Deep thoughts 30 day challenge

So, here I am, two weeks into the new year and already buried back into my hectic, busy college life. After a bit of a rude awakening returning from my relaxing break to a desk piled in papers for my new VP Finance position, things have finally calmed down a bit and I’m back into the swing of things.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to sit down in peace and write anything until now because there are constantly girls buzzing in and out of our study den. But now the time has finally come – more than half the house is at Sun River this weekend, leaving our lovely abode very quiet.

I’ve decided to take a shot at this “Deep Thoughts 30 Day Challenge,” taken from my dear friend Talia. I thought it might be a great way to start and record my reflection process. This probably won’t be happening in a daily timeline of 30 days, though I can try! Without further ado, here are the questions:

1. What happened today? If it was the last day of your life, how satisfied would you be with your final hours?
2. Who are you? In comparison to who you used to be. What made you change?
3. Where have you been spending your time lately? Three/Five/Ten years ago would you have expected to be there?
4. What do you think it means to be in love?
5. Pick a song that projects the same mood as your day or week and explain.
6. Talk about a recent experience that has affected you greatly and how.
7. Think of the last person you hugged. What would you do if they vanished completely?
8. Write about the first moment that comes to your head when you read the words “childhood memory”
9. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
10. Did you have a good day or a bad day? Where do you think that defining line was?
11. Do you feel protective over someone?
12. If you could trade places with anyone for one week, who would it be and why?
13. Where do you see your best friend in 10 years?
14. When you are stressed, what can you use as an outlet? Why do you think it helps you?
15. What do you believe in? And not just God or atheism.
16. What are you passionate about?
17. Who was the last person you kissed? (If you are still with them now, pick the person before them.) What would they say if they saw you now?
18. Talk about your extended family. Why do you think they are the way they are?
19. If you could be anywhere in the world, but you had to be there for a certain cause, where would you be and why?
20. Again, pick a song that projects the mood of your week or day.
21. Look back. Why did you choose this challenge? Do you think it says anything about you?
22. How do you think people see you? Be a little negative and a little positive.
23. Explain your life plan for the next month, then the next year, then three years, then five years.
24. Are you more social or independent? Why do you think that is?
25. What do you think it means to be a good parent?
26. Talk about a moment where you were truly happy. What was happening? Who were you with?
27. Is there a friend you are worried about? Why do they have you concerned? Do you think they’ll be okay?
28. Would you rather someone tell you the truth up front but gently, or be lied to to spare your feelings?
29. If you could be doing the same things you do now, only in your own way, how would a normal day in your life go?
30. Look back on this last month and talk about it.

1. What happened today? If it was the last day of your life, how satisfied would you be with your final hours?

Today I have been incredibly lazy and haven’t done much of anything, so I would not rank it very high on the satisfaction scale. Especially because the most important people in my life were not a part of it. However, yesterday was a very good day and much more satisfying. I woke up to the shrieks of my sisters blasting music and packing for Sun River, just another reminder of the trip I was not going to be a part of. But I accepted it and didn’t let them get me down. In fact, their excitement almost made me more excited – after all, it was the start of the weekend regardless of where I’d be! I had one class and then went to the gym with my best friend, which was my first time back at the rec since last spring. I forgot how great it feels to work out when I’m fully awake, not at my 9am running class in the 20 degree weather. Later that night I went out to a fraternity’s date dash with my other close friend and it was lots of fun.

I don’t quite know how to explain why yesterday was so great, other than the fact that I was simply happy, interacting with my friends. There was no stress or pressure or running from one thing to another. It was just…living. Getting back into working out again has been really good for me too. I got so wrapped up last term in other things that I never took the time to pay attention to me, and I am trying to change that. So far, so good.


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