Today my boyfriend gave me a really nice compliment. He said that he likes how I sign up for things, apply for things, and just try out anything I find interesting. I thought that was really nice because it is something I try to do. Anything I find remotely interesting or beneficial to my happiness, career path, or personal growth I try to go after.
For example, this year I decided I wanted to blog for my school and share some tips, advice, stories about my experience at IU or Bloomington in general. Normally I don’t love people reviewing or editing my work because I honestly don’t take criticism great, but I wanted to grow, improve my writing, and share my viewpoints. I am happy I signed up ultimately because no one wants to make fun of my writing, they just want to see me share my thoughts and become a better writer.
I also applied to do the most annoying form of marketing ever, in my opinion, stand around campus and pass out flyers. I did this at first for the little extra cash in my pocket (it didn’t end up being much lol), but ultimately I got to run Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter accounts for a company with way more followers than I have. It was an opportunity I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t apply to market on campus and be involved with the company. It was really fun to share my photos and just interact with customers in a way I wouldn’t normally get to.
What I want you to get out of this post is that you need to get out of your comfort zone and try those things you are tempted to do, but never do. It is a great learning experience, an opportunity to grow, and generally fun to try new things. So next time you want to join a club, run a marathon, etc. do it, and encourage your friends take on experiences too!