i get these feelings sometimes on how i want to challenge myself..and to do something that scares me.
2 weeks ago i was home sick and i went downstairs to grab the crossword in the paper...(it's like a race to get to it in my family. ) and there was an article about acting classes and how all kinds of people take them for different reasons..to break out of their shell, to learn acting (duh) and to learn how to communicate with people better.
i have always wanted to take acting classes/improv classes. not that i want to be an actor, but i obviously have an interest in this field..and i want to challenge myself. also, freak myself out. when you graduate college..and you get a job, of course there are mini challenges in the work force..but sometimes you have to do something for yourself to grow as a human being. so, i went online and went to the website and typed in the class and my payment method and then cancelled it. and then i signed up again...and hovered my cursor...and then cancelled it. NOT EVEN KIDDING. then i gave myself the talk " DO IT. you NEED to do this, You need to meet new people, challenge yourself...break out of your shell..and do something you're afraid of" SO i pressed submit and i am now enrolled for improv&technique starting mondays in february-april.
what do i hope to gain?
a sense of myself. there are so many times ant and i come home from a party and i ask "was i awkward?" "i think my people skills are failing" he of course always says no..but it's a feeling i feel. i really feel that communication is something that needs to be practiced or it will be lost or become not as great as it should be. when you work with pets all day...or just one other person..there isn't a lot of communication exercising going on.
i also hope to become better at public speaking, gain confidence, network, (duh) and meet some interesting people with awesome stories.
i haven't even started the classes, yet i feel liberated in a weird way and i am super excited.
how are you going to challenge and examine yourself this year?
ps. I'm currently working on a plank challenge. haha, it's pretty tough.