Day #28: What have you learned this 28 days?
I have learned that it’s hard for me to stick to a challenge like this. I’ve also learned that I can do it. I’ve learned that I can be kind and gentle with myself. I’ve learned that others are very kind to me. And very encouraging. I’ve learned it’s good to take a moment to stop my negative thoughts and try to think well of myself, even if it is just for that moment.
Day #27: What have you accepted about you?
I have accepted that I’m not all bad, like I often feel I am. That I have some good qualities.
Day #26: What makes you feel beautiful?
Having my nails done. It’s literally the only thing that makes me feel pretty (I can’t say anything makes me feel beautiful).
Day #25: What makes you laugh?
Gilmore Girls, Parks and Recreation, Mash, Psych, my family’s sense of humor, my friends.
Day #24: What makes you happy?
Spending time with my family. My family makes me happy like nothing else, especially my mom and brothers. I adore my nieces and nephews. I have always been close to my family. I grew up playing board games with them, playing pretend, playing video games, reading with them, arguing with and making up with them, making craft with them, so on and so forth. My family didn’t have a lot of money, but we had each other and we have always been there for each other.
Day #23: What is your best feature?
My eyes. I love the color of my eyes, they’re bright green. My eyes are expressive. They don’t lie. They are the first part of my face to smile.
Day #22: What makes you unique?
I’m really not sure how to answer this, I’m sorry.
Day #21: Something you are proud of.
I was originally going to say my family, but then I realized I probably am supposed to say something about myself.
So, what am I proud of? For a while I thought “nothing,” but then I realized I am proud of myself for pushing myself when I don’t want to, which I do all the time. For wearing pant when it’s hard. For agreeing to to a year-long DBT program when it scares me. For going out with friends when my anxiety tells me to stay home. For doing house cleaning when I’m in horrible pain. I’m proud of myself for pushing myself beyond my comfort zone.
Day #20: Something you love to wear
I love to wear my hoodies. They are soft, they keep me warm, they make me feel comfortable, they act like my security blanket when I’m around other people, they have pockets for my hands, they’re just wonderful.
Day #19: Something you feel strongly about.
I feel strongly about keeping my last name if I ever get married. I love my last name, I love the heritage behind it, I love the name itself, and I’m not giving it up for some silly tradition.