Monday, September 17, 2007
I don't have much time to draw, write, or read. I am very exhausted, particularly today, by the job. I do not have enough time to prepare for the day and can be occasionally found running around trying to get this thing done or that during any of my short breaks. I use my lunch to get work done. I have to force myself to sit down and get off my feet, but that never lasts more than five minutes. I am working hard to not over use my voice, but I find it very challenging with so many loud noises and distractions on campus--including roads, BART, trains, another school, and people. The challenge is fun because of all the students I can have an affect on, but will be much more worthwhile if I allow myself time to see and enjoy the affect I am having.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sport bike riders have this click. No matter who the person is--their background, their gender, race, economic status, job, education, etc.--a rider is welcome. Anyone who enjoys to ride, who enjoys fast bikes, who can tell, listen, ask about stories of the rode.
We ought to have more activities out there as welcoming as this. It's great to be a part of a group that does not deny kindness, access, true companionship to anyone. Granted, hopefully, they can come in less expensive hobbies. Still an open topic, idea, hobby, or passion are great ways to bring people together.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I find it hard to get to the core of who people are, to discuss important things, and to not scare off others/be scared off when getting to know people. There are events in life, such as an evening out or a day of volleyball and BBQ, that can introduce new people, but it is our jobs to make those things more than just an event. This is often where I fail in developing true friendships. I may gain acquaintances, but often not the depth of a true friendship.