# 36 – #BetterPersonChallenge May 18

# 36 – #BetterPersonChallenge May 18

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This Wednesday’s #BetterPersonChallenge is to Do Something for the First Time!

When I say this, I mean move out of your comfort zone.

After my husband passed away, I had to start doing things alone.  For example, go to a wedding, fly on an airplane, etc.  It made me realize how much I relied on other people to help me do things.  Even if I think back to high school, I was always with a friend…god forbid you do anything by yourself at that time.

When I took that first drive to the airport and flew by myself, I felt a great sense of pride!  “I can do this!”  Even though it took me until my 30’s until I realized that doing things by myself is okay, in fact, it’s good for you.

I was recently talking with a friend about vacations and she looked at me like I was crazy because I never took a vacation by myself.  She has gone all over the world, many times, all alone and she LOVED it.  It wasn’t because she didn’t have anyone to go with, she likes to do things on her own.

When I took my most recent trip for work, as I was getting off the plane I was thinking, a vacation by myself is sounding more and more like a good idea.  It would totally be out of my comfort zone, but in the end, I think it would be so nice to decompress.  When I am alone, at first I can’t sit still even though I am drop dead tired.  It takes me a day or so to get into “slow-mo” mode….and that sounds so nice right now!

So you definitely don’t need to do something like traveling to do something for the first time that will move you out of your comfort zone.  It could even be as easy as going to the movies by yourself (I have yet to do that either).

Or now that I think about it….i hope it’s not just me living a sheltered life!!

This will be our challenge together!  Please share what are some things you enjoy doing on your own or that you have done that has taken you out of your comfort zone.

#BetterPersonChallenge

~ K

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# 35 – Just Another Manic Monday

# 35 – Just Another Manic Monday

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So I wasn’t really sure I was going to end up writing a post this evening considering I have a rather busy Tuesday (and rest of the week really) and I really need tonight to prepare for it.  But here I am, sitting at my desk, chugging away…at writing, not drinking…but that’s not a bad idea either.

Instead of sitting here complaining how much of a stressful day today was….I will think of the positive.  I am sick of the negative the past few days/weeks.

Thankful….

Tonight marks the end of Week 4 of my class and only one more week to go!  I also finished my presentation and submitted it…good riddance to that!

Teachers have been contacting me regarding the fact that Father’s Day is coming up and they want to be extra sensitive to my guys feelings during these class celebrations.  I appreciate these teachers…I really honestly do.  I am also very thankful to my guys grandfathers, uncles, godfathers, and friends who are always willing to step up and take on the father role when one is needed.  I always consider myself both the mom and the dad, but the boys definitely need some boy time once in a while.

My big guy is on the mend from being sick the entire weekend, which makes me feel so much more at ease!

I hope you all have a wonderful week and I hope if your Monday started out rather manic, I hope it evened out by the evening!

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Also, don’t forget my giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card…time is running out.  See my blog # 33 – #BetterPersonChallenge & A Giveaway! for more details!

~ K

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# 33 – #BetterPersonChallenge & A Giveaway!

# 33 – #BetterPersonChallenge & A Giveaway!

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This weeks Challenge to be a #BetterPerson is to Be Forgiving – Let Things Go.

I have decided it takes a whole lot more energy being mad/annoyed/aggravated (you get it) about something then it does to forgive and let things go.

If something bothers me, I usually talk to a friend and get it all out and then it’s like I can breathe and it’s over…for the most part!  Here are some things to remember about what it means to forgive.

  • Forgiving doesn’t mean you’re excusing the other  person’s actions.
  • Forgiving doesn’t mean you should forget.
  • Forgiving is finding a way to live in a state of resolution.
  • Forgiveness is something you do for yourself, not the other person.
  • You cannot change the past, so don’t live in it.
  • Smile and let it go.  It takes some practice, but it helps!

Hopefully this will be of some help to anyone that is dealing with a difficult situation.  Even though I know every situation is different, sometimes thinking this way can help for your own well-being.

Now onto the Surprise!!!

I decided since I am so close to 200 followers, it was time for a giveaway!  You may enter this giveaway at a Rafflecopter giveaway (click the link).  You could win a $25 gift card to Amazon!!!

All you need to do is 1) Like my Blog Page 2) Like my Facebook Page and 3) Tweet.  You will then be entered into the raffle to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

The raffle will begin May 11 – May 18 2016!  This contest is currently only offered to the USA and Canada.  I will not forget my International friends….you will be coming up soon!

Thank you all for your awesome feedback and support since I started this blog!  I wish you good luck!

~ K

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