Hi, Mouse here.
Have you ever picked up a self-help book and wondered how it could be applied to you? Have you ever started reading one and thought 'yeah, this is what I needed, a kick on the butt to get going with my life.' Yet halfway through you begin to think, can I actually commit to these ideas and tips. And I know we go through all these phases to help improve our lives: religion, mysticism, The Secret, or Oprah. Whatever works, right?
Recently, I started listening to the audiobook You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha. The beginning is great, I felt like he was speaking to me. Now, I'm not trying to say that it's a bad book after the first few chapters. I find it amusing and it has simple ideas that I can grasp. Yet, I couldn't figure out how to use some of those concepts - as an introvert. One of his advises was to go to a party where you don't know anybody. If I did that, I would be screaming on the inside. First of all, it's a party and second, everyone is a stranger. Nope, not happening. Another one of his advises was to speak to strangers on an airplane so that they could release their internal problems. That's another double no. I understand having to release some angst, but on an airplane? I'm already experiencing anxiety because I am in an airplane. I don't like them. Besides, like the article I posted on my Facebook page from Introvert, Dear says; introverts do better with the written word. This is one of the reasons why I have my blog. Perhaps, I can ignore those suggestions and move on to the ones that are possible to do.
This past Saturday, Game boy and I hiked at another park with our darling pup Clovis. The entrance and parking lot sat on top of a hill and you had to walk down to the paths. There was also a dog park with an obstacle course. Clovis actually jumped over a couple of the hurdles. It was a nice, clear day and it helped me clear my mind from another job rejection.
It was for a resume creator position at a company that specialize in helping people get back on their feet when it comes to work. Oh well. Neil Pasricha says to wear my failures like a badge and to bounce back up like an 'inflatable clown.' See? I'm listening to the book and taking what he says to heart.
Well, I'll leave you with some pictures from the park. Enjoy and be safe!