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March lessons

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This post is part of my series for BlogHer’s March 2014 NaBloPoMo challenge. See all my NaBloPoMo posts here.

Prompt of the day:
Tell us one thing you learned about yourself this month.

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A couple of things (and these five): I learned that I’m most comfortable when I’m hard on myself. I love doing things for their own sake, and though I’m virtually aware of my shortcomings 24/7, I accept that I will never know who am I to judge my own actions. With that, I might as well leave my fears aside and let my heart take over.

I also may have expressed my frustration a bit on the NaBloPoMo challenge, but the challenge itself is something I’m immensely thankful for this month. Continue reading March lessons

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Girl talk: Ideas for flying solo

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This post is part of my series for BlogHer’s March 2014 NaBloPoMo challenge. See all my NaBloPoMo posts here.

Prompt of the day:
How old were you when you started your first diary?
Prompt of yesterday:
Have you ever taken a trip by yourself?
Do you prefer to travel with people or alone?

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Although I have ‘fly solo’ under my bucket list since forever, I’ve never really done it. I did went to Denver in Colorado by myself for reasons I can’t tell you, but it certainly wasn’t for pleasure. I didn’t get to see much of the city, and I didn’t enjoy the whole stay either.

Way before that I actually went to get the materials to apply for a Schengen Visa – just because I wanted to see all of Barcelona by foot. I grabbed the brochures off the Spanish embassy, and I could really see myself exploring the city without end. At that time, I really wanted to get away from everything that was happening in my life, although now that I look back, I’m thankful that my conscience got the better of me (my mother would kill me if she finds out I travel alone to Europe).

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I’m in a relationship with an extrovert, and we live in an ideal world.

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This post is part of my series for BlogHer’s March 2014 NaBloPoMo challenge. See all my NaBloPoMo posts here.

Prompt of the day:
Do you enjoy being alone? What do you do when you’re by yourself?
Prompt of yesterday:
What is your favourite personality trait that you possess?
Prompt of the day before yesterday:
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

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To be 100% honest, the NaBloPoMo challenge has got me jaded by now. I’ve got other projects under my belt for the blog and outside of the blog, but somehow I just won’t give up on this one. Although the prompts are directed to me personally (with “self” fittingly dubbed as the month’s theme), I strive to provide content that really achieves the level of depth I see in stories and writings I admire. Doesn’t look like it, but it takes a lot of thought before hitting the ‘Publish’ button for these NaBloPoMo posts. Since this is a challenge I signed up for myself to begin with, I’m gonna zip it from now on – no more complaints until I breathe out the final sigh of relief.

 
 

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The short answer: I enjoy being alone. I do creative stuff. My favorite personality trait is my introspective tendencies. While I don’t believe people can change 180-degrees, I do believe people change, just as I have consciously made changes about myself while being in a relationship with an extrovert.

The really long answer:

Continue reading I’m in a relationship with an extrovert, and we live in an ideal world.