Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thirty Day Blog Challenge: Day 16

Day 16 : "What makes you different from everyone else?"
Oh come on. Really? What makes me different? Well, I'm a natural  red head so that makes me different from most people I know. I am a natural size 0. I am a daughter, sister, and girlfriend. I am loyal to a fault. I will always do what needs to be done, no matter how it wears me down. I try to tel people when I can't handle something, but they apparently can't tell.
I'm naturally shy and introverted. I have to get away from people every once in a while or I will straight up lose my shit. I literally cannot handle it. I am a good cook. I love to read. I like cars, the rockabilly lifestyle, and I can play guitar and saxophone. I like herbs and dogs. I love the smell of vanilla, lavender, and lemon.
But all of this doesn't make me completely different than everyone else. There are people out there who share at least one of my interest, though I am sure there is no one who shares all of my traits, emotions, and physical features precisely.
So, those of you who know me can decide what makes me different, because I'm obviously not sure.

Thirty Day Blog Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: "A moment where you were most satisfied with your life."
The best one I can remember is when Mom, Dad, My brother and his girlfriend, Honey, and I were sitting around having dinner. The weather was nice, we were all together. Dad was healed from his cataract surgery and in the best spirits he'd been in in a while. Mom was smiling and happy. Everyone was laughing and joking.
To me, this is what life is about. Good memories with family or friends. It shouldn't be about how much money you have, or what kind of car you drive. It should be about the things you can't buy, like spending time with family and friends. Simple things that you could be happy with if the government and life didn't say that we "have" to make money.

Thirty Day Blog Challenge: Day 14

Again, I apologize for getting behind! Craziness abounds this month, apparently.

Day 14: "How you hope your future will be."
Quite honestly, I hope it will be a lot less complicated and much happier. I believe that we are meant for so much more than just working a job to pay bills to get by. There's gotta be more than that and I hope to find it. Preferably with Honey.
I hope to make enough money to live comfortably while being much happier than I am now.
These seem to be shorter than I wish. Perhaps I should stop waiting so late to write.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thirty Day Blog Challenge: Day 13

Day 13: "Your views on drugs and alcohol."
     Well, for those of you who don't know, I'm really easy going. I'm also very open minded and non-judgmental. But there are certain things I do not tolerate.
     I hang around the biker community alot. I come across all manners of drugs, alcohol, and users.
     I come from a Christian family who tolerates none of this. Zero tolerance. Major sin.
     I don't have a problem with alcohol. I like to indulge myself from time to time. I do think that if you choose to drink, you should always do so with moderation. You should know your limits and the difference between drinking and being an alcoholic.
     I do not have a problem with recreational marijuana use. I have not seen anything bad come of it and I know a lot of people who use. I do not believe it is a gate way drug because most of the people I know who use don't do any other drugs. I also think there is a time and place for it, and that moderation is key.
     Other drugs are where I draw a hard line. Anything made of drain-o, camp fluid, ect. is not meant to be consumed by the human body. I do not feel there is any excuse for doing said drugs. They turn otherwise decent people into sad shadows of their former selves. I have seen it happen first hand and it is heart breaking. This is part of the reason that I have such a hard line.
     What are your opinions?

Thirty Day Blog Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: "Turn ons and turn offs."
Jeez this is a difficult one for me. I can't say I've ever sat down and written it down. Don't judge me on some of these, just remember, to each their own.

Turn Ons:
     A nice smile, healthy, funny, confident, eyes, tattoos, mohawks, easy going, sarcastic, good sense of humor.

Turn Offs:
     Rude, no manners, no sense of when and where something is appropriate, bad temper (all the time), attitude, cocky, habitual liar, hypocrite.

I'm sure there are more, but that's all the major ones I can think of for now.

Thirty Day Blog Challenge: Day 11

Day 11: "If you had 1,000,000, what would you do with it?"
First of all, I am blaming my boyfriend for me being behind on my posts. We didn't get home until 2:30 Saturday morning, and then I spent Saturday night at his house and didn't have my laptop.

If I had one million dollars, there are several things I would do with it. I would buy my parents a nicer house. This one is ok, but it is very cut up, and it's old. The plumbing and electrical have some serious problems that I feel they shouldn't have to deal with. I would also pay off my mom's car and set up a retirement/nest egg for them to use however they desired. If nothing else, this would allow my mom to quit her job and spend time with my dad.
The second thing I would do is to buy some land and build the tiny house Honey and I desire. We would also take a vacation. And possibly get married. Who knows?
I would also give some money to my brother and his fiancee to chase their dreams and take a vacation. I would give some money to my bestest friend ever, so she could move out and/or go back to college and finish her degree. And not buy more shoes. LOL.
I would set up a retirement fund for myself as well. But, I would also donate a large portion to charities. BACA, St. Jude's, the Autism Society, National Diabetes Foundation, and the National Kidney Foundation.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thirty Day Blog Challenge: Day 10

Day 10: "Your Bucketlist"
     Hang on kids, this promises to be a long one. Like most of us, I have quite the lengthy bucket list. I probably won't post it all here. To see my full bucket list, visit My Bucket List on Pinterest. Without further ado, I present My Bucket List:

  • "Say I do" - This wasn't always on my list. I didn't grow up as one of those girls who always dreamed about her wedding and Prince Charming. In fact, I always figured I'd never get married, and that wasn't a big deal. I have found someone I'd like to say "I do" with though. 
  • "Grow old with someone I love."
  • "Be the reason someone believes being in love is possible."
  • "Visit all 50 U.S. states." - Damn you, Alaska. One of these days.
  • "Go to a drive in movie." - and continue to feed my unhealthy obsession with the 1950's.
  • "See the northern lights."
  • "Travel the world." 
  • "Pet a giraffe." - it's weird, I know. But this is my bucket list, so make your own.
  • "Plant a tree."
  • "Attend a masquerade."
  • "See a narwhal" - they are the unicorns of the sea, yo.
  • "move to Ireland." 
  • "Stop being so afraid and start living instead."
  • "to know that my physical strength is the result of inward strength."
  • "Have a marriage more beautiful than my wedding."
  • "try voodoo doughnuts." YES! This is on Honey's bucketlist too :)
  • "Eat at every restaurant that's been on diners, drive-ins, and dives."
  • "Complete a scrapbook."
  • "Visit Petra."
  • "Start running every day."
  • "See the monarch butterfly migration."
  • "Walk on the Moses bridge."
  • "See the great pyramid of giza."
  • "Buy my first home." this shouldn't even have to be on a "Bucket list" but with the way things are right now, it feels just as unattainable.
  • "Plan my best friend's wedding."
  • "Drive the Atlantic Ocean road."
  • "Fall down a rabbit hole."
  • "Visit Scotland."
  • "Get tattooed by Ami James."
  • "Hike the entire Appalachian trail."
  • "Buy a nice house for my parents." - This is so important to me. Almost more important that buying my own home.
  • "Wear converse on my wedding day." - I wear them every other day. They are part of me.
  • "Dance with my dad on my wedding day." - Due to the current circumstances, this one almost makes me cry. One, neither I nor my father dance. Two, he can barely stand. Dancing is a little out of the picture. Right now, I'm just shooting for having my Dad at my wedding.
  • "Make him love life again." - He needs it. 
  • "Give people a reason to remember my name."
  • "Step foot on all seven continents."
  • "Live, not just survive."
  • "Go there and back again."
  • "Find out why a raven is like a writing desk."
Share with me. What's on your bucket list?