Observe, I do this a lot. No matter where am at, I just like watching what around me. It even more interesting when you are out in public and just observing people. The most common thing I’ll see are people glue to their cell phone. Looking down at their screen and not even being aware of their surroundings. The most recent thing I’ve notice about people are what they wear in public. I really believe that some females leave their home without looking in the mirror. Am all for dressing comfortably in hot weather, but you should make sure your not showing to much. Especially if you are going to the gym.
You can also record what you observe either by writing or like me and others through photography or drawing. I recently started doing urban sketching. Taking a sketchbook with me and just pick a spot in the downtown area and draw what I see. You can do this when visiting your favorite coffee shop.
girl sitting in front of me.
two girls having an interesting conversation.
Waiting for assist with her taxes.
couple having lunch at a downtown restaurant.
If there is one skill that I feel inchoate, it writing. I will admit my writing is rudimentary and probably never meet the standards if I was to apply for a writers job. Would you hire me to write for you magazine or news website? Writing has always been in my shadow, haunting me. From my days in college and probably in the work place. Recently, I had to take a assessment for a job position and part of that assessment was to replace one word in a sentence that would change how the sentence sounded. That is why I have this blog. To practice my writing and hopefully improve.
Today I turn another year older and not sure whether I should be excited to explore what life has in store for me. Today should be that day where I celebrate another year of life living on this earth, but doesn’t seem that way. So far I can say it hasn’t really been a interesting adventure. There a part of me that wonders what the meaning, is there a purpose to getting older. I would think it would be to explore your surrounding and to go further into the horizon to see what else is out there. Am not afraid to go out alone and explore, but in today world, how does one do it. We are so glue into working, paying bills, taxes and for me it finding a job.
Not only to explore whats on this earth, but to explore and push your limits. To experience new things, challenge your self, break out of the comfort zone that you dare not leave. I wish I could say I’ve done this, but no. It leave me in constant thoughts if I will every be able to explore this possible and unlimited options. Every year that comes, I tell myself this is it, this will be that year thing will change. Where I will be able to do the things I’ve been wanting to do. At the end it doesn’t turn out that way.
So for my Birthday I wish and hope that things for me change for the better. To get a job, explore other cities and countries and meet other people.
I’ve done everything possible to make myself marketable with the skills and experience I have to obtain full-time employment. I’ve updated and changes my resume. Answered all questions on the application to the best to my ability. Going to job interviews and presenting myself professionally and with a positive attitude. Again answering their question to the best of my ability. At the end all my action betrayed me. Asking myself what more can I do.
Throughout our history man has built some of the greatest structures ever. China great wall, the pyramids, where ever you go on earth man has constructed some amazing things. Who could image man creating such amazing structure using simple tools and the strength of many men.
Today am captivated by the many construction projects going on around the city. From a new skyline begin built, to a freeway interchange to reduce traffic congestion and making it a smoother driving commute. Every day I pass by a construction site, seeing men, using machines to remove and add dirt, to lifting steel beams or to put fresh concrete into a cast that will form the pier. What so amazing watching this construction of a freeway being built is how they make these piers. Every pier needs to be a certain height, width, and since the freeway will curve these piers have to be at certain angle. It incredible that they can get this right without making a mistake or having tear it down and start over again. Such structures changing the landscape of the city that will out last the men that built it. It truly captivating to see man-made structure from start to finish.
“A Good conversation is like a miniskirt; short enough to retain interest, but long enough to cover the subject.”
If there something that I need some improvement in is my ability to communicate with people face to face. To be able to have an interesting conversation with someone. Am sure everyone could work on there face to face conversation skills since most of us are glued to our cell phones and to social media.
I don’t mind having a conversation with strangers when I walk around town or sitting at Starbucks. Well I do try to avoid the religious, crazy looking people, but they seem to find me when am at Starbucks, waiting for the bus or on the bus. I think am a magnetic for people like that, but that a whole another story. Having a face to face conversation is a challenge for me, especially among friends. No, am not anti-social, it just what do you talk about? These days you have to be careful what topic of conversation you bring up because you just don’t know how people will react. They might get offended or might not want to associate with you because of your opinions. You can go with the basic conversation like how was your day? What did you do this weekend? but that can get boring. What do you ask the next time you see that person? It can make you sound like a broken record.
How do you keep your conversation interesting when talking with friends and people?
Mystery, living life is a mystery or maybe am the mystery living within a mystery I have yet to finger out. I have yet to notice the clues left behind to solve these two mysteries. Ever since I started college till now I’ve had many questions to why things have happened to me. I don’t mean bad things, just the struggles to move through life. What is it about me that am struggling so much? First it was struggling to get through college, now am struggling to find a job, struggling to move on with my life. I know life isn’t suppose to be easy, but there just something am not understanding. Is there something I am not seeing about myself that will help me solve the mystery that will lead to living within this”mystery life”? I do know this, am no Sherlock Holmes and if I do solve this mystery, it will be on my own.
If you visited my blog before you know am struggling to find full-time employment for a long time. Won’t go into details, but I will say that lacking experience is probably why I can’t find employment. I think that while most employers are looking for experience workers they don’t understand that for a person to overcome that lack of experience they need to do whatever they are lacking of. They need to be in front lines being expose to that environment. If a employer is not willing to take a chance to expose them to that environment, then who(employers) will.
We are born into this world with “zero” experience of everything. Social skills, communication skills, everything. It is only through the process of learning and being involved that we overcome to learn these things. I, myself have overcome a lot of things I didn’t know only by actual learning and making mistakes. It through this process we personally learn if we enjoy these thing or not. It through this process that a shy individual break their shell. Why shouldn’t this also applying when someone is lacking work experience? What is that employers or the person interviewing you assume that you don’t fit the culture or that this isn’t the position for you just because you lack experience?
As a amateur photographer I enjoying shooting with film camera then digital camera. Shooting with a film camera you are restricted to a finite number of shots. That forces you to think what you really what to photograph and if it worth photographing. Unlike digital cameras, where you can shoot a limited number of photographs until your memory card is filled. Having that finite number of shots put you in a mind-set that I need to make every roll of 24 or 36 film count. One you press down on the shutter release button, you can’t view your photograph until you done with the roll of film and developed it, and you can’t delete it.
Things have been intense when it come to the political sphere and the social issues the plague us today. Racism, social injustice, presidential election etc. Have you ever just wonder when and where was that critical point in time that lead us to where we are today? Where you can be label a racist, bigot for not having the same views? Where your choice of a presidential candidate can lead to friends and people hating you, and be label a racist, bigot. Where individuals or group of individual will resort to violence cause their views don’t agree with other. We can go on and on, but can we pin point the critical point that lead us to where we are? Maybe it wasn’t just a certain point in time, but an interaction of several things. The rapid growth of technology in our life may be a contributor. The Internet, social media, cell phones, and instant gratification of having information right at our finger tips. People no longer having the time to process the information they are receiving nor debate within themselves what they heard from the media. Just as quickly they have receive the information, they quickly what to respond and demand action.