Truth and Dare

January 3, 2014

Day 2 of the Zero to Hero 30 Day Challenge- Check out the new ‘About Me’ section!

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Truth or Dare? Play it safe or take a risk? I remember playing this game a lot when I was younger. You sit in agonizing silence until someone choose you as their next gameplay victim. Depending on who it is, you may know immediately that you will say (if not scream) “Truth”. Choosing truth is the easy way to go, right? Until they ask you that one question you would never want others to know the answer to. The one that makes you blush and sometimes wish you would have picked the dare.

In most cases, truth is important. Honesty is integrity. Blah, blah, blah. What happens when you don’t like the truth? What happens when the truth hurts? Do you say it anyway or keep it inside?

I believe honesty is important. Trust has to be earned and even though we may not want to hear it or say it, sometimes it has to be done. The truth can be set you free. It can help you become closer to someone important to you. The truth can also help if you are testifying in court, in case you were wondering.

Sometimes, even when the truth is out there, you want to wheel it right back in. The truth can change things. It has an amazing power to make you feel. And when it comes to telling the truth about matters of the heart, it can get messy. When that truth makes you feel so anxious and sometimes even sad, the changes it brings can make you feel worse. It can create loss, relationship shifts, broken hearts, embarrassment, and so on.

Basically, truth is a tricky little devil and unpredictable. It’s up to you. Truth or Dare?

Today’s post was inspired by the WordPress Daily Prompt (link below)

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/daily-prompt-truth/

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Who and Why

January 2, 2014

Another year, another challenge. I have taken on the WORDPRESS.com Zero to Hero 30 Challenge. As part of this challenge, I am supposed to tell you who I am and why I am here.

Isn’t that the age old question, though? Do we not constantly ask ourselves who we really are? I know that as a 20-something, I am just now trying to figure that out. There are a few things I am certain of:
1. I am a girl.
2. I have a cat.
3. My favorite food is bacon.
4. I attempt to do roller derby.
5. I work in the mental health field.

I would like to think that I am witty, adorable, enthusiastic, and agile-but those can neither be confirmed or denied as they are not concrete. I do know that I care a lot about others and enjoy making readers/friends laugh, I can be a little bit of a pain in the ass at times, and I am definitely not a morning person.

Now that you know a little bit about me, I guess it is time to tell you why I am here doing this blog thing. I could easily keep my thoughts to myself in a journal or something, but I really enjoy writing and I want to share it with others. Sometimes I try to be funny and sometimes I try to talk about the serious stuff. I often get ideas for off-the-wall posts and other times I want to talk about current events or things I learn while working in the mental health field.

Basically, you never know what you may find here and I hope that you enjoy that.