I participated in another Secret Subject Swap because the last time I did it I had fun. The best part is I didn’t have to come up with something to write about for one glorious day because I was told, by email, what to write about. See how this works? Yes, I like to use the word “extravaganza” every chance I get because it sounds exciting and a little ridiculous and it makes me laugh.
So, welcome to take one of December’s Secret Subject Swap (EXTRAVAGANZA!), the first of two this month. There will be more, oh yes, there will be more. I just won’t be writing in the second swap because of the whole we have to take turns and give someone else a chance stuff that makes the kindergartener in me want to pout for at least an hour. I am totally pouting right now.
This week 14 brave and 1 trying to be brave blogger(s) picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style (I don’t really have a style that’s why I throw words like EXTRAVAGANZA! around a lot). Today we are simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. (I hear that “dung-dung” they play on Law & Order after reading this part (every single time)…feel free to play along at home!) (That was a lot of parenthesis…you’re still with me, right?) (I just can’t seem to stop using them)
If you want to read all of the other bloggers posts today go and see the list over at Baking In A Tornado. Last time I posted all of the links for your viewing pleasure, but then my page was a mile long and I got lost in the middle for hours. Anyway, tell Karen I sent you (check out all of the baking recipes too). Feel free to make any of her cookie recipes and mail them to me for sampling.
OK, let’s do this!
My Subject was: If there was one thing I could change in my past it would be….. Submitted by: Chewylicious and you can go check out her blog by clicking on her name right up there ^^^^^^^^^^ (those are arrows. sort of.)
If There Was On thing I Could Change In My Past It Would Be….
That I said “Yes” more often. I think I missed out on some really amazing experiences because I was so busy being “normal” or too shy to say yes, or working really hard, or taking life too seriously. Now, I am not saying I don’t have an adventurous spirit because I do. I like trying new things and meeting new people and going places I have never been before. The thing is, back then, in my past, I had too many excuses and took on too many responsibilities that didn’t belong to me. I said no because I had committed to doing things I didn’t really want to do or because I was worried about money or a boyfriend or my family. So, I wish I had said yes more to meeting for coffee and going on a hike and grabbing lunch. I wish had said yes more to oddball dates and bad concerts and boating and late night dancing. The important thing now is that I change. I need to make sure I am saying yes more today than I was yesterday, right? That’s the whole point of thinking about these things. If you have something in your past that you wish you did differently then do it differently now. TODAY!
Say yes more and say no less. This is my new slogan. Thank you, Chewylicious!
Go forth and be merry! Celebrate the weekend. Say yes to peppermint coffee and twinkle lights. I promise, you won’t be sorry you did.