Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Truth Day 02 and What I've Done Checklist

Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
(see Day 01, and the list, here)

This one is harder for me! I know that is depressing, but really, it is. I can see the negative about myself easily, but ask me what I love about myself, and I have to search like it's buried treasure.
So... upon soul searching, I believe what I love about myself is how empathetic I am. My capacity to feel what other people are feeling is astounding. My emotions run deep, and I know it might sound skeptical to some people, but the intensity to me feels like it's on a whole different level- almost like a sixth sense.
The reason i love this about myself is because it makes life seem real to me. It makes me feel more connected to others around me, makes me feel like a part of the world. I feel like I have a very deep passion for the things I enjoy- I enjoy them to the absolute fullest degree. I also love very deeply.
There are some downsides to this characteristic, but for this purpose I will only share the positive, and there you have it.

Something else I'm borrowing from someone I follow, Sammy at Bits and Pieces posted this today. It's, as she says, sort of a bucket list.
The deal is, you bold the things on this list that you have done before, and put the ones in italics that you plan on doing, and I've commented in parentheses ... So here goes :)

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive (in my dreams maybe!)
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run (unless the wii counts! hah)
36. Danced like a fool and didn't care who was looking (umm... story of my life)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day ( i was wayyy younger. just sayin'.)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment ( this happens occasionally)
39. Had two hard drives for your computer (if you'd met my husband, you'd know why...)
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk (always has a terrible grand finale to the evening when he drinks too much)
42. Had amazing friends (this makes me sad.)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales (i want to do this so bad)
45. Stolen a sign (it made me feel hardcore. but my bf at the time did it. i was just an accomplice.)
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach (no one told me about the crabs. I totally freaked out. not so romantic.)
50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than [you thought*]you were actually in love (I'm amending this for my situation. Wasnt in love, it was an obsession.)
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs (it's a way of life. my life is alphabetized.)
57. Pretended to be a superhero (always.)
58. Sung karaoke (never again.)
59. Lounged around in bed all day (oh how i love to do this)
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain (one of my faves!)
63. Played in the mud (country girl here, so, definitely)
64. Played in the rain (summer rains make me giddy)
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (my hubbers!)
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an "expert"
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage (it's a hobby. I thrive on this!)
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open (again, story of my life)
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart (sadly)
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (again, country girl)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse (never again)
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey (loved them!!)
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts (i have helped my husband though)
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life by not hitting them with my car

What have you done??

1 comment:

  1. It is much harder to discover the good things about yourself over the bad. I understand what you mean.

    Thats great how empathetic you are.

    I liked the little bucket list thingy... I did it as well :)