I recently discovered the “30 Days of Truth” and thought it might be kind of fun to do.
Then I read through the questions and changed my mind.
Thirty questions is a LOT of questions – especially when you take a good look at them. Some seem kind of childish; like one of those Facebook things, except all the words are spelled correctly. Some would take waaaay too long to answer; trying to create a playlist with my perfectionistic tendencies would take FOREVER! And some are deeper than I want to deal with; life sends enough drama my way already, I don’t need to take on more.
Not to mention that I’m not into the whole belly-button contemplating thing that the 30 Days are all about. Yeah, yeah, I know the questions are supposed to help me delve deeply into my psyche and see what’s there, but I’m not sure I want to do that. Overall I’m pretty happy with “me” just the way I am – why mess with it?
It is kind of a cool idea though, so I don’t want to discount it entirely But instead of 30 Days of Truth I’m going to do “14 or So” Days of Truth. I figure 14 glimpses into my psyche are probably enough to send you away running and screaming. I haven’t decided which days I’m going to include in my 14 Days, but I’ll try to pick interesting ones.
Here’s the entire list, in case you want to try it yourself. Just cuz I’m not doing the whole thing doesn’t mean you can’t, right?
Day 01 – Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 – Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 – Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 – Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 – Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 – Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 – Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 – Someone who made your life miserable, or treated you like dirt.
Day 09 – Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 – Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 – Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 – Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 – A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 – A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 – Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 – Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 – A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 – Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 – What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 – Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 – (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 – Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 – Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 – Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 – The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 – Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 – What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 – What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 – Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 – A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.
Be sure to let me know if you decide to do the 30 Days of Truth too or 14 Days, or 2 Days, or Whatever – I’d love to read what you have to say!