As our relationship grew, however, we became more open and honest about our views and the reasons behind them. I began to understand that there were far greater reasons for her decision to not have children than I had previously known. When she limited her explanations to a simple statement without any reasoning, it was hard to have an effective dialogue about the subject matter and we often found ourselves just frustrated with one
“And, However unintended, our anger arouses in you….Speech between us is fraught, with tensions; every sentence mined with risk.” We were too afraid to hate one another, yet we were blind to the fact that these feelings were being brought to the surface. As a result, knowing this now I am moved into being an active member in my current friendships. I am speaking my opinions on what I hate from what I love, and from my personal experience, it had brought me closer to my friends than ever. There is more of a mutual understanding between us, and now the littlest things tend not to bother as
Joanie 's choice of speech towards me has mostly always been delivered in a unwelcoming, rude, and hostile tone since the beginning of my partnership. While as a new partner and making mistakes that all new partners do, her remarks and harsh verbal interactions were viewed as frustration from me slowing the "teams" chain reaction/productivity. After I became more knowledgeable within my job the behavior from her never did
In my notes, I wrote of the disappointment and hurt I felt due to, in my opinion, the poor response time. I do not usually feel this way and I know people are not attached for to their phones, so why did I expect a response so quickly? Taking into consideration my brother’s odd response and my parents messages, I realized I code-shifted out of the group discourse. This message would be acceptable in a group-chat with my friends, although, it does not belong in the “fam” group-chat, which accounts for quick informational messages, and certainly not for small talk. It was found through later analysis that the group-chat typically receives quick informational texts.
I am a sympathetic individual and I feel bad giving anyone any type of feedback that might make one feel bad about their writing. After receiving my first grade back from my peer review response, I realized that I was doing more harm than good to my classmates. There is a fine line between giving out compliments and giving constructive criticism, and I was giving out way too many compliments. Looking back, one of the reasons why I did not want to give any type of criticism to my classmates was because I hate receiving criticism on my work. I hate having my work examined by others just to have every single one of my flaws pointed out.
But there is more to it. Something the mere eye cannot capture. I could go on and write a whole paragraph on PTSD and all the other accompanying side effects but in the end we would understand just as much. Or we would just have to accept this person’s reality individually and not how we want to create another person’s reality for ourselves. With this in mind I would like to ultimately thank Laurie Halse Anderson as she did a wonderful job in portraying a young girl’s struggles.
Outside of school, I love to talk to my friends and family members. This assignment also reminded me of the theme of The Scarlet Letter, “Be true!” Like Hester was true to herself by wearing her sin on her chest, I should be true to myself and wear my true personality with pride. I shouldn’t hide the real me from others just because I’m afraid of how others would judge
During the visit with Lyne Pitts, she gave some valuable information on the importance of being a good communicator and building relationships in this line of work. Aside from this, one of the things she said that mostly resonated with me was that hard work will get you there, but relationships get you further. When I heard her say this, I had to stop and write it down. Thinking about it, this
“This is how I got here” How I have got her where through many ways, one of the ways how I got her is by mentally focusing on the task at hand and learning how to break old habits that have kept me from achieving the goals that I have set for myself. Also, with the support and encouragement of all the people, family, and
Between side glances that seemed to say “why is she still here?” and fake smiles at my attempts to make a joke, I gathered my broken sense of dignity, and left. Frustrated that I had let the opinions of a few girls make me feel inferior, I created a new game plan. Slowly, I changed my approach on making new friends, by appearing more open minded and willing. Realizing that starting off my introduction with a characteristic that automatically categorizes myself from others, I began to say just say “yes, I’m new.” Overtime, people began to react differently, as I started to