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I’ve actually been spending time with my family, yes, you heard right.  We’ve been getting along lately, I feel oddly weird of this fact. The weekend that just passed we went to the park, rode bikes, played some tennis (we all sucked at it by the way.) Swinged and all that good stuff. If it wasn’t for the wind that decided to start blowing in the middle of our day, it would have been perfect. We didn’t fight, we just talked and laughed. It felt really nice to finally be able to say that. It only toke me how long? Oh well, you gotta start somewhere.

I figure I must update on my “Lent challenge.” I have many progress mind you, still difficult to do so. It all started with a haircut, who knew it would come down to something so simple as a haircut. I had decided to get a haircut and had gone to work with my mom, the hair salon was across the street so it only made sense. Once there I decided to get a big change, that and my long hair was very hard to tame at that point, so I got my hair cut really short. You can tell the difference in the picture. When I got home, aside from everyone freaking out we all sat down and had dinner together and spoke about my haircut then spoke about other things. The next few days we have talked more, my brother is currently in my room playing on his DS as I finish this post so we can decide which movie to watch.

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I’ve been one week in and failing miserably,  I’ve been trying and have only been able to watch a movie or two with my brother and sister. Oh and playing a few video games with my brother, but baby steps, baby steps. I have no idea why this is so hard for me, guess im more disconnected with my family than I thought I was. And I haven’t even been able to spend time with my parents because they fight with me every day. Gonna have to try more

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For those of you that are unfamiliar with what that is, let me give a quick summary, have in mind that I’m not a religious person. Lent is something that Catholics do, We give up something such as a habit or an addiction we have (facebook, twitter etc.) for 40 day’s. Oh, you also don’t eat meat on friday’s. Were on the same page now? Yes? Okay. As I’ve said, I’m not a religious person and have not participated in Lent for years. Besides the not eating meat on friday’s part. This year I decided to actually participate and give something up, time passed by and I realized that it was the day before it started and I still didn’t know what that thing was. Therefore, I had successfully procrastinated on a religious matter. Oh the levels I can procrastinate amazes me.

I spoke briefly with my parents about it, and by briefly, I mean briefly, we don’t see eye to eye on religion so I always try to dodge them before they start telling me I’m going to hell for not being a religious person. I decided I was either going to give up Milk or hot sauce, seeing as I’m addicted to both. You could say I’m a milkaholic. But after thinking about it, I decided that instead of giving up something, I would do something. I’m going to spend more time with my family. Yes I know something that isn’t common, but I always distant myself from all of them and do the teenager thing and lock myself in my room. So, here I am, one day in and I’m already dying. Oh how the generations have changed.

I think I’m going to start a series if you will, “Lent Challenge.” to hell I go.

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