A Little Perspective

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hello Goodbye

This is going to be another one of those scatterbrained blogs, sorry peeps (yes I did just call you a marshmallow bunny).

I think I have a little obsession with alliteration. I was looking through my old posts and I just like to use it, alot. Maybe because it makes me seem like I know how to use literary devices. But we all know I'm not really that clever. Pretending is much more fun.

Today is saturday, which means that exactly three days from now I will be en route to Jerusalem, Israel. Nevermind the fact that they just sent tanks into the gaza strip, which is only a meager 48 miles (i just calculated) from where I'll be staying. I'm not even going to lie, I'm a little nervous. But not nervous enough to miss a life changing experience. It's what I'm supposed to be doing, so what happens will happen.

I've been deciding if I wanted to create another blog for my Jerusalem stuff...and I think I'm going to. So if you notice me not updating as much, check my profile and see if I've posted another one up. It'll be something catchy...like the Jerusalem Chronicles or something corny. Heh.

Goodbyes kind of suck. Alot. I've already had to say goodbye to some close friends and family. Yeah I know it's only four months, but Israel is also far far away. And I hate saying goodbye. It's like ripping out a piece of your heart and leaving it somewhere else. That was how Ecuador was, and although I'm not saying goodbye to people forever like I had to there, it's still not fun. However, goodbyes also mean new hellos. So I just need to suck it up.

Last thing...I've had entirely too much time to ponder on things over the last two weeks and I started thinking about communication. I was analyzing (i'm a girl, it's what we do) all my relationships with friends, family etc, and realizing that I go to different people for different things. This is the little gem of wisdom I discovered:

There are three modes of communication that people primarily use...talking, listening, and conversing. The best kind of friends are good at all three. All of this made me evaluate myself, and I realized that I could definitely improve in my communicaton skills. So...even though I really wasn't going to make a new years resolution because I think they are stupid (ask my why sometime)...I am now making a new years resolution to be a better listener, a better conversationalist, and maybe less of a talker. :-) So here's to 2009 everyone!


Blogger Riya said...

Your right about the whole communication thing. I defintly need to be a better listener, and less of a talker. Have fun in Jerusalem!

January 4, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

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