Well I have officially been in California for months. It is crazy to think how much has changed, how much I have grown, and how much I have come to learn about myself.
I have come to learn that I do in fact have a shy bone in my body. For some of you who know, me this may come as a shock to you. While living in Missoula I was never afraid to walk up to a stranger and start a conversation or make a new friend, however the same can’t be said about the Cali version of myself. Montana, while its a large state area wise, is a fairly small place. Its not uncommon for you to meet a new person who knows the same people you do, which makes for starting a conversation or friendship that much easier. Here in the Bay Area its not as common to find someone that knows all the same people that you do which might factor into this new found “Shy Bone”. Yeah you might find someone that knows, or has worked with a coaleauge, but is not as small of a world out here as it is in the Big Sky State.
I have always known that I am a people person, but it wasn’t until I stopped having to work with the public daily that I realized just how much I loved to talk to people. I went from having to talk and interact with people to make a living as a server to sitting at a desk and working with the same 10-20 people. Granted these are 10-20 people are amazing and I truly enjoy working with every day, It is still a very different atmosphere from my past jobs.
Lastly these last six months have made me realize how much growing up I really had to do after graduation and how much more growing up I still have to get to where I want to be. Going from a school atmosphere to a corporate business environment is a lot bigger of a step that I thought it was at first. I was not as ready as I first thought, and I am no where close to as ready as I would like to be. I continue to grow each day thanks to the guidance and support I get from those around me. (you know how you are, and if you are reading this, sorry for making you cry.)
As I continue to slowly settle into the old swing of things such as getting back to working with the public by taking up a second job at Applebee’s I know that I will be able to get ride of that shy bone that I picked up along the way. I will get back to running a million miles an hour and growing my social network in no time. Knowing how much I have grown and how far I have come I am so excited to see what the next six months have in store for me.