Okay, first week of TYSIC is over and done with. I really don't think there has been much improvement, but hey, I still have 9 years and 51 weeks to go. There have been minor things though.
I talked about how my optimism challenge is going yesterday, so I'll try to hit on some other things. In a new development, I think my little sister might be getting better. I still haven't plucked up the courage to call my mom, whose at the hospital with her in Tennessee, but I did speak to my dad. He's in Florida for business reasons, so he's keeps calling to get updates from my mom. She's started to talk, but still seems pretty out of it according to what my mom told him. I think I might actually call the hospital today, if I don't get to scared and chicken out.
Part of my challenge was to put myself out there more. Sort of hard this week because most of the campus is on vacation, but I did take some strides. I actually left the university's parameters by myself. Yes, I know it doesn't seem like much, but trust me it's big for me. One of the things I haven't done is walk around in normal, semi-crowded streets with people going into stores. So I explored a bit, instead of staying inside my dorm filling my brain with countless hours of television. To be honest I didn't like it. To many people, it was loud, and all the stores were expensive. There were a couple places I would like to visit again and maybe next time I'll try to spring up a conversation with someone I don't know.
On the following through bit for this week, I promised myself to write two essays that aren't done until March 18th and to outline my 15 page essay due April 4th. My main reason is that I procrastinate like crazy. If it wasn't for this I would probably wait a lot later, and end up turning in something I'm not at all proud of. So far I've finished one and hopefully will finish another one tonight.
Also I've gotten a hold of 10 books that are in my current reading list. So I will hopefully start reading some during this upcoming week.