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Kist

Last online Oct. 31, 2022

Member since 2022

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  • Spanish
  • English

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My thoughts about my job

Recently, I started in a new job and honestly I feel more comfortable than in my last one. I'm not saying that my last job was bad, but definitely it was not my place neither my people. Yet it is not my dream job is better, because I just feel better, and I have more support and much nicer people. I have not been working in this new job for a month yet, but I have learned so much from a diverse atmosphere. This is one of the things a like the most, there are people from everywhere and seeing them doing their job so great it just inspire me. Since day one living in the US I have dealt with so much insecurity about my speaking skills, and I just admire how courage people can be. I have learned so much from them and from their security and how well they expose their point when they have to explain something. I love the security they say things and how they make fun of their mistakes. I love seeing them joking around even when I don't quite understand the joke. I thought I was not understandable at all, and I am. I just need to take risks and say things, talk to people, and don't think about so much about how I am saying it. Like I said, this is not my dream job, but definitely is something that a have to go through to see how others deal with the same things as me. Also, to gain security as time goes by. For the record, I am still afraid of having conversations, especially casual ones because it is so hard for me to be me. However, as I said the work environment is so diverse that my coworkers are just so patience and I feel that we understand each other perfectly. I feel grateful, I now there is a why for our experiences in life.

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Oct 31

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Five years from now, I will be.

This kind of topic sometimes makes me feel so thoughtful, because I would like to be so many things. I wish in five years I would overcome a lot of the fears I have today. Among the list of things I would like to be better is in my English spoken skills, but more than be better I want to be confidence. I have learned that even having everything you want, with no confidence people would not make so many decisions in their life. Personally, I have to work a lot in my personality and myself control meaning my emotions. Let your thoughts control you in many cases is so counterproductive. Other times, stress can be helpful but that is not my case. So, getting back to how I will be like to be in five years, it would be being self confident and less shy. To get rid of some characteristics, I know I will need therapy, because not everything is done by will, you need more than that. I see myself secure, speaking better English and having a more fulfilling life. Living in a better place and having a better lifestyle, keep pushing to have my house in Puerto Rico and moving forward to the job a want. Most of all I see myself being able to help my family financially. Having stuff just for me means nothing if I can not help my loved ones.

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Sep 08

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What is the one thing you did today that made you feel proud

Today I felt proud, because I made a summary from the book I am reading. Which it is called 5 am Club, and I share my summary on a website. For my surprise, I did not received a lot of corrections. That made feel so good, that sometimes I can write about anything so well. I always take the corrections as constructive criticism, because I know that people who have the virtue of take criticism and turned it into their favor, meaning they can learn a lot from theirselves and errors. I have learned, that learning from your errors has a lot to do with the matter of growth. Think about it, those who are not willing to realize where they have been wronged, are unable to step up. They stay right there, in their comfort zone doing things they know exactly how to do. The funny thing about this thought I am sharing it is, even though I know all of that, I am still so afraid of taking the plunge in so many things. Specially, speaking of trying something and learn from your error, a two way road. I found my self so worried, about other people's opinions. I do everything to improve in the language. I have a language thirty day plan, I practice in many ways, I put hours every week in. Despite these, I still not doing what I know it is going to help me the most, to go out there and just try my best without pay attention to other's people. Yet, I will learn, this will not last forever. The whole point it is, I know I am improving, and today that little step felt great.

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Sep 01

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What outdoor activities did you do this summer? Did you bike

I wanted to do a lot of things this summer. Unfortunately, I could not do much, because I resigned my job. I was expecting get hired in another company, and I did, but I changed my mind. I decided that job was not for me. Basically, I spent my summer looking for jobs and I did not even notice that it almost end. Among the things I would have liked to do, one of them was to ride bicycle. I have been wanting find places to ride since I arrived in this city. Another one would have been to stay in a cabin on a lake. I know the next or any other summer I would do it. It just have not been the best summer. I am still fortunate or at least I feel fortunate to have the truly important things. What I have done is to go to the gym. It might not be the funniest activity, but at least I feel I am committed. Also, studying English.

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Aug 06

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Random Thoughts

The Earth is a world of wonders. How come we live in a world that anything is unfair. It is hard to think about how it is possible that we have people in this planet living their best life, under the suffering of others. I do believe in God, this story has nothing to do with that. Yet, is too difficult to see the good in so many things. It is so painful to see good people, who are acting kind, living horrible experiences and lives. I know we all have so many questions unanswerable and concerns about this life, and how or when this is going to end. I do not pretend to be dramatic, but there is no way to express this with no drama. Sometimes, it seems like the very universe rewards the evil. Moreover, I still have faith that goodness and love is in all of us, despite the amount, everyone has something.

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Aug 02

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A Short Story

I had always wanted to move from my Country, to experiment and experience what would be like. I never felt my absence would cause a hole in my family. I mean, what's the harm if a try to find a new pathway, they can survive without me. My mom always was the only person who held me. When I told her I was going to leave, I heard her stammering and that broke up my heart. Still, I thought my mom was not going to be there for my one day, so I had to follow my road. Back in those days, I felt that I needed to align my dreams with my actions and do something, anything. I was working and beginning my career right before move, but anyway I was falling into a monotony that I knew I didn’t see myself doing that for a long time. It was not a repulsive place or job, actually, a lot of people told me how great my job was. The first day of work was astonishing, I felt proud of myself for achieved that goal. Then time went by and I had to listen to my heart that said "You have to make your life your own". The situations in my country were going bad. I was convinced that no one it was going to appear to simplify anything, it was just me and my husband. He was struggling to find a job at the time. By the time, he heard a company that was up and coming, new in the market and he thought was a great opportunity, and decided to take the plunge and move. I moved as well.

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Jul 31

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Journal About my Day

We have talked to our friends to help them move to their new apartment today Saturday. My husband and I woke up early, had breakfast and left the house this morning, ready to help them out. When we arrived, we started taking the big boxes first and placing them into the truck. The hardest past was to organized them in the truck, it was so hot in there. If I had known it was going to be that hot, I would have wear shorts and sleeveless shirt. However, we did everything pretty fast, but we got delayed, because of the fact the truck was not big enough. So we drove the same route twice, back and forth. In spite of the delays, we really end fast, and we had a good time. Even though everyone was sweating in largely amount. After helping with the moving, We bought pizza because we were starving. All that time we did not eat anything, just drank water for 5 hours.

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Jul 30

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Did you meet anyone in your target language?

I did meet someone when I was working in my previous job who spoke English natively. He was the first person I met and I consider a friend. I have met a second person, but this one I met her through an application. She lives in the same town as me. I was asked to go out, but I thought my English was not enough to be able to communicate. I hate feeling awkward. Although, I used to talk as I could with the friend I said before, and it was not too bad. He could understand me. Since I get here in this city, I have wanted to meet friends in my target language. However, when I have had the opportunity I have felt too shy. I guess, I will find more on my way, when I feel more prepared and less worried about speaking.

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Jul 27

1 min read

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Chapter: 5 and 6 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Chapter 5 is all about theWillie Wonka's announcement to inviting five people into his Factory. After long time, Wonka made the decision to invited and have people again in the Factory, but this time with a Golden Ticket. The Golden Ticket was the way to have your pass to visit the Factory. The little detail was that there were only five around the world. Find a ticket was a huge challenge, because Wonka's chocolate were sold everywhere in any store. However, Charlie who only got one bar a year was really hopeful to find one. The first and second kid that found the Golden Ticket were people who could afford it. The one was a kid surprisingly fat who ate chocolate bars all the time. The second one was a girl whose father had a peanut company and made his employees work taking off the chocolate's wrapping papers . Sadly and unfairly manner to made it.

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Jul 19

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What is your intention for this week?

This week I am going to continue my job search and try to organize my tasks. I have been out of order, and I have alter my sleep patterns too. Starting tomorrow I am going to get out of bed earlier. My tasks have to be in order to get them done, and I am not going let my frustrations take control over me. Since I am unemployed I have let my anxiety and my fears dominate my mind and thoughts. I know that it is completely normal to feel a little bit down, but I also feel that I let this negativity take over too far. Despite the negative thoughts I could have, I will remain following my schedule and fulfilling my tasks. I have said before that I felt like something has come over me, but I just cannot allow these feelings hold me back anymore. My anxiety has come, because I do not feel confident speaking English, and now that I am searching a job, the interviews and being exposed to the world have been a real challenge for me. But, I will overcome all these, and step by step. Let’s start from tomorrow.

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Jul 18

1 min read

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How I Feel Speaking other Language

I do think that I have a different personality when I speak another language. In this case when I speak English. Also, I think that I sound somewhat differently. It is because you need to learn to express yourself in other way. First, when you start speaking another language you learn the culture, and also broke with some words and patterns of expressions you had learned in your own mother tongue. Because, these expressions and patterns do not have the same meaning even if the are the literal translation. I am still learning, and I know I will be learning English my whole life, because understand another language is a life task. There is so much to learn and depending on what time in your life you started learning it, it would be easier or harder and you will confront various obstacles on your learning path. Simply, someone who has began their journey on a new idiom in their adulthood might confront some difficulty than a child. All that hurry and concern about learning is dropped when you are a kid. But coming back to the personality aspect, it does feel like you were another person when you speak another language. You learn to joke, to say other phrases, and even use other words you would never use in your mother tongue. Just because that is the way the language works or maybe because these words are easier to remember while you are talking. All languages have like a style, and English and Spanish have a lot in common but also have a lot more differences. So, you basically raised using and saying some words and phrases that you identify with, and you do not feel the same when you are saying other words even when they are a literal translation.

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Jul 16

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Chapter 4 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

In Chapter 4 Grandpa Joe is telling Charlie the story he knows about Willy Wonka's workers. Time ago, when Grandpa Joe worked for Willy Wonka at the Factory, everyone knew that Mr. Wonka was having problems with the spies that get into the Factory as normal workers to steal his recipes. When other sweet makers started imitating and even exceed Wonka's inventions, he thought it was enough to shut down. All the workers were sent home and said to never come back. The Factory stop working for a while and people thought Wonka will never open up again. But, one day the chimneys began to smoke and people could heard the machines working. The question everyone had was, "who is working?" "Nobody knows whom are" Said Grandpa Joe to Charlie. The only thing we know is that this people is short, no more taller than your knee.

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Jul 10

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Chapter 3

In the chapter three, Grandpa Joe kept telling to Charlie stories about Willy Wonka. This time he was talking about one Prince that asked Willy Wonka to made a chocolate palace. Wonka made it, and it was a huge palace and everything was made of it, every ceiling, every wall, and even the cement. Grandpa Joe said that Wonka warned the Prince to eat the Palace before started to melt, because he knew it was not going to last much. The Prince did not do it, so he ended up in a sticky chocolate lake.

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Jul 08

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Journal about my Day

Today I got up of my bed at 8:30am, even though my alarm was set up for 6:30am the night before. My intention is to reorganize my sleeping hours and perform the routine I want. So, when I woke up this mourning I did not feel well, I had allergy and started sneezing uncontrollably as soon as I got up. My tiredness won me, so I went to sleep again. I ended up getting out of bed at noon. I feel terrible when this things happens, although I know they are my fault. I wasted all my morning, and then I continue my day so out of order. To avoid wasting time on my days, I always try the evening before to prepare my to do list and check my agenda to keep tracking on things I have been doing. I know that all this is a result of my unemployment. As a result of having so much time free, I have found myself leaning back. On the other hand, this does not means that I am comfortable and watching tv all day. I still having a plan, and I literally spend a bunch of hours looking for a job, learning English through a study program I made myself, working out, and learning about the career I truly desire to perform. Because looking for a job, is a job too! and is exhausting. So, getting back to my wake up hours, tomorrow no matter what how tired or whatever might happen to me I will wake up at 6:30am.

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Jul 08

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Fourth of July

This was my first fourth of July in The US and I could feel the vibes of this day. I always knew about the fourth of July because I am Puertorican and Puerto Rico is property of United States, but in the Island we just go to the beach this day, and we do not really celebrate the holiday. As I moved to this country, I have been trying knowing about them a little bit and enjoy their same holidays and some costumes, so my friends and I went to the beach and we had a great time. Actually, I love the importance and the attention of this day, you can literally feel how big it is. After the beach we had dinner at a restaurant and then we stood in the parking lot looking up the sky and the fireworks. Definitely, it is a lovely day and I had a great time with good people. It is curious that my country don't have really an independence day, I thought.

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Jul 05

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Summary of Chapter 2: Willy Wonka

In this second chapter one of the grandparents of Charlie is making stories about Willy Wonka and his sweets. Every evening, Charlie went to the grandparents bedroom to hear their stories. Granpa Joe, the oldest one, was telling him about the best inventions of Wonka. Granpa Joe got excited when he started telling to Charlie the different sweets, bubble gums and other inventions of Willy Wonka. One of the most incredible ones was that he made an ice cream that did not get runny for hours. What Granpa Joe was doing was standing out all that Willy Wonka had made that anyone else could not. As Grampa Joe made the stories the others grandparents agreed. Charlie was really eager about know more.

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Jul 02

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About my day

I was hoping waking up earlier this morning, but I end up sleeping in again. I have been trying waking up early for one week or two from now. Every time I do not do what I planned it feels so bad. I guess my lack of commitment is winning the war. However, waking up so late makes me feel like I need to start doing chores right away I get out of my bed, and is and endless cycle. Where I made my to do list, wish get up early and want to start my day at least at 6:00am. I bought a book that talks about morning routines, and I hope helps somewhat. I remember when I used to get up at 4:00am and now I do not know what had come over me, I do not feel like that person anymore. I guess that is how the ball bounce and how is life, a lot of ups and downs. Hopefully, I will get on track very soon. Here is how my perfect routine will looks like: 1. Wake up at 5:00am and meditate 7 minutes 2. Quick breakfast and go to the gym 3. study or read for 30 mins 4. Go to work.

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Jul 01

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Greetings

Hello everyone, this is my first journal. I found this website through a speaking partner in the Meeting app. He shared it and I thought it was exactly what I was looking for. I was trying to find a website where I could post my thoughts and ideas and others can help me. My personal goal is to learn how to write better, find new vocabulary and correct my grammar. I have problem trying to connect the sentences and I do not need to learn how to write perfectly, but I would like to learn native ways to express myself. However any correction it is welcome.

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Jun 26

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