Pick My Brain (and Yours): Get To Know OSG Readers!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 20, 2009

I am typically not one for quizzes and surveys. I don’t know why, but I always cringe when someone sends me one to fill out.

But today I thought it might be fun to play a little ‘get to know you’ game! Click to read more…

You guys know a lot about me, but I don’t really know too much about my readers so I thought this would be a fun game. I also think that it is important to reflect on things that are meaningful to us each day.

I’ll go first:

I Am – a girlie girl with a tom boy edge.
I Want – puppies. And a kitten. And the end of animal abuse on all levels.
I Have – a lot of love in my life.
I Wish – for children to grow up in a better world.

I Hate – the feeling of hate itself. It is toxic.
I Fear – not meeting others expectations.
I Hear – Eric clicking on his computer. Sketchie is scratching his post. :D
I Search – on Google. For everything. It has taught me so much. Remember encyclopedias? ha! I Wonder – What is in store for me. What possibilities lay before me and just what I am capable of.
I Regret – hurting loved ones in the past. Why do we hurt the people we love the most?
I Love – people’s quirks. Screw the idea of perfection. Quirks are ‘the good stuff’. When I think about what I love most about people in my life, it is the quirks about them that make them lovable.
I Ache – when I hurt someone I love or let them down. Nothing is worse.
I Always – try my best to help anyone in need and make them laugh at the same time. 
I Usually – am happy, but I tend to have a couple days a month where I feel crappy about myself and nothing brings me up.
I Am Not – ever going to be everything you want me to be.

I Dance – and I feel freedom. I occasionally break out the ‘Elaine Dance’.
I Sing – all the time. While baking, at my desk, in the car, while running.
I Never – say never. I used to though. Never brings a closed door, but ‘possibly’ opens it.
I Rarely – wear flat shoes. It’s all about the heel baby!
I Cry – much less than I used to. I cried more in 2008 than I ever have in my life. I don’t feel the need to cry much anymore and that is a wonderful feeling.
I Am Not Always – a healthy eater. Last night I had chips and the other day I ate way too many cookies for my own good.
I Lose – patience with the war.
I’m Confused – about tax, but I hope the course next week helps.
I Need – love and more friends that live close by.
I Should – start a gratitude journal on OSG
I Dream – of being on Oprah (don’t we all?) ;)
I hope– for so many things to change in this world. We complicate things that should be simple. I feel- overwhelmed when I think about everything I want to do.

I appreciate– That I have so many awesome readers to ‘talk’ to each day and share ways of improving our lives one day at a time.

Few things I have learned this year:

  • Green Monsters rock
  • Listen to my body and it will thank me
  • Meanness often is a result of fear
  • Coconut oil rocks
  • Always follow my dreams and silence the inner negativity

That was FUN!

Now, what about you? I can’t wait to see what you guys put. You can do as much or as little as you like!

You can copy and paste this into a comment below, if you’d like:

I Am –
I Want –
I Have –
I Wish –
I Hate –
I Fear –
I Hear –
I Search –
I Wonder –
I Regret –
I Love –
I Ache –
I Always –
I Usually –
I Am Not –
I Dance –
I Sing –
I Never –
I Rarely –
I Cry –
I Am Not Always –
I Lose –
I’m Confused –
I Need –
I Should –
I Dream –
I hope-
I feel-
I appreciate-

What lessons have you learned this year?



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Becca August 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I Am – a lot different things to different people, but to me I am a professional woman trying to carve out a place in this world
I Want – to move to Denver – desperately!
I Have – a very strong inner motivation
I Wish – it would stop raining
I Hate – sitting at a desk all day long – not to be confused with I hate my job
I Fear – thunderstorms, tornado’s and scary things like that
I Hear – the whirr of my heat fan – it’s always freezing in the office
I Search – Google – oh how did I live without you?
I Wonder – what kind of people my nephews will turn out to be
I Regret – not spending enough time with said nephews
I Love – so many things; waking up next to my amazing boyfriend, kisses from my nephews, pancakes on Sundays, running, the ocean, moments of peace and quiet, writing
I Ache – always after running – damn knee!
I Always – say hello to people when I walk by
I Usually – straighten/blow dry my hair – I’ll let it air dry when I’m feeling especially daring
I Am Not – perfect, nor do I want to be
I Dance – when I drink too much
I Sing – to country music, loud and probably off-key
I Never – go more than a few days without talking to my mom
I Rarely – break the rules
I Cry – when I am really hurt, but don’t cry very often
I Am Not Always – the most optimistic person, sometimes the analytical writer in me gets the best of me
I’m Confused – about exactly what I want to do for a career
I Need – a pedicure
I Should – be working and not filling this out =)
I Dream – of writing a book, living in the mountains, getting married
I feel- antsy
I appreciate- living so close to my family, friends and people I have known for years

What lessons have you learned this year?
– I want to move away and have a new adventure in a new city
– People will often surprise you
– Love can grow into something you never thought possible
– Not to complain about work. Having a job right now is a blessing!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 20, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I love your answers! I will remember this post when I am feeling down and need a pick me up. :)


Lori August 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I Am – happy
I Want – a bigger house
I Have – an amazing husband
I Wish – to be debt free
I Hate – secrets & lies
I Fear – failure
I Hear – trickling water from my fish tank
I Search – for knowledge
I Wonder – what my child will look like when he grows up
I Regret – not giving myself enough credit
I Love – my family
I Ache – when I feel I have failed
I Always – wash my face before bed
I Usually – go to bed to late
I Am Not – as organized as I would like
I Dance – whenever I can
I Sing – where ever I am
I Never – go to sleep without telling my family I love them
I Rarely – have a dinner plan
I Cry – when I watch certain movies
I Am Not Always –
I Lose – socks I don’t know what happens to them
I’m Confused – about what I want to be when I grow up
I Need – a quiet place for myself at least once a day
I Should – be more patient
I Dream – about a place where everyone is open and honest and supportive no matter where you are
I hope-
I feel-
I appreciate-

What lessons have you learned this year?


emily - eatventures August 20, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I Am – enthusiastic
I Want – to know what to do with the rest of my life
I Have – a blog – http://eatventures.wordpress.com
I Wish – I had the capital to start a restaurant
I Hate – hate
I Fear – hate
I Hear – “New Slang,” by The Shins
I Search – for meaning in difficulty
I Wonder – where I will be in 10years
I Regret – not exploring more in college
I Love – my husband
I Ache – for direction
I Always – gulp diet soda with a straw
I Usually – smile
I Am Not – a teacher any more
I Dance – without rythm
I Sing – Joshua Radin
I Never – stop wanting to kiss Adam
I Rarely – turn down popcorn
I Cry – when I am angry
I Am Not Always – tired
I Lose – sleep in my new loud apartment
I’m Confused – about where to go
I Need – direction
I Should – trust in fate
I Dream – of the future
I hope- for my husband’s happiness
I feel- loved
I appreciate- all the experiences I’ve been given


Maureen August 20, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I Am – optimistic
I Want – to live a long healthy life
I Have – amazing kids the best daughter in law and a beautiful new grandson
I Wish – to enjoy many adventures
I Hate – people who hate for no reason
I Fear – bigotry
I Hear – the thunder storm that just rolled in
I Search – for new vegan recipes
I Wonder – what I will have for dinner
I Regret – nothing only look forward
I Love – my life
I Ache – inner thighs new workout routine today
I Always – feel blessed
I Usually – have lazy saturday mornings
I Am Not – as organized as i would like
I Dance – whenever I can
I Sing – loudly in my car
I Never – say never
I Rarely – sleep in
I Cry – a lot less than I used to
I Am Not Always –
I Lose –
I’m Confused – by what people see in Brad Pitt
I Need –
I Should – watch less TV
I Dream – about a place by the water with a mountain back drop
I hope- to enjoy many adventures with my children and grandchildren
I feel- happy
I appreciate- every day

What lessons have you learned this year?


Maureen August 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm

great quote I just copied from my sisters facebook page words to live by
‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain’.


AGS August 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I Am – a bit of a goof-ball at heart
I Want – an extra hour in each day
I Have – stamina
I Wish – I could slow down
I Hate – arguments
I Fear – not living up to my own expectations
I Hear – the rush of cars
I Search – for brilliant, confident, and trust-worthy friends
I Wonder – what will happen in the next year
I Regret – forgetting lessons learned
I Love – morning more than night
I Ache – in my heart over mistakes
I Always – believe
I Usually – pick myself up
I Am Not – scared of anyone (except myself)
I Dance – while doing chores
I Sing – in church or with family
I Never – get tired of waking up early
I Rarely – start something I don’t intend to finish
I Cry – by myself
I Am Not Always – patient
I Lose – rings (including wedding ring, but husband found it)
I’m Confused – often, but won’t admit it to anyone but my husband (who I can’t fool anyway)
I Need – my husband to remind me pizza and a movie solve a lot of problems
I Should – NOT say “I should” so much
I Dream – when I am running
I hope- to love my husband as much as he love me
I feel- so tired at the end of each day, but in a good way
I appreciate- revisiting familier places

What lessons have you learned this year?
1. I can accomplish what I set out to do.
2. Extreme effort cannot be continued indefinitely.
3. I am special.
4. Weight-lifting is as good as running.


Organic Ashley August 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I Am – healing and one day I will be strong and glow from the inside
I Want – to travel the world and experience lots of different cultures.
I Have – the most amazing boyfriend I could ever ask for.
I Wish – I knew exactly what I needed to do with my life.
I Hate – people who are really nice and then tip really lousy…grrr
I Fear – I will make the wrong decision
I Hear – silence. Its beautiful.
I Search – for ways to take my practice to the next level.
I Wonder – what is in store for me.
I Regret – nothing. Everything happens for a reason.
I Love – yoga and the way my body feels like it needs it everyday.
I Ache – when I eat gluten or tomatoes
I Always – wear yoga clothes to bed
I Usually – cook and bake a lot. I love it!
I Am Not – skinny. I tried it and I’m not meant to be that way.
I Dance – whenever I can it feels so good.
I Sing – whenever I need to calm down
I Never – say never because every time I do I end up doing it.
I Rarely – clean. I hate it but I stay pretty organized
I Cry – with every emotion. I cant help.
I Am Not Always – bubbly but I try to be.
I Lose – it easily when I’m with my sister
I’m Confused- when I do science stuff.
I Need – at least one good hug daily
I Should – listen to my heart more often and not be so afraid.
I Dream – of opening a gluten, vegan, sugar free bakery one day.
I hope- that one day I will get married and have beautiful babies.
I feel- like I am doing the right thing in my life right now
I appreciate- that Chris has stuck by me and listened to all my stomach issues.


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 20, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I Am – a woman with a genuinely beautiful heart.
I Want – to make those around me happy.
I Have – wonderful people who love me.
I Fear – being alone.
I Hear – the sound of rain falling.
I Wonder – what I’ll be doing in 2 years.
I Regret – having regrets.
I Love – finding the beauty in seemingly un-beautiful things.
I Am Not – going to give up or go back.
I Dance – when I’m happy.
I Sing – when I feel secure.
I Cry – entirely too much, but it’s okay because that’s part of who I am.
I Need – love.
I Dream – of my future.
I hope- I am doing well.
I feel- content.
I appreciate- http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/ She is a truly amazing person.


Heather August 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm

This was fun to get to know you!

I Am – sarcastic, funny, happy, thankful
I Want – a BlendTec blender! haha – but really, i want to be healthy & happy
I Have – an amazing boyfriend, good friends & family, knowledge and strength
I Wish – everyone was kind and thoughtful and non-judgemental
I Hate – people who judge you
I Fear – fear itself.
I Hear – Top Chef in the background
I Search – for the answers to fix everything
I Wonder – what my future will look like.
I Regret – hurting people & not telling them exactly how i felt
I Love – life, good food, friends, my bf, animals
I Ache – from coughing so hard (sick!)
I Always – open doors for people, and smile at strangers
I Usually – drink green juice every day
I Am Not – high maintenance.
I Dance – in my bedroom alone, esp in the morning to wake up!
I Sing – in the shower.
I Never – eat meat.
I Rarely – leave home without makeup on.
I Cry – ALL THE TIME. tv commercials, movie trailers, books… you name it!
I Am Not Always – nice.
I Lose – my mind a little bit every day.
I’m Confused – often. i’m kind of ditzy.
I Need – to see my boyfriend! he’s been in Egypt
I Should – go wash my face
I Dream – of big, big things.
I hope- for an end to violence.
I feel- so exhausted.
I appreciate- all the amazing people and things in my life.


Yasmin August 20, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I like this get-to-know you game! I’ll use it on my next blog :)


Kelly August 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I Am – stronger than I think I am
I Want – everything
I Have – a lot to be thankful for
I Wish – there were more hours in the day
I Hate – stress
I Fear – water. deep water. any water you’d have to swim in.
I Hear – the a/c blowing (thank goodness)
I Search – yahoo mostly, but am currently addicted to the backgrounds on bing
I Wonder – when i’ll be ready for kids
I Regret – not taking the plunge more often
I Love – my husband, my dog, my life
I Ache – when my family says they miss me (i live far away)
I Always – floss :)
I Usually – push myself too hard
I Am Not – shy
I Dance – rarely
I Sing – all the time
I Never – mow the grass haha
I Rarely – don’t fit it all in
I Cry – at almost anything
I Am Not Always – rational
I Lose – my temper
I’m Confused – about what cell phone to get
I Need – a vacation with my husband
I Should – be relaxing reading a book
I Dream – about everything falling into place
I hope- tomorrow is an easy friday
I feel- happy with where i am in life
I appreciate- my body, my mind, and everything around me.

What lessons have you learned this year? I learned that if you push through a bad situation and stick it out, good will come in the end and you will be rewarded.


Bree August 20, 2009 at 8:59 pm

I Am – stronger than I give myself credit for
I Want – to just have a great time with family on my wedding day
I Have – a wonderful life (I love the movie, too)
I Wish – for my fiance to get the job he applied for
I Hate – when people judge others
I Fear – that I will have to raise my future children in a scary world
I Hear – the TV in the background
I Search – for recipes like a mad woman (I love to bake healthy treats)
I Wonder – what I will do once I am done with my PhD
I Regret – all the time I have wasted hating my body
I Love – my fiance (marrying him next Friday), my family, friends & my crazy cat
I Ache – when I overdue it on a run
I Always – have tea in the morning
I Usually –
I Am Not – competitive or confrontational
I Dance – quite silly, but I love how it makes my man chuckle
I Sing – when I am alone!
I Never – have enough time!
I Rarely – eat meat
I Cry – at sappy movies
I Am Not Always –
I Lose – my way when hiking
I’m Confused – by taxes & the US healthcare system
I Need – to buckle down this years & finish my degree
I Should – call my friends more often
I Dream – of having a career that I love one day
I hope- to be a good wife & fantastic mother
I feel- lucky
I appreciate- everyone that has stood by me over the years

What lessons have you learned this year?
I need to work on my self confidence! I am smart even though I don’t know everything!

Life doesn’t always go according to plan, but it all works out in the end.


RunToFinish August 20, 2009 at 9:36 pm

wow some really interesting answers. a lot of people who want to own bakeries!
I Am – organized, thoughtful, loyal, sarcastic, loving
I Want – to live near water, to run faster, to have 4 pack abs
I Have – an amazing husband, great parents and a great job
I Wish – people would just calm down
I Hate – hate
I Fear – being truly injured
I Hear – my air conditioner running
I Search – for peace
I Wonder – how some people make it so far by treating others so badly
I Regret – losing touch with some friends
I Love – my life
I Ache – for a friend who truly knows me
I Always – have to be early to an appointment
I Usually – workout every day
I Am Not – finished chasing my dreams
I Dance – in the shower
I Sing – in the car…LOUD
I Never – eat fried chicken
I Rarely – get a pedicure, but love it when I do
I Cry – when my heart is broken
I Am Not Always – satisified
I Lose – not much really
I’m Confused – when people expect me to read their minds
I Need – to commit to my health if i really want those abs
I Should – kiss my hubby fully every day
I Dream – of a lifestyle that allows me to be outside every day
I hope- for a future of love and peace
I feel- calm
I appreciate- so many things I can’t even list it

What lessons have you learned this year?
Focus on reacting to everything with Love


girlmeetsyoga August 20, 2009 at 9:44 pm

ou can copy and paste this into a comment below, if you’d like:

I Am -a singer
I Want – to travel the world with people I love doing good work I love
I Have – a sweet husband
I Wish – to create positivity
I Hate – when he leaves the seat down
I Fear – clowns
I Hear – dead people (just kidding)…
I Search – for hidden chocolate in husband’s brief-case
I Wonder – what my kitten dreams about…
I Regret – that I didn’t major in Advertising
I Love – the nightlife…I’ve got to boogie.
I Ache – for endless summer.
I Always – say thank you.
I Usually – go to the beach everey day.
I Am Not – fond of cauliflower
I Dance – like Elaine from Seinfeld. it’s pretty scary.
I Sing – every second I can. gigs, plays, even online kareoke. wanna listen???
I Never – balance my checkbook
I Rarely – do what I’m told
I Cry – like a faucet during Lifetime movies
I Am Not Always – confident
I Lose – keys, umbrellas
I’m Confused – about what career direction to take
I Need – a new pair of flip flops.
I Should – eat right and exercize
I Dream – of Broadway or being the winner of “Second Chance Idol”
I hope-to finalize our adoption soon.
I feel-wistful when the last spoonful of ice-cream is gone
I appreciate-

What lessons have you learned this year?
That my family can never be who I need them to be.
That I must move forward.


Richelle August 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm

I Am – a good person
I Want – to run a marathon again
I Have – a good life
I Wish – I hadn’t had to struggle with an eating disorder
I Hate – the word hate
I Fear – not living up to others expectations
I Hear – the dishwasher
I Search – for ways to run healthier on the net all the time
I Wonder – what’s going to happen
I Regret – wasting so many years hating myself
I Love – myself just the way I am
I Ache – when my fiance and I get in an argument
I Always – eat breakfast
I Usually – cook supper
I Am Not – going to give in to an eating disorder ever again
I Dance – when i’ve had too much too drink
I Sing – when I’m in my car
I Never – skip stretching
I Rarely – eat fast food
I Cry – when I’m stressed or sad
I Am Not Always – on time
I Lose – phone numbers and names from my memory quickly
I’m Confused – about life sometimes
I Need – more friends with similar interests
I Should – weed my garden
I Dream – of qualifying for the boston marathon
I hope- I finish my schooling this year
I feel- happy
I appreciate-kindness

What lessons have you learned this year?
I can still eat chocolate and ice cream as part of a healthy diet.
My relationship with my family will never be the same.
I like tofu!


Erin August 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm

What lessons have you learned this year?

I am so much stronger than I believe
It’s 80% mental and 20% positive attitude – if you say you can, then you can!
I DO love feeling and eating healthily
I am obsessed with almond butter
I do not react to sugar well at all (trying to eliminate it)
I love blogging!
People will try to bring you down if you’re feeling great, but your positivity can’t be stopped if you really believe in it.


Gertrude August 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I Am – human!
I Want – lots of things!
I Have – many things to be thankful of everyday.
I Wish – for my mom to get well soon and fight that stupid cancer!
I Hate – hate.
I Fear – fear.
I Hear – people in the office talking, and the photocopier printing.
I Search – for everything on google (too)!
I Regret – behaving the way I did when I was 14-17.
I Ache – when I see animals being treated badly.
I Always – have a cup on water by my bed so I’ll have something to drink the moment I wake up.
I Am Not – a fan of the heat.
I Rarely – eat meat.
I Cry – only when i’m alone.
I Am Not Always –
I Lose – things very often.
I’m Confused – when it comes to techonology.
I Need – time.
I Should – be working =p
I Dream – most of the nights.
I hope- that my wish will come true ASAP.
I feel- tired
I appreciate- that i’m alive!


brooke August 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I Am – a vegan triathlete.
I Want – my husband and I to live a long, healthy life together.
I Have – a hyper puppy that keeps me laughing.
I Wish – I didn’t live so far from my parents.
I Hate – killing spiders.
I Fear – that having kids is as hard as everyone says it is.
I Hear – that running really isn’t bad for your knees.
I Search – for cheap and delicious berries.
I Wonder – what my puppy is thinking.
I Regret – not asking enough questions.
I Love – soy lattes.
I Ache – during marathons.
I Always – find a bright side.
I Usually – do all the dishes before going to bed.
I Am Not – easily defined.
I Dance – unseriously.
I Sing – to the radio.
I Never – join beauty pageants?
I Rarely – do yoga.
I Cry – when I’m very sad or hurt.
I Am Not Always – sure where my phone is.
I Lose – matching socks.
I’m Confused – as to the appeal of all things vampires.
I Need – love, naps, and food.
I Should – answer my cell phone more.
I Dream – crazy dreams that I will gladly tell anyone about.
I Hope – scientific research cures cancer.
I Feel – loved.
I Appreciate – my husband, and all that he does for me.

What lessons have you learned this year?
You might end up doing the very thing you never thought you’d do.


Rebeca August 21, 2009 at 12:05 am

I Am – a work in progress
I Want – a ring, you know the kind, but one of the things I love about him is his wisdom to wait until it’s perfect, and not rush
I Have – a million books that I love and treasure and can’t imagine giving away
I Wish – I had a bigger apartment
I Hate – that I live so far away from my family
I Fear – failure and disappointing the ones I love
I Hear – the boys random television through the phone
I Search – for truth
I Wonder – where I’ll be in 10 years
I Regret – not becoming friends with my mother sooner
I Love – my life, it’s rocky at times but I have so much to be thankful for
I Ache – when I see people hurting, even strangers
I Always – say “I love you” before I hang up the phone
I Usually – forget things I don’t write down
I Am Not – fake or mean, just reserved
I Dance – always… with passion and without reserve
I Sing – sometimes, hum always
I Never – say “hate” you never know when things will change
I Rarely – remember to put on makeup
I Cry – easily but try not to in public
I Am Not Always – happy but I’m always content
I Lose – all video games except for the fighting ones (but I just frantically push the buttons!)
I’m Confused – by people who take advantage of others
I Need – love, good food and lots of sunlight (like a plant?)
I Should – go to bed earlier
I Dream – of changing the world for a child… hopefully more than one, that’s why I teach
I hope- to be a great mother one day
I feel- like some people think I’m crazy
I appreciate- everything… even the simplest things mean a lot to me… because I know what it is to have little and to have a lot

(I love this… thought provoking Ange)


Trellis August 21, 2009 at 12:41 am

I Am – grateful for the life I have and the opportunity to BE
I Want – to be healthy and happy with myself
I Have – the greatest, sweetest husband ever
I Wish – I had a million dollars
I Hate – negativity, cliques and gossip
I Fear – death and ceasing to exist
I Hear – my hubby snoring lightly
I Search – for meaning in what I do on a daily basis
I Wonder – what on earth is wrong with people
I Regret – disrespecting my body
I Love – myself. Really and truly.
I Ache – seeing people suffer.
I Always – gain back the weight I lose
I Usually – do not give people the benefit of the doubt
I Am Not – a bitch. I’m just quiet.
I Dance – when no one is looking.
I Sing – no longer. I have not sung in over 2 years.
I Never – think of myself as sexy.
I Rarely – see people get better at work.
I Cry – only when I watch TV/movies. I am unable to cry for myself.
I Am Not Always – happy.
I Lose – sleep worrying about work related things that I shouldn’t worry about.
I’m Confused – why I can’t just get it right and lose this weight.
I Need – more friends and a couple of hobbies.
I Should – go to the gym, but that’s not gonna happen.
I Dream – of being a successful novelist.
I hope- to have children one day but I can’t wrap my head around it yet.
I feel- like I’ve come so far but I’ve still got so much further to go.
I appreciate- the small, phenomenal group of friends that I have.

What lessons have you learned this year?
Wait a day before sending angry email or voicemail
You are destined to repeat the same mistake over and over until you finally start doing something different
I don’t have to wear sweaters in the summer to hide my “fat” arms. It’s damn hot. Enough.


Amanda August 21, 2009 at 1:27 am

I Am – a fallible human being
I Want – more money in my bank account ; )
I Have – done more than I give myself credit for.
I Wish – people gave others a chance.
I Hate – narrow minded individuals. Hate in general.
I Fear – failure.
I Hear – my air conditioner : )
I Search – wikipedia for too many things.
I Wonder – if I’ll get to go to grad school.
I Regret – not working harder in college.
I Love – my cats, my friends, my family and my boyfriend.
I Ache – when I know people are suffering.
I Always – look at the details.
I Usually – am cranky in the morning.
I Am Not – a failure.
I Dance – with my boyfriend, just us.
I Sing – in the car.
I Never – take anything for granted.
I Rarely – lash out for no good reason.
I Cry – when I think of my brother stationed in Iraq.
I Am Not Always – mean.
I Lose – my mind when I can’t spend time with my friends.
I’m Confused – about my path in life.
I Need – to go to bed..
I Should – look for a new job.
I Dream – about my brother coming home unscathed.
I hope- I find a path.
I feel- lost, for now.
I appreciate- my health.

What lessons have you learned this year?

If you want something done right, do it yourself. And NEVER let anyone tell you what you want. Only you truly know what you want in life.


Salina August 21, 2009 at 2:37 am

I Am – getting married soon!
I Want – to be healthy
I Have – a wonderful supportive family
I Wish – i could dance like MC Hammer
I Hate – Greed — esp. when it concerns money — a lot of the worlds problems (ESP. this “global Financial crisis) would be averted if people weren’t greedy.
I Fear – the moment of death, but not eternity afterward
I Hear – tap tap tapping on the keyboard
I Search – google — waaay to much.
I Wonder – whether I’ll set my dress on fire on my wedding day
I Regret – hurting some people that I cared about
I Love – hot chocolate and snuggles with my fiance
I Ache – with the love I feel for my fiance, my unborn child and my stillborn son Tobias
I Always – have to clean my feet before I go to bed — even if I’ve just stepped out of the shower.
I Usually – run late for work.. :o)
I Am Not – motivated.. yet
I Dance – badly
I Sing – in the shower to corny 80’s hits
I Never – forget the pain of finding out I had lost Tobias
I Rarely – wear proper shoes — I live in thongs
I Cry – when I have super-low self-esteem days
I Am Not Always – cheerful, but I try to be up-beat
I Lose – my temper too quickly nowadays
I’m Confused – about what I want to do with my life
I Need – to stop eating gluten products!
I Should – take care of myself better
I Dream – of being able to compete in the Mountain Challenge
I hope- that my baby is going to be okay.
I feel – like I have heartburn radiating down to my kneecaps
I appreciate – my fiance doing the housework for me when I’m not feeling well.

What lessons have you learned this year?
The Grass is definitely Not greener on the other side — Everyone’s situation is different – what’s good for one, may not be good for another.
Things happen that you can’t control
That my fiance is my biggest supporter, and sometimes he says stuff that hurts, but says them because he loves me.


Sarah August 21, 2009 at 2:41 am

I Am – quite happy with my life
I Want to go on being happy
I Have – been quite lucky so far
I Wish – I was not always so hard with myself
I Hate – intolerance
I Fear -losing my loved ones
I Hear -bird chirping
I Search –
I Wonder – what the future is going to be like
I Regret – not having told my dad everything I wanted to
I Love – my friends, my family and my boyfriend
I Ache –
I Always -have breakfast
I Usually –
I Am Not –
I Dance -at my weekly african dance lesson
I Sing -really badly
I Never –
I Rarely -not feel like working out
I Cry -when I think of my best friend in heaven
I Am Not Always –
I Lose patience quite quickly
I’m Confused –
I Need -to call my friends more often
I Should -be more patient
I Dream -to go on being healthy
I hope-to become old with my boyfriend
I feel-good
I appreciate-what I have and what I have reached


Paige @ Running Around Normal August 21, 2009 at 7:35 am

What a cool and unique post! Great idea, Ange! :)
I Am – upbeat, organized, a bit OCD, friendly, outgoing, ME
I Want – to live some where HOT year round
I Have – an amazing family and friends
I Wish – that my loved ones never had to suffer
I Hate – rude, mean people
I Fear – being alone
I Hear – The AM news
I Search – to find out more about me
I Wonder – what opportunities the day will bring
I Regret – right now – that I didn’t take more time to find the right major for me in college
I Love – my family and pets
I Ache – when my loved ones ache
I Always – drink coffee in the morning
I Usually – drink a Green Monster after ;-)
I Am Not – boring
I Dance – awkwardly :D
I Sing – to my pup
I Never – drink soda
I Rarely -pamper myself much anymore – no time lately :(
I Cry – oh about once a month ;)
I Am Not Always – going to please everyone
I Lose – my temper while driving
I’m Confused – about where to start to get to where I want to be
I Need – love
I Should – clean today. hmph.
I Dream – about Hawaii :D
I hope- for the war to end
I feel- blessed
I appreciate- my family, the weather, my health

What lessons have you learned this year? I can only be me, and I can’t please everyone. Time spent not being yourself is time wasted.


ferrellslove August 21, 2009 at 7:39 am

I Am – happy
I Want – a baby
I Have – all that I need
I Wish –
I Hate – the word hate
I Fear – failure
I Hear -the washing machine
I Search – to truly know who I am
I Wonder -where my husband and I will be in 20 years
I Regret – not listening to my body
I Love – my husband, family, friends, and dogs
I Ache -when I have hurt someone
I Always -over think things
I Usually – stress over nothing
I Am Not -good at knowing that I am stressed
I Dance – rarely
I Sing – in the car
I Never –
I Rarely –
I Cry – when i am happy, mad, or sad
I Am Not Always – good at communicating my feelings
I Lose – myself sometimes
I’m Confused – about why people who don’t want babies have them, but people who want them struggle to have them
I Need – coffee every morning
I Should – get busy on my house to do list
I Dream –
I hope- to be a great mom someday
I feel- loved
I appreciate- the small things in life

What lessons have you learned this year?
Who I really am.


valerie August 21, 2009 at 8:04 am

I Am – not sure of what I want out of life.
I Want – to be happy.
I Have – a lot of friends.
I Wish – for clarity.
I Hate – being vulnerable.
I Fear – losing the person I love most.
I Hear – Edward playing Catan.
I Search – for something that occupies my mind.
I Wonder – when I will stop hurting.
I Regret – so many things.
I Love – Edward and Pudge.
I Ache – for what I used to have.
I Always – fear the unknown.
I Usually – feel uncomfortable.
I Am Not -who you think I am.
I Dance – as much as I can.
I Sing – when I play Rockband2.
I Never -go to bed early.
I Rarely – like driving.
I Cry -way too often.
I Am Not Always – confused.
I Lose – ?
I’m Confused -?
I Need – some stability.
I Should – get my life together.
I Dream – that things will get better.
I hope- for peace of mind.
I feel- like I am on the edge.
I appreciate- my friends.

What lessons have you learned this year?
People don’t always act the way you would or the way you want them to. You have to understand this in order not to be upset with them.


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Rachel August 21, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I Am – generally a happy person
I Want – to make more friends in the city I just moved to
I Have – some great friends around the country from moving so much :)
I Wish – it was warmer where I am
I Hate – olives. Oh god, they’re awful.
I Fear – failure.
I Hear – The hum of my spaceheater. In August.
I Search – for the love of my life
I Wonder – if I will always be single
I Regret – not being easier on myself when I was younger.
I Love – living in a place where I can easily go visit my family.
I Ache – because I don’t live closer to my family.
I Always – have a little bit of chocolate, every day.
I Usually – try to be upbeat and find silver linings.
I Am Not – an artist. I can’t even fold a piece of paper neatly.
I Dance – to 80s/90s music. Like A Prayer, anyone?
I Sing – Loudly and in the car
I Never – smoke. Disgusting habit.
I Rarely – moisturize, and I really need to step that up.
I Cry – alone. I hate crying in front of others.
I Am Not Always – as tough as I act.
I Lose – when I stop caring.
I’m Confused – about the whole US healthcare debate. Americans need to become more educated about this topic.
I Need – a vacation. Haven’t taken one since I started my job 2 years ago.
I Should – spend more time with my poor neglected cat.
I Dream – of having a less demanding schedule.
I hope- I will fall in love in the next year.
I feel- hopeful about my life.
I appreciate- the life I have made for myself.

What lessons have you learned this year?
That I am tougher than I think, but I don’t always need to be. It’s ok to lean on others when you need help.


Kathryn August 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm

late on the game here, but I want to play to.
I Am – loving, silly, and chill
I Want – to help people more, to teach yoga, a dehydrator & heart rate monitor
I Have –so much, more than I could ever need. Love of a great husband and family, amazing friends, and lots of lululemon yoga clothes
I Wish – I could sing well (but I sing plenty anyway!)
I Hate – hate
I Fear – spiders
I Hear – very little, I’m being unproductive at work and everybody else is so quiet right now!
I Search – to find out what I want to be when I grow up (I’m 28) – I’m thinking a yoga teacher though….
I Wonder – what the future holds
I Regret – not continuing with dance training in high school
I Love – so much, I love my husband, my home, my pets, my friends….I could go on and on
I Ache – in my upper back, I firmly belive bodies are not meant to be sitting 8 hours a day!
I Always – need chapstick, always – my lips will never be moist enough
I Usually – laugh and sing every day
I Am Not – a carnivore!
I Dance – a lot, but I want to dance more!
I Sing – everything and loud, especially in the car (possibly to my husbands dismay since we carpool!)
I Never – feel ready to wake up in the morning, I love my bed and my dreams!
I Rarely – go a day without telling sombody I love them
I Cry – when I’m frustrated or REALLY happy in yoga
I Am Not Always – good about cleaning and getting things done as I’d like to be
I Lose – at sports with balls.
I’m Confused – about the world. Why do people do what they do?
I Need – love
I Should – get out of bed earlier on the weekends
I Dream – about going to Europe
I hope- I got to Europe next year!
I feel- happy and loved
I appreciate- my whole life. It is incredible.


Kate November 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Okay, so I know you did this a year ago, but it sounded fun to do tonight. :) Thank you for letting us share with you!

I Am – a kind person who wants everyone to have friends
I Want – society to stop being obsessed with celebrity gossip
I Have – the most wonderful family and boyfriend (and kitty)
I Wish – people would see how freaking adorable pigs are and that they really are intelligent animals
I Hate – when people are rude… period
I Fear – fear itself
I Hear – the sound of life, living it and enjoying it
I Search – for new places to eat at
I Wonder – why I ever stressed about things not in my control
I Regret – nothing… lived and learned
I Love – my family and boyfriend and everyone that has a large, kind heart
I Ache – when I hear or see my brother cry… it tears me up
I Always – give my kitty tons of smooches in the morning and night to let her know that I love her (I do this with my boyfriend, too)
I Usually – wear sweats and my Ugg slippers in the evenings after the gym
I Am Not – fake
I Dance – whenever the mood strikes me
I Sing – whenever I feel like being goofy, cause I do not have a good signing voice, but sometimes you gotta look past that little bit of trivia
I Never – do anything that I feel in my heart is wrong
I Rarely – let others control things (big or small) in my life
I Cry – when I feel like it :) Sometimes crying is the best stress reliever
I Am Not Always – nice… but I am always nice in my heart
I Lose – my patience for mean people
I’m Confused – when I try and learn science or math… English is my thang!
I Need – love, friendship, FOOD, exercise, and sunshine
I Should – follow my dreams, but am comfortable and happy where I am at the moment
I Dream – that all of the worlds problems will be solved in one night
I hope- that I’m right and one day that’ll all happen
I feel- like having a chocolate truffle… Cabernet flavored
I appreciate- it when people take into consideration others feelings before they proceed with something… sometimes that’s all that matters


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