Thursday, April 16, 2015

My Favorite Spring Activities

Ah. April. Spring is upon us, it's getting warmer, and bugs are starting to come out. Best time of the year, right? I would say each season has its pros and cons, but I'm only here to talk about the pros! I'm actually here to tell you some of my favorite spring activities! These are some that I've developed while being in Florida, some from back home in California. 

1. Being outside 
  If you have been in California or Florida during the spring, you'd discover the weather is quite bipolar. Sometimes it rains for four days straight, other days it's ninety degrees outside, or even sometimes it's 60 degrees (which is cold to me, okay), or if you're in Florida it's still ninety degrees AND raining, but hey it's Florida. My favorite time of year to be outside is mid-late spring and mid-late fall. It's not too hot, not too cold, and usually not raining. The sunshine is nice, the breeze is cool, and again, it's usually not raining, so it's great to be outside. 

2. Go on a picnic
   This is one I haven't done in a few years, but if I have a day off, I'll rarely turn down a picnic! I used to go to. Lake back home with great grandparents when I was a kid. Go on walks around the lake, feed the ducks, chase the squirrels, get chased by geese. You know, kid things. 

3. Go on a hike 
Not many places in Florida to go hiking. A lack of mountains helps with that. But back home, my fiancĂ© and I would go on hikes. Some easy, some difficult, some had a mix! The last time we went hiking, we got lost and ended up on the opposite side of the lake from where we were trying to be. That was my fault, I'll admit it. But we both slept like logs that night. You're welcome. 

4. Go fishing
Now what Florida has that San Diego lacked was fishing holes. Yeah, there are a few lakes, but unless you were fishing at 3am with magic bait, you were catching zilch. But in Florida, there are ponds and lakes and rivers everywhere that you can fish to your hearts desire (legally of course). I've yet to actually catch a fish, but they are well fed. Again, you're welcome. 

5. Watch thunderstorms on the patio
There also isn't many thunder storms back home, but there are plenty out here in the lovely sunshine state. We haven't had any lately (except for two nights ago) but during the summer, it's almost a nightly occurrence. They are easy to watch because a) again, no mountains to block the view of a storm. 20 some miles way and b) rain isn't synonymous with cold, like in California. The fiancĂ© and I watched a thunderstorm about 10 miles away from us, on our porch wearing pants and T shirts. Not something I could have easily done in California. 

Those the top 5 of my favorite spring activities, so far. What are yours? I would love to hear about them!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

50 Questions to Free Your Mind : Part One, Questions 1-5

Hello everyone!

One of my goals/to do's/things to try on my Day Zero Project is to complete the 50 Questions to Free Your Mind. Now, there are fifty of them, and there is no WAY I am going to answer them all at once in one blog entry. Instead, I am going to answer a few at a time! This will allow me to give more thorough answers (something I am really bad at) versus giving one or two sentence answers.

 Here we go!!

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
   - I don't know if this is asking how old I would be if I could choose, or how old I would think I am. I got mistaken for a high schooler yesterday, which is always awesome. If I could freely choose my age, I don't think I would. Age doesn't define someone. Maturity does. I've known some nineteen year olds that act more like adults than some thirty-somethings that I know, and vice-versa. I have known people that matured way faster than other people the same age as them. Age really is just a number of how many years someone has been on this planet.

2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  - Failing definitely sucks, but at least an attempt was made. I think it'd be way worse to not attempt something you've been wanting to do, than try said thing and fail at it. It's about the experience, the journey, how you get there, not about the destination.

3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
   - I think doing something you don't like is part of life. There will always be things that people don't want to do. No one wants to go to a job they don't like (some people are fortunate enough to not be sucked into that world), no one wants to pay taxes, no one wants to do anything serious like that. However, if life was all fun and games, society wouldn't be what we know it to be today. To answer the second part of that question, I believe people like things they don't do because it's something to appreciate. For example, I am absolutely terrible and anything with art. I can't draw to save my life, but when I see art, I appreciate its beauty, and I appreciate the effort the artist put into it.

4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you've done?
   - Not really sure what this question is asking either. I am interpreting it as "are you doing things you want to do rather than wishing you are" or something to that extent. I would have to say yes and no, but there isn't a lot of change/things that I'd wish upon myself at the moment. There will be plenty of time in the future to make plans for other things. I do feel like I am forever stuck in between "if you want something done, you have to do it yourself" and "see where life takes you." It sucks being there sometimes, but at the same time, it can be really exciting!

5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
   - Judgement. Everyone is so judgmental of everyone else. What clothes she's wearing, what job he has, what her hair looks like, what his shoes look like, what job she has, what his sexual orientation is, what political party they belong to, what car she drives, how nonathletic he is.... I could go on. Everyone does it, unfortunately, I've caught myself doing it too. I feel if everyone STOPPED judging everyone, peoples lives would change for the better. People would be happier, more friendly towards everyone, and half of the problems this country has would be gone.

If you would like to answer these questions, or if you have, please leave me a link to where you answered the questions down in the comments below! If you haven't, and you'd like to, I invite you to answer these questions with me!

Thank you for reading!