Today’s topic for the challenge is to issue a public apology. Its said that it can be serious, funny, creative.

Someone once told me, “the biggest waste of time is feeling sorry for yourself.the second biggest is feeling sorry for someone else.”

I think I was 12 at the time and it has stuck by me all these years. It may sound harsh to some but to me it means “you are in control of your own life.” Basically, if you want something done, you do it. Don’t sit around and feel sorry for yourself, get up and and get it done. I’ve lived by that motto ever since.

So if I’ve ever done anything to offend you I’m sorry but dwelling on it isn’t something you should do. Get over it and get on with it. Sometimes I’ll dwell on a situation where I believe I may have mistakenly offended someone or been offended myself but I remind myself not to sit on it. I have to quit feeling sorry for myself. Forgive the people who have wronged me in the past and remember that people who want to be around me will make the effort to do so. Whatever happens in the end is really up to me.


Today, for day 11 of the challenge, we’re assigned to sell ourselves in 10 words or less.

It’s actually a whole lot harder than it sounds. Ten words? I really really don’t want to do this but okay, let’s make it into a game. Selling each aspect of my life in ten words or less

Calendaring, travel, correspondence, files, mission tours, stake conferences

8 years, 5th grade through Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Makeup, hair, baking, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, photography

Degree in HR, 2 years experience, orientation, benefits, payroll, PTO

Violin, 8 years, private lessons, orchestra, scholarship, piano, 6 years

Extremely organized, perfectionist, strong, independent, ambitious, daredevil, introvert

I think that’s good.


I want this to be a really good one. Yet, the only ones I can think of are wildly inappropriate or I wasn’t even embarrassed, or I’ve never ever told a soul and wouldn’t still

Okay okay, this one counts because it happened in Junior High school which is pretty good since elementary stuff is for wimps.

A group of us walked to the trash cans after finishing our lunches to throw away our trays. When the girl opposite me dropped hers into the garbage the potatoes and gravy leftover on her plate ricocheted up and landed all over my shirt. White creamy potatoes and brown, beef gravy smeared all over my baby blue shirt. I literally stood there paralyzed. “Did this really just happen?” “Is anyone looking?” “Everyone’s looking.” The girl started laughing right away and I didn’t know what to do. I think she saw my surprise because then she started apologizing and I knew that it was only an accident so I told her it was no big deal. I quickly turned and hauled out of there heading straight for the bathroom. Luckily I had a sweater tied around my waist (so swag) and changed out my shirt and into the clean one. Then rinsed the shirt out in the sink before hanging it in my locker to dry and never ate lunch with that girl again. Hahaha, jk. No harm, no foul.


My favorite moment is the same moment of every day.
It looks a little something like this

Or as AJ likes to say “Release the Gooch!”

The moment we get home from work, we let Gucci out of his pen and he comes bounding towards us with his favorite toy, slipping and sliding all over the hard wood floors.

It doesn’t matter how badly my day has gone, how horrible my hair looks, how grumpy I am, this little man is always so happy to see me and there is literally nothing better than this.

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