#YouAreEnough…Day One

I haven’t done one of these in a really long time! A daily challenge and what better time to start a daily challenge then in the new year! I’ll be doing it each week, instead of daily (Day One is at the bottom), but feel free to do this yourself…Just remember to credit Miss Mandy Hale.

Below I have written the questions from “Mandy Hale – The “You are Enough 30 Day Blogging Challenge””

Now Mandy writes

So….here we go!

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Day 1:In the Introduction of #YouAreEnough, I talk about my “Enough” tattoo and why it was important to me to have this word imprinted on my wrist. Talk about a tattoo you have that is meaningful to you…or if you don’t have any tattoos, the tattoo you would get if you were going to get one.

Day 2: In Chapter One, I have a very special encounter with someone that felt almost like an angelic experience. Talk about a time in your life when you have been “touched by an angel,” or had a God wink moment that helped get you back on track or see something in your life through new eyes.

Day 3: Also in Chapter One, I talk about how sometimes it takes losing yourself to find yourself. Share a time you felt lost, and how you got “found.”

Day 4: In Chapter Two, a phone call one Monday morning changes the course of my entire life and my family’s lives. Share a time that you received life altering news, good or bad, and how it impacted your life.

Day 5: In Chapter Three, “Your Life Will Be Different, But It Will Be Amazing,”I talk about how life can be beautiful again, even after unimaginable loss. Share a time when you faced unimaginable loss, and how you came to realize that you were ENOUGH to handle it.

Day 6: In Chapter Four, I share my journey of “Looking for Love,” and how a dating app helped shake up my romantic life. Share your thoughts about online dating or an experience you had while doing online dating that made an impact on your life.

Day 7: In Chapter Five, I write a letter to a past version of myself to share with her the struggles she would soon face. Write a letter to a past version of yourself, at any time in your life, letting her know that whatever is up ahead for her, she is ENOUGH to handle it.

Day 8: Also in Chapter Five, I talk about unanswered prayers and how they can often be the biggest blessings in disguise. Share an unanswered prayer of your own and how it helped you see that sometimes God’s “no” is the most gracious answer of all.

Day 9: In Chapter Six, I talk about the end of a relationship that sent me spiraling into a dark place. Talk about a heartbreak of your own that you experienced, and what it taught you, about yourself and about life.

Day 10: In Chapter Seven, I talk about my experience with spiraling into clinical depression. Talk about your own experiences with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health struggle. If you haven’t been affected personally, share your insights into how you stay mentally healthy.

Day 11: In Chapter Eight, I share all the reasons why I think I’m still single, the good…the bad…the ugly. Talk about all the reasons why you think you’re still single. Don’t be afraid to be really real and raw and honest. If you’re not still single, talk about a time when you were single and lonely and afraid that love would never arrive.

Day 12: In Chapter Nine, I hit “rock bottom.” Talk about your own rock bottom moment, and how you found the strength and the courage to rise.

Day 13: In Chapter Ten, I talk about how sometimes survival is about whatever gets you through the day. Share what has “gotten you through the day” or held you together during tough times: faith, family, friends, alcohol, food, TV shows…whatever your glue is, don’t be afraid to get real. 

Day 14: In Chapter Eleven, I share some of my experiences in group therapy. Talk about your own experience with therapy…what it has taught you, how it has helped (or not helped) you, how it has helped you see how ENOUGH you are. If you’ve never been to therapy, talk about why. And what you would hope to learn from it if you ever went.

Day 15: Also in Chapter Eleven, I talk about the power of SURRENDER. Share a time when you had nothing left to do but surrender, and how it impacted your life to just let go and let God.

Day 16: In Chapter Twelve, I share about how my group therapy family became like family to me. Talk about a friend or friends who are like family to you…and how they remind you just how ENOUGH you are when you’ve forgotten.

Day 17: Also in Chapter Twelve, I talk about how sunflowers are called sunflowers because they literally “turn toward the sun.” Talk about a time in your life when you turned toward the sun and chose the light when it would have been easier to settle for darkness.

Day 18: In Chapter Thirteen, I talk about a favorite movie that has had an indelible impact on my life. Talk about YOUR favorite movie or movies that help you reconnect with who you are.

Day 19: In Chapter Fourteen, I get “An Unexpected Apology.” Share a time when YOU got an unexpected apology from someone, and how it impacted your life.

Day 20: In Chapter Fifteen, I talk about losing someone precious to me, my grandmother. Talk about someone you’ve loved and lost, either to death or circumstance…and how loving them made you a better person.

Day 21: Also in Chapter Fifteen, I talk about falling for a “lost boy,” someone who was too broken and too selfish to ever be able to love me like I deserved. Talk about your own experiences with a Lost Boy. What did he teach you? And how did you learn and grow from finally letting him go?

Day 22: In Chapter Sixteen, I discuss “Why We Cling to People Who Don’t Love Us.” Talk about a time when you clung to someone who didn’t love you, why you think you had such a hard time letting go, and how you finally tapped into your inner “enough-ness” to walk away.

Day 23: Today is my 40th birthday! Write about a milestone or significant birthday.

Day 24: In Chapter Seventeen, I talk about “Moving On,” metaphorically and literally. Discuss a time when you found the courage to move on from a toxic situation, relationship, or environment.

Day 25: In Chapter Eighteen, I become a “Church Chaser”! �� Share your own story of faith. Your beliefs, your journey to find a church or place of worship, and how believing in a higher power has impacted your life.

Day 26: In Chapter Nineteen, I share the story of a dear friend who took her own life. Talk about how suicide has touched your life or the life of someone dear to you.

Day 27: In Chapter Twenty, I talk about how I finally learned to “Let It Be.” Talk about what these three words mean to you. What does “letting it be” look like? How do you practice just “letting it be”?

Day 28: Also in Chapter Twenty, I talk about what my own “Happy Ending” looks like now, after everything I’ve learned. What does YOUR Happy Ending look like? In love and in life?

Day 29: In the epilogue, I talk about how the journey to “enough-ness” is never complete. Talk about your own journey to enough-ness, and how you’ve learned to embrace who you are, flaws and all.

Day 30: The book is called, You Are Enough: Heartbreak, Healing, and Becoming Whole. Which one are you? Talk about which phase you’re in right now – heartbreak, healing, or becoming whole – and the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself in this season.

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Day 1:In the Introduction of #YouAreEnough, I talk about my “Enough” tattoo and why it was important to me to have this word imprinted on my wrist. Talk about a tattoo you have that is meaningful to you…or if you don’t have any tattoos, the tattoo you would get if you were going to get one.

I do not have any Tattoo’s, but I know exactly which one I would like to have. I would love to get some kind of tattoo of a Bull, possibly a bull type lady, just above where my heart is on my chest. I am a Taurus and I think of all the tattoos to get,  I can see myself not getting tired of that one. It’s the main reason though I don’t get one, I know I’d get tired and bored of it. I’d want to constantly change it. Like the one below (found on Pinterest)

taurus woman tattoo

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Share Your World, 7/1/19

Share Your World

Share Your World – 1-7-19

Questions This Week:

Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?

My brother and I were both supposed to it, he never did it. It was always me. I actually wrote about this a few days ago in another post “Why don’t you know?“. The adults in my family never made my brother do anything, and he still got the same amount of pocket money still. I basically ended up doing a bit of everything. Sometimes I would leave it for a few days in the hope he would do it, but he never did.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots? 

I haven’t, personally, but my Gran has been doing that. I know that on my Mums side, we have a lot of Irish, but that’s nothing really that new. I mean my Grans Grandparents had the last name “Callaghan” I have been thinking of getting the Ancestry.com DNA pack. I just need to get the money to do it first.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

I don’t honestly have one,lol…I think because it happens like once a year, so I forget what I did the last time. The funny thing is I can’t remember if not to breath or take deep breaths, works for me,lol

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally?

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When someone continually proclaims something that they are not. For example, “I am totally a good guy” “I know everything” “I’m quiet but I observe everything” (They are neither). There is so much right now that makes me roll my eyes to be perfectly honest,lol…The shorter list would be what doesn’t make my eyes roll,lol

Finally:

Share a gratitude or positive moment or experience from 2019 so far.

I am actually going to write about this in more detail later. Just the relief of feeling from not having any unnecessary drama lately. All my drama lately has been “real life” type drama. It’s not been that toxic drama, if that makes sense? No wondering if I’ve upset people over nothing, no more seeing messages and rolling my eyes because it’s a feeling of “What now”. By real life drama, I mean I can now focus on things like getting a more permanent job, rather than worrying about ‘adults’ who should know better.

It’s an amazing oddly relief feeling dealing with actual adult issues and dramas, rather than worrying about self-inflicted dramas. Instead of spending the day trying to convince someone whose broken up with their ex 5 or 6 times, then getting blamed for their ex’s behaviour *another roll eyes moment* and then trying to hurriedly write out a cover letter. I can now spend the day writing out the cover letter instead,lol. I’ve actually been getting a lot more interviews lately too, but don’t get the jobs because I’m always “second” in their choices. The other person, just has that little bit more experience.

Instead of having defend…again…someone saying that they’re “too busy” to attend that nights festivities, then go on Facebook all night. I don’t have to do that anymore, I can call it exactly how I see it. They are a bastards for dumping friends to impress their new friends. It’s so freeing!

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You CAN re-start: Nurt Thursday

Nurture Thursday – Re-Start

Need to keep the re-starting motivated!

The funny thing about this is, I was saying on my Facebook yesterday that I already want a redo.

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It’s funny really, I follow Astrology, but not really the daily things, but today I saw it and I had too laugh.

Share Your World, Jan 1st week, 2019

Share Your World

Share Your World 31-12-18

This Week’s Questions:

For the parents in the crowd:  What would be the absolute worst name you might give your child? If you’re not a parent (I’m not), then what’s the worst name you could give your pet?

Oh, there are so many bad names out there! I have seen so many lately, that it’s hard to tell if these parents were serious or not…One women (you might have even heard of her) She named her daughter “Abcde” I am not even kidding. It’s pronounced Ab-see-dee…Which is actually nice, but the way she’s spelt it.

What mildly annoying curse might you wish you could curse annoying people with?

I think that I would probably to give them a cold, just annoying enough, that it is annoying. Not one that makes them completely incapable, just one that bugs them.

What’s the weirdest thing you did as a child?

I got into this really odd habit when I was child, of plucking my eyelashes, pretty much till I had none left. I don’t remember why I started, or even when or why I stopped, but I remember doing it.

Do you believe things happen for a reason or are random?

I think it’s a little bit of:
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And Finally, in the spirit of New Year’s:   What’s a resolution (if you make them, I don’t) you’re making for the New Year?   How confident are you in keeping it a reasonable amount of time?

The best resolution I make is with Goodreads. All the others very rarely happen.

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award – Victorious Pages

RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
  2. Answer 11 questions that they asked you.
  3. Come up with 11 questions of your own.
  4. Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to let them know.

Thanking my nominator

I would like to thank Victorious Pages for my nomination. I am also honoured by the nomination, since they are WAY better than I am at Blogging. You should all definitely check them out! (They are also having a give away right now!)

MY QUESTIONS

  • Which is your Goodreads goal for 2019?

I think that I am going to stick with the same goals, that I had for 2018, which was 24. So two a month. I met my goals for this year and that was also with a few extra books that I did not included. Which is why I don’t want to change my goals for next year.

  • Which are your top 5 books of 2018 and why?

Circe – Madeline Miller

“Hunting Jack the Ripper” and “Hunting Prince Dracula” by Kerri Maniscolo

Lord of the Shadows – Cassandra Clare

Truly, Madly, Deeply – Liane Moriarty

Agatha Christie – Murder at the Vicarage

  • If you had to choose between reading your most anticipated release in 4 years from now or being spoiled but reading it tomorrow, what would you choose?

I would read it tomorrow…I don’t think I could wait fours years! Patience is a virtue, but when it comes to reading a favourite book. I have none,lol

  • If you could rewrite the ending of a book, which one would you choose and why?

I would rewrite the ending where Jem and Tessa end together. I hated the ending, it was like “Oh Will, is dead now. So we can be together”.

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  • Which book disappointed you the most in 2018 and why?

Furyborn, I really did want to enjoy it more. However, I’d find that I’d become bored. Especially going back and forth between characters. I’d want to know more about one particular protagonist and then it’d swap to the other, it was to compacted.

  • If you had to choose between spending a weekend with the villains of your latest read or spending the rest of your days sicking the heroes of your all-time-favourite novel, which would you choose and why?

I’m not honestly sure what “sicking” means. However I would not want to spend any time with the Villain of my latest read.

  • What are your blog goals for 2019?

I am looking at WordPress to use for a platform for a small business, next year. I did not realise how easier it would be to use WordPress for that. I had created a whole website and it got so complicated. I am also hopeful that I would get too a thousand readers and beyond!

  • Which 2019 release do you wish you could read this Christmas?

I am highly anticipating the new Kerri Maniscolo, the reason I’m not anticipating the new Cassandra Clare? I am like 99.99% sure that I am getting her newest book for Christmas, so it’s not technically not coming out in 2019.

  • Kiss, Marry, Kill! From your latest read, which three characters would you choose?

I’ve only really just started reading “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton, so I’ll go with “Hunting Prince Dracula”.

I would Kiss Daciana

I would Marry Mr Thomas Cresswell

I would Kill Anastacia

  • Name an author, a BookTuber and a BookBlogger you’d love to collaborate with in the future.

There are honestly so many! I wouldn’t know how to list them all. All the ones that I follow now, that’d be fantastic!

  • Finally, if you decided to write your own book, which would be its title?

It’d depend on the book to be honest, if it was about me, or if it was a fiction type book.

MY NOMINATIONS

Anyone can feel free to do this one! You can either take Victorious Pages questions, or you can take them from my questions…Or mix them up! Just please make sure that you tag us in it.

My Questions

  1. What are your reading goals for 2019?
  2. What are your Blogging goals for 2019?
  3. What is something that you are extremely proud of achieving in 2018?
  4. Who is someone you are really glad that you meet this year, can be online or irl.
  5. Do you feel like you read more this year, than previous years? Are you enjoying what you’ve read?
  6. What is the best life lesson you learnt this year?
  7. If you could go anywhere for New Years, money not an issue…Where would you go and what would you do?
  8. What is something that you can recommend to help relax? Preferably something you learnt about this year, that has helped you.
  9. Do you think you have changed in the last year?
  10. What was/are you favourite novels for 2018?
  11. Write 3 things that you are grateful for.