Recently, for the past few weeks, I've been attempting somewhat to try to overcome my natural shyness. I'm not exactly expecting to turn into an outgoing extrovert or anything, but there are certain times in life when it doesn't pay to be shy, and I really do need practice initiating conversation with people I don't know, or at least don't know well. It's too early to tell if I'm actually getting better at it; I imagine that it's something I'll need to work on for a while. Situations certainly come up in everyday life in which I'd speak up and talk to someone if I could, but somewhere along the way my brain's shyness zone (this is a made-up term) insists that it's a bad idea and aborts the whole operation. That's what bothers me—I might have made up my mind to talk to someone, but then I, bewilderingly, somehow fail to do so, generally with little to no involvement of my conscious mind. It's kind of unsettling, and I don't know how else to describe it.
Currently listening: Unreal Tournament 3 theme, alternate version (both downloadable)