One Word Challenge: Again

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.

  1. What are 3 things you have done in your life that you would definitely do again?
  2. What are 3 things you have done that you will never do again?
  3. If you could go back and do something all over again, what would it be?

Stay strong lovelies <3

2 thoughts on “One Word Challenge: Again

  1. Blogitudes says:

    Excellent post and excellent questions. It’s good every once in a while to think about things we’ve done in the past that we’d like to one day do again – it’s great to recall those memories and let the happiness wash over us all over again. It’s also good to remind ourselves now and then of the things we don’t or won’t ever do again as well – keeps us in check and on the alert so certain mistakes don’t get repeated. I think the longer we live the longer both of these lists get. Again is definitely a complex word.

  2. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says:

    I would absolutely marry my husband and have my three daughters again. I would also love to travel to Paris again. So glad you joined for the challenge! Great post.

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