Well, well…look at that I have already fallen behind on my promise. But who did I promise you, or myself? See, I told you I am not good at this. So I got day 1, 2 and 3 out and then slipped on the rest. So, when I am home tonight I will be posting to catch myself up to today, May 7, and then will try to stay on top of it from there. I honestly want to be better about blogging and writing I just need to make myself find the time to do so. I can use all the excuses, too: work, kids, home, life; but to be honest that is all they are is excuses and there is no reason for them. How does the saying go, excuses are like assholes and everybody’s got one….or wait maybe that opinions but it seems to work both ways.
I was born January of 1980. And although I don’t remember much about the first few years of my life; I do remember my toys and the cartoons. The toys and cartoons of my childhood were pretty spectacular and awesome. I often wish you could get the toys we use to have for our kids now. Sure there are some of the same like My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake and Transformers (to name a few), they don’t have the magic like the ones from our childhood did. Some of my many favorites included: Popples My Little Pony Carebears Muppet Babies GI Joe TMNT Original NES Girl Talk: Date Line Caboodles Polly Pocket Doug Fraggle Rock Rainbow Bright Strawberry Shortcake Alf Thunder Cats Jem & The Holograms She-Ra He-Man
This one is kind of hard to write. Not because I don’t have any failures because, I do. Because no one ever wants to admit a failure. Especially in a public format.
As I stated, I have had plenty of failure in my life. Is there one particular that stands out above another, not necessarily. I can think of many that were perhaps worse than another but none that stand out really.
Probably what I would consider a failure that I would change, and that I could change is not finishing college. Now, I need to make it clear that the reason I haven’t finished isn’t because I have failed college. I actually did quite well when I was going. But life has happened. Both times I have tried to return I have had to stop because I have become pregnant during my studies. After I had Alex in 2002, I went back to continue my courses and became pregnant with Sammi who was born in 2006. I just never went back after I had Sammi.
Now don’t get me wrong for one single second. I adore my children, and to me they are a much better achievement than a college degree. However; for my mom who would like me to have one, for my dad who I know wanted me to have one and most of all for myself I would like to have that degree.
Sometimes I wonder if it is worth it now that I am 35, then I hear of 90 year olds going back to school to get their degrees, and I think, “hell yeah it is!” It is just an achievement I would like to have regardless of when I achieve it.
I haven’t posted or done anything with my blog since September 2014, and it wasn’t even really a post; it was pictures. My niece had visited from France in the summer and I was missing her that day, so I posted pictures from her visit. I keep saying that I am going to get better and blog regularly, then I don’t. I say these same things every time I decide to start blogging again, and then I just don’t. And then I blame myself and feel guilty for not blogging, which in return makes me not want to blog because it feels like a chore. I do enjoy it, that is the funny part. I feel better when I am writing and using my blog; even if it is for silly things. It is an avenue for me to get out feelings and make an expression. And honestly, I need that avenue.
I know a lot of why I don’t write is because I don’t feel I am a good writer. I don’t feel I have the caliber or charisma that some of the other bloggers I know have. Does that really matter though? This blog is supposed to be for me, not anyone else; and if you chose not to read it, there is nothing I can do about that. I am not looking for high volume and page rankings; if they happen, they happen. I am not going to turn them down if either comes my way. Another reason I don’t write, I don’t feel I have topics or that the topics I do have are stupid or silly. Again, does that matter if the blog is really for me? I know I chose to make it a public format, you the public can read if you want, think what you want.
So, to get myself started I found a 30 Day Challenge on another site. Some of the topics are a little cheesy but it will give me a starting point for my writing. Some of the topics will be simple answers and others will involve more depth. Bare with me while I try to get this going again. I plan to start this 30 Day Challenge on May 1st (I know May has 31 days, I will figure it out) and perhaps you want to join me. The challenge is as follows (I will post again prior to May 1st):
Day 1 – An Introduction
Day 2 – Where you’d like to be in 10 years
Day 3 – A Failure
Day 4 – Childhood Favorite(s)
Day 5 – Your Beliefs
Day 6 – 30 facts about yourself
Day 7 – Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits you
Day 8 – A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life
Day 9 – What you are reading or favorite book(s)
Day 10 – Discuss your first love
Day 11 – Put your music on shuffle and write the first 10 songs that pop up
Day 12 – reason behind your blog name
Day 13 – Somewhere you’d like to visit
Day 14 – Your earliest favorite memory
Day 15 – Blogs you follow
Day 16 – Your favorite music
Day 17 – Your highs of the past year
Day 18 – Your lows of the past year
Day 19 – Your parents
Day 20 – 10 likes & 10 dislikes
Day 21 – Your favorite show(s)
Day 22 – Have you changed in the past year?
Day 23 – Top 5 famous guys & Top 5 famous girls
Day 24 – Favorite Quote(s)
Day 25 – Your favorite movie(s)
Day 26 – Bucket List
Day 27 – A current problem
Day 28 – Something & Someone that you miss
Day 29 – Things you can’t live without
Day 30 – Your Goals
Dear self of two weeks ago,
Today is a new beginning. A fresh start. A brand new. It is YOUR day. And it is time to take hold and begin a new future for you.
Today, you start a new job. One that you can build into a career and occupation that has no limits and can take you to places you never dreamed imaginable, but it is all in your hands how high and how far those places will go and be. This is your chance to mold and design yourself. To be more than just “part of something” and to actually “be something”.
Today when you wake up, your time is yours. Not time spent in a car, in traffic, hoping to get to where you need to go pm time. Yours to do with what you want and need. You can waste it or you can use it to your potential. You. Have. Time.
Today is full of potential. Now go use it to the highest of your ability and make something of it.
A few days ago I posted a list of my favorite things about Texas and the Houston area that I am glad to be going back to. This is a list of things about Florida I am going to miss when we move (not in any particular order):
1. Publix Grocery Stores – Publix subs, Sweet tea, the deli, the bakery
2. Sebring Diner
3. Sundays on the lake
4. My family – my grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles
5. The Blue Lagoon
6. Being able to get anywhere in town in 20 minutes or less
7. Rosario’s – best veal Parmesan any. where.
8. Highlands Hammock State Park
9. My friends – Andi, Suzi, Maynard, Carri, Maggie, Nick, Kayla, Brian, Michelle
10. Becky at the Cinemark movie theater
11. Thai House
12. My gramma’s house
13. Annette at Today’s Creations
14. Florida Beaches
15. Tampa Bay Bucs games – even though I am NOT a Bucs fan
16. Running into people I know everywhere I go
17. The “Small Town” feeling
18. Taking my son to my old high school
19. Trips to Legoland
21. The group I work with at Edward Jones
The following is a list of my favorite things about Texas and the Houston area that I am glad to be going back to, things I have missed (in no particular order):
1. HEB Grocery Stores – Honey Jalapeño Rotisserie Chicken – need I say more?
2. Chuy’s – If you have experienced it, you understand.
3. The Woodlands Waterway
4. Market Street
5. Floating the river
6. Trips to Joanie & John’s house
7. The Austin area
8. Reliant Stadium
9. The Galleria
10. The Water Wall
11. Alamo Draft House
12. Kemah Boardwalk
13. Houston Rodeo
15. Sushi Hana
17. Blue bonnets
18. Blue Bell creamery
19. Chappell Hill Sausage
20. Moody Gardens
22. Spending time with the James family
23. Barton Springs