Today is Friday the 13th and Day 13 of HAWMC. I haven’t been keeping up with this all week, other priorities have taken over, but I do have a few unfinished blog posts sitting in my drafts folder, so hopefully I can play catch up next week.
Today we were asked to write about:
10 Things You Couldn’t Live Without. Write a list of the 10 things you need (or love) most.
In no particular order…
- Positive Thoughts I’m a huge believer that a positive mind frame can get you anywhere and anything in life. I’ve also learned that I have to avoid negative thoughts and negative people like the plaque.
- Freedom The freedom to travel, the freedom of adventure, the freedom to be as I am and do as I want.
- Fresh Air & Sunshine This is something I need. Period. I can spend an entire day wandering outside, driving in the car with the wind blowing through my hair, soaking up rays while being active at the park or in the mountains. I’d rather be curled up on a park bench than my own couch any day of the year.
- Competition From running and basketball to pushing to succeed in my academics and career. I welcome healthy competition and use it to motivate myself.
- Creativity Armed with my C-1 canon, MacBook, or a simple notepad and paper, I am always capturing ideas. Creativity flows through me like energy. I find inspiration in everything around me and view all objects as a creative solution to a (once) problem.
- Warm and Cozy Things I definitely have my comforts and they include anything that keep me warm… my own bed, slippers, sweat pants, hot tea, blankets, mittens on a cold day, and a huge mug of hot chocolate.
- Food As a runner and a vegetarian I am very aware of my nutrition and the quality of food I eat. I am a huge advocate for supporting locally grown, clean food. I LOVE vegetables and love them even more when they come from my own garden. Now if only chocolate would survive in a planter on my window sill.
- Curiosity I guess this goes in part with the freedom item. I am a very curious person in both my career and social activities. I love to solve problems. I’d rather find my way by getting lost (reason for not owning a GPS). It has allowed me to take my own path and live with no regrets.
- Communication Whether it be by means of a greeting card and stamp or a mass email or a simple Facebook post, the ability to communicate with my friends and family has and will always be important to me. I’ve lived away from my family and childhood friends for almost as long as I’ve lived with them and yet our bonds continue to grow.
- MacBook Pro I had to throw this one in the mix. I try not to be attached to objects. I’ve witnessed lives being tied down due to objects and I’ve also seen dreams flourish due to the freedom of having no objects. But my MBP is my lifeline. At least it’s portable!