Sunday, January 16, 2011

Challenge: The word for 2011! And day 1..

I was reading this blog, and I decided on the spur of the moment what my word of the year is: Challenge. Here's something about me you probably didn't know: I'm a wuss. Okay, you probably knew that, but still. It's true. I hate doing anything I don't normally do. And it's not because I'm afraid to fail- though I am. It's because I'm terrified to succeed. The closest I've come to explaining this fear is this..
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles", Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3])
I love that quote.. Mostly because it hits so close to home. I really am afraid to be great. So! The word of the year is challenge. I want to challenge myself, to be more than I am, to be great. It will be hard, and scary, and frustrating. But by God, I'm going to do it!
With that out of the way, I think I'm going to start this list today. Just to get me posting more. :D
So today.. 15 facts about me!!
1. I am a writer.
2. I love to dance.
3. I LOVE action movies- i.e. Expendables, or Red!
4. I have an urgent need for coffee and/or frozen yogurt on a regular basis.
5. Cartoons are my guilty pleasure.
6. I love to color and blow bubbles- especially with my best friend.
7. I think the easiest way on Earth to smile is to watch a little kid.
8. I am a straight ally.
9. I love God with all my heart and soul, but I am not religious in any way.
10. I really like the color black, but I don't consider myself "goth" or "emo" or anything like that. It's just a cool color- especially with red.
11. In 2008, I lost my closest and best friend to suicide.
12. I am happy.
13. I love to read.. Duh!
14. I make a mean batch of banana bread.
15. I have an insane love of life, and I try to attack each day with passion and excitement- "try" being the operative word.. (;
So those are my 15 facts! I think they're pretty good.. Stay tuned, folks, I'm sure there's more to come!


  1. y is your banana bread mean? it should be nice... before the potatoes come to eat it!!!

  2. O! and i looked at that blog... =]

  3. I love that quote! I actually have it in my room posted on my quote wall. How nerdy am I? Would you be mad if I jacked it and put it in my quote box on my blog?