Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Compelled To Be Competitive

That's me. I'm like that. I've been like that my whole life.

Losing is just something I do NOT like to do.

I don't like to lose when I'm playing a game of any kind. I don't like the team I'm pulling for to lose. I don't want the candidate I'm voting for to lose. I don't even like to lose a heated debate.

And yet, I'm ALWAYS up for a CHALLENGE

When I was really little, I was probably one of those kids who would take her ball home if things weren't going my way. I don't recall being like that. But I probably was.Though I'm not quite that bad now.

As a matter of fact, I'm very proud to say that I've gotten much better in my method of accepting a loss. I am capable, now, of keeping my disappointment to myself. Sort of. As long as you can't read my face or my body language. At least I don't carry on like a lunatic anymore.


Now, I'm COMPETING (blatantly) for donations for RELAY FOR LIFE. I'm doing it for the first time this year with school.

It was just something I felt COMPELLED to do for a couple of reasons:
  • My dad has just completed (successfully) treatment for prostate cancer
  • the husband's parents lost their fight with cancer
  • our family's dedication to cancer prevention
  • my focus on the importance of fitness and nutrition in fighting and preventing cancer
  • the fact that I hate cancer and want to do all I can to prevent anyone, anywhere from ever suffering with it again. EVER.
  • the fact that CANCER SUCKS
But now, it seems that several teammates are trying to really get competitive in regards to donations. Really? No problem.

So, because of my COMPETITIVE nature, I have to add one more reason to the list above:
And I am NOT ashamed.

So, IF you feel so COMPELLED, feel free to follow THIS LINK to my page at Relay for Life and donate.  
FYI- the donations go straight to Relay for Life NOT to me!

I'm linking this post to the third post of the April, A-Z Challenge!

Just click the badge below and see what everyone else came up with for the letter 'C'. 

Ok, let's see what y'all came up with for the letter 'C'!

BTW---Any ideas for 'D'??


  1. i think i may be more competitive than i once was haha :)

  2. Lynn- I am still competitive. I just don't get in people's face about it. Not as often anyway. LOL

  3. Good for you that you are competing against the evil that is cancer. That's a strong motivator.

  4. lynda- It certainly is evil as well as a strong motivator1

  5. Compelled, competetive, challenged, challenging, competitive, and creative. Enjoyed your post.
    Looking forward to 'd'


  6. My sister is a breast cancer survivor of 16-17 years. I've done Relay for Life with her several times.

  7. Couldn't think of a more worthy enemy to fight!

  8. Donna- Thanks! I haven't been as prepared this year so it's been...interesting. LOL

    Cathy- Awesome!!! We'll be doing ours on May 3-4 and I'm really looking forward to it!

    Jen- Amen Sista!

  9. I would never have guessed you were competitive lol. I know you will be the one with the largest donations,especially with your girls rooting for you too :)

  10. Competitiveness is a good quality to have :)

  11. Lucy- Riiiight. LOL I hope so! I'm determined enough! I mean, it's not like I'm going to flaunt it or anything. ;)

    Plum- I agree. There are those around me who might not though. LOL

  12. I remember those stories about the Wii. Yep. Competitive.

    Campaigning. I do believe it is your thing. Go girl!!!

  13. It sounds like you are seizing the day! Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog and I enjoyed it. Please visit us at and, if you like what you see, sign up to become a member. Today, I posted an orignal poem about cancer.

  14. I am like you I think Cancer is the worst.
    I am glad your Dad had beat it.
    I hope you are enjoying your vacation

  15. Robin- Yep. That's me. LOL I'm pretty good at campaigning as long as it's something I truly believe in. And I truly believe in kicking cancer's ass!

    Juliet- I just read it. Very powerful! Thanks for letting me know!

    Kim- It's vacation Hump Day. I'm already dreading Monday. Which is dumb because that's just going to ruin the rest of break. Sigh.

  16. Never lose that competitive streak Pam, it's a good thing to's helping raise money for a good cause, isn't it!

  17. Mimi- Yes it is! I do love turning up my competitiveness when it's something like this! Thank you so much for your donation!

  18. Dedicated to walking the dog. That's your "D" for tomorrow.
    I love reading these A-Z Pam. Hope to not miss a single one.
    E-Everlasting Love
    Just ideas...I can't wait to see what you come up with.

  19. Best of luck doing the Relay for Life - I think with your competitive spirit, you will have much success!

    Ironically, my "D" post tomorrow will highlight two music-related charities devoted to raising funds for cancer - come check it out tomorrow if you'd like. :)
    Jess Topper / Blogging on the Brink

  20. Great luck with this Pam! What a worthy *cause*...

  21. Julie- Thank you! That's really a good one for D. And E. But F? Forgiveness? I still struggle with that one. Best to leave it alone for now. LOL

    jess- Thanks! I'm looking forward to it. I'm heading over to your blog now!

    Jessica- Thanks! And thank you for your donation!


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