For the next 8 weeks, I will be participating in the One Word Challenge hosted by The Golden Spoons. Here’s how it works: Each Friday participants will get to choose between 3 prompts and blog about it. Then on Wednesday, we share our posts with the host and the other participants.
The word I choose is AGAIN.
I’ve had some amazing moments and experienced amazing things in my life. Things that I would totally do again, in a heartbeat, if I had the chance. But there has also been things I have done that I will never, ever do again. Unfortunately, we all have bad experiences, but I don’t regret anything because my mistakes teach me lessons. I now know how to prevent certain things from happening again.
I will definitely meet Demi Lovato as many times as I possibly can. The girl is so sweet and warm. She is just so awesome. Even though it costs a lot to spend just 30 seconds with her, it’s totally worth it. The connection makes it totally worth it. Such an amazing memory.
In the summer, I volunteered at kid’s day camp. It was incredible. I loved being with the little kids. I loved being responsible and watching them. I loved playing and singing with them. Getting hugs and holding their hands was an amazing feeling. I would definitely do it again.
My dad brought me to California for my 16th birthday. I fell in love with it. Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to go back. I love a busy city. I love the scene, shopping, attractions, and the stardom. It was just a really cool feeling to be in California. And I want to go back to Disneyland! And meet Elsa and Anna! And Olaf!
There’s something I really regret from high school. I normally don’t regret things because, like I said, I learn a lot from my mistakes. But I’m allowing myself to regret this one because it really did affect my life in a negative way. I won’t go into details because I’m just not comfortable with it. But in high school, there was this guy that I really liked. He wasn’t very nice to me and he, to quote him and his friends, “hated me.” But I liked him so much that I allowed myself to be blindsided by him. After every time he did something wrong, he said sorry, and I forgave him. I will never ever allow myself to do that again, with any guy, no matter what.
I am never going on a ride that goes upside down again. I will never forget the one and only time I did that. They scare me to death. Especially with my anxiety, I feel like I’m going to die. I can do mostly any other rides, but not ones that go upside down. My friends and I went to Canada’s Wonderland a few years ago and one of them basically just threw me on the ride. NEVER HAPPENING AGAIN! Oh, while I’m at it, we had a hangover. We were young, and stupid. Word of advice: Never go on rides when you’re hungover, or drunk. But good, old times!
I can definitely pinpoint a few moments where people have belittled me or taken advantage of me because I’m in a wheelchair. There has been times where people have tried to get away with stuff or exclude me from things because I’m in a wheelchair and they think I’m stupid. I’m not stupid. I know everything that’s going on. Now that I’m confident, out of my shell, and can show people that I can stand up for myself and be a bad-ass bitch if I need to, I’m never going to let anyone belittle or take advantage of me again.
As I was writing this, I actually learned that I deserve to do the things I say I’m going to do. I realize that I deserve to not be treated like garbage. I realize I have the power to make my own decisions. I realize that there’s a couple areas I have to work on to become a better me. Wow I got more out of this than I thought I would.
Below I’m going to type up a few things for you to do/think about. I’m going to start putting different one at the end of each post. Do me a favour and actually do it/think about it. If you feel comfortable, post your responses in the comments on the link to this post on facebook/Lovato.club/wherever you’re getting this from.
- What are 3 things you have done in your life that you would definitely do again?
- What are 3 things you have done that you will never do again?
- If you could go back and do something all over again, what would it be?
Stay strong lovelies <3