Nothing like a cold and a camping trip to derail a 31 day blog challenge. I came down with a cold on Wednesday night, spent all of Thursday in bed, and then headed out to French Creek State Park for a weekend camping trip.
Now, it’s Monday and I still have a cold, but at least I can think a little straighter. At least, enough to write this post. Instead of completely skipping the 4 days I missed or publishing 5 individual posts… I am writing all five days worth of posts right here.
Here are days 16 through 20 of my 31 day blog challenge.
Day 16, The top of my bucket list.
I never jumped on the bucket list bandwagon, but the one thing I want more than any is to travel the US in a motorhome with my husband – Full Time.
We actually have a tentative 15 year plan to make this happen while we are still young enough to enjoy it. I’m so excited!
Day 17, Most proud moment
I don’t know if this counts, but I was proud of myself when I made the decision to end a 20+ year friendship that was no longer good for me.
It was one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make and heartbreaking – much similar to divorce or death. Endings are tough. But that relationship was not good for my mental or emotional well-being. I had to say goodbye… and I’m proud of having the strength to do so.
Day 18, Meaning behind my blog name
This isn’t my first blog. And, in the past I’ve struggled with picking a name or direction that I could stick with. So, I tried to pick a name that I relate with (lazy days!) but is also vague enough that it could be about anything. I also incorporated a play on words with The Happiness Project, which is a favorite book (series) of mine.
Enter the Lazy Day Project (LDP) which my husband indirectly helped me name when I asked him what he thought my passions were… 😂
Day 19, What I collect
I used to collect lots of things…. beanie babies, barbie dolls, books. But I am trying to simply, declutter, and fit my future life into a future motorhome to travel the US in. (see above)
I still have a small collection of books, but the other collectibles are gone.
What I collect most now are the memories of places we’ve been and the people we spend time with. I use photos as a reminder of these moments and when we visit a new place, we buy a magnet to hang on the fridge.
Day 20, Difficult time in my life
This is a tough one to answer because I tend to remember the best parts of life and sort of repress the negative things. But, one of the most difficult times of my life was when I was 15 years old and my father left us. Without going into too much detail, it was a moment that changed my life forever. My family struggled a lot after that – in more ways than one. I’m not sure if we ever fully recovered from it, to be honest. And I know it definitely has influenced my thinking as an adult.
But, as difficult as it was, we survived it! And today, I am okay.
So here ends my 5 day catch-up from cold and a camping trip. What have you been up to lately?
These are days 16-20 of my 31 day blog challenge.