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List Challenge: Live Without

This week’s List Challenge: a dozen things you cannot live without. It is simple–list twelve things you cannot live without.

Cassie’s Can’t Live Without List

  1. Music
  2. Hair accessories
  3. Therapy
  4. Beach: waves, salty air, sand
  5. Therapy Station [art cart]
  6. My friends
  7. Gilmore Girls, M*A*S*H, and Skins UK series DVDs
  8. Netflix and Hulu
  9. My loveys and cuddle pillows
  10. Seeing the stars at night
  11. Shakes and DBT workbooks [to get me through the tough times]
  12. Lists and books; the written form
  13. Pinterest–especially during tough times
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List Challenge: Firsts

This week’s List Challenge is a list of your firsts! It will make you think back but it can help you remember how you have come to where you are.

Cassie’s Firsts

  • First Kiss: Anson* I was 16. I was not allowed to date until I was 16. Of course I had boyfriends before Anson. But he was my legal one that lasted longer. Not my first legal one though. I had a time line, I was going to wait 6 months for my first kiss in a relationship. Anson pressured. I thought I was in love. I remember being high off the moment. He told me it would have been easier if I was drunk. That was after a month of dating. We kissed a lot. We were together 2 months… The second month he cheated on me by sleeping with 2 of my best friends and an ex girlfriend. No one told me until a year later.
  • First Date: Jackson* on a group date in 7th grade. We went and saw Toy Story 2. He was and is part of my Jew Crew from when I was 5 years old. My on again off again Jew love. Then no real recollections of memorable dates and had horrible dating. PC was a collection of amazing dates!
  • First Love: Jaxon A*. We met romantically at Disney World when I was 16. Amazing. Then it was Percy* who broke my heart. Percy and I met literally the last week of high school and bonded a lot. We dated until Thanksgiving when he broke up with me because he felt he was ruining my college experience.
  • First “Teen” Moment:
  • First Drink: It was either Jäger or SoCo and Coke.
  • First Job: Babysitting. On taxable record? Summer camp.
  • First Drive: Forced in a golf cart. Then it was at the local junior college…also forced. I did not want to drive.
  • First Passion: dance.
  • First Big Purchase [>$200]: iPod. The pink one!
  • First Big Purchase [>$500]: my car. And my laptop.
  • First Concert: technically Raffi as a toddler. But some no names. Then Kenny Chesney where I met him.
  • First CD: Either Spice Girls, Aqua, or Beach Boys
  • First Cellphone: Nokia yeeyeee 
  • First Thing You Do in the Morning: pee and take my med.
  • First Thing That Became Your Trademark: Disney Princess backpacks
  • First All-Nighter: middle school for fun. High school for homework.
  • First Trip Out of State: when I was an infant. I grew up between California and Hawaii.
  • First Trip Out of Country: middle school. To Canada.
  • First Pet: goldfish. But soooo boring. When I was in kindergarten and 5, I had my first pet rat. I love pet rats!!!
  • First Personal Tradition: two years ago I started doing my own birthday tradition–going away for my birthday. But 3 years ago I started another tradition: self care. I ended my 5 year relationship 2 days before Valentine’s Day because he ignored me. His birthday was a few days after that.then a week after that one of my close friends [and my first legal boyfriend] died drinking and driving. That time has become Cassie’s Black Period. During this time [and a long standing history of bad Valentine’s Days] I decided to make it my spoil me time. I plan my massage, haircut, wax, and a special gift from Tiffany’s as well as a day at the beach.

List Challenge: My Words

This week’s List Challenge: describe yourself only using words–NO EXPLANATIONS!! These words should be able to paint a picture of who you are.

Cassie: In Words

Empathetic, caring, compassionate, sweet, nice, naive, anorexic, eating disordered, EDNOS, GAD, anxiety, Hawaiian, pink, glitter, glow in the dark, nail polish, hearts, stars, dance, dancer, nurse, teacher, educated, boots with the fur, loveys, squirrels, Disney, gym, rats, hair accessories, EDM, French, multilingual, multicultural, individual, assertive, lava lamps, glitter lamps, planners, books, reader, dance shoes, M*A*S*H, Gilmore Girls, Skins UK, Gossip Girl, piercings, hiking, Couch 2 5K, tan, hairstyles, Pinsessed, flare jeans, knee high socks, girlfriend, silver, plumeria, hibiscus, Nalgene, TAT, scarred, bullied, harassed, voice for the voiceless, OCD behaviors, silly, kid lover, colors, artsy, creative, cuddled, smuggler, deep bass, camping, campfires, volunteering, Vegas Princess, sweetheart, heart breaker, learner for life, hair styler, beads, bedazzle, Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, Selection, curly fries, cheese, fondue, cake decorator, garlic, unique, independent, individual, ride or die, sacrificial.

Me: A to Z List Challenge

This is the Me: A to Z List Challenge.

The rules are simple: using every single letter of the alphabet, describe yourself. :]

Use the above title. Let me know you did it and I will pop on over!

  • Assertive. Anorexic. Accountable. Advocate.
  • Bootylicious.
  • Compassionate and caring. Cassie!! Cake decorater. Crafter. Creative. 
  • Dancer.
  • EDM saved me. Eccentric. Empathetic. Eczema. Escape seeker.
  • Fighter. Friend.
  • Glow in the dark lover. Grateful. Gracious. General anxiety disorder. Gym rat.
  • Honest. Heart filled. Helpful. 
  • Infectious laughter. Initiative. Intolerant of bullying and bullshit.
  • Joker. Jackette of many trades.
  • Kid at heart. Kind.
  • Leader. Loves to learn. Lover. Listener.
  • Music lover.
  • Nurturer.
  • Optimistic. Observant. Overweight. OCD tendencies.
  • Passionate. PLUR. Pink.
  • Quirky.
  • Real. Recovering. Responsible. Raver.
  • Smiling through it all. Sassy. Social anxiety disorder.
  • Trustworthy. Training for 5k. Thoughtful. Taken.
  • Understanding. Unicorn. Unique.
  • Vivacious.
  • Willing to sacrifice for the ones I love and what I believe in.
  • Xtraordinary? 
  • Youthful spirit.
  • Zoo in my head. 

Fall Favorites List Challenge

This is the second list in my weekly list challenge! What are your Fall Favorites? There is no limit! Just list your favorite things about fall! :]

xCassie’s Fall Favoritesx

  • Boots with the fur
  • Jeans [instead of shorts!!]
  • Sweaters
  • Layers
  • Scarves, pretty not for warmth
  • Knee high socks
  • Apple cider
  • Halloween
  • Caramel apple pops
  • Fires in the fireplace
  • Reading in front of the fire
  • Hot cocoa
  • Thanksgiving
  • Family traditions
  • Baking
  • Changing colors
  • Warm days, cool evenings. Hey, the Cali way! ;]
  • Head wraps
  • Fall college football
  • Cuddling
  • Reading with warm blankets 
  • My fall blankets [hot pink, faux fur, playboy bunny]
  • Yoga pants with sweatshirts 
  • Pumpkin!!! Pumpkin pie
  • Candy corn
  • Throwing the Halloween Carnival for my kidlettes 
  • Baking pies
  • Being closer to nature: leaves falling
  • My favorite season
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Haunted house a specific one 
  • Hibernation:P
  • Glow sticks
  • Glow parties
  • Getting warm instead of trying to cool down
  • The smells

Happiness List Challenge

Today I read a blog post from The Life of an Anxious Teen where she made a list of things that made her happy. She listed 20 things.

Now I loooove to do lists. So much so that part of my OCD tendencies have me making lists to ease my anxieties.

So in addition to my daily Photo Challenges that I have been doing with Raison d’être and still invite people to join in on, I think I am going to aim for a weekly list challenge.

I will go through my Listography books [sooo addicted] and find a list topic for the week. I will then post the title similar as this week’s title. I will provide instructions if some are necessary.

I invite everyone to participate to any level they are comfortable!

You can be deep and analytical or soft and fluffy! It can be fun or self discovery!

Please join in!! If you end up doing it, just comment on mine and I will make sure to stop by yours! It will be a fun little community support thing to get in on! Please join in!!

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This week is the Happiness List Challenge: What makes YOU happy?

I have done this one before so I am going to push myself a bit. I am going for 20 things, but I am not going to stop myself–just going to let it flow.

If you are only able to get 5, that is still great and should still be noted!! Maybe next week you will blow me out of the water!! The only competition is with yourself on this self discovery! And I just want to take the journey to get to know my fellow bloggers better!!

Cassie’s Happiness List

  1. My Nalgene bottle
  2. Starry skies
  3. Squirrels
  4. Music
  5. Hair accessories: flowers, ribbons, bows, head wraps
  6. Bubble wrap–feels good to pop
  7. Collages and collaging 
  8. Pink, the color
  9. My lava lamps
  10. Cake decorating
  11. Sitting by a fire in a fireplace
  12. Listening to the ocean, in person
  13. The smell of the ocean
  14. Dancing
  15. Helping others
  16. Holding hands [with anyone and everyone]
  17. Hugs
  18. Making lists [I told y’all I love it!!]
  19. Coloring
  20. Organizing
  21. Looking through my picture albums [specific ones I made for therapy purposes]
  22. Reading
  23. Sudokus 
  24. Playing with my nephew
  25. Spending time with my best friends
  26. PC
  27. Emails with Raison d’être
  28. Blog comment convos with K and a2eternity
  29. Kik with my friends’ daughters 
  30. Duolingo 
  31. My therapy cart: hair flower making station, collage section, stickers, cards, friendship bracelets, etc. a bunch of short term projects.
  32. Boots with the fur
  33. Making digital photo albums to print 
  34. Volunteering
  35. Teaching
  36. Nursing