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life and its rough roads

Our lives are full of wonders and great moments. Have you ever wondered why we go through what we do? The hard times, the sad times, the fun times. There are many moments in our lives that take our breath away, frighten us and even makes us depressed.

It is one a.m. in the morning and I’m writing because I feel it is a good cause. We all have our troubles and difficulties. Mine is an addiction. The hardest thing to do is communicate about this addiction, with family or friends or just people in general. For me I try to understand my addiction, I try to help myself get through the day or be happy and content. But for me it always seems like a dead-end. I feel like I’m losing my mind, I am spinning out of control.

I understand a lot of people suffer from addiction, and I want people to know that I understand what they go through. It’s horrible. I try to communicate to different people, like doctors and friends and even people at the meetings I attend. But, you know it may not be enough.

Just remember there are people out there who care and want to listen to you, and know what you’re going through. I have a sponsor at the meetings I go to and he always speaks on addiction and ways to help yourself take baby steps through the hard times we go through. Just remember if you feel down, talk to someone, communicate with people. Let someone know how you feel or even how you’re doing. One of my buddies who struggles with addiction had a sponsor as well and his sponsor overdosed on drugs and died. My buddy had locked himself in a cage of guilt, anger and silence. So if you are struggling with a rough road in life, speak up and talk to someone. There are people out there to help.

I don’t know why I wrote this.  Maybe it’s because I’m having trouble myself. If you don’t mind please comment on this writing. I would like to hear feed back. It’s the good ole boy in me.

Cody

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June 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm 3 comments

understanding communication between people

I have been around many people in my life, some people who were very educated and some not so much. Communication plays a big role in human society it is the foundation of our way of life. Some people have certain difficulty communicating with people, but in the situation that communication is needed, understanding how to communicate in a perfect manner is necessary on a regular basis. I work for a huge retail company that requires perfect communication and interaction with people on a regular basis. The reason I’m writing about this subject is to give my experiences to other people. I have a manager who’s communication skills are so poor that I don’t think she even understands her own words. When communicating with someone you need to show understanding, show respect, and for a manager, give your orders in an understanding and educated form. This manager I work for seems respectful enough but when she tries to explain something she pretends that you know exactly what she is talking about. Then when you mess something up or do something wrong, she speaks to you like you’re dumb. She tried giving a speech at work about harassment in the workplace and she totally did it the wrong way. I thought she should be in the speech class I’m in. But she doesn’t understand how to communicate with someone to the extent that when she’s finished, he or she doesn’t stand a chance of comprehending what she said. That’s why when we communicate with some one on any given issue we need to help the person understand and be direct but not too direct. For this manager’s situation she should ask if you understand or ask if you can do the job that she gives and be informal. I find that sometimes we may not communicate in the right way. That’s why I try to practice how I will talk to people on certain things  and show understanding.

Cody

June 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm 2 comments

reflecting on speech

Speech is very rewarding yet straight forward. I have been in many situations were I have spoken in front of people at school or even for work. It seems to me the more you do it the easier it becomes. probably the hardest thing for me is worrying about what people with think of my speech so far I have learned body language plays a big role in giving an excellent speech. learning experience for me was today I had to speak in front of my speech class and I find the more I do it the better and more comfortable I become. With many things going through your head you have to remember be calm show good impressions, and good body language. The toughest part I have found is presenting myself, and not coming off as uneducated but with practice I will learn. Another thing I need to focus on and in the book I found interesting is the way you use your voice. When I speak in front of people I like to use a firm voice yet smooth. Mainly for me the more I do it the more comfortable I am.

 

Cody

April 6, 2011 at 8:11 am Leave a comment


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