365 Days of Self Discovery: Your relationships

Day 21

Think about your past romantic relationships. What lessons did you learn from them? What did each person bring to your life?

  • I haven’t had many past relationships and I would say about 1-2 probably didn’t bring much to my life, if anything — and something not worth mentioning but I would say the past 2 people I dated I learned something different from each of them and yet some similar things as well because I made the same mistake in both relationships. I think of the more important things I learned in this most recent past relationship was that in order to have a stable, healthy relationship with some, both parties need to have a stable & healthy mindset, both have to be in a good place in their lives and bring forth their own happiness before relying on another to do the same & I also learned to not give so much of myself to someone all at once and so fast because it doesn’t allow things to grow; stop rushing the process of the relationship & allow things to happen naturally in their own flow. Each of my exes were different and they brought me something different at different periods of my life — I don’t think I know what those things were yet, or maybe I have an idea but it hasn’t hit me like a stone wall because I haven’t given much thought to the question in the recent years. I know for the most part, they each brought me closer to realizing my mistakes in how I handle and manage negativity in my life, they each managed to teach me to look at my own flaws and figure out to better manage them so they don’t hinder a relationship from growing or prospering. How I wish I would have been more aware back when. 
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365 Days of self Discovery: Your Wishes/Dreams/Hopes/Future

4.15.19

Day 5

What new hobbies would you like to try?

  • Kayaking
  • Attend concerts
  • attend professional sporting events
  • fishing – I have done this before, but something I enjoyed and would like to do more often
  • Traveling to various places around the world
  • rock climbing
  • All day/long trail hiking
  • camping
  • yoga
  • stand up comedy
  • meditation – I have done before but would like to make this more of a routine 
  • canoeing
  • geocatching
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • canyoning
  • snowboarding
  • rafting
  • longboarding
  • skydiving
  • hunting
  • golf
  • podcasting

Many of these things I would like to be introduced to, just to give it a go and see what I make of it, doesn’t mean I would like it but I like growing my hobbies and being introduced to other peoples hobbies because then you find out you may be good at something and you meet new people through new hobbies. I am usually pretty open minded when it comes to trying something new. 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Your Past

3.29.19

Day 22

Did you find it easy to get along with your peers when you were growing up?

  • I’d say it was a mix of yes and no, because of me being an athlete all my life, I could make friends quite easily but when due to my socially awkward personality and struggling between wanting to fit in with the “cool” kids and being myself; sometimes it was harder to get along with peers. I was always the class clown growing up, I could make people laugh at my own expense but after awhile I then learned the difference between someone laughing with me and someone laughing at me & it truly opened my eyes to how some people perceived me. 
Would you say you got along with your peers growing up, or were you an outcast? 

365 Days of self Discovery: Your Past

3.28.19

Day 21

Did you enjoy school? What life lessons did you learn from your there?

  • I did enjoy school, in fact, I hated to miss school due to illness and couldn’t stand being late for school. Some of the life lessons I learned from attending school were to prepare me for college, or my future. Some other lessons came from experiences; losing friends, dating, time management skills, etc. 
How many of you enjoyed going to school? Was there a period of time you didn’t like attending school or when you started to enjoy it but didn’t previously? Share the lessons you took with you going forward in life. 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.21.19

Day 53

What do you love about life?

  • I love the opportunities life has to offer, the learning experiences, the choices we have to live our lives to the fullest, the adventure it brings, and being able to experience life with different people in various ways. 
What do you love about life? or don’t you love life? 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Day 108

12.19.18

Has anything changed your outlook on life?

  • Hard question to answer, because I go back and forth on my whole outlook on life, sometimes I find it a mystery, other days, I find it unfair and cruel & then I have days where life just seems wonderful and I can’t wait for the next adventure. I suppose having heard many people’s experiences within in their lives have shaped some of my views/outlooks — good and bad. Also, I believe these same things have helped me to go through life with an open mind & made me more cautious of the world  (whereas when we are young, we just live for the moment) now, I feel as though I have to live for the future (not knowing what will come of it but hoping for the best outcome). Sometimes I don’t always know what to make of life, and events change or might sway my decision or thoughts — I suppose the one important aspect of life that hasn’t changed is I believe life to be full of opportunities – and in order to seize those opportunities, we have to be willing to sometimes make certain sacrifices or remove ourselves from our comfort zone (s) & not every opportunity is a good one, but that’s something you have to learn to figure out (which opportunity will rewards and which will reap bad consequences). 

Have any of you changed your outlook on life? If so, why? 

My BLOGVERSARY! *2018

Another Year & I am Still Here.

 

What can I say, still here another year writing and sharing pieces of me that hopefully one day either develop into a story or starts a business where people can’t wait to read what I have to say because it will be something people will want to hear daily. Blogging is second nature to everything else I know, I didn’t start blogging with any idea of how far I could possibly go, or how far I would come — it was just my way to get my health/fitness business started, a way to ignite the important of fitness/health & a host to all my information. For awhile I started going through a couple of my old pieces of writing where the passion was fire and the likes were little to none, and started to read each month & seen the increase of readers, comments, likes, and the amount of post I would do within a day just to make sure I was doing “enough” — by your standards and mine. I started blogging with so little information and no guide, naturally I was having to do this by researching and asking other blogger’s questions (didn’t always help) but there were a few who were helpful and lead me in the right direction. By the time I stepped into my first post, I wrote something and hoped for the best outcome. Took a long time for the best outcome to happen, but it did and it has been growing since then, not as fast but steady and still maintaining some of the same faces who followed me in the beginning are still following me now, it’s wonderful! Blogging has been a magical experience with its good and bad days, and many days I thought about taking long breaks and giving up due to the pressure of my stats not doing so well, but then I seen the way it opened up other outlets (affiliates, marketing, guest post, friendships, mentors, writing for companies/editors, etc) it was worth staying to learn and grow more, it was worth seeing my stats at an all time low in order to prove that it could once more be great, once more be worthy of a following & it was worth watching myself develop as a writer and person through blogging. 

You see blogging wasn’t just for entertainment and for business reasons, it was for personal reasons, I didn’t think I could find an outlet that allowed me to speak to people in the form of writing without fear of what others may think — I don’t speak about my feelings as well as others, and so when I started writing, everything that was on my mind; I allowed it to flow onto the screen and I didn’t look back after hitting “publish” — it was my way of opening up to myself just as this 365 days of self discovery has been. If you take the time to look back on my writing, you will see where the topics have changed, the amount of post a day have changed and my voice within my pieces have stayed the same — because my voice is what captured people, it was the difference between me and the next person writing about the same topic (as yours is unique as well). The foundation of my writing comes from the wonderful readers/writers whom I follow and have continued to be supportive of me as well, they are what sparked these changes in my writing, what helped me to keep going many times, and have been the reason for many of my accomplishments at one point. I owe many thanks to many bloggers who have been more than just a daily reader, but more of a companion & an overseas friend. I couldn’t possibly list them all, because this post would never have an ending but special thanks to:

 

Jim, Ty, PooGja, James, Brad, Bella  — these six have always been wonderful to have, no matter where I land, & no matter how much I slack, they still seem to be around when I come back. Thank you! I appreciate you & I appreciate anyone else whom I did not name, don’t feel left out, because  I recognize new and old followers alike — and I cherish every moment it has created for me and memory I can keep. 

#CheersToManyMoreYears #StillIRise #Shay-lonMoss