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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014
Tell us one thing you learned about yourself this month.

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As NaBoPoMo’s March challenge comes to a close, I can say that I learned a lot about myself. I found that I work better alone, but I do not like to travel alone. My grandchildren keep my self-confidence boosted and my husband is my best friend.

Another thing I learned about myself this month, is that blogging has changed my life. I love to blog and will continue to blog for as long as I am able. Although, I may be revealing too much of myself, I feel that blogging brings out the best of me.

The most treasured thing I learned about myself this month, is that I’m stronger than I think I am. Now, I feel more self-confident, which is going to help me along the goal I have set for myself; to self-publish my work this year.

Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line – NaBloPoMo – BlogHer

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line
by Krista on March 30, 2014

Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?

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The codes I value most in my life are self-respect and respect for others. Without respect, it is hard to have any set of values in your life.

I value family and friendships. I am a caring and loving person that enjoys helping others. Inner harmony and spirituality are a large part of my life.

Ecological awareness is important to me. Respecting nature brings a natural order that includes: conformity, tranquility, serenity, and stability.

Knowledge, meaningful work, and wisdom are important principles. Honesty and security are values I actively apply in my life.

These are the codes I live by. What are yours?

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Daily Prompt: Born to be With You ~ NaBloPoMo – BlogHer

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Daily Prompt: Born to Be With You
by Krista on March 29, 2014

Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best? Describe them in great detail — leave no important quality out.

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My hubby is my best friend. He is easy to talk to and knows me inside and out. Sometimes, we don’t even have to talk. It seems one of us can just think of something and the other one will pick up on it.

What I love most about my hubby is that he always has my back and supports me in the things I want to do. He holds me when I cry. He comforts me when I’m upset. He does everything in his power to keep overload and stress away from me.

He is my protector, my provider, my wonderful, big shouldered hubby. He pulled up, all the broken pieces that was me, and put me back together, as best he could. This he has had to do again and again. I have hit rock bottom, several times, but he didn’t desert me, instead he pulled me back up and supported me.

Our love is a sustainable love. We enjoy each other. We enjoy some of the hobbies we share together. There is just enough difference in us to keep things interesting. It is a close to perfect relationship.

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014
How old were you when you started your first diary?

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I received my first diary when I was eight or nine years old. I wrote something in it every day. At first, I wrote little snippets about my day, maybe a poem here and there, and some days I wrote what I was feeling.

My second diary was much like my first, but I found I needed more space to write in, so I went to notebooks. I filled many notebooks with poems, my feelings, and short stories or story ideas. My notebooks soon became boxes of notebooks.

As I grew older, I started writing letters to God; asking him questions and pouring all my worries out to him. I took my boxes of notebooks with me, when I married. They were very sacred to me.

I continued to write daily; journaling my life. When my first husband, and I, divorced, he told me he had read most of my notebooks. I was very upset and didn’t journal again for several years. When I did start back, it wasn’t a daily practice like it was before.

It was a romantic notion I had, that I would leave the boxes for my daughter’s to find after I passed away. That was not meant to be. They were all destroyed in a fire around 2003. What wasn’t burnt, was so badly water-damaged that the whole lot had to be thrown away; nothing was salvageable. Thirty-years of my writings were gone.

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Have you ever taken a trip by yourself? Do you prefer to travel with people or alone?

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Travel is not a thing I do often. When I was working for our local school system, I did travel often, going to state, regional, and national conferences. There was only one occasion when I had to fly alone. I flew from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, to attend a Homeless Children and Youth Conference.

I have had the pleasure of visiting our Nation’s Capitol, three times; twice to attend a conference and once for leisure. Washington, D. C. is a wonderful place to visit! I can hardly wait until I can go, again, and take my grandchildren.

There was another time that I took a road trip by myself. It was only a four to five hour drive one-way, but for this country girl, it was a trip. I drove from my little town, to our state’s capital, Montgomery, AL, for a state conference on Homeless Children and Youth Conference.

Hubby, and I, have been on many road trips together. I much prefer to travel with somebody, rather than alone.

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Do you enjoy being alone? What do you do when you’re by yourself?

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I do enjoy being alone; the quietness, the solitude, the time to think. Sometimes, I turn the music up loud and bop around the house; sweeping floors, mopping floors, doing the wash, etc… At other times, I read, research, and write in the quietness, or with music, depending on my mood.

If it weren’t for my grandchildren, I think I could live happily as a hermit, or maybe not. It is my grandchildren that bring love and light to my world. It is my grandchildren that make me want to succeed at life. It is my grandchildren that bring me happiness and joy.

The hubby, and I, often talk about putting a large fence around our property and shutting the rest of the world out, when he retires, (except family, of course). We pretty much live in solitude, as it is, except for the summer months; then it can get real crowded. People flock in from everywhere. Most do not respect property lines; it is a free for all.

However, the summer months do provide some free entertainment. I enjoy watching and listening from the side-lines. A writer can pick-up some real-life drama to write about.

Overall, I do prefer the silence the fall, winter, and part of spring seasons provide.

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
What is your favourite personality trait that you possess?

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It would be much easier to write about my least favorite personality traits. For instance, I’m trusting to a fault; I am closed, guarded, and secretive; I do not handle change very well; I can be complacent and indifferent; I am insecure, lack self-confidence, and have low self-esteem.

However, I do possess some positive personality traits, such as: caring for others, being considerate and courteous, forgiving, friendly, generous, grateful, humble, kind, respectful, sincere, and sympathetic. My favorite personality trait that I possess is having an open-mind.

Being open-minded, I rarely judge others, (I’m not perfect); I believe we are all supposed to love and care for one another; I believe we should be tolerant of one another; I believe we should respect each other and every living thing on earth.

I don’t presume that my beliefs are the only way and I try to stay open-minded to other beliefs. There is much to learn, much to mull over and pray about. I am grateful for my open-mind.

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