Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 29: What I've Learned This Month

Day 29: What I've Learned This Month

Well, seeing as how today is only the 3rd of September.. I wouldn't have accumulated much knowledge for this month eh? Let's just summarize what i've learned in August.
I thought I had a good idea on what love and friendships are supposed to be. I've come a really long way since last year.. or even this year!
A couple of days ago, I tweeted this: I continue to be amazed by those around me who keep redefining my idea of love & friendships. Don't ever stop
It's true.

This past month (as well as the other months in this year) have taught me to open up a little bit more. We have all been burned in the past in one way or another; whether it be by a significant other/loved one/friend/best friend and it all hurts. Each incident has marked us in a way, but I have taken from these and done something with it. This past month I have been talking more to other females, getting to know them better and slowly opening myself up. There cannot be progress if you first don't open any doors - right?
I've tried to be as real and honest as I can be (via internet anwyays, it's hard to believe things you read online) during this 30 Day Challenge. In it, i've opened myself up to a vast audience spanned all across the globe. I know there are people reading this in other countries (although you trollers don't bother ever leave me a comment, boo!) and although I may never meet some of you - THANK YOU.  Sometimes, it is a bit comforting to talk to nobody in particular. When I write on this blog, i'm not necessary looking for an answer or advice.. I'm writing...just because. I just want someone to listen, but it has enabled me to be more open.. to like people first before judging, to compromise, to be able to reflect on my past more clearly and rather than be ashamed - to own up to my mistakes and learn from them.
I've been shown and learned that yes, there are still people out in the world I can trust. Yes, there are such things as good girlfriends. Yes, love is many many things I cannot describe.
I keep taking these things and continuing the journey of self-improvement....

to life, love, and laughter

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.
Day 02- A picture of something you cannot live without.
Day 03- A habit that you wish you didn’t have.
Day 04- List 15 songs that represent your life’s soundtrack.
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 06- A hobby you have.
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/someone you’re proud of.
Day 10- A story about a past relationship.
Day 11- A picture of something you dislike.
Day 12- A picture of your room & don’t cheat by cleaning it. Share a secret.
Day 13- Write a letter telling someone something you could never tell them.
Day 14- A picture of something you ate and 10 confessions.
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle & share the first 10 songs that play.
Day 16- Something you could live without.
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 & how or why you have them.
Day 20- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be.
Day 21- Share a picture from your day.
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else.
Day 23- What is something you crave.
Day 24- Share a story about your past that you are ashamed of.
Day 25- What I would find in your bag.
Day 26- Places you want to visit before you die.
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- A picture of you today & 20 goals you want to accomplish


  1. susynessss!!! you're back on my dashboard!!!! first of all, that pikchaaaa is stunnnning!!! you are one of the very few babes i see who MAKES red lippie look GOOOOOOD! i'm so jealous! :D in a good way! and i just read this blog entry..and pounds fist to chest* i feeeeeel you, girl...some people out there are amazing, good hearted people, JUST like yourself..and i am so blessed to have met you through this cyber realm..thank you for being you. and keeping it realllll alll day come back here!!! so i can buy you a shot of something stronggggg and chase it down with an ice cream drumstick! ;) i still remember that drank you bought me at avalon, gotta reciprocate the LOVEEEE. mwahs!!! hugs*


  2. You look so pretty all dolled up! Va va voom with those luscious curls and smokin' red lips! I'm so glad to have met you, Susy! I only hope to visit you one day in CA! <3 Love you! Chauie

  3. I think a lot of us can relate in terms of using blog as a space to write to noone in particular and spit some thoughts and such.. a lot of times it's rhetorical but it's still satisfying in some way to know there's an audience and get feedback.

    p.s. we need to make D&A Cafe happen! You free next week?

  4. I'm happy you found peace in opening up through a blog. It's a great way to connect with yourself and other, always. I love getting glimpses into people's lives outside of makeup and clothes. You are totally beyond that :D I'm glad you had fun with the 30 day thing.. I've kept up with it every (other) day you posted :)

    You look rockin with red lipstick. This needs to be your signature Susy look :D