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the say YES! challenge

Sunday, February 14, 2010

So my beautiful friend Alexis (points down) challenged me to say YES!
(Alexis)

Alexis thinks that I say "no" a lot. When I complained that I wasn't invited out by a friend, Lex helped me to realize that people don't ask me to do anything anymore because they know I will say "no." At first in my head i thought "what!."

I would have loved to say that my response was "that's not true" but then I let it soak in and they are right. It is true. During the weekday I usually go home straight after work to work out or relax (watch the Bachelor .. don't judge me). I enjoy spending my weekends pretty much also doing nothing, ha. I grew up as an only child so most times I do enjoy just being alone. I like to decorate my apartment, paint, take photos, write .. all things you can do on your own without leaving your apartment. I'm tons of fun right?

My spontaneity is lacking! I often use the excuse "If i knew a couple days ago I may have
gone but i'm not prepared" or " I can't go. I have nothing to wear." ( I have a closet full of clothes, some with tags on it).


So Alexis has given me a challenge. The "Yes Challenge"

Basically it means that I can't say no. When a friend asks me to do something I have to say yes. Tired or not. I must say Yes!
Now there are restrictions to this challenge... obviously if it's someone I don't particularly like or a complete stranger, I can opt out
(at least I think i can) but if it's someone in my circle, I must say YES!

So for the next two weeks I'll be blogging about the different things I've done just because I couldn't say no.
Alexis believes that by going out I'll meet more people, have a lot more fun, and of course have more fab things to blog about.

Wish me luck!


30 comments on "the say YES! challenge"
  1. I so need to do this. I'm a notorious excuse maker. I never regret going places when I do (even if I'm tired) but I find so many reasons not to. I think this should be my challenge for lent.

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  2. yayy! Im excited to hear all about your adventures :) Cheers! XO

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  3. I recognize myself in that description. maybe I need to follow your friend's advice also!:)

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  4. Is it more fun to say yes? I don't know.

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  5. Good luck with your "yes challenge"...sometimes I get stuck in a rut and say no a lot - so I can totally understand, but you'll get the hang of saying yes soon enough.

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  6. thank you for your comment
    good luck!!!

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  7. wow...seems like your going to have a challenging next two weeks. Good luck! and thanks for checking out my blog

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  8. Hey, thanks for the comment! Your blog is pretty dandy too! :)
    xx

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  9. good luck ^^
    thanks for following im following back ^^

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  10. Yes to challenges! You're already doing so well! Good luck and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) K

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  11. you've inspired me to do that! i complain about not having a social life, yet I always say no when I'm invited out. I really like your blog and am def. following it :)

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  12. This sounds exciting! Hope you find new things to do and enjoy when on your adventurous down the "yes" road.

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  13. That's like the "Yes Man" movie...I am pretty sure by the end of the experiment, you will have gained a lot of fun times and experience!

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  14. You should read the book yes man by danny wallace it is awesome and will help you complete your yes mission!
    Great post and thanks for being a follower of my blog im now following yours too!

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  15. this is such a great blog post! i think we should all find reasons to just be more open to experiences and say yes more. i think i need that exercise myself. good luck in your adventures and hope that something really great happens!:)

    btw hope you could drop by and show some love on my site:)

    <3
    eden

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  16. love it - you can be the YesGal. Keep us updated on your adventures!

    Amber
    ambersmouthwash

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  17. nice initiative! good luck, Im looking forward to reading about your advantures!
    X

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  18. Thank you for following and a very nice comment :) I'm a follower as well, and btw YOU'RE GORGEOUS!
    Keep in Touch!

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  19. What a fun challenge!! It might get kind of tricky though! Good luck!!

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  20. good luck..and you inspired me to do the same thing since i always say no...so "yes"
    =]

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  21. Good luck! This challenge sounds very funny :D Can't wait to hear what you had to do :D

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  22. Good luck my dear! I'm excited to read the follow up posts! xoxo

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  23. Hello there! Thanks for visiting my blog - I love yours! First of all, I too watch the Bachelor. Every night. So I'm with you in loserville on that one. Second of all, I think that's a great challenge. A friend of mine actually did that and she says it was amazing. Met lots of great people, had a lot of great night...of course there were bad ones too, but whatever. Anyway, post the outcome, please! -Celine

    flnw.blogspot.com

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  24. ha! Girl you and I are twins! That is me to a T!! Only child, no problem being alone, always having some damn excuse to just stay home instead of going out! I FEEL YA!!! That'd be a tough challenge for me! I'd have to do that on a much lesser scale! lol Good luck to you!!! Keep us updated and take lots of pix!

    www.glamourandlove.com

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  25. Thanks for commenting on my blog, girl! I watch The Bachelor, too...so I'm right there with ya! :)

    http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com/

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  26. Thanks for all of the wonderful comments : ) truly appreciate it. I will keep you all updated!!!!!

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