I have a trip to London, Paris, and Rome coming up in December. Looks like this goal will be completed in about 6 months! Exciting!
Tanyito's Life List
1. find love
2. move out of state
3. appreciate my friends more.
4. lighten up
5. visit new york city again
6. see my favorite bands live
7. go skinny dipping
8. Say "no" every time i feel like it and not feel guilty
9. increase my social circle
10. get a six pack
11. get lasik surgery
12. be brave enough to approach that guy across the room
13. communicate better
14. get out of debt
15. do pilates
16. drink more water
17. stand up for myself
18. read a book a week
19. sing in public
20. visit every state in the U.S.
21. take more pictures...better pictures
22. get a masters degree
How I did it: Used money that I got from a federal grant and signed up for a trip with EF College Break. It was fantastic. Paris and Rome were absolutely gorgeous cities, but my favorite was Rome. London was a lot of fun and reminded me a lot of NYC. I can't wait to go back... my next destination will be Greece. Read how I did it…
How I did it: Five years of busting my ass! But I had a goal, and I wasn't going to let anything stop it from happening. I had to learn Spanish on my own to fulfill my foreign language requirements, work long long hours, and make lots of sacrifices. But it was all worth it in the end! Read how I did it…
How I did it: I purchased a product called Tell Me More: Spanish Premium and studied ten hours a day, 4 days a week. I bought a book called Spanish Demystified and completed every lesson including the final exam. Searched the internet for resources. Lots of diligence and hard work. When I was all done, I took a Spanish placement exam at my university and tested out of 11 credit hours of Spanish, making it possible for me to graduate this December. Read how I did it…
I am so unbelievably nervous, yet excited at the same time. I’m starting to feel like, man what did I get myself into?! Purposely subjecting myself to such stress! But I know I will never grow unless I step out of my comfort zone and just do it.
To make matters worse, “Mr. Dreamboat,” the guy I talked about in my last entry, is scheduled to be my evaluator. Isn’t that convenient… he’s going to be watching me like a hawk. gulp Oh man… I am so, so, SO nervous… :o/
Update: Just got back from doing my ice breaker aaaand… I won best speech! :D
I went to a Toastmasters meeting last night. I had been to one before, but I had no intention of joining it because it was at a time that was going to be inconvenient for me to keep attending. At that time, I just wanted to go to get an idea of how things go.
But this time, I went to a different group with the intent of actually joining. To be honest, I was very afraid. And one of the main reasons I was so scared was because I was afraid I wouldn’t fit in. Let’s be honest… there are a lot of older people in Toastmasters. I’m 23, and I want to be around some people I could relate to and potentially make friends with.
When I got there, I was right about it being older people (some of whom were a little strange), but they were all so welcoming and friendly. I was surprised to see a young girl there about age 18 or so.
THEN I noticed this guy on the other side of the room. He stuck out like a sore thumb -in a good way. Tall, dark, handsome, and young. Maybe a couple of years older than me. As soon as I laid eyes on him I knew that this was the group I wanted to join. Call it pathetic if you will, but hey I’m a single girl… what do you expect. :) Who knows, maybe if my communication skills increase enough, I might actually get up the nerve to talk to him one day.
Anyway, I can’t exactly say that the goal is completed yet, because I haven’t actually joined yet (lack of funds) but I plan on doing it next Monday for sure!