About misscandace91

I'm an aspiring entrepreneur who enjoys all the pretty little things in life. My career goal is to own a massive event planning business that includes apparel, florists, catering, and decorating. Life is full of beautiful adventures...I plan to take them all.

Day 2: List Your Fears and Explain Them

You know, I’m almost ashamed to put my fears down on keyboard for you all…Everytime I list them people look at me like I’m some moron. I must remind you all though, fears are unique to the person that holds them. So here goes something…

Fear #1: Birds

When I say birds, yes, I’m talking ducks, canary’s, cockatoos, the works people. However, the larger the bird the more terrified I get. Geese, get out of here, but Ostrich…dear lord save me. The Ostrich is one creepy talon away from being a modern day Valociraptor. No thank you!

My explanation behind this totally rational fear happened over a decade and a half ago. When I was five or six years old my cat Jasmine Hotcakes Cutler ripped the wing off of a cardinal. Not a cardinal that lives in Italy and hangs with the Pope, but a real tangible bird cardinal. After she did this cruel wing ripping, my parents put me in charge of boxing up the disgusting little creature. As I was trying to save its disgusting little life the damn thing pecked me with its beak. I threw it in the box and put it on top of a ladder in my garage. It died a few days later. From then on I wanted nothing to do with birds anywhere. If I walk by a dead bird I will literally scream and shudder at the sight of it. Funny enough, I’m slightly more terrified of the dead ones than the live ones.

Fear #2: Midgets

As a child this fear was way more intense, but as I’ve grown this fear has begun to diminish. I’m not sure if it’s just because we’re no longer the same height or if it’s because I’ve gained a bit of compassion for their disability. Nonetheless, when I was a whopping 4 years old I was grocery shopping with my mother. After we had checked out and started exiting the store I saw this little person, who’s name was Keith and just so happened to be a family friend, and commented rather loudly on how strange I found his large head and little body to be. This little person/boy chased me out of the grocery store faster than a horse out of the cage at a race. I had to climb onto a cement light post just to get away from him. My mom had to come out and scold him and apologize at the the same time. All of this information has come straight from the brain of a then terrified 4 year old and my mother, the witness. Sure, my whole family thinks it’s hysterical now, but golly gee wiz how scary right!?

That’s it though folks, my two very rational fears. I mean I can’t really discriminate against anyone else’s fears but atleast I’m not deathly afraid of urban legends or monsters under my bed…my fears are totally rational.

Let me know what you’re afraid of though!

Day 1: List 20 Random Facts About Yourself

1. I’m an old soul- I love tea, a good book, or a black and white movie. And 60’s-80’s music.

2. I can’t wait to be a mom- Like literally I have names and lives planned out.

3. My favorite dog breed is Samoyed- white and beautiful.

4. I’m terrified of birds- Their talons are a force to be reakoned with.

5. I’m fascinated with the life of Jesus- Not a crazy religious, the man was just amazing!

6. My favorite candy is Skittles- bite size rainbow…hello, obvious choice.

7. I loath technology- ironic since I’m using it right now, right?

8. I’m actually 1/4th Filipino- My grandma came straight from the Phillipines

9. I love to travel- Thailand is my next big trip.

10. I have a tendency of getting myself into long distance relationships.

11. My favorite color is Green

12. Cooking is my second favorite part of the day.

13. Getting ready and putting on my makeup is my favorite.

14. I have a huge weakness for old people and little children.

15. Scary movies are my favorite cinematic genre, yet I can’t watch them alone.

16. I’m not OCD necessarily, but my house will and must be clean at all times, but my room is always a disaster.

17. My natural hair color is close to dark gray.

18. I now equally adore both of my parents, who have been together for almost 29 years

19. I lucid dream whenever I drink hot teas.

20. I’m already with my soul mate, and very happy and lucky for it.

Photo Credits to Google.

Photo Credits to Google.

30 Day Mission…I Accept

So in light of the new month, spring, and my new-ish relationship, I have decided to embark on a little journey with you (my readers), my boyfriend, and myself. My mission is to spend the next 30 days answering a question of the day. I’m making my boyfriend participate with me, but he and I have turned it into our nightly discussion instead of him writting as well. I may be clever, but I definitely didn’t come up with this idea on my own. I stole it from http://cherishinghopesanddreams.blogspot.com/2012/01/30-things.html so check out her blog because it’s actually pretty cool. But here is what I’ll be doing and I encourage you to try it out too. Might learn something about yourself or a friend if you make them participate too haha.

THE LIST:

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for

 

Go to it!

Words With My Father: Religion and Philosophy

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     I feel like todays blog is going to be the beginning of a large strand of blogs to come, and in order to know why, you must first understand my father and my relationship with one another. We are first and foremost parent and child, and I want everyone to understand that before I make my next claim to him. We have never blurred the lines of understanding of this. If I was ever ungrateful or misbehaving, it was quickly corrected with firm parental control, but because of this we have turned into secondary close friends. I can’t claim to be his best friend because that role has been strongly and clearly apprehended by my mother.

     The older I have gotten, and more experienced with life, the better friends we have become. He respects my opinions and values my thoughts. So came the question today…Religion.

     I called my dad around 1 o’clock today and said, “Dad, you know, I think I learned a valuable lesson about life today. I was watching a documentary on Netflix about ‘The Secret’ and, well Dad, I think they’re right. I think we live in a world that is based on the laws of attraction. After all, if I radiate happiness don’t you think I’ll attract more happy people and happiness around me?” My dad, being the open minded religious man that he is listened to me go on and on about how I was now all hyped up about doing good things and in turn attracting good things my way. In theory it’s a great idea and a wonderful way to look at life. I mean, indeed, happiness DOES in fact attract more happiness. Rarely does happy me encounter unhappy others. However, in reality that’s not me controlling the world around me like the book “The Secret” wants me to believe. It’s just me offering myself some happy thoughts about the happy experiences I’ve had throughout my day. No matter what I will always believe in the power of positive thinking.

     However, after much talk about this new yet old found philosophy I had descovered, my Dad brought up some very mind striking, thought provoking ideas.”You know Candace,” He said, “The more I delve into thoughts about life, the more I begin to think about the laws of destruction. Think about a boulder for instance. The laws of destruction say that a boulder will eventually be broken down to into rocks, which are then broken down to pebbles, which will eventually be turned into dust. Unless forced by man, the dust does not form into pebbles, which then turn to rocks, which then turn to a boulder. All natural things in life follow the law of destruction. All except the human cell. A human cell has not ever been man made. It can be replicated, but never created by man himself.” My dad then went on to tell me how life itself is by far the most confusing and hard to understand concepts of all. Yes we will eventually be broken down as well but in order to be created we go completely against the law of destruction.

     We have one cell that then turns into more cells that turn into organs and bones and eventually a person is made. So many things; trees, fire, water, air. All those things can’t feel. They don’t have emotions. 

     My dad said, “There’s a lot to be said about human will. If there was no God or higher being that was interested in our lives men would be completely carnal and out for their own benefit. There would be no love. But my will to risk my life for your brother if he stepped in front of a car sways to the side of love. If I was carnal and out for myself and only my needs I wouldn’t risk my life.”

     After getting into the talk about God being in our lives, I brought up the question of “what am I supposed to be doing? and am I doing it?” In a video we watched, Jesus said to give up all your possessions and come follow me. Dad said, “Take that in a very non literal sense Candace. Maybe at that time it was crucial to ‘literaly’ give their things and follow him, but in our sense now, it can mean something as small as don’t let your posessions or the things you want to posess become your life and the only thing you live for. Live for yourself, live for others, and love your God.” I was so worried that I wasn’t being a Christian, but in reality, the best way to be a Christian is to ‘Love your God, and Love your brother as you love yourself.’ I could not translate it in any better way than by saying…love yourself, and give thanks and appreciation to everyone around you. Be a happy person and you will resonate happiness throughout his kingdom. Do simple yet good things, and those can tumble into larger great things. If you’re called to do something bigger than yourself, encourage yourself or ask for encouragement and you will recieve it. Don’t be afraid to do anything, because in order to live you must be thankful for what you are given and LIVE. Don’t hold back because every second is precious!