My name is Michelle. I am currently 32 years old and living in the sunshine state of California. 3 years ago, I started a blog documenting 100 days of the time I was living in Asia. (#100daysofAsia). I spent writing and sharing pictures of the experiences and lessons I learned while I was there. I was born and raised here in the United States so it’s not a surprise I was culture shocked traveling in a third world country. The year I lived in Asia gave me a new perspective and appreciation for life.
In the year 2015, I was inspired to once again challenge myself. Many people who have met me know that I am a usually a super positive, friendly and outgoing person. However, underneath all of that, I am just like everyone else. Trying to live and get through another day. I was actually depressed at that time because I felt like I was stuck in certain situations that I could not escape from. Despite certain circumstances, my parents raised me to be a resilient and positive person. I’m very lucky that I have a strong support system consisting of my friends and family. Without them I don’t know where I would be today.
The 2015-2016 blog challenged me into becoming a better, more positive and courageous person. I witnessed and was blessed to experience many new (positive or negative) things I never would’ve done or dreamed of. I learned so much and I was also able to accomplish lots of my wishes and goals. One of my favorites was witnessing a miracle of my dad surviving the multiple TIA’s during my challenge.
I started the 100 days like this challenge to remind myself that you should live one day at a time. Not every day is perfect, and not every day is a happy one. However, if you can find at least one thing in your day that was memorable, then you’ve lived. Anything from eating something delicious, embarrassing, sentimental, old friends, new friends, emotions, experiences, travel, a good deed, or anything of the like. The possibilities are endless!
Because at the end of the day, it’s those moments where you just think to yourself,
“It’s Days like this…”.
At the end of each of those challenges, I’ve grown more into the person I have always wanted to be. 3 happens to be my favorite number, so I’m hoping I will be very lucky! I decided to continue the tradition on the year of my 33rd birthday which happens to be on the 3rd month of the year. Like I do at every challenge, I have some goals and wishes I hope to accomplish:
- Travel solo
- Something with 3
- Try a new habit every 21 days (currently in effect since 01.01.17)
- Cry tears of happiness
- Create something
- Say yes
- Something impossible
- Best day ever
I know this list may seem random and unorganized but I’m hoping these 100 days will present me with opportunities to fulfill them (in of course unexpected ways). Though I am uncertain what form they will present itself in, I’m looking forward to the adventure I go through in discovering it.
I’m not sure if anyone will be reading or following my blog. However, if I can inspire at least one person to change their perspective about their day, I’m cool with that.
I hope you all enjoy reading through my blog or scanning through my pictures. I want to remind everyone to live everyday as if it was your last. Live life with no regrets.
Live days that are just like this.
Michelle at Bebepineapple@gmail.com