30 Day Writing Challenge: Days 4-9Posted: August 31, 2015
Day 5: List five places you want to visit.
- Angkor Wat
- Machu Picchu
Day 6: Five ways to win your heart.
- Be smart
- Be charming
- Be funny
- Be cute
- Be Ian
Day 7: List ten songs that you’re loving right now.
- Gold Dust Woman, Fleetwood Mac has been stuck in my head for days. Maybe weeks.
- Chains which is apparently Nick Jonas. Had to google that one. Also stuck in my head a lot.
- This is super hard. I don’t really listen to new songs, so it’s the same songs, year after year after year. With the occasional mall music thrown in. So I guess eight more of my favorite songs? Burden in My Hand, Soundgarden
- Gold Dust, Flux Pavilion
- Ghosts N Stuff, deadmau5
- Panama, Van Halen
- Fighter, Christina Aguilera
- Long Time, Boston
- Sex Type Thing, Stone Temple Pilots
- Pepper, Butthole Surfers
Day 8: Share something you struggle with.
Overextending myself. I say yes a lot; not nearly as much as I used to, but it’s something that I’ve struggled with for years. I hate to disappoint anyone–I hate to disappoint anyone else. I spent a lot of time trying to save the world before I realized that I was wasting my time.
It’s not that I was necessarily wasting my time by helping others out or by volunteering to stay late at work or by taking on a new project. I was wasting my time by spending it doing things I didn’t really want to do just because I thought I should do them.
And after some major life upheavals, I’ve almost gotten to a point where I don’t cringe inside to say no. Sometimes.
Take NaNoWriMo, for example. A few months ago I got an email telling me that my area could use a coordinator, or whatever the job’s called. I know I can’t do that, so I pointed it out to a friend of mine who’s even shyer and more introverted than I am. He told me I should do it, and a few years ago, I would have signed right on up and hated myself for it. But I didn’t! I thought about it, sure, but I decided against it again, just as I had when I first read the email.
But I still do it to myself; I take on more than I can handle. Look at my sidebar. Do you think I’ve read any classics this year besides Lolita? Nope, sure haven’t. And I didn’t even write a post about Lolita. By the way, I finally fixed the link on that image, if anyone wants to have a look. Signups closed in like February, but there’s a section on Forgotten Classics if you need some reading materials.
So yeah; still a struggle, but something I’m working on. A happy ending of sorts, maybe?
Day 9: Post some words of wisdom that speak to you.
I love this:
“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”
Presented by a blogger who I don’t keep up with nearly as much as I should, because she’s amazing.