30 Day Challenge - Day 14

Day 14- A picture of you and your family          




This is a picture of my boyfriend Alex and I with our baby Eric, when he was 11 weeks old.





This is a picture of (clockwise from top!) my Dad, Mum, me and our cat Maisie, my sister Magdalena and my brother Mike.  The picture was taken about 15 years ago! And we still have Maisie :)



And this is a picture of my sister, brother, Eric and I at Eric's Christening this June.  Eric was 10 and a half months old.







30 Day Challenge - Day 13

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently         


      



To be honest my life has been very lovely at the moment, and I can't think of anyone who has hurt me.  I'm lucky to have supportive friends and family.  That sounds so smug! There is just one thing that has hurt my feelings a bit.




Dear two friends,


I felt upset recently when you didn't support me over my decision to start childminding.  It felt like you were talking behind my back and thought I shouldn't look after children as you thought I'm a bad mum.  I felt pushed out of our group, and I felt unsure how to talk to you both.  


Now I understand you were just looking out for me, and wanted me to be sure it wouldn't ruin my relationship with the friend whose baby I will be looking after, and that it wouldn't stress me out.  


I'm really glad things don't feel awkward with us anymore.


Lots of love,


Felicity

Article: Vegan Pregnancy

I wrote this article for a magazine, but they keep pushing back the print date so here is a condensed version to whet your whistle as I really want to share it with friends who are pregnant now, but might not be pregnant when it finally goes to press!  I'll link to the full article once it's eventually published.







In 2011 more and more people are choosing a vegan diet, whether to save the pennies in the current economic climate, for its benefit to the environment, because they are against the factory farming and the slaughter of animals, or for their health.  Just ask celebrities like Lea Michelle, Alicia Silverstone and Natalie Portman! But if you’re vegan and pregnant you may worry whether your diet is still suitable for your pregnancy.  A vegan pregnancy does have its pitfalls, but they’re probably not what you’d think.  The downsides aren’t a lack essential nutrients and feeling really tired as some people seem to assume, but one thing you will get tired of is hearing “but where do you get your protein? And your iron?”, and “of course, you’ll have to give the baby meat and milk to help it grow, you’re not going to raise it a fussy eater like you are you?” (I used to get asked all of these, daily!)

So what should vegan yummy mummies-to-be actually eat for a well-planned pregnancy diet?

For growing a healthy, bouncing baby, pregnancy increases your body’s need for folic acid, protein, calcium, iron, B12 and vitamin D. 

Vegan diets tend to be higher than omnivorous diets in folate, the naturally occurring form of folic acid, found in foods such as pulses, leafy greens and oranges.  However, it's still a good idea to follow the Department of Health recommendation to all pregnant women and take a folic acid supplement during the first trimester, to protect against neural tube defects. 

As you will no doubt tire of telling people, vegans really do eat protein (honestly!), in the form of beans, ‘pretend’ meat, tofu, pulses, whole grains, nuts and seeds.  Providing you are meeting your recommended calorie intake, and including some protein with every meal, you should easily be providing your bump with adequate protein. 

Calcium is abundant in an animal-free diet, and calcium-fortified soya milk is always comparable to (and often contains more calcium than) cow’s milk!  As well as fortified soya, rice or oat milk, look for fortified orange juice and lots of those leafy greens!

As for iron, there are two types: haem iron, from animals, and non-haem iron, from plants.  Contrary to the popular myth, haem iron, found in meat, is not more easily absorbed or ‘better’ than non-haem iron, and most of the iron absorbed in all our diets, including meat-eaters, is from plant sources.  Legumes (such as kidney beans, lentils and chickpeas), tofu, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, fortified breakfast cereals and dried fruits are all excellent sources of iron.  Drinking a glass of orange juice with meals helps the iron to be absorbed.

Your body’s requirements of vitamin B12  increase only slightly during pregnancy.  Vitamin B12 is found in fortified foods, such as cereals, meat substitutes and non-dairy milk, so try eating more of these. 

Vitamin D is also very important for developing babies, but is poorly supplied in all our diets, whether vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous, unless we eat fortified foods, such as fortified cereal and fortified soya milk.  Vitamin D can be synthesised in our bodies by sunlight on the skin, but in our less-than-sunny climate eat fortified foods, or consider taking a specially formulated supplement of vitamin D.  Make sure it is D2 though, as D3 is derived from fish oil or lanolin!

Some pregnant women like to take a prenatal vitamin, like DEVA Vegan Prenatal Multivitamin and Mineral or an iron and B12 supplement such as Salus’s Floravital.  This is especially useful if morning sickness means you are finding it hard to eat anything other than gingernuts, like some women, or Cheezly, mushroom & tomato pancakes, Fry’s Chicken Burgers and tinned gooseberries, like me!

Another benefit of being vegan and pregnant is that your diet will probably naturally include more fibre than that of an omnivore, reducing the risk of suffering from that pregnancy bugbear constipation or haemorrhoids!

In an issue of their Journal, the American Dietetic Association (one of the world’s leading health bodies) set out their position that: 

appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.” 

Therefore you can rest assured that as well as doing your bit for your bank balance, the environment and animals, you’re also eating a healthy diet to get you through pregnancy and providing a great start in life for your little one.  So be proud of your vegan bump!


The 5 Vegan Products You Need Whilst Pregnant

1)  SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquer.  Free from DBP, Formaldehyde and Toluene, and available in an endless array of colours, this vegan nail polish is an easy way to pamper yourself without exposing your body and baby to any harsh chemicals. Just ask your boyfriend / husband / sister / mum / BFF to paint your toenails when you can’t reach!


2) To fake that pregnancy 'glow’ on days when you’re feeling more grey with morning sickness, Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate is a lifesaver.  Its softening base of argan and organic rosehip oil even works wonders on sensitive, oily and problem skin! Apply it after cleansing and toning but before your moisturiser and make up.



3) Lush Dreamtime Bath Melt.  Full of lavender, sandalwood and cocoa butter this amazing bath product melts away any pregnancy stress and worry, helps you sleep and is super-moisturising to tender, stretching skin.  Lush also have a very stringent animal testing policy and are environmentally conscious, reducing packaging and only manufacturing vegetarian and vegan products.  You just chuck it under the hot tap when you're running the bath.




4) DEVA Vegan Prenatal Multivitamin and Mineral One Daily.  Peace of mind that you’re getting all the vital nutrients you and baby need, and certified by the Vegan Society.



5) Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil. A soothing, gentle oil with a comforting fragrance that works hard on preventing the dreaded stretch marks! I got a few stretch marks on my arse and boobs a week before my due date (harsh, Mother Nature! It's because I was being smug about not getting any!) but I got none on my bump. 



30 Day Challenge - Day 12

Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one




I heard about Blogging years ago, when I read about Blogs like 'The Sartorialist', 'La Coquette', 'Who What Wear' and 'Go Fug Yourself', and I got into 'I Can Has Cheezburger' when I was at uni! 


I started a LiveJournal in my final year of uni but it was just so I could look at ProAna blogs and share daily food diaries, photos, get 'Thinspiration' etc., as I was suffering an eating disorder.  So that experience of Blogging was very harmful, and I have closed that one now.  


It wasn't until some Facebook friends started their own Blogs and I really enjoyed reading them that I thought of starting a proper Blog myself.  I had been wanting to get back into writing and to make time to do something for myself, and I have also been planning a pregnancy/baby book, so wanted to test out some of my ideas and articles. Blogging seemed like the answer! 


I Googled 'Blogging' and thus was introduced to Blogger, and I got myself in a real twist trying to learn how to use it and make it look pretty! Now I'm happy with my Blog and I'm enjoying being 'forced' to write every day by this challenge - I will definitely try to keep up writing more regularly after the 30 days and not let whole weeks slip by again :)


30 Day Challenge - Day 11

Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends            



This is a picture of my friend Katie and I on a night out when we were at uni! We met in our second year, and now she is the Godmother to my son! How time flies.  Katie's an amazing person... She is so kind, generous, funny, quirky, beautiful and intelligent.  There's no one in the world like her.  I am so lucky to have her in my (and Eric's) life. 

30 Day Challenge - Day 10

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad


Sorry it's taken a few days to get to writing this post, it's been my little boy's 1st birthday, so the night before his birthday I was baking a birthday cake, wrapping presents etc., then I was celebrating with friends on Monday for his special day, and last night I was recovering! Also this post has been a bit more difficult as I don't really listen to music that much anymore! 




Happy:


Ambrose & His Orchestra 'Ma I Miss Your Apple Pie' 
Justin Bieber 'I Will Never Say Never'
Chipmunk & Ironik 'Tiny Dancer'
T Pain 'Buy You A Drank' or 'Bartender'
The Cribs 'Mirror Kissors'
Kate Bush 'Hounds of Love'
Prince 'Most Beautiful Girl in the World'
Hilary Duff 'Our Lips Are Sealed'
Incubus 'Are You In'
3 of a Kind 'Babycakes'
Kula Shaker 'Hey Dude'
Reef 'Hands On'
Nine Inch Nails 'Terrible Lie'
Rachel Stamp 'Brand New Toy'
Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dog 'Signs'
Beatles 'Let It Be'




Sad:


Busted '3am'
Air 'Highschool Lover'
Radical Face 'Welcome Home Son'
Air Traffic 'Shooting Star'
Aqualung 'Strange and Beautiful'
Biffy Clyro 'Christopher's River' or 'Hope For An Angel'
Sunna 'OD' or '7%'
Editors 'An End Has a Start'
Eric Clapton 'Tears in Heaven'
Frightened Rabbit 'Head Rolls Off'
Placebo 'Running Up The Hill'
Hole 'Violet'
Jimmy Eat World 'Hear You Me'
The Kooks 'Sway'
Nine Inch Nails 'A Warm Place'
The Shins 'Caring Is Creepy'




Bored:


Anything in the chart




Hyped:


Block Party 'Like Eating Glass'
Britney Spears 'Break the Ice'
Busted 'Who's David?'
Fighstar 'Paint Your Target'
Good Charlotte 'The River'
Hole 'Celebrity Skin'
Nine Inch Nails 'The Hand That Feeds'
Pearl Jam 'Even Flow'
A Static Lullaby 'The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us'




Mad:


Biffy Clyro '57'
Sunna 'Power Struggle'
My Ruin 'Terror'
Queen Adreena 'Pretty Like Drugs'

30 Day Challenge - Day 9

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days        




I'm proud of three things from the last few days.  Firstly I'm proud that today I faced my fears and faced the dreaded allotment, and it was actually ok! The weeds were like a dense, head-high forest, covering the entire massive plot, but my friend Hayley came with me and she made me pull myself together a bit about it and get stuck in.  We put Eric down on a blanket with some snacks and toys and we managed to clear loads! We probably weeded between a quarter and a third of the plot, so I feel so much happier and more positive about it now! The time went really quickly and Hayley had to go, but I'm hoping some other friends will come with me tomorrow.  I think another 2-3 hours and it will be lovely again!






Secondly I am proud that I have enrolled on an 'Introduction to Home-Based Childcare' course, which you need to do to become a childminder.  It starts in October and is two two-hour evening sessions per week for four weeks.  It feels like a really positive step and I'm looking forward to learning, even though I think it will be very intense and hard work for a month.








Thirdly I'm proud of myself for not stressing as much about the housework as usual, as Eric's had a virus and been poorly so I haven't been able to do it.  He normally goes to nursery on Thursdays and I blitz the house, but this week he was definitely not well enough to go, so I looked after him all day instead.  As he's ill he has needed lots of lots of cuddles and attention, so I have just been with him, trying to make him feel better.  I've managed to keep on top of most of the housework during naps, but I'm proud not to have let it bother me, I just wanted to be there for my little boy!


And finally, of course, I am proud of Eric!



30 Day Challenge - Day 8

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why          


My short term goals this month are to:


1) Apply for my provisional driving licence.  I've decided to learn to drive, finally at the age of 26! I've never learned as I'm scared, I would be devastated if I hit an animal, it's expensive, there's never been a need to drive in Bristol as our public transport is so good and it's bad for the environment.  However, I've decided to learn now as Alex works abroad and I would feel reassured to know I can drive Eric to the hospital in an emergency, and to feel a bit more freedom and less like I'm stranded when Alex is away.  I don't plan to drive often but it would also be nice to be able to drive to stay with my parents, as at the moment they drive to pick me up which is twice as bad for the environment than if I just drove one journey, and it would be lovely to be able to get out of Bristol, to the countryside and the beach.



2) Finally finish my Christening 'thank you' cards and send them out! It has now been six weeks since the Christening, and I feel really, really rude! I have been a busy mummy as Eric's been under the weather, and it has taken me alot longer than I thought it would to make the cards, but I hate bad manners so I need to do them ASAP!



3) Sort out the allotment! My allotment has got seriously overgrown and it's stressing me out an extreme amount. I am planning to go and dig tomorrow and Sunday, but I so don't want to! I will though or I'll get into trouble. 

30 Day Challenge - Day 7

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you      



This is a picture of a cow being slaughtered.  Seeing undercover photos and videos of slaughter, as well as other types of animal cruelty, has impacted my life hugely from a young age,  It has changed my political views, my diet and even what I think about other people! I think it has made me a compassionate, kind, thoughtful and well-informed person.  It has also made me strong, clear in my views and passionate about animal rights.  

I used to think animals were shot to kill them for their meat, and that it is all very quick, clean and painless.  Sadly this is not at all the case.  When animals  are slaughtered they are stunned using an electric bolt gun, which shoots an impact into their brain rendering them unconscious, or using electric tongs or an electrified water bath which passes a current through their brain rendering them unconscious.  The animal is still alive, but should not feel pain or know what's going on.  Cows are then hoisted up onto a conveyor belt by shackles on their leg and their throat is cut open with a knife, cutting the main artery.  The animal must be alive for this as they need the heart to pump all the blood out.  Unfortunately stunning is often ineffective or incorrectly done, and animals regain consciousness whilst they are dying.  This is why you see hideous images of blood sprayed slaughtermen, walls and rivers of blood on the floor of abattoirs.  Sometimes if the animal hasn't died yet they suffocate on their own blood.  It makes me feel so sick.

What has affected me the most is knowing that pregnant animals are slaughtered, especially dairy cows.  Dairy cows are made pregnant, usually by artificial insemination, as a calf needs to be born for the cow to produce milk.  After the birth, the calf is taken away from the mother within three days and is either shot in the head, put in a veal crate and sent to the continent to be turned into veal meat, or if it's a little girl she might become a dairy cow.  The calf is taken away so humans can have the milk rather than the calf.  The cow is then made pregnant again straight away, so is milked during pregnancy which exhausts the cow.  Within three years the cow usually stops producing milk due to being worn out, and is slaughtered, often while pregnant. I have read reports of undercover investigators seeing the baby calf kicking inside it's mother after her throat is cut, struggling for life inside her whilst she is dying, and still kicking once she is dead, until it too dies.  This image has affected me more than anything as a mummy myself, it's a scarring, devastating thing to happen.  This is why I don't drink milk. 

If this picture has affected your views and you are considering giving up meat or dairy please read more on www.viva.org.uk or www.peta.org.uk or see my post about vegan alternatives for animal foods  http://teawithfelicity.blogspot.com/2011/06/list-vegan-alternatives-for-foods-you.html :)

30 Day Challenge - Day 6

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why        




My favourite super hero is Harry Potter! Now, I hear what you're saying, Harry Potter doesn't count as a super hero. Well I disagree.  Super heroes have arch enemies...Voldemort is the worst, most evil and hated villain ever! He's so frightening people don't even speak his name! Super heroes are found in comics.... well Harry Potter is from a book so that makes him the intelligent person's choice of hero! Super heroes have films made out of their stories...where have you been?! The Harry Potter films are a phenomenon! Super heroes are made into action figures...Harry has action figures, computer games, lego, stationary, wands, duvets, everything you could possibly want! Throughout the seven Harry Potter books you make a real connection with the world and the characters, and Harry is 'everychild', you can easily relate to him. It's a classic allegorical good vs evil story, but with such rich description of the setting and lots of humour.  It's loved by adults and children the world over.  Harry doesn't have 'super powers', he just has grit, determination, bravery, some talent, fate and good friends on his side, and the last battle between Harry and Voldemort is deep as well as epic.  The Chosen One is the superhero for me! 

30 Day Challenge - Day 5

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to      

This is Gamla Stan, or 'Old Town', in Stockholm.  I visited Stockholm with my mum for our first holiday just on our own without the rest of my family. It was absolutely freezing as we went in the winter, it was between minus 9 and minus 15 most days, so we wrapped up warm in faux fur and cuddly jumpers and scarves. We stayed in a guest house with a really nice Swedish couple. We shopped lots and just took in the beautiful city, the architecture is incredible. It's expensive there, but worth it and like all of Sweden it is so clean everywhere - no litter. I am half Swedish and absolutely love Sweden! 

30 Day Challenge - Day 4

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have    


Worrying so much!

I wish I didn't worry so much. I am generally quite a sunny, happy person (I hope!) but I can get a bit caught up in nervous energy and worry so much! For example, right now I am worried about Eric being ill. He has a cough and a temperature, and his temperature hasn't gone down after paracetamol. I am now worried he is really, REALLY ill. That he might overheat or something awful happen (I can't even type all my worries about it as they scare me so much) Especially because he hasn't been eating well the last month. This makes my thoughts run away with me and I'm worried that he might have a chest infection? An ear infection? A kidney infection? Could it even be something serious like cancer? :( It's probably just a cold and after a good rest he'll be fine! But these dark thoughts just won't go away. I also worry about money, death, Alex being away, the end of the world, if Eric's developing normally, if he's happy and ok, if people like me, if bad things were to happen to my loved ones, sleeping away from home, if the house is clean enough....it's an endless list! I would love to be able to have a more relaxed outlook about life!

30 Day Challenge - Day 3

Day 03- A picture of you and your friends            



This is a picture of me with my friends Rachael and Laura, in the garden at Rachael's Mum's house in Sussex. I absolutely love it there, it's such a cosy home in the country. I have been best friends with Ray for 21 years, since my first day at Primary school and she is like a brother to me! We've had many adventures...the mummy game at birthday parties, doing 'radio interviews' and taping them, at Hallowe'en making up and singing the Hallowe'en song, carving pumpkins and eating pumpkin pie, wading out to the island at Witterings, shutting down all the computers in the library so everyone lost their work, going on holiday to Newquay and learning to surf together and staying in a big boys surf lodge on our own, camping in Newquay and painting glow in the dark paint on the roads to make the cars go the wrong way, making potions and using them on her sister's hair, running away from teachers and hiding in the library at assembly time at school, sailing a dinghy down the river, breaking in to the garden of a manor house at night and sneaking around, watching movies...ah just so many. I can't think of my childhood without thinking of Ray as she's in all of it! And in secondary school we found another crazy cat lady in the form of Laura! The three musketeers!

30 Day Challenge - Day 2

The meaning behind your Blog name


I'm afraid the meaning behind my Blog name isn't very deep or interesting, and is explained in my Blog header! I called my Blog 'Tea With Felicity' as I planned to make the time to sit down with a cup of tea and write as often as I could, as a bit of 'down time' as I love writing. I am a great tea connoisseur, although I only drink decaffeinated tea now as caffeine gives me panic attacks and headaches! My favourite teas are orange scented, rose scented, Earl Grey, Lady Grey and chai. Sometimes I love Lapsang Souchong but sometimes I think it tastes of bacon. Before I got pregnant I used to drink about eight cups of Rooibos tea a day but I think the change in hormones means I can't stand it now!

30 Day Challenge - Day 1

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself




Wow, that's a tall order for the first one! I don't know if there are as many as 15 interesting things about me... I will do my best, but some facts may just be 'things', not necessarily 'interesting things'!




1) My name is Felicity Kerstin Richards. Kerstin is a Swedish name as my Mum's side of the family are Swedish. Mum was adopted by an English family but my Grandma lived in Sweden and has connections there, so Mum has always felt a connection to her heritage. Two years ago we met Mum's biological sister, Gunnel, and other family who we now love! I love Sweden too.


2) I have a son called Eric David Cable who will be 1 next week. He was an unplanned baby but the best thing that could ever have happened to me and my life now revolves around his whims! He's amazing. He has sandy blonde hair, hazel eyes and he's a rumbustious but laid back little chap. There couldn't be a more perfect baby for me.


3) I'm a vegan, which means I don't eat anything that has ever come from an animal (meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey). It's really important to me, I would never eat any animal products again, and it's surprisingly easy!


4) I have a degree in English Literature, but I studied Law to start with. Going to university was the hardest four years of my life, but I met Alex in my final year which wouldn't have happened if I hadn't been in Bristol, and now we have a family.


5) I get really obsessed with things and do them loads and loads and loads and plan a career out of it or plan my life around my exciting new hobby, then when I realise I'm not talented at it I'm onto the next thing! Surfing, playing guitar, ice skating, playing flute, playing violin, Law, teaching, fashion, wedding planning, image consultancy, Art, Jiu Jitsu...


6) I'm a real outdoorsy country bumpkin, and sometimes I feel really stifled and oppressed living in a city. I just want to go for long walks through the woods, sit in the garden listening to birds and eating cake, make our own jam to sell at village fêtes and go surfing (badly!) But Alex's family are in Bristol, I don't want to unsettle Eric, I have made amazing friends where I am now and we live on a cute tree-lined road so we're staying put.


7) My boyfriend Alex works in the oil industry, which means that he travels abroad for work and I stay at home and look after Eric. It's hard for all of us! He's away for two thirds of the year at the moment.


8) I'm a Christian and I go to Sunday School with Eric nearly every week. I take communion and Eric has a blessing.


9) I used to suffer from an eating disorder, but never got really thin, which still makes me embarrassed.


10) I'm really interested in British big cats - big cats such as 'black panthers', pumas and lynx that are spotted in the wild in the UK. It's not known how many may be roaming free in Britain (there were 2,123 sightings between 2004-2005!) but several people have admitted to setting free their pet big cats in 1976 after the Dangerous Wild Animals Act came into power (you used to able to buy leopards in Harrods!) There have been roadkills, shootings, live captures, 
video and photographic evidence and sightings and I love looking into them!


11) I'm scared of the dark. Really, really scared! I have to sleep with a light or night light on, and have chosen houses when moving on the basis there was a street lamp outside the master bedroom window!


12) I'm a Harry Potter fan. I read the books every year, in order, and every time I find something new. Hogwarts is my 'happy place', and it sounds silly but Harry Potter is really important to me! If I'm feeling upset or worried I can escape into the world of HP. I chose a module at university based on the fact we got to study Harry Potter. I enjoy the films in their own right, but don't really relate them to my readings of the books, as I can still picture the characters how they were when I first read them (which doesn't normally happen for me, usually seeing the film ruins the book which is why I haven't seen the film adaptation of Phillip Pullman's 'Northern Lights') I have dressed up to see the films although this year I'm just going to wear my 'I support the war against Voldemort' t shirt! I have never gone to the midnight première (I would have loved to this year for the last one but I have Eric now!) although I have queued to buy the book at midnight. I'm sad that it will all be over after the release of this last film, I even had a little cry about it! 


13) I'm a really sensitive person, and get upset easily. 


14) I really love flowers, and gardens. I visit open gardens when I can and have lots of plans for our garden if we buy the house. My favourite flowers are lilac, daffodils, peonies, sweet williams, stocks, lavender, jasmine, sweet peas, hydrangeas, delphiniums, hollyhocks and roses (but not red ones!) I absolutely hate it when flowers have been bred to look amazing but have no scent, I need them to smell lovely too!


15) I am training to become a childminder, and I'm so excited about it. I love babies and children so being a part of their development would be so special. I was planning to go into teaching but I want to be at home with Eric now, so childminding will be perfect (I hope!)

Getting Back Into Blogging! 30 Day Challenge

Hello readers! I'm really sorry I have been so absent, I have been a busy mummy! But I want to make a concerted effort to get back into regular blogging so I'm starting a 30 day challenge!


Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made 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 on shuffle: 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; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/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 you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song.