[Day 6]: What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't? Why not?
I have a whole list of things I want to do, but haven't listed here. I have marked some of them as done (yay!!), but still have several to go. Most of them involve travel or attending events. I tend to do most things that interest me, but there are some items I would really like to cross off sooner than later. Another thing I thought would be fun to do that isn't on my bucket list is ride a hot air balloon. My brother and sister-in-law did that in Australia about a year ago and it sounded like a lot of fun. Check out the bucket list to see some more things that I would like to do, but haven't been able to make the time to do yet.
[Day 7]: Recommend a book for us to read. Why is it important/special to you?
I used to read SOOOO much more than I do now, but I would like to get back in the habit of reading for pleasure on a regular basis so I am very interested to hear your suggestions. One of the books that I read recently that really stuck with me was The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I absolutely loved the way it was written in sections through different character's point of view. The story was also very intriguing and moving. The movie (which I saw after reading the book) stuck very close to the book, but I still recommend the book. Even though it wasn't based on a true story, it was based on some very sad, but true historical facts about southern life in the 1960s. I have always been interested in both history and psychology...this book has lots of both. If there is anyone that hasn't already read it, I highly recommend it.
[Day 8]: Describe the good, the bad, and the ugly about yourself.
- I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh. Love it!
- I am loyal. Particularly, I will defend my family, Christopher, and my truest, bluest friends (there are only a handful of these in my life) to the death. TO. THE. DEATH. Just try me.
- I have a wide range of interests from sports to theater, country life to city living, cupcake connoisseur to running races. About the only thing I don't find interesting on some level is fashion.
- I have a horrible sense of time and direction. I always find myself running late (which I hate) and getting lost (which I think I hate more).
- I often put too much trust in people that always let me down or use me. Time after time after time. I have gotten better with this one over time, but I still seem to attract people that like to take advantage. Let's just say I don't have as many serial offenders anymore. That's progress.
- When I feel hurt/get upset/am disrespected, I tend to hold it in and let it build up. I am working to rectify this as I know it is not a positive thing for me.
- I don't do confrontation well. I get defensive or dismissive. I just don't handle it well.
- Once I lose trust and respect in a person, it is gone. There aren't any second chances. It takes a lot to get me to that point, but once I'm there...I don't come back for more.
- Lie to me or yell at me and I am through. These are my two deal breakers in life. The truth will set you free and is always best. I simply do not respond to yelling. Even when I played sports and even when my parents (on a very, very rare occasion) did it. I prefer to be spoken to in a normal tone regarding whatever has made someone angry, upset, etc.
Hoping to keep up with the day-by-day posts for the rest of this challenge. I have enjoyed the prompts and reading what everyone else linking up had to say. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!