General 30-Day Challenge ~ Day 1

Day 1 ~ Your current relationship status.

My relationship status is common-law. I prefer using the term covivant, which means a man/woman living together without being married, but no one knows what I mean when I say that 😛
I am not pro-marriage at all. I think it works for some people and I am happy for them, I’ve been to some lovely weddings. To me, it simply seems like a money grabbing event. You don’t need to be married to share your lives, to be committed to each other, have kids, or celebrate a yearly anniversary. We do a BBQ most years and every other year we touch up our finger tattoos. It works and I am happy ^_^

*Those Updates I Was Talking About

I finally sat down yesterday to take a look through my list and complied what I am working on at the moment or going to be starting now/soon.

(#2) Learn all songs by all artists/bands that I own and review/rate
~ This is always in progress! I might need to put a “ban” on acquiring new music for a time period so I actually make some forward progress 😛 I do have a few Music Review drafts that I just need to finish up and then I can post them. Lately, I am listening to Kpop and some older artists like Phil Collins, Goo Goo Dolls, and Bryan Adams.

(#12) Learn to box and/or kickbox
~ I got a few tips after a particular grueling class this summer with a friend and I practice several times a week at home. So glad I have my own equipment at home! Plus, I added Pylometric training into my workout regime and upped my plank routine too. It is no joke! Seriously. I would like to take a regular class eventually but for now this is adequate.

(#42) Get over my fear of heights
~ I am actually going to mark this one off. This summer I went rappelling and climbed the side of a cliff without any ropes(!), I would have gotten further if my arms weren’t off the short, t-rex variety! I wouldn’t say that heights don’t scare me anymore but I don’t let it stop/immobilize me from doing something anymore if it’s up high. This is an amazing feeling!! I need to give my brothers a huge thank you because the motivation of not being teased for the foreseeable future is rather great haha *thumbs up*

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Day 365 ~ daily gratitude (#4 is DONE!)

Day 365

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) I do push-ups or sit-ups to warm myself up instead of turning up the heat

(2) I get to make a short morning exercise program for Hulkhands!

(3) my mom taking my son for a sleepover tonight! (Thanks Mom :))

(4) I get to spend the evening ringing in the new year with some of my favourite people *excited happy dance*

(5) new beginnings and adventures!! Bring on 2015!!!

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This is all DONE as of today and it was actually a lot of fun most days! I am a rather optimistic person so I didn’t find it too challenging but there were some days where it was close to impossible to find five things to be grateful for in a 24 hour period. I think that anyone who does this will definitely find by the end of it that they will be a little more cheerful and you’ll find less things to complain about in any situation/setting 😀

Days 361 to 363 ~ daily gratitude

Day 361

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) my son getting dressed on his own this morning!!

(2) I’m good at handling money

(3) catching up on some journaling today

(4) being able to sit in silence with a book for more than a few minutes this afternoon

(5) almost all the house is finally organized! It’s only taken just over a year…

Day 362 & 363 Here

Days 357 to 360 ~ daily gratitude

Day 357

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) how arm the winter has been so far

(2) actually finding a hair elastic today. Not that I needed it but they all disappear very quickly when my son is around…

(3) getting out for a 3 km run this evening

(4) no holds coming in at the library before the holiday closure until the beginning of January

(5) fine tip pens

Days 358 to 360 This Way

Day 356 ~ daily gratitude

Day 356

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) waking up early but just not getting out of bed because I didn’t have to

(2) my knee brace

(3) making progress on the felt board I am putting together for my son

(4) Hulkhands cleaning the stove today. It needed it badly!

(5) fantastic post-hardcore/alternative/rock covers of pop songs

Love the Way You Lie ~ A Skylit Drive

Firework ~ My Ticket Home

Bye, Bye, Bye ~ Our Last Night Ft. Cody Carson of Set it Off