Sunday, June 14, 2009

How Outgoing Are You? - Regina evaluates herself

"You are 36% outgoing! Now send this result to all your friends!", this isn't another Facebook quiz...but man those things are addicting. Did you know that I was secretly a Shao-lin monk? Neither did I. Anyways, remember my New Year's resolutions? I only had two this year, and they were to smile more and become less shy. It's been half a year already, so I thought I'd evaluate myself.

Smiling more
...I'll really have to ask my friends about this one, but in my own opinion, I've been smiling a lot more lately. Since the beginning of February, there has been a little voice at the back of my head that says 'pull up the corners of your mouth!' whenever I forget. Strangely, I find that this forced smiling actually brightens my mood! In addition to that, I've also been a lot happier since January because of certain people in my life :P . Goodbye high school drama! Regina is done with you forevarrr! Well, hopefully, I really don't want to have a repeat of last year again... and no, it's too stupid/ridiculous to post on the interwebz.

But anyways, I think I've been successful so far with this resolution, so I'll give myself half a check mark for that one!

Oh! You know what else makes me smile? MLIG, it's like the equivalent of watching chick flicks, for people (namely, me) who don't like chick flicks!

Becoming less shy
Still workin' on it. Needless to say, I'm less shy around my friends because, well, they're my FRIENDS. But in the past six months, I think I've gotten better at talking to random people. K, no, I don't go up to strangers on the street and ask them how they're doing (although, that would be an interesting experiment...), but I'm actually waving to people in the hallways now! In addition to that, I burst out into song at random times of the day. It's like my brain suddenly decided that it didn't CARE if it was embarrassed in public! This might be a bit embarrassing for my friends... but they'll have to deal with it. :P

...and that's a VERY liberating feeling.

So, in all, I think I still have a along way to go, but I'm going to keep working on it. You'll see, one day, I'll run down the streets of Toronto screaming "I LOVE EVERYBODY!!!!"

Did you set any resolutions? If so, which ones have you achieved?


3 comments so far.

  1. Ashley on June 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    The smiling more resolution is a fantastic idea :D I'm fairly sure it's actually been proven that smiling can improve your mood, even when you have to force it initially.

    I achieved a few of mine - one of mine was to become less shy as well, and I definitely think I'm doing a lot better. I'm stressing less and being more optimistic like I promised myself I would, too, which makes life (and my acne, haha) a lot better. Only thing I haven't really done was to practice drawing daily. oi.

  2. Marbles on June 15, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    lol you're so corny.
    hahahaha dramazof last semester/ last year, kind funny lokking back that and i was never involved you just ranted at me. lol.

    don't worry i don't get embarrased when you randomely sing, probably because normally i join in, but still. though i think we embarrass others. oh well

  3. Loralei on June 15, 2009 at 11:36 PM

    It sounds like you're doing well with your resolution! It's definitely a great feeling to be able to be fully outgoing with anyone. I think a smile is the greatest way to start -- they definitely make me happy.

    I probably set a resolution, but I've since forgotten. Whoops.

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