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  1. Yo Eric!! Thanks for joining! You're so right, it's time to embrace! (loving your friendly avatar by the way! What's that red thing behind you?)
  2. It was raining so when I was wondering around town I played 'raindrops keep falling on my head' on my harmonica down a street. One lady said it was nice. I saw a couple of shopkeepers smile at me. Later I saw my friend so I snuck up and played it behind him and he called me a weirdo lol, then we hung out for a bit. He was playing Pokemon Go ==========================================================================================... The plan tonight was to go to an open mic and perform. I had this idea of inventing gibberish titles and make up songs with them on the spot. I went along, but I chickened out I stayed and listened to some of the performers instead. At least I got a feel for the atmosphere for it, and I found my 'panic zone'!! So, I'll come back, and I'll get you next time, dr. open mic!!!!!
  3. i'm so guilty of this!!! I consume a lot of videos, and self-help, and self-help videos lol. i also create but have a lot of room for improvement
  4. hey @Marquess. yeah I'm still using a standing desk! It took a while to get used to. I do take regular breaks from the standing, I lie down on my back and read for a bit, or I move around. there's pros and cons to long-term standing or sitting it seems - and I read that it's preferable to have a mixture of both. But a standing desk felt like the best way to really sever my slouching habit for now, combined with some posture exercises I'm doing every day. thanks for sharing your social experiments!! I like the one where you join the group silently - I'd also find it challenging to actually join in the conversation too, but I know some people can do that and make it as smooth as anything!!
  5. it's time to whoop my social ass back into shape!!!!!! hi this post does not endorse animal cruelty it's a metaphor for my own ass *whooping sound!!* Went to town dressed colourfully today, I asked in clothes shops if they had anything that matched my shorts, and asked shopkeepers to rate my outfit out of 10. Had some conversations, one outside a cafe with a Canadian couple who liked my shorts. I went in to see the musician guy I'm trying to be more friendly with and had a chat with him. Hopefully I didn't scare his customers away, though I might have when I first entered, they all left. Basically today I wanted to try interacting more with people while looking strange. It's funny though, I'd been watching some JStuStudios pranks on youtube recently and I felt like I had somehow absorbed their conversation style, making things more awkward than it needed to be. I want to be a genuine person, making true connection, not just a silly-surface guy. I'll have to watch more 'genuine person' videos on youtube and absorb them instead I decided recently that from me, the world doesn't need more entertainment. it's drowning in it!!! but I can use entertainment as one tool, to make real human connection. a means to an end
  6. Hey @MmmWatermelon !! I remember seeing you in the meetup video and just thinking you're awesome lol. look forward to following your 2nd detox!!!
  7. Cool username @Math_00 ! thanks for joining us. I find talking to people scary too, I remind myself that most people out there actually like to talk! You just have to listen By the way I can so relate to the mindless phone browsing. It's gradually enveloped my whole day from first thing in the morning to last thing at night. Gotta cut down!!
  8. I love thinking about that!!! it's crazy. just thinking about all the people in the world --- 7 billionnnnnnn ---- I mean, if I lived to 80 years old and from today met 3 new people every single day, that's only like 57,000 people, it's nothing!!!!also good choice with Bach
  9. I have used this app for just under 2 years, I enjoy the imaginative aspect of it. I've gone through phases of being really into it and not, I've cooled off again lately but on the whole it has helped me get practical stuff done! Like flossing!!! and taxes!!!
  10. Hey @quitandrole, how are you doing? I loved your introduction post and was wondering how you're getting on at the moment.
  11. Hey @JSmith. Thanks for sharing your story, it was an awesome read. It sounds like you're doing all the right things finding out about yourself, already you're ahead of so many people who don't take that step! This is such an amazing community and you will be motivated to improve yourself here.
  12. Hey guys! The past few days I've been focusing on making music quite a bit. I set a deadline to get a song finished before August. I found setting a deadline with @asquerade really motivating (if you want you can listen to the result here https://soundcloud.com/moonbasemarchingband/here-to-help/s-6D9qh) . I committed to an Online Music Mixing Program to help improve the quality of my music. I haven't structured my time the last few days, and as a result I've not been as focused which culminated in a proper couch-potato-day today (though I did watch an awesome film The Parent Trap, I cried so much ), so I'm going to watch that more carefully (the time management, not the film lol) Although my social skills development has lacked as much boldness there have been some little victories, like there was another garden party for this charity that I went to, and I sat on a table where I knew no-one to meet new people. And thanks to the new habit of saying 'good morning' or just 'hi' to strangers I've caught up with an old friend who I didn't recognise at first and had some good conversations with strangers. And I'm way less concerned about what people think of my style choices now lol. It feels really nice to know that freedom. I would like to keep building on what I've achieved socially the past few weeks and keep pushing my comfort zone and courage. I heard from somewhere that courage is a muscle - how quickly it can slacken with no exercise! It felt good telling friends about what I'd been upto lately when I met up with them recently. For once I actually had things to say, stories to tell. I've always felt that I was like 'the loser' of the group lol, not going anywhere in life. I could tell they were surprised. Something else I'm thinking about a lot is that I quit my jobs here and have committed to moving to a city after my costa rica trip to try and live independently (living with family atm). Luckily I have a contact there I can couch surf with for a bit to try and build a new base there. I'm going to have a think about what I want my new life there to look like. I'd like to live in a community of or at least know more creative people - maybe meet lots of new people at events and see if there's a house-share someplace I could get in on??? If anyone has experience with this sort of thing I'd love to hear about it. Yours sincerely, usernameforworldpeace!
  13. only just saw this today thanks for the mention haha
  14. That's amazing! I hope you shoved that girl's number right in the face of your back-of-the-head voice So mindful of you to ask to take a look when the lady told of her plants-- I need to do that more often.
  15. Hi there Brayden. you picked a good 1st forum. exciting times!
  16. Well done leaving your comfort zone!
  17. I want to be a friendlier, more neighbourly person… so today I went around to my 2 next door neighbours, who I'd never talked to before and introduced myself. First I went down the road to buy some flowers because I wanted to give them a present So the first house, I knew a fairly old lady lived there but not much else. Knocked on the door, she was sooo nice. Her favourite colour is BLUE, I didn't have any blue flowers so she chose pink instead we chatted for a long time, then she invited me in and started showing me round her house, showing me old pictures, it was sooo awesome she has a collection of spoons from where she's travelled around the world (she's been to loads of places), and also a collection of clowns!!! so I told her that I'm going on a clown course soon she laughed. She showed me her office round the back and there was the most amazing object I've ever seen in my life?? - it was a small statue of E.T. made out of coconuts????? and she didn't even know why she had it??!!! loll!! That was so funny and random. I don't know how long I was there but at least 30-40 minutes talking with her and she showing me stuff in her house. She said she is looked after well by her family which is good. Then I went round the next house, a man answered the door and I introduced myself. He invited me in also and told me about his dog that always watches out the window for our cat crossing the road lol. We had a chat about stuff, he asked me what I did etc (I forgot to ask him what he does, never mind). I said if he ever needed anything just come round and let me know. When I was going I offered him some free flowers as well, but he didn't want them which made my exit feel quite awkward but oh well hope he doesn't think I'm too weird haha
  18. Today I wanted to ask some people to come to my dinner party at a restaurant, I have 2 friends coming already but I booked a table for 6 because I want more people to come so I went to town, I asked the bus driver if he could come lol he said maybe he'll pop in for a drink if he's not working- hahaha if he comes that would be the best thing ever!!!! I asked this cool-looking shopkeeper guy if he could come, he said no unfortunately he's busy. As if by magic I bumped into a friend and now he has agreed to come! woohoo. I only asked 3 people but it's a start. I'm waiting to hear from someone else, it could be 5 I did this wearing my party hat, a few people asked if it was my birthday (it's not!!!!). I said I was doing a dress rehearsal for my birthday lol. but really it's just for fun, maybe I'll be more honest next time. And I wore my funky rainbow trousers which I haven't had the confidence to wear in town before. If I can wear a lampshade, I can wear those! It felt great to express myself.…...OK I've realised thinking back that I gave the bus driver the wrong address xDDD I'll try and find him again!!where is he now??? ---->
  19. 50 hours of music a week is incredible!! With dedication & passion like that you'll reach your goals in no time. Congratulations on your mission success!
  20. Hey @KO. Sorry to hear about your recent loss. I don't know what you're going through, but we're always here to listen. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help Thanks for stopping by and keeping in touch!
  21. Hey Simon, good to have you. I love those epic moments in life when you feel like you have to make a big decision. Great job choosing this path!!!
  22. time to use your life-bumper and bounce back!