Share Your World 2014- Week 35

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This is the Share Your World Challenge. If you missed the last couple of weeks, more information can be found at Cee’s Photography. Essentially, four questions are asked every week and you have to answer them. Simple and fun! (Thanks Cee!)

Have your blogging goals changed?

I started out aiming to just have somewhere to share my thoughts and meet people in the mental health community. I didn’t set any real blogging goals because I didn’t want to be disappointed. This was supposed to help me, not stress me out. I think my goal at the moment is to just keep going, writing and drawing, and see where it takes me. So in the end, I guess my goals haven’t changed that much.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?

I’d probably be a contortionist. They are in such great shape and they can do things with their bodies that just blow my mind. Also, they usually perform in a group. I think I’d be too nervous to perform all by myself. I like to blend in. Here is a photo from Cirque de Soleil’s Kurios. I saw the show at the beginning of summer. Wow is all I have to say.

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If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself?  Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 45?

I would tell myself to slow down and smell the roses. Achievement isn’t everything. Most of the things you accomplish at 18 don’t play a big role in the rest of your life. So stop worrying about grades, stop worrying about being well rounded enough, stop worrying about majors and minors, its not worth it. Make good memories, make forever friends, try new things and get a hobby.

What is your favorite comfort snack food?

Cake! Hands down, cake! The more icing, the better! Cream cheese or chocolate icing is usually best 🙂

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week: Last weekend I went to the family farm and spent the weekend with my cousins. I used to see them every week when they were really little because I was babysitting them. Now, I miss seeing them so often and I don’t know them as well. I’m glad to have had the chance to make some more recent memories with them.

This week: I am looking forward to staying home this weekend. Hubby and I have been away the last several weekends…New York, Toronto, the farm. It will be nice to be home and get somethings done around here. Ewok will be glad we stay home with her too.

Self-esteem Challenge: Day 17

This blog challenge was developed by betterthandarkchocolate.tumblr.com. If you missed the introduction or want to see a summary of all the questions, go here.

Day 17:
Another thing you like about yourself.
What do you do to feel calmer when you’re stressed?

Another thing I like about myself?! Umm…..I don’t know, I think I’ve covered it all already. Let’s see….my ears? I am thankful I have healthy ears….*knocks on wood*. I’ve never had an ear infection or any ear pain. Sure, I’ve gotten water logged, but it was never that bad. I have my ears pierced (one hole each) and I’ve never had trouble with that. My ears are tiny too. I feel a bit like a fairy tale character when people exclaim “My, what small ears you have!”. I know a lot of people who are self-conscious about their ears for some reason or another, or people who constantly get ear infections, have to wear plugs to swim or have had to have surgery for something. I like my ears because they don’t give me something else to stress about. So thank you ears for behaving yourselves.

I eat cake and watch a movie to calm myself down. The movie depends on the level of stress I’m feeling. A low stress level requires a feel-good movie. One of those movies I’ve watched a million times. Sometimes I draw with my cake and feel-good movie. If it’s really high stress, I have to watch a movie I haven’t seen before. If I haven’t seen it, I’m more likely to get immersed in it and shut my brain off. Turning my brain off for a little while is the only way I can cope with stress. Most of the time, things are a little clearer when I turn my brain back on. I just have to hope the movie is good enough to distract me.

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