A blog that I read fairly often started participating in “Blog everyday in May” a few days ago and it sparked my interest. Mostly because there are prompts that you have to follow (so I don’t have to bore you with posts about laundry) but also because committing to something sounds fun and challenging. One of my blogger friends just recently completed a “blog everyday for a YEAR” challenge and while it sounds crazy, the idea of having an entire year of life documented is awesome. It will be so incredible to look back at the mundane things that everyday life with a 1 and 3 year old brings you. With the 31 days of May, I’m not expecting to create a month’s worth of memories (like I said, it’s prompted) but maybe writing everyday will rekindle my feelings for blogging. So here goes.
*Obviously, I’m getting a late start but I can catch up!
- Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably)
- Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you’d like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
- Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable
- Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
- Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don’t have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
- Day 6, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?
- Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you’re most afraid of
- Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
- Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
- Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.
- Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
- Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…)
- Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
- Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
- Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day – this could be “a photo an hour” if you’d like)
- Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it
- Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
- Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
- Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
- Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.
- Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
- Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
- Day 23, Thursday: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you
- Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
- Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad)
- Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you’d like.
- Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
- Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures
- Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
- Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
- Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory
Day 1: The story of my life in 250 words.
I grew up in a small, rural town in northeastern Ohio, leaving for 2 years to live in Germany, when I was 3. I attended 3 different schools (although all within a 15 mile radius) during my K-12 education. During my childhood, I lived with my mom, stepdad, brother and sister and began visiting my dad, stepmom, and other brother and sister when I was 16. Although I was raised by my mother, I spent a lot of time with grandmother and was extremely close to her. I met my husband when I was 14 and have been in a relationship with him since a few months after meeting. Immediately after high school, I attended Youngstown State University with the intentions of becoming a teacher and Josh and I moved in together. After my first semester, I changed my major to American Studies, with the intention of becoming a museum curator or a lobbyist but reconsidered my career path when I found out I was pregnant a month after my 19th birthday. I continued on at YSU for another 5 semesters, (taking a week off to give birth) until I finally realized I was completely unhappy with my education/finances/lack of life experience/lack of direction and decided to agree to Josh’s desire to leave Ohio. We got married in the mayor’s office and celebrated with beers at a Pirate’s game. A few months later, Josh left for CG bootcamp, I found out that I was pregnant with our second son and we moved to Long Island. Since then, we’ve lived in California, New Jersey, Texas and now New York City and have also added a baby girl, as well a dog to our family. Best summing up my life story: my adult life is the complete opposite of my childhood.