I loved the first two questions this time around, as they were relatively easy to answer, but that third one took me deep into parts of myself that I like to avoid thinking about. The challenge is definitely forcing me to find positivity and gratitude in places that I would otherwise hide from. Good job, Challenge-sama.
For more information on this gig, please visit my very first post here.
Day 13: What season of the year are you most grateful for?
Winter. It is my favourite season ever. Hot chocolates. Spicy crab curries and hearty soups. Long knee-high socks. Snuggly blankets. Scary films (I enjoy watching them in the cold season more than any other time of year). Plus, Winter was the season when I moved into my very first home (where I still reside)!
Day 14: What rejection in life are you most grateful for?
This one occurred earlier this year actually, but it was my very first rejection letter from a publisher. It was for my poetry manuscript. The only reason it was rejected was because it wasn’t micro or flash poetry. However, a rejection is a rejection. It showed me how saddening it can feel, yet it also made me realise that it wasn’t a terrible experience. Now that I ripped it off like a band-aid, I’m ready to keep moving forward and ploughing through future rejections until I finally make it, whether it’s for poetry or genre fiction.
Day 15: What about your body are you most grateful for?
I don’t know how to answer this question. I’ve been battling self-image issues for over a decade now. If I absolutely had to find one thing, I would say my height. I’m a short person, relatively speaking, and for the longest time I hated the fact that I was the shorter human out of everyone I knew. Yet, over the past five years or so, I have come to appreciate my height deficiency very much. The only complaint I have about it now is that it makes finding men’s shoes in my size horridly challenging (I’m a size 5.5 in men’s).