New Year goals
Ship It Post #
Jan 1, 2022
👥 Human Connections
This year, I want to reach out to and connect with more people.
One thing that I’ve been thinking of doing, but haven’t really put any effort into doing yet, but now want to do for sure this year, is reaching out to old friends from high school and university. People whom I haven’t contacted in years. Hopefully get on a Zoom call together to catch up and see how things are going. We have the social technology to do this, to bridge geographical distances that would have made this impossible before.
Another thing I’ve been thinking of doing but have shied away from is using Omegle to practice small talk (here’s why small talk is important) with strangers. I enjoy watching Omegle pranks and scares on YouTube, and it seems there are some cool people on there, as well as some weirdos. It’s a way to get out of my comfort zone, to try and be more fun and engaging with people, instead of withdrawn like I have been until I get to know someone.
Another thing I’m considering is an online improv class. This is to help me get out of my comfort zone and feel more confident in being being silly, making people laugh, and just play around. I feel I’m too serious most of the time.