Posts tagged ‘30 day challenge’

July 24, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 11

I skipped a few days, so bear with me on this.

30CD Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on.

My smile. I tend to smile a lot, and it’s probably because I like to smile. I think there is something very inviting about people who look and seem happy. It makes others want to me around them so I think that’s why people sometimes gravitate to me (even when I don’t want them to, haha).

Plus a smile makes you feel better. And who doesn’t want that??

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July 17, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 9

Day 9: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.

+ Lindley. We have known each other since we were 5 years old. My first real friend. We used to be really close, and over the past few years, we see less of each other and talk less too. I know that that is what happens when you get older. People change and drift apart. I think that is really the only way to explain how we are right now. I still love him and think he is a good person and good friend. Our lives have just taken somewhat different paths, and we have found other friends that fit better and closer. When we do see each other when our mutual group of friends gets together, we always laugh and catch up.

This is at our winter formal during our senior year of high school. We had such fun that night.

July 15, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 8

Day 8: Someone who has made my life hell or treated me like shit.

+ Oh my goodness, shall I start a list?? hehe, just kidding. I don’t think I have anyone to list here under such a category. There have been people would made/make life rough, but never hell. I am thankful as long as that is true.

July 14, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 7

Day 7: Someone who has made my life worth living.

+ I would currently say anyone in my family because I can’t imagine life without any single one of them, but if I had to narrow it down to one person at a specific time in my life, I guess it would have to be Caleb. When I was injured, his birth was the brightest light in my future and the only real thing I looked forward to. He has always been a special little dude to me since, and I am happy to say that many more bright things have shown themselves.

July 13, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: Something I hope I never have to do.

+ I hope I never, ever, ever, EVER have to have another hospital stay. Those 4 months in Colorado at Craig Hospital were necessary of course, but they were the longest, most grueling 4 months of my life. I loved the people (except one very pushy nurse who tried to scare me any chance she could), hated everything else. I never want to sleep in another one of those awful plasticy beds. I never want to be forced to eat another hospital green bean or weird mashed potatoes. Most of all, I never want to have to inhale that stale antiseptic air for another night of my life. (Ew, the thought even makes me a bit nauseous.)

July 12, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Something I hope to do in my life.

+ I hope to live somewhere far away from Kansas, even if for just a short time. I have always wanted to “get out” of here, and I have always loved big cities. Denver or Indianapolis sound like reasonable places to go, maybe Houston? I don’t know, but it will happen one of these days.

July 11, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: Something I have to forgive someone else for.

+ I need to completely forgive Carmen for not being as supportive as I wish she would have been after our wreck. It’s been a long time, and while I have forgiven her a little bit (I think), I still have a pang of resentment there. We aren’t friends anymore. We don’t see each other, and I doubt very much that anything about our current “friendship” status will change in the future. The healthy thing is just to forgive her completely and let it go.

July 10, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: Something I have to forgive myself for.

+ I need to forgive myself for not taking chances. I need to forgive myself, and I need to start taking more chances. They kind of go hand-in-hand for me. I realize I have missed out on a lot of opportunities and a lot of good people simply because I was feeling shy or scared or unsure or insecure. It’s not a good feeling to have that regret afterwards and wonder how things would have come out on the other side.

July 8, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: Something I love about myself.

+ I love my sense of humor. Sometimes it doesn’t come across on my blog, but I am actually pretty funny. I can humor in almost anything and use to often to make a tense or uncomfortable situation easier to deal with. My sister hates this, but I make a lot of jokes about my wheelchair and paralysis too. I don’t think it’s funny (duh), but it lightens the mood and makes it easier for other people to know that it’s not a huge issue.

July 7, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 1


Day 1: Something I hate about myself

+ I hate my pores. I think they are noticeable (my sister says otherwise), and I can’t seem to find any product to fix them. :( If anyone has any tips, bring them on! (confession: I am actually pretty self conscious about them and use Photoshop if the lighting on photos isn’t enough to disguise them.)

+ I also hate that I am so easily distracted. I can’t concentrate for anything these days.

July 6, 2010

ready. set. go!


I saw this post earlier on Alexandra’s blog and immediately decided to join in on the fun. So tomorrow starts day 1. Of course, I’ll still be posting other stuff, poetry and photography and lots of my other randomness, along with these. Don’t be afraid to join in yourself!

Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.