Ten Top Tens

This is my 100th blog post! I am finding so much joy in tracking my progress and process, and having a place to share the journey with you.

As a fun way to celebrate the 100th blog and get to know me a little better, I’m going to share ten top tens! (Not shared in any particular order)

Songs 1. Slide (The Goo Goo Dolls) 2. Penny & Me (Hanson) 3. Washington Square (Counting Crows) 4. Hurricane (Band of Heathens) 5. These Days (Foo Fighters) 6. Strong Enough to Break (Hanson) 7. Believer (Imagine Dragons) 8. Girl Like That (Matchbox 20) 9. Awake (Godsmack) 10. Jackie and Wilson (Hozier)

Books 1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling 2. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 3. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 4. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton 5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 6. The Giver by Lois Lowry 7. The Phantom Tollbooth by Jules Feiffer 8. Divergent by Veronica Roth 9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 10. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Food and Drink 1. Tea, iced or hot 2. Chicken Parmesan 3. Shrimp quesadillas 4. Spaghetti and meatballs 5. Chicken picatta 6. Potato leek soup 7. Root beer 8. Tacos 9. Shrimp ceasar salad 10. Butternut squash soup

Walt Disney World Rides 1. Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Haunted Mansion 3. Peter Pan’s Flight 4. Living with the Land 5. Soarin’ 6. Grand Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros 6. Star Tours 7. The People Mover 8. It’s a Small World 9. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 10. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Office Products/Productivity/Organizational Tools 1. Erin Condren Life Planner 2. Erin Condren Coiled notebooks 3. Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens 4. Post-it notes 5. White-out correction tape 6. Leuchtturm lined notebook 7. Tombow dual brush pens 8. Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical pencil 9. Paper Calendar and Google Calendar 10. Marker board on fridge (for family notes)

Snacks/desserts 1. Nacho cheese Doritos 2. Dill pickle chips 3. Reese’s peanut butter cups 4. Red pepper hummus 5. Balsamic caramelized onion hummus 6. Chocolate hummus 7. Cadbury chocolate 8. Creme brulee 9. Canoli 10. Macaron

Movies 1. Labyrinth 2. Stardust 3. Twilight 4. Beauty and the Beast (Disney animated) 5. Little Women (1949 version) 6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 7. Safe Haven 8. Avatar 9. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Poo 10. A League of Their Own

Quotes 1. “Shoot for moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” (Norman Vincent Peale) 2. “Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” (Emily Dickinson) 3. “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” (Marianne Williamson) 4. “A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.” (Neil Gaiman) 5. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” (Walt Disney) 6. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” (Walt Disney) 7. “Not all who wander are lost.” (J.R.R.Tolkien) 8. “Don’t wander through this glassy surface expecting to find more than me for what am I without a purpose but a lone mirage to see.” (Hanson) 9. “If not now, when?” (Hillel the Elder) 10. “It’s only forever, not long at all.” (David Bowie)

Games 1. Takenoko 2. Solitaire 3. Pandemic 4. Kings of Tokyo 5. Wingspan 6. Munchkin 7. Othello 8. Chess 9. Catan 10. Scrabble

Miscellaneous 1. The number 3. 2. Turtles. 3. The color blue. 4. Emeralds. 5. Lily-of-the-valley. 6. Manatees. 7. Organizing. 8. Lavender. 9. Cooking. 10. Journaling.

Thank you all so much for sharing in this journey with me. I love sharing and hearing from you as we all write our stories. What are some of your favorite things? What’s a favorite book you have loved for a long time or have just recently found?

Happy Writing!

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  1. This is fun! I might have to do my own on my blog (where I haven’t posted in like 2 months…). I love all of your quotes! Favorite book is so hard, “Where the Red Fern Grows” is one of my favorites as well. I’m torn between “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky and “The Changeling” by Zilpha Keatley Snyder!

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    1. You totally should! It was a lot of fun to put together. “Where the Red Fern Grows” is one of the books I taught every year when I was a teacher and without fail every time I read the chapter after the fight out loud to my students, I would get chocked up. It’s so sad and so beautiful. I’m putting those other two books on my list!

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