Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day #16

A book you've read that changed your views on something.

I can't really say that a book has changed my views. Most of what I read is horror/suspense. I get that from my mom. We both love a good zombie book!

Day #15

A band/musical artist who music impacted your life.

This is a tough one. I love music and have many favorite bands. I don't there's one that has made a larger impact on my life. I'd say the whole genre of alternative and punk rock have had the most influence.

Day #14

Someone who has made your life worth living.

I can't just name one person. The people that make my life worth living are my friends. They have been there for me recently and have made such a difference. I was not in a good way last year. Things may have seemed fine from the outside, but a few wonderful, caring friends pulled from the depths of dispair and helped to get me moving again. Thank you all, you know who you are. <3

Day #13

Discuss some of the things on your bucket list.

I haven't sat down and written out my bucket list. I need to, but here are a few things.

Skydive-  I have always wanted to do it at least once.

Visit Ireland and Scotland-  Clifford is a Scotch-Irish name.

Go on a cruise- Maybe Angee can help me out with this one.

Live in a big city-  I would love an apartment in someplace like New York or San Fran.

Live as who I really am-  This one is come soon. :)

There are too many others to list

Day #12

Something you hope to change about yourself and why.

Basically I plan to change my whole outward appearance and mannerisms. Inside I am still the same person, but the outside does not match.

Day #11

Something about which people seem to complimnet you.

I guess it would be that I am friendly and willing to help anyone who needs it. I have always put others first. I think that why now that I need support, I have so many wonderful friends standing behind me.

Day #10

Something at which you have been a champion or the best

Again, cycling. When I first started mountain biking, I was not very good at all. It took a few years before I was ready to try racing. Once I started, I couldn't stop. My first full year of racing, I won the beginner class of the Derailer Series. The next year, I won Sport class. Since then I have won some Singlspeed races, gotten into road bike racing and cyclocross. I've been a member of Dire Wolf Racing for two years now. I will be there next year too, but I know it won't be as a serious contender like previous years.

Day #6

Something that excites you and fills you with joy.

Cycling, it is definitely exciting. Whether it's screaming down a paved road at 45 mph or dodging (mostly) trees in the back woods. The part that gives me the most joy, are all my friends that I ride and race with. They are a super group of people.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Challenge Day 5

Something in life that gives you balance.

   What gives me the most balance are my wonderful and caring friends. I have of the best friends ever, I love you all. You give me the strength and confidence to carry on with my path. Without you all, I would be lost and in a very bad place.   Thank you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Challenge Day 4

Something that is part of your routine that you enjoy.

   Every workday begins with a shower. After I get out, while I let my hair dry a while, I sit with a cup of coffee. This is probably the most relaxing part of my day. I can check Facebook and see what's going with all my friends on at the Ark. The house is quiet, just me and my cat, Bud, are awake. I usually have about 20 minutes or so of this peace before I have to get ready.

Challenge Day 3

Something with which you struggle.

   Oh wow, this is an easy one and hard at the same time. I really don't know how to explain struggling with the basic essence of your being. Take something that you have known, or thought you knew all your life, and turn it upside down. Even though it has always been there in the shadows, there's the tendancy to deny and cover it up, hoping it will go away, but it never does. So the only option is to embrace it and make the best of it.

Challenge Day 2

Something you regret not having done last year.

   Most of what I regret has to do with hurting people close to me. Not intentionally. I know that I had no choice, but it is still difficult to deal with. I never wanted to hurt anyone, but if I hadn't not made some very tough decisions for myself, I don't think that I would have made it much longer. Now it's time to pick up the pieces and salvage what I can.

Daily Blog Challenge Day 1

   Ok, so it's time for another challenge. I'm getting in a few days late on this one, so I will try to post 3 of them today.

#1  Something you are looking forward to this year.

   Even though we are almost 3/4 of the way through the year, I have lots to look forward to. First of all is my doctor's appointment this Thursday. I'm hoping he will be able to prescibe what I need to start to correct a long term "defect" of sorts. Many changes are coming later this year. It can be very upsetting and scary, but it's time for a new start. For me, life literally begins at 40! So many new oppertunities are out there for me to grasp.