Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Challenge Day One

I decided to take part in Blogtember: A September blog challenge, the challenge is to try to write a post everyday excluding weekends.

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

Everything that has ever happened since birth makes up who a person is so that is a very challenging topic, but I guess I would say my family and friends and experiences have made me who I am today.  I was born and raised in California and I am currently still living here.  I graduated high school around ten years ago with good grades and went straight to college.  I feel like while I was in college is where I was able to really become the person I am.  I guess because that is the first time I was living on my own (with roommates) and really dealing with everyday situations and problems on my own.

Living with new people and meeting new people opens your world to new opinions and adventures.  After graduating college and working a few odd jobs here and there I was given the chance to move to New Zealand and be a live in nanny.  This is really when my whole view on life changed becuase I was able to see how a whole different coutry views life and Americans.  Turns out there are a lot of people out there that don't like America or Americans lol!  This was the first time I was truly by myself too.  I only knew the family I was living with and no one else.  I had to do everything on my own and I had to go out and meet people and really put myself out there, and its harder than most people would think.  During this year abraod I met my husband and ended up staying 2 extra years in NZ because I loved it so much.

Now we are married and live back in CA.  In October we will have been married for 2 years and we have been together for 5 years. Now that I am pregnant I am sure I will just be adding onto the experiences that make me who I am.  Our first baby is due in Feburary and I can't wait to see how much that experience is going to change me and who I am.

Below are the people and animals who have made me who I am:
(PS there are a lot more but of course I don't have pictures)
My mom and dad
My dog Lili

My cousins, when we were younger and older
Sybilla, the little girl I watched in NZ
 The friends I made in NZ

More friends I met in NZ
My Family
My roommates from college!

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for fun photos from Pinterest, but don't forget to cite the source!)
Thursday, September 5: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.
Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.
Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account - click "click to view" under "You" and "self awareness and personal growth." You can even google your type and find more info on it!)
Tuesday, September 10: Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.
Wednesday, September 11: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.
Thursday, September 12: Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you.
Friday, September 13: A self portrait
Monday, September 16: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)
Tuesday, September 17: A memory you would love to relive.
Wednesday, September 18: Only photos
Thursday, September 19: Creative writing day: write a (very short) fictional story that starts with this sentence: "To say I was dreading the dinner party would be the understatement of the century."
The story does not necessarily need to have a conclusion - you can leave your readers wishing for more!
Friday, September 20: React to this term: comfort.
Monday, September 23: A "life lately" post. What you're up to, how you're feeling, how you're doing on your goals, etc. Bonus points for great photos!
Tuesday, September 24: Review a book, place, or product.
Wednesday, September 25: Write about a time you screwed up - a mistake you made.
Thursday, September 26: Go to a coffee shop. Order a favorite drink. Write about what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Or write about anything you'd like! Bonus points for including a photo from the coffee shop. (I recommend downloading Ommwriter and bringing headphones along!) *if you can't make it to a coffee shop, at least leave your usual space and write someplace new.
Friday, September 27: An anonymous letter to your Facebook friends. Be as snarky as you'd like. (but don't include people's real names.)
Monday, September 30: Share a photo of something old. Maybe something that has personal history for you, that was passed down to you, and that has special meaning to you. Tell us about it and why it's special.


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