Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Yorkies and Zeal

     Somehow this past week has gotten extremely busy, and it totally slipped my mind to finish this challenge.
     Yorkies and zeal: one thing I have and one I've always wanted. 
     When I was little, getting a puppy was my dream. I've never been very fond of big dogs, but little dogs seemed like perfect companions. At first, I wanted a Shih Tzu. One time when I was around 6, I said to my dad, "Daddy, I want to get a Shih Tzu and name it Shitty!" His response was very calm considering the circumstances, and he simply replied with, "That's probably not a good idea." 
     "Why, Daddy?"
     "But why?"
     And that conversation was over. Anyway, a couple years later I went to a pet shop with my cousin and we got to hold puppies. I immediately fell in love with a tiny Yorkie named "Missy", whose birthday I memorized and wrote on the calendar (November 1...). My dad never liked inside pets, so we never got around to getting a dog. I still want one, but cats are so much easier to take care of. If get a pet now, it will be a cat.
     One of my favorite words and strongest qualities (sometimes too strong) is zeal. Zeal is defined as a strong feeling of interest and enthusiasm that makes someone very eager or determined to do something. Whenever I get into something, I am into that thing and nothing can stop me (except for lack of money). I used to go on "sprees" where I would get out my notebook, go online, and write down the name of EVERY SINGLE TOY I wanted to have (guess how many of those things I actually got to own? Not many). I'd go to American Girl, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, Webkinz, miniature glass figurines, and I even went through a phase where I would look up clothes. Maybe this childhood habit is the reason I love Pinterest so much (me: I now know the secrets to the universe). This zeal has shown today through my lack of focus, which was caused by my extreme shipping (shipshipshipshipship) from finishing an amazing book series (Unenchanted by Chanda Hahn. I'ts wonderful). All day I haven't been able to stop thinking about that book, and I am so eager to earn money and buy the rest of the book series. Being zealous is actually really fun, although it can lead to wasted time, money, and supplies; but being zealous really helps with practicing your self-control :)


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