WordPress is doing a “Bloganuary” challenge/promotion where they are sending out prompts or questions to write about each day. I am going to commit myself to writing a post for each one (or in this case the first 3)….even if I’m a little behind to start it off. It’s just like me to be late to the show, but I always get my act together!
So today I’m writing my responses to Days 1-3! Thanks for coming along for the ride!
Day 1: What advice would you give to your teenage self?
I really struggled with my identity as a teenager. I had trouble being true to myself and having confidence in my abilities as well as my looks and body. I’m not going to lie, I still struggle with this, but I’ve definitely come a very long way.
I wish I could tell my teenage self not to worry about what others think about me. To do what makes me happy, and dress in a way that makes me happy, and be friends with people that make me happy. I would want to tell myself it’s okay to be alone, and that I don’t need a significant other to make me whole.
Day 2: What is a road trip you would love to take?
I would absolutely love to travel in an RV all over the U.S.! Hitting all 48 contiguous states in an RV with my husband and 2 kids would just be such a cool experience – though I’m sure stressful at times as well, ha!
I would want to have a really good amount of time to do this, at least 6 months, maybe a year, so that we could really take our time, enjoy it all, and visit as many cool places as possible.
Some of the top destinations I would like to hit are Salem, MA; New York City; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago; Mackinac Island, MI; Glacier National Park in Montana; Yosemite National Park; Zion National Park; Jackson Hole, WY; San Francisco; and Aspen, CO. That list could go on and on for me though!
Day 3: Write about the last time you left your comfort zone.
The last time I left my comfort zone was probably when I gave birth to my daughter, Luna in November 2019. I had never had an invasive surgery before that, since my son had been born through vaginal delivery. I was told there was an emergency and there was no other option besides having a c-section, which terrified me. It didn’t just terrify me in that moment, but I had been terrified of the possibility of a c-section since finding out I was pregnant the first time.
Something about being cut open and having a living thing pulled out of your abdomen is a little unsettling to say the least.
But, I had to do it. I would have died and Luna probably would have too if I hadn’t allowed the c-section to happen when it did. It wasn’t fun and I will never do it again, but we are here and healthy and I’m stronger now because of it!
Tune in tomorrow for Day 4 along with a new full-length blog post that will be posted in the morning!