well and am much better at talking to new people – my biggest issue was with awkward silences. But I have improved way beyond expectations :)



I think I'm much less shy now

I do and say crazy things and am better at meeting people. I think I’m more confident because of my last year and it has raised my self esteem. Although I feel much less shy when I think I look good. So maybe it is extremely related to self esteem. Therefore: To be the extremely extroverted I would need to lose a little weight. Not much – I don’t want to be a lollipop, about 5 kilos. But hey, Ive been thinking that since forever, and I dont even know how much I weigh. And it’s more about firmness and measurements anyway.
And I want a haircut!
I am still awful at making conversation with people I have no interest in and doubt I’ll ever see again. Not so good. How can I fake interest? Or even better actually be interested?



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My efforts seem to be paying off.

Basically I’ve been making an effort to be friendly and open and talk and ask questions.

I’ve met a whole lot of new people – one of my friends had a party on the weekend, and one of the girls I met I’ve seen twice since then and we had good conversations. Also in the language classes I do, every time you sit in a different place, next to someone new.

What happens though, when you can’t think of anything else to say? This happens to me. I sit there and rack my brains for something to say, because there is just nothing to say. Maybe I should learn some random facts to air in these silences. I should listen to “the facts of life” by Lazyboy more often then… maybe they’ll sink in subliminally :)



it's hard...

I’m in nuuk and i’ve only been here for a week and a half, so the only people i’ve met are from my handball team and a few randoms who i’ve talked to for a few minutes at the most while out and about.
I want to go out on friday but am petrified of sitting by myself the whole night. it can be hard here because i don’t speak greenlandic and my danish isn’t perfect. I don’t want to go home early either – i haven’t been out on the weekend since the week before i left denmark… three weeks ago! aaah



sarahkristina has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

 

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