Sunday, October 3, 2010

30 Days of a Welcome Distraction

I just learned that October is Pregnancy Loss and Awareness month--right along with Breast Cancer Awareness month.  For some reason that struck me as significant, these two issues so important to women remembered and fought together. Not that a pregnancy loss or breast cancer doesn't affect the men in our lives too--it's just that we are the front lines, the foot soldiers in these particular battles.

So anyway, one of my favorite blogs to read is written by Angie at Still Life With Circles. Girlfriend is seriously talented, and her posts are a pleasure and inspiration to read. Yesterday she wrote about the 30 Posts in 30 Days challenge to bring focus to Pregnancy Loss and Awareness month, and provided a list of jumping-off points.  She tailored these ideas to fit with her grief, and I thought I'd like to do the same.

Here's the list:

Day 1 - your favorite song
Day 2 - your favorite movie
Day 3 - your favorite television program
Day 4 - your favorite book
Day 5 - your favorite quote
Day 6 - 20 of your favorite things
Day 7 - a photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - a photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - a photo you took
Day 10 - a photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - a photo of you recently
Day 12 - something you are OCD about
Day 13 - a fictional book
Day 14 - a non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - a song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - an art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - my wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - a talent of yours
Day 20 - a hobby of yours
Day 21 - a recipe
Day 22 - a website
Day 23 - a youtube video
Day 24 - where you live
Day 25 - your day, in great detail
Day 26 - your week, in great detail
Day 27 - your worst habit
Day 28 - what's in your handbag/purse
Day 29 - hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - a dream for the future 

As you can tell I'm a little behind--today's the 3rd and I haven't even gotten to the first one. But I'll play a little catch up and work it as best I can. If you'd like to play along I'd love to read all about yours, too. Let me know so I can check you out.  I'm going to write about how each of these topics has fit into my life, if only to illuminate how one's life is completely, totally, utterly affected by babyloss.  Like, there's no escape. 

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