5 Things Getting Me Through This Week

If you read my latest Week In Review post, you’ll know that I was home the last couple of days for Thanksgiving break. Now that I’m back on campus, I have a busy week ahead of me, with a couple of big assignments due, as well as other personal projects (like NaNoWriMo!) going on.

I didn’t really prepare a blog post for today, but I wanted to post something anyway. With the crazy week I’m having right now, I’m trying to focus on the good things that “fill me up,” so here are five things that are motivating and encouraging me this week

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Talking About Things You Love

Imagine yourself in a conversation with some of your friends. One person mentions something – maybe it’s a new movie that just came out, your favorite book, or a hobby of yours – whatever it is, it’s something you’re passionate about. Suddenly, you find yourself exclaiming, “Oh my gosh, I love [that thing]!” and you end up talking a mile a minute, expressing your enjoyment of the aforementioned Thing.

Okay, so maybe it doesn’t always happen that way, but we’ve all had those moments where the conversation turns towards something that we love, and we can’t help talking about it. Whether it’s a hobby, a form of media, a cause, or just one of our favorite things, we all have stuff that we’re passionate about and love talking about.

However, I think we’ve all also had those moments where we feel like we’re talking too much about The Thing. It’s the feeling of self-doubt creeping in and telling you that you’re talking too much, no one cares, and you should just shut up.

Today, I want to talk about talking, specifically, talking about the things we love. It’s hard, it’s awkward, and sometimes, it can be embarrassing. But we all have things we enjoy and want to share with the world, so how do we do it? For me, it really just comes down to two simple principles.

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