30 Days of Truth…Day 28 : What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?

So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:


Day 28 :
 What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?

I would totally FREAK OUT! First off, because I already have two wonderful boys and I am content with them. Second…I am three to five years away from an empty nest. I am really looking forward to having an empty nest. The hubby and I have plans, and plans within plans, and envision a renaissance of sorts between us. We want to be a little selfish, just the two of us.

A baby! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would freak out in a big way. I’d also be in a whole world of trouble, because if I did get pregnant it wouldn’t have been by my husband. Since I don’t cheat, that would mean something bad happened to me. So I don’t want to go there.

However, if one of my sons found himself in trouble with a girl, and they had a baby…I would FREAK OUT…and then I would settle back to earth and deal with the business at hand and support them as I always have and will always do.

What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!

30 Days of Truth…Day 27 : What’s the best thing going for you right now?

So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:


Day 27 : 
What’s the best thing going for you right now?
My family. Hands down. I have a wonderful family. My friends, I have a wonderfully supportive group of friends. My outlook on life. For the most part I’m pretty optimistic and willing to turn any situation into a positive experience.

I guess I have several things that are going my way. Not that life is perfect right now. There are a lot of things going on in my life that I am most definitely not pleased about. I can’t focus on that though. It does me no good. So I press forward and move onward, making my own green pastures as I go…besides what else am I going to do with all the manure I’ve been handed lately?

What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!

30 Days of Truth… Day 26 : Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?

So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:


Day 26 : 
Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?

Oh, certainly, during those teenage angsts years, but it was more for drama than anything else and I lacked the willpower, conviction, strength to do it. I’ve had those around me commit suicide and I think it’s the worst tragedy around. I feel a deep sorrow that they couldn’t find some reason to stick around. Feeling down and blue, angry, apathetic is a normal process, a normal emotion, you just have to figure out a reason to stick around. Either you find hope in something big or small, or find love dragging you back, whether in a person or a pet, or you find anger motivating you to just stick around and prove others wrong, there always has to be a reason to stay here sloshing around with the rest of us.

I had two friends in high school commit suicide, one friend when I was in my early twenties attempt suicide (and then spent a very memorable Thanksgiving getting him checked into a hospital), and just recently a coworker commit suicide. Each of those was a tragedy.

Ultimately, I’m pissed off at all of them. Suicide is no way out. In fact it’s the cowards way out. For one of them children were left behind. There’s never any excuse, none, zip, nada, for leaving children behind. I don’t understand the motivations around the depression that drove him to do what he did, but you don’t write a suicide note to your children telling them how much you love them, and then kill yourself. That’s the most selfish act imaginable. Imagine the guilt they have to grow up with, knowing they weren’t enough of a reason for daddy to stick around, that they couldn’t be loved enough for him to want to stay with them.

So, yes, I’ve ‘thought’ about it, but not really. They were just fleeting glimpses of an anguished youth. I don’t understand what draws people to make that final fateful decision. I think they are cowards in the end.

That’s me.

What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!

!Kreativ Blogger Award!

Kreativ Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by TraceyLynnTobin. I took the 30-Day Challenge from her blog and have been following it as I’ve journeyed down my own 30-day challenge. She just finished as is onto another challenge. I may or may not keep up with her on that one.

So I was wondering what exactly is this ‘Award.’ I mean, I’m a newbie with this whole blogging thing and really don’t know how this community works. This is what I’ve found: the idea is to “award” blogs that you enjoy and who you believe deserve this kreativ award. As a recipient of the award the bloggers (aka me now) give readers some random facts about themselves and pass the torch on. So without further ado, the Kreativ Blogger Award rules:

1. You must thank the person who gave you the award.
I thank TraceyLynnTobin from Nopageleftblank . I was stunned and honored to find someone thought my blog interesting, let alone creative. My blog is in its infancy and she found it shortly after it started. I’ve drawn inspiration from her blog, and am really just spreading my wings to see where I wind up. Thanks for the nomination, and please everyone go check out her blog! She shares my passion for writing, so that’s all good!

2. You must list ten facts about yourself.

  1. I live with three furry cats. I truly believe that pets increase your lifespan. Each time they do something silly that’s 5 seconds added to your life. I figure I’ve got lot’s of seconds stored up.
  2. I love to dive. Some of you know that, but others don’t. So I’m counting that.
  3. You may not know I used to be an avid spelunker. Took it as a physical education class in college. Nice to get credit for doing something fun.
  4. I sat first chair for my high school’s outrigger paddling team. I was the ‘stroker’ and set the pace for my team.
  5. For the first time in my life I don’t have a five year plan, let alone a three year plan. I have tons of change headed my way and  I have no idea where I’m going to be living in the next three months.
  6. I used to be a gymnast.
  7. I tried out for, made, and then didn’t join the cheerleading squad at my high school.
  8. I have over 2-1/2 hours under my belt in zero-gravity. It came from a time when…
  9. I used to be an honest to goodness rocket scientist. It’s a big joke where I work, because I’m not a rocket scientist anymore.
  10. I wouldn’t change anything in my life. Every step has made me who I am today. I’m far from perfect but that’s okay. It gives me something to work towards.

3. You must tag other bloggers to nominate them for the award and let them know that you’ve nominated them.

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And…since I’m so new at this and not really sure how this whole blog networking thing is supposed to be done, I’ll leave it at that. Give my little blog some more time to grow up please!

30 Days of Truth…Day 24 & Day 25 : The reason you believe you’re still alive today.

So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:


Day 24 : 
Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)

I am not a musical person and I don’t remember all the names of bands and songs. It would be impossible for me to put together a playlist, so I’m opting out of this day’s challenge.


Day 25 : 
The reason you believe you’re still alive today.

I don’t think I’m done doing what I’m supposed to do here. There’s been a reason to keep me around all these years. I’ve certainly impacted many lives, both those of my family, my friends, and of perfect strangers. I’m happy for what I’ve accomplished. I believe I’ve already done great works, but I feel there’s more left for me to do. That’s why I believe I still around.

What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!

30 Days of Truth…

So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:


Day 23 : 
Something you wish you had done in your life.

Oh…geez…I don’t know. I’ve rock-climbed, rappelled, spelunked, hiked, camped, kayaked, dove, parasailed, hang-glided, skied, waterskied, flown in a glider, a helicopter, any number of airplanes and jets. I have over two hours of zero-gravity time under my belt. That was truly cool!

I’ve held life in my hands and had it pass away there too. I’ve given birth, not once but twice to my two wonderful children. I have fallen into and out of false-love, only to find myself firmly bound to the love of my life. I have great friends and a loving family. There is little I still wish to do.

But if I must answer…I would like to publish one of my books, or two, or three. I would like to travel into space. I would like to wake up every day of the rest of my life with my husband at my side. I would like to see my children lead successful and happy lives. I would like to think there was always a challenge ahead of me.

That’s all.

What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!

 

30 Days of Truth…Day 22 : Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.

So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:

Day 22 : Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.

Hmm…this is soul searching. I’m tempted to say that I wish I hadn’t spent four years of my life thinking I was in love with this one guy in college. I was a fanatical mess. Love struck. Love dumb. Love stupid. I lost sight of myself. I allowed him to do horrible things to me, to my self esteem, to hold way too much power over my happiness.

And yet….

And yet….

Going through this period of my life, experiencing what he put me through changed me. When I met the next MAN in my life, I told myself, NO MORE. I will not be taken for granted. I demanded respect. I made him woo me. And…he did. Boy did I make that man work for me…and I fell in love with him. That was over twenty years ago and we are more in love today than we were when we first met.

So, I wish I had never met Scott, but if I hadn’t I wouldn’t have made my hubby court me the way he did. I believe courting is a valuable step in a relationship and in my case has led to a lifetime of happiness. So, I wonder…should I be thankful for the pain and misery I endured? Did that allow me to find the inner strength to see my worth within a relationship? I believe it did.

I guess, my message to everyone is that even your most painful memories are important journeys in life. Each of them shapes and molds us. Each has purpose. I’m on a path. I may not like it at the time, but there is a lesson to be learned. Perseverance is the key.

What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!