This section is a bit of a hodge-podge that deals with my personal relationships with other people.
1. Be unafraid to enter unfamiliar social situations. Go to an event alone and meet people there. If a friend invites you to a party or gathering, go even if you don’t know anyone else. This is very much a “venture outside of your social comfort zone” kind of thing.
2. Get over your fear of dancing. In other words, if you could stop being too self-conscious on the dance floor, even with your boyfriend and closest friends, that would be greeeeeat. Stop caring what other people think about you. That’s for teenagers!
3. Maintain friendships and strengthen acquaintances. Reach out to people from college who live in the area and get to know them better. On the flip side of things, be unafraid to distance yourself from any relationship you feel is toxic.
4. Consider where you want to be five years from now. For the first time in my life, I can safely say that I would very much like to be engaged or married within five years if I’ve met the right person. This is just one of many things to consider; I want to have a definite plan in my mind by December 10, 2013.
5. Learn how to be both nice and assertive. Depending on the situation, I have been either too assertive (and unforgiving) or too nice (and a complete doormat). I am positive that this is an essential piece of the puzzle that will improve my happiness once mastered.