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My 30 in 30 - Day 6

Monday, June 06, 2011

Today's topic is 'The person who I would like to trade places with for a day'.

This was a little tough for me. Truth is I don't picture myself being switched with someone. The closest I've ever gotten to that is to picture myself hanging out with another person. Even then, there's a lot. There are a number if top Interior Designers that I would LOVEEEE to hang out with for a day. There are people of inspiration, people who I could learn a lot from, people I would like to have fun with, or guys who... well, never mind. I won't finish that thought. LOL

I think to narrow it down, and to pick someone for the sake of picking someone; I would choose to trade places with Shania Twain for a day... assuming that trade places means I get her body and life for a day and she gets mine.

I don't pick her, though, for the reasons most of you might think... she's hot. She is, and that's definitely a bonus; but it's not why I pick her. I also don't pick her because she's famous, or she's rich, or she's pretty. She's fun, she's wholesome, she's sexy, she's an inspiration for women all over the world. All things that I dream of being some day... but, I pick her because of the music.

The one thing that I've pictured myself doing every day of my life is singing. I don't have any talent that I know of, though a number of people who have caught me singing when I wasn't looking have said I have a good voice. It's never occurred to me to take them seriously. I have no training in anything musical. I don't know how to play any instruments; though I would LOVEEEE to learn.

Well, if I had to pick one of dream; it's a toss up between interior designers and music. I think music would win out in the end because it's just something that touches your whole heart, mind, body and soul. It's something you feel in your heart, that speaks to your soul, and you can even feel it in your body. I can... the right music at the right time gives me a passion that allows me to get physical reactions from it. It's like I'm feeling the music flowing within my body. I love it. It's awesome.

In my dream when I'm singing, I picture myself in a huge stadium surrounded by 1000's of people... and to be so involved in the music... to be feeling it in my heart, my soul, and my body so much that I forget that all the people are there. Does that makes sense? Music is the one thing in this world that's almost as awesome as love itself. Sometimes when I'm listening to my music it's like I'm taken away to another place. I feel it inside me. To be this involved in my music would no doubt make for an awesome passion... and an incredible performance.

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EDWARDS1411 6/16/2011 8:00PM

    Very well said Carley!!!

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SPARKYCARLEY 6/7/2011 1:09PM

    EDWARDS1411 - I haven't seen her show, but I've heard about it. I only subscribe to basic cable, and I don't watch much of that. So I don't get the OWN. I'd love to see Shania's show though. I think those who bear their hearts for the world; flaws and all, are the ones who are the strongest of the lot because it takes guts, courage, and overwhelming strength to do that. Anyone can build a wall and hide behind it. Putting yourself in the line of fire takes strength and courage.

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EDWARDS1411 6/7/2011 12:15PM

    What a thought-provoking topic? Music is my balm - when I'm down it brings me up and lifts my spirits.

And I luv Shania and her music! One thing I've learned from her show "Why Not? With Shania Twain" on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is that she really is just like the rest of us. She has the same struggles with self-worth and finding herself and is working on getting her talent back which she temporarily lost. A real person with foibles and unlike most celebrities she's letting us see them.

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SERENEMOM71 6/7/2011 7:47AM

  I love her music too! Good choice. Before degenerative arthritis destroyed the joints in my hands, I played the piano fairly well, so I am a music lover, too, although my voice isn't strong! LOL!! You ought to follow your dream - God maybe telling you something. Pray about it and I will, too! Have you sang in the church choir? That's a good start! Just a thought - take it or leave it!!!

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STALEYK 6/7/2011 6:08AM

    From what I've heard - she has overcome a lot of obstacles and still pushes forward. Music is also something close to my heart. I have thought of John Denver sitting on a mountain top singing and touching people's hearts/lives. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/7/2011 2:09AM

    She has overcome adversity, she is a strong woman!! I never thought who I may like to be for a day... maybe my female cat-- she is spoiled and gets everything she wants and the boy kitties are afraid of her! LOL

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NONNAJEANIE 6/6/2011 11:11PM

    I totally agree with you about music -- it is one language the whole world speaks! And I love Shania too and admire her for picking up the pieces and starting over. She's a beautiful person inside and out and deserves respect.

Maybe your music can be one of your tools for staying fit and healthy!

Have a fun day tomorrow!

Jeanie in TN

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NELLZIE04 6/6/2011 10:45PM

    Good choice! I love Shania, she is such a strong woman!

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My 30 in 30 - Day 5

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Today is my favorite animal and my favorite memory.

My favorite animal...

I can take a guess as to what this would say about who I am. Dog's are not only my favorite animal, but this one, is my baby. I love him like a child. He is my family. He is fun to have around, he is loving; and he is forever cheerful. He is the bring spot in every minute I'm with him. I feel God with me when I look at him.

My favorite memory...

Even though I am divorced now... my wedding, I think, has to be my favorite memory. It was the happiest day of my life. It was everything a wedding day should be and more. I never knew happiness like that was possible. I never knew that security like that could be real and achieved. One day, God will bring me another wedding; and this time, there will be no divorce because God is the one who will choose my new husband. Till then I'm willing to wait... 'cause whoever he is... he's worth waiting this long for!

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SPARKYCARLEY 6/12/2011 7:08AM

    Thank you so much EDWARDS1411 for your beautiful comments.

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EDWARDS1411 6/11/2011 10:53PM

    Luv your "baby" - he's a cutie and you were a beautiful bride Carley!!!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/6/2011 4:03AM

    two beautiful visions in white!

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MARIAND123 6/5/2011 10:20PM

    That is is awesome. I am loving your 30 in 27. It is nice to meet another Christian that is Sparking.

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My 30 in 30 - Day 4

Saturday, June 04, 2011

OK... in Day 4 I'm supposed to show; you photos of my favorite TV show and of my favorite color; because each is supposed to tell you some things about me. Well, truth is I don't really watch enough TV to have a favorite show. As a matter of fact my TV, so far hasn't even been turned on all weekend. I had 3 TV's not so long ago, and when I moved I got rid of 2 of them; the large one included because I just don't see the need for it. The big one almost never got turned on. My only TV now is a 15" flat screen, which suits my purposes.

That being said... if I were to get obsessed with any one show it would likely be Extreme Makeover - Home Edition.... for obvious reasons. Ty Pennington is just wayyyyyyyyyy to HOT! Oh MY GOSH! He's enough to make the average red-blooded female go into cardiac arrest. The flip side of this is that it's about design and decorating... one of my passions. I love it. My whole being is about creativity, and design is one of my favorite ways to express that.

That brings me to my favorite color.... Red. It's the symbol of blood; and being a Christian that's important. It's also the symbol of sassy, hot, fun, bright... all of which I think I am... or at least want to be. The me inside, has certainly been that my whole life. I hope that sometime others will agree. The shoes part of the photo; well that's just because shoes are awesome. What's more sexy and fun than red high heels? Plus, it's my best color to wear. Seriously. From the time I was a very little girl I always get compliments when I wear red. I like red, and red likes me!

As a matter of fact here's the song to match it. Ladies... go out and by some Red High Heels you deserve it.... and a red bra too. And those of you who are in the SP Team called Red Bra Philosophy with me, I think this is the next stage. Whatta ya think?

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TRACYZABELLE 6/6/2011 4:02AM

    love the show and the shoes, lol

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EDWARDS1411 6/4/2011 10:58PM

    Luv the red shoes and Kellie Pickler and Ty Pennington is indeed easy on the eyes - thanks for the fun blog!!!

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My 30 in 30 - Day 3

Friday, June 03, 2011

The topic for Day 3 is my inspiration for weight loss. Well here it is.

No, my inspiration wasn't so that I could look great in a bathing suit on the beach; though that would be awesome as well. There was a time when I did and I had lots of guys chasing me and I liked it. Now, that's not what my unrelenting driving force was. My motivation was to have a healthy mind. I suffer from Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression. I got to a point where I felt I had to 'fix' me or I was about to be toast. I figured that I couldn't have a healthy mind if I didn't have a healthy body. My focus the whole time was to have a healthy mind again.

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JAZZYDJ1017 6/12/2011 6:46PM

    Good for you for doing this. Yesterday I was reading made to crave , and for the first time in well ever I learned and admitted that I had separated the three; Spiritual physical and mental, Now to start joining them and treating my whole body . I will read the rest of your posts.

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EDWARDS1411 6/7/2011 12:19PM

    Mind - body - spirit, there's no doubt they are all related. Keep up the good work Carley!!!

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ATIRAGRAM 6/3/2011 11:55PM

    That's a great attitude, Carley, keep looking at the positive!

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SPARKYCARLEY 6/3/2011 9:59PM

    Thanks. I was so focused on body and mind for the first 2 years that it never occurred to me about the spirit part. It wasn't until I joined a church and started counseling with the pastor that he said to me that I was forgetting a 3rd element... the spiritual part. It hit me like a load of bricks that he was right.

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VIBRANTVAL 6/3/2011 9:37PM

    Great pic!
I have bipolar 2 disorder, and one of my major motivations is "healthier body, healthier brain chemistry."
Mind, body, spirit...i'm diggin' it!
Keep up the great work!

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SPARKYCARLEY 6/3/2011 9:17PM

    Thank you so much for the support. That's what keeps me going. Others tell me that they enjoy what I write, but from my end it seems that they are the ones keeping me going. SparkPeople-people are awesome people! lol

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NONNAJEANIE 6/3/2011 9:08PM

    More power to you, Carly. I also am susceptible to depression (runs in the family) but it gives me a lot of hope that I can do something about it other than cry alot!

Keep blogging -- you are gifted!!


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My 30 in 30 - Day 2

Friday, June 03, 2011

In Day 2 I'm supposed to post a picture of me and the person that I've been closest to the longest. That's a toughie... the friend that I've had the longest isn't the one that I've been closest to. So on that note, I'm gonna be different again. Sometimes I think it would kill me just to do as I'm told. My ex-bf used to get very frustrated at that. :-) I thought it was cool! Anyway... I'm gonna post 2 photos.

1. Me & my friend, Ruthie. We've been friends for almost 33 years. This was taken at Wasaga Beach, Ontario in the late 80's.

2. Me & my bff / ex-bf, Paul. This was taken... 2004 or 2005ish.

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EDWARDS1411 6/9/2011 10:03PM

    emoticon I'm enjoying reading your blogs about yourself!!!

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SPARKYCARLEY 6/3/2011 9:06PM

    Wow... NONNAJEANIE, how far is Oswego, NY from Albany? My friend Ruth in the pic, is from Albany.

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NONNAJEANIE 6/3/2011 9:03PM

    Lovely pictures! I went to school on Lake Ontario - Oswego, New York. I loved the sound of the lake washing against the rocks at night - great sleeping white noise!


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SPARKLISE 6/3/2011 8:57PM

    Hey! I had t-shirts like that! emoticon I like your pictures. emoticon

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