Something really cool and unexpected happened today at school!
Long story short, one of my friends told me a booth was giving away burritos for free! All that you had to do was sit down with a stranger and have lunch with them! Easy? For sure! The thing is that I find it very difficult to talk to strangers. Anyway, my friend came up with a plan to pretend that we didn't know each other... that way we could get free food and still sit together. Of course that didn't happened. I got paired up with a really cool group of 5 people and we ended up having a really nice time eating lunch together. I was so nervous at first that I didn't expect to enjoy the experience of hanging out with strangers, but I did. I realized that I can surprise myself the same way others can surprise me. We talked about school, career goals, movies, so many other random things! It was awesome! I want to be more open and feel more confident to talk to strangers, it's so worth it! The amazing things we can learn from one another has no limit! Talk to strangers! Make more friends! You have nothing to loose.
Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing weekend!
Anyway, I've been meaning to write about long distance relationships for a long time. My experience with the difficulties of long distance relationships is slightly different since it's a long distance friendship with my best friend. Yasmine and I meet in high school, she was a junior and I was a senior and our similar interests brought us together. Something that I love about our friendship is how we became closer once she moved out of state to attend Arizona State University while I stayed at our hometown San Diego, CA. I would have never imagined that we could keep such an amazing friendship through the distance. I can't say that everything has been perfect and that we've never faced any difficulties along the way because we have. There's days where we are able to FaceTime for hours! We might be able to text each other nonstop for an hour! Other times we don't speak for days and all we do is tag each other is memes. Sometimes our schedules are so crazy and we can't seem to find a gap where we can just talk for 5 minutes.
Recently, Yasmine was able to come back home for a couple of weeks for spring break and I was so annoyed with my personal circumstances. It was a constant conflict of knowing that I was busy with midterms and work, and also wanting to just spend time with her. It was difficult because I knew that I had responsibilities to attend, but a part of me just wanted to do fun and stupid things with my best friend. We only got to spend an afternoon together and I was reminded of how lucky and blessed I am to have her in my life. There's always different things going on in our lives and I wish that we could keep up! The thing is, every time we hang out is like we were never apart in the first place. We're learning to make time for each other and make our friendship a priority since it is. We have a FaceTime date tonight and I'm super excited to see what amazing things she's up to in Arizona. Make time for those friendships because they're worth it. Take care of your top people. Don't loose vision of how important relationships are in your life.
What's up friends? This past weekend I felt very motivated to accept a challenge from my friend and coworker Jake Vayda, if you're not subscribed to his blog... you're missing out! Go check out his work! The link is at the bottom of this blog post. Anyway, the challenge was to talk to three strangers. Normally, I avoid talking to strangers because I'm an introvert and I find it difficult to start random conversations. Today, while I was in line to get lunch at school I decided to talk to a woman behind me. It was funny because we both ordered the same salad and the same drink and that's how I decided to start the conversation. We talked about the weather, about how much the time change sucks, and about the different events coming up at SDSU. She shared with me that she has been working for the school for 10 years and that she graduated with a major in Communication and Media Relations... which is the the SAME thing I'm studying. We keep talking about our major in the line until it was time to pay for the food and she ended up paying for my meal (thank you stranger)! Overall, it was a super cool experience and I feel like there's so much to learn about other people. Talk to new people! This week, I will continue the challenge and see how it goes.