02 November 2010

Day 1 of 30 Day Challenge

I've been wanting to do this for awhile...I love reading everyone else's posts from their own 30 day challenge and I want to take part in the fun! Also, I figured this would help me improve my blogging skills and will help you all get to know me a little bit better. ;) Here are the topics you will find on my blog for the next 30 days: 

Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 3-A picture of you and your friends
Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have
Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been to
Day 6-Favorite super hero and why
Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them
Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days
Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped
Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one
Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14-A picture of you and your family
Day 15-Put your ipod or shuffle on-first 10 songs that play
Day 16-Another picture of yourself
Day 17-Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18-Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19-Nicknames you have and why you have them
Day 20-Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
Day 21-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22-What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23-Something you crave for a lot
Day 24-A letter to your parents
Day 25-What I would find in your bag
Day 26-What do you think about your friends
Day 27-Why you are doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28-A picture of you from last year and now-how have you changed?
Day 29-In this past month, what have you learned?
Day 30-Your favorite song

So...here it goes! 

Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Recent picture of me...I choose this picture because it really shows the length of my hair -- it's finally growing!!!! YAY!!! While I am in florida, I have decided to take a break from things that can hinder the process of growing out my hair, such as getting weaves and daily use of a flat iron. It's not like it is really possible for my hair to stay straight in this humidity anyway.... ;) 

Okay...here's 15 interesting (?) facts about myself:

1 - I was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) my sophomore year of high school. I didn't believe it then, but as soon as I began to take medicine for it, I immediately noticed huge changes and knew that I had it. Those pills became my life and I didn't understand how I was ever able to function before without them. On days that I would forget to take them (forgetfulness is a major symptom of ADHD and ADD...haha), things were pretty bad. I remember finding myself sitting in front of the mirror supposed to be getting ready for school, but I had not done anything for a solid 20 minutes. I had drifted into my own thoughts without realizing it. 

2 - I attended SUU (Southern Utah University) my freshman year and received over 30 credits. I was strongly prompted to apply for BYU for my sophomore year, did so, and got accepted. Only one class that I took at SUU transferred to BYU, so I had to start all over, and I am one year behind.

3 - I am intending to major in Advertising - Creative track. This way, I can learn more about graphic design AND advertising, two of which things I love.

4 - My name is Hawaiian, but my mom didn't know it. She thought she "made it up" one day while walking on BYU campus, and then saw my name on a street sign in Hawaii when she was visiting 16 years later.

5 - I have never been diagnosed with it, but I am 100% positive that I have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Order). My kitchen and the contents of my cupboards must be organized a certain way, in a certain order. My halloween votive decorations must be arranged a certain way, with an approximate space between each other and space from the edges of the table. I must wipe three times or I am sure that I will get a disease (I will spare the details). At work, I must have my cash drawer organized that EVERY bill is facing the same way, every receipt, every traveler's check. The list goes on, and I'm sure my poor husband can add to it.

6 - I am super sensitive. If I ever get scolded, reprimanded - even just slightly, it will probably make me cry. If someone looks at me wrong, it will make me very depressed. I am also horrible at reprimanding, and the thought of having to possibly hurt someone's feelings makes me cry.

7 - I feel very accomplished in the work field. I have held the titles of Administrative Assistant, Cash Control Supervisor, Creative Director, Team Lead, and Assistant Manager by age 20.

8 - I would rather play by ear than play by reading musical notes. This applies to piano, drums, and singing. I have learned how to play all the songs I know now by ear.

9 - I am super competitive when it comes to sports. I love them all. I have been involved with softball, soccer, volleyball, and dance throughout my life. Even silly little games like Four Square or Cops and Robbers...I get such an adrenaline rush from playing!

10 - If I don't eat first thing in the morning, I will get extremely nauseous and/or throw up. I'm not sure why.

11 - I work at the largest Disney merchandise store in the whole world!

12 - I love music and I love it to be LOUD. I partially blame my Dad for this...after all, he is an audio engineer and we were forced to listen to everything using the 6.1 surround system. I hate listening to things without some major BASS going on, and I think every song is better when it is loud anyway.

13 - The reason I even started playing the drums is because I couldn't FOR THE LIFE OF ME make a sound out of that gosh darn flute! I signed up for band in 6th grade so I could play the flute, and I struggled for weeks! Finally, after the millionth time meeting with my band instructor, he told me that my lips were formed in such a way that it was preventing me from being able to produce any sounds. Weird, I thought my lips looked normal. Anyway, I decided to play the drums cause I knew for sure that I would be able to make a sound out of those!!!

14 - I love driving stick shifts. I was taught how to drive on my dad's manual truck, and my first car was a manual. There is something about having complete control over your vehicle that is so satisfying to me. I hate driving automatics because it shifts on it's own, and I hate the timing of it. It messes with my rhythm. 

 15 - I am married to a wonderful man with the last name of Talley. I really like this last name because it is very compatible with my first name. It seems like none of the last names of any of my boyfriends actually sounded good with my first name. Believe me, this stressed me out while I was growing up. 

Whew -- that was harder than I thought! Hope you all enjoyed and hope that if you haven't yet, that you also begin the 30 day challenge!

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