* Day 9 – Words of Wisdom

Post some words of wisdom that speaks to you.

This is tough for me. I don’t really have words of wisdom that I live by or anything. But one saying I do really love is Carpe Diem. Which means ‘to seize the day.’ I love it so much I have a tattoo of it on my wrist. It’s something I’ve had on me for so long, that sometimes I forget it’s there and to do what it says. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t often seize the day, and it’s my own fault. Some days I wake up excited for the day to come, most, meh, I want to crawl back under my quilt. But I am trying to make more of myself, and that includes going to school to make a career, writing and publishing a book I’ve held on to for so many years. I’m seizing and taking control of my life and future. Does that count?

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Another one I just thought of, which I don’t think is ‘wisdomy’ and more ‘common sense’ is “Do unto others, as you want others to do unto you.” I think almost every decision and action I make in my life, I think about this. I’m very self aware and conscious of how my actions effect others. Especially in a work environment, I am always trying to be as curtious as I can to my fellow workers because I want them to treat me the same. If I am rude for any reason, I usually know after the fact, and I don’t blame them for treating me differently.

Treat others with respect, and you shall receive respect in return. (sometimes) ##

* Day 8 – Struggles

Day 8: Share something you struggle with.

I’m a pretty socially awkward individual. I’m fine when I’m around people that I know pretty well, but if the room is half full of people I don’t know, I go back into my shell. It really bothers me. I understand this is just part of who I am, but there are times I wish I could be more outgoing and talk to random people.

I remember this one time where I was out with a bunch of my sisters friends and in a place I’ve never been before. I was so freaking uncomfortable. It wasn’t that they were unfriendly or anything, but it was those ‘everyone know everyone else’ kind of deals. So I was literally the only one who didn’t know anyone. My sister was off talking to friends she hadn’t seen in forever. So, to cope with my anxiety, I left and sat in the car the rest of the time. I cried. This was about 5 years ago? And there’s been other times were I had to just leave and be by myself.

I’ve heard this is a pretty common thing among writers. All pretty introverted, socially awkward nerds. So, I guess this makes me feel a little better? Anyways, I’m sure I’m not alone on this, but it still sucks. Let me know if you have these ‘struggles’ too. Let’s be awkward together! 😀 ##

 

* Day 7 – Music!

Sorry for blowing this up, but please read all and the bottom will show you a link to get to my Ask Me Anything, going LIVE tomorrow!

List 10 songs that you’re loving right now.

Alright, gonna have to go through my Spotify, cause some of these I don’t know the artists. :/

  • Praying: by Kesha  – No matter how many times I hear this song, it gets me so emotional.
  • Good Old Days: by Macklemore feat. Kesha – Yes, I love Kesha. Can you tell?
  • 1-800-273-8255: by Logic feat. Alessia Cara – A beautiful song about suicide, Also makes me emotional.
  • Jack Sparrow: by The Lonely Island feat. Micheal Bolton. – Seriously, if you haven’t heard this song (or the music video) go discover it. It will change your life.
  • How Far I’ll Go: by Alessia Cara from Moana. – Great movie, even better soundtrack. And this version is so much better than the original. Sorry Moana.
  • What About Us: by Pink – Love her songs so much. This is the most recent.
  • Bad at Love: by Hasley – This song describes me so well…
  • Forever: by Chris Brown – I know this is kinda old, but it reminds me of Jim and Pams wedding from The Office and I will Forever love it. (see what I did there?)
  • Something Just Like This: by The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay. – Coldplay is an amazing group and make every song sound like gold.

Let me know if you guys agree with any of my song choices!

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* Day 6 – Win my Heart

I know, I know, I’m behind. Bare with me. I will have Day 7 up after this too. ^.^

Five ways to win your heart.

Debating on making this public, but I guess I’ve already started…

I like someone who is goal oriented. They need to be in school or have a job in the career they want. I’ve been with guys before who have been bums, and let me tell you… it did not last long. This also tells me that you can finish something or ‘go the distance’ to get what you desire. That type of mindset can translate to people and relationships too. At least I hope it does.

Educated. Nothing irritates me more than texting a guy who spells almost everything wrong. wen u tlk lik dis, fk off. <<<< DO NOT DO. You may be doing it on purpose because it’s “faster”, but you’re really only hurting yourself, honey. The other part of this, is I want someone to talk to who isn’t dense and shallow and has no clue what’s going on in the rest of the world. I may not always be in the loop either, but I try to broaden my horizons and I think I get an A for effort.

Good with kids. I do want to have kids someday… and I will whether you’re in the picture or not… and you need to be awesome around them. Plus, someone who treats kids and toddlers well usually have a pure heart. It’s not an easy quality to find.

Independent. I myself am finding to be more independent than I used to be, and I want the same in someone else. Yes it’s good to have someone in your life and look up to them for certain things, but I don’t like being bothered when I’m trying to complete something on my own. Neediness looks desperate, and it shows me that I can’t be myself because I am worried about you. I know this might sound a little bitchy, but it’s just who I am. Don’t get me wrong though, I have been in such a deep state of love that I want to spend all my time time with them, but there is always a time and place.

Lastly, taking care of yourself. This can go for many things. I am not the most active person in the world because me and exercise don’t get along . But I need to know if you’re looking out for your health. We only have one body. If I find out you have been pissing it away, it shows me you don’t have much respect for yourself and it’s hard to receive that respect from me. I try to eat healthy when I can and I am observant when it comes to my own body. It’s a real turn off if you never try to think of what you do to yourself. ##

* Day 5 – Travel

DAY 5 OF WRITING CHALLENGE AND I’M SO EXCITED

List five places you want to visit.

If I could travel the world, I totally would. (Not a fan of the country I’m in right now).

  1. New Zealand. I have wanted to go here since I could remember. If you don’t know much about the country, look it up. Not only is it gorgeous, it’s run by one of those government types where you have to contribute to society in order to become a citizen. Like Canada, I think?? And even though it gets cold and snowy there, I could do it. One of these days I WILL visit. Not to mention, Lord of the Rings was filmed there. Effing LORD OF THE RINGS.
  2. Japan. I’m thinking I would would probably gravitate towards Toyko, but I’m not sure. It’s extremely busy, densely populated. Might be a nightmare for me, but I would like to visit. The life is just so vastly different than America. The food, the culture, the style, the people. Definitely on my bucket list.
  3. Rome. How can anyone not love Rome? The history of it all is enough to fall in love with. I’m not much into history, but I love anything that has to do with the Roman’s and all the laws and art made when it was the height of the world. All of the statues and museums and the way they preserve the past id beautiful.
  4. New York, NY. This is a gimme. I’ve never been, but it’s like one of those cities that you just HAVE to visit sometime in your life. Like a milestone. And it’s similar to Tokyo where it’s just densely populated and touristy, but you gotta see it.
  5. And lastly, but def. not least, is Paris. If you know me at all, you know that I love the Eiffel tower. I have pictures on my walls of it, and other France pictures. It’s so old and beautiful with cobblestone streets and vines growing on everything. I don’t know about their government, but I don’t care either. haha

Others that didn’t quite make the cut, but still want to visit very badly: Italy, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, California (Hollywood.LA) Seattle, Canada, Hawaii, Australia, and of course Harry Potter World. ##