​Great Wake Up Blog: Week #28

This week's assignment was all about putting our feet to the ground and our thoughts to our mouths, so to speak - and it proved to be an unsurprising success...

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Jul 10, 2016
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This week's assignment was all about putting our feet to the ground and our thoughts to our mouths, so to speak - and it proved to be an unsurprising success.

I like talking to people - I wouldn't consider myself an extrovert in the 'needing to be around people all the time' way, but I thrive of speaking to people and groups, and so this week's challenge of going on a walk with a friend and baring our souls, so to speak, seemed like a walk in the park (pun partially intended).

I arranged a walking coffee date with a colleague of mine who I really enjoy speaking to, and we did a long lap of the local area, hot drinks in hand. We discussed our careers, movies, the Brexit situation, and then even moved onto mental health. Our fears, our worries. I expressed worries about a big life change I had recently embarked upon (maybe that'll come up in another blog post). She expressed frustration with an ongoing work situation.

It was great being able to walk and talk and be open; walking while you talk makes sure that you're not checking your phone or be distracted by social media or email. You get to connect and be open and honest, a pure connection of two people chatting. It's definitely something that I will repeat in the future and I look forward to being able to do it again as soon as possible.

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Mark Cuddy about 2 years ago

You're right, it's good to talk. I'm glad you seemed to enjoy the challenge and you're looking forward to to doing it again. On this occasion I like the subjects you and your friend casually discussed - a nice mixed up bag of stuff - always a good sign of a good conversation when one thing leads onto another one. Take it easy.

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Chris Baréz-Brown about 2 years ago

Agreed with you all, it's good to talk! Sometimes, we forget to do that in our 24/7 lives C x