#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””

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So….here we go!

Daffodil - Mandy Hale

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

TMI Tag

So I read this post at: https://vrushali21.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/tmi-tag/comment-page-1/#comment-1109 Shared by the very lovely Vrushali21 and I thought “why not” I’m not really sure what and how much you all know, so here’s some more about me =P

What are you wearing?
At the moment I’m wearing my works official uniform. We only have to wear the uniform at the busy times of the year.
Have you ever been in love?
Oh, absolutely.
Have you ever had a terrible break up?
All of my break ups have been fine, a lot of the times we’ve broken up because it was the “right” thing to do. However, the way they all treated me a couple of weeks later. That was the terrible part, I actually said to my last ex it felt like all of my ex’s had all just secretly hated me, that’s how horrible they were. I still can’t understand it.
How tall are you?
I’m 5″2
How much do you weigh?
You should never ask someone that! My weight honestly has been going up and down a bit, especially when I hurt my leg and basically was doing nothing but sitting for a month.
Any tattoos?
Nope, I would really like one though. I know though I would get bored though and getting the tattoo off would be costly and apparently the lasers used to get them off are really painful.
Any piercings?
One on each ear.
OTP?
It’s funny, I like putting couples together from different television shows or from the same show but different characters. For example, Legolas and Arwen, River Song and Loki. I would have to say though at this moment I love Mary and Francis from the television show “Reign”.
Favorite Shows?
As mentioned above my favourite is probably Reign, but the other that I just love is Homicide Hunter, it has to be one of my favourites of all time.
Favorite Bands?
I’m one of those annoying people that can like everything. Just to name a few I like Enya, Nightwish, Marylin Manson, Jennifer Lopez, anything Celtic. I like what I like.
Something you miss?
I miss people using common sense,lol.
Favorite Songs?
I have no favorite songs. I love them all equally. (Ditto)
How old are you?
A lady never tells =P
Zodiac Sign?
Taurus
Quality you look for a partner?
Kindness, I feel like if someone is kind everything else comes along with it: Honesty etc.
Favorite Quote?
To thine ownself, be true … Will Shakespeare
Favorite Actor? 
I guess the ones that I’ve been faithful to over the years are: Orlando Bloom, Matt Smith, Ben Barnes … I seem to have a thing for the “tall, dark and handsome” type.
Favorite Color? 
Red!
Loud or Soft Music?
Depends on my mood.
Where do you go when you’re sad?
I go to my room, or sometimes to the shower.
How long does it take you to shower?
It can honestly depends, sometimes I just need a quick 10 minute shower sometimes I can stay in there for a good hour.
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
I take about 30-45 minutes depending on how good of a sleep I got the night before and if I have my clothes organised from the night before.
Have you ever been in a physical fight?
Does fighting with my little brother count, when we were younger.
Turn ons?
Some who genuinely finds everyone interesting.
Turn offs?
When someone thinks the way a person “should” be.
What is the reason you started your blog?
I actually started it for a school project, where we had to learn about other social media sites.
Fears?
“Official” fears are Octopuses, those things are freaky creepy and are way too smart!
The last thing that made you cry?
Well for some reason I couldn’t stop thinking about death. That happens to me sometimes, it just gets stuck in my head and for the next couple of days I have a hard time getting it out of my head.
Last time you told somebody you love them?
Would have to be my boyfriend … or my dog,lol.
Reason behind your blog domain?
As mentioned before I originally set this Blog up for a school project and WordPress was the top Blogging site mentioned.
Last book you read?
You can find out here: https://lolsyslibrary.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/throwback-monday-2/ ~.^
The book you’re currently reading?
I’m not currently reading anything at the moment, I am looking for something to read. At the moment with my work being in its busy season I get home and I’m exhausted so I’ve been playing simple computer games.
Last show you watched?
Agatha Christies “Poirot” with David Suchet. It’s not one of the movie length, it’s been cut down a bit to make into a movie.
Last person you talked to?
My Grandmother
Relationship between you and the last person you texted?
He’s my boyfriend and he pocket dialled me…Left a lovely voice message.
Favorite food?
Lasagne … Definitely Lasagne.
Place you want to visit?
Disneyland, everytime we talk about where we want to go or if we won the lottery, where would we go? Disneyland every single time.
Last place you were?
(I’m assuming this one is about a holiday place) If you are ever in Adelaide, South Australia. I highly recommend you visiting a little place called Hahndorf (South Australia).
Do you have a crush?
Does my partner count?
Last time you kissed someone?
Would have to be my partner … or possibly my dog,lol
Last time you were insulted? 
It’s hard to actually insult me, I’m so weird and crazy, I know100% that I’m not always considered “normal” to some. I respect those though who can tell me when I’m being crazy and “crazy”.
Favorite flavor of sweet? 
Nacho Cheese Doritos … I just love them, is that even a flavour?
What instrument do you play? 
I used to play the Piano, but I don’t anymore. I’m not sure how easily I could pick it up either.
Favorite piece of jewelry?
I don’t usually wear jewellery that much, when I do it’s usually at least earrings.
Last sport you played?
I don’t really play Sports, the closest I come close to doing a sport is the general walking that I do.
Last song you sang?
Does doing it in my head count? I’d look like a crazy lady on the bus otherwise. I was “singing” ‘Sound of Silence” by Disturbed.
Worst pick up line? 

Have you ever used that line? 

Last time you hung out with somebody?
That would have to be my partner and a couple of my girlfriends.
Who should do this tag next?
You!