Even Strangers Change

I'm not big on New Year's resolutions. 

As I'm sure most people do, I have a love-hate relationship with change. Change is great when it comes to weather, school classes, friendships, and grades.

And change is awful when it comes to weather, school classes, friendships, and grades. Hm. 

But as far as New Year's resolutions go, change needs to be implemented regularly for maximum improvement. Why wait until the first of the year to make the big change? Bring in the new year a new person!

Right now I'm between semesters and absolutely reveling in that earnest anticipation for the changes that will come with the new year. Mostly that public speaking class I've been so excited about. And getting to know new roommates.

The best kind of changes, though, can also be the unnoticeable kind of changes. At least, the ones we don't recognize until the worst is over. The ones you have to be paying attention to be able to see. 

A few weeks ago, I got my hair cut. And the most bizarre thing happened - everybody noticed. You expect your family to notice and your roommates to notice, but it really makes your day when you meet new people because they compliment your cut. People I had never spoken to were telling me how much they loved my hair short. 

Holy cow! I want to be one of those people! I want to walk up to a random girl that sits in a different section in the orchestra and tell her I love her haircut. Just because I noticed and just because I think it looks cute. What is it about talking to people that I see all the time that freaks me out so much? What's the worst that could happen - they thank me? There are two ways people can react: say something or say nothing. What's the big fuss?

So my resolution for December 27, 2013: Notice changes and comment on them right away. Even changes in complete strangers. Especially changes in complete strangers. Even strangers change and they deserve my attention. 

Second resolution for December 27, 2013: Blog more. I love blogging. Why do I waste my time doing everything else?

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