Wrapping Up the 30 Days Writing Challenge


Thank you, everyone who read one post from the last 30 days, it means a lot to me. I originally did the 30 Days Writing Challenge for myself as well as for my readers. I hope that you feel like you know me better. My hope was that by doing this fun challenge you would get to know what kind of person I was as well as what adventures in my life I am willing to share.

I love the 30 Day Writing Challenge, but I am so excited to write about topics that I’ve had to put on the shelve. I want to talk about news stories that are controversy and talk about how we can change the world, not about myself.

This Saturday, May 13th, I will start back to my regular schedule which is:

Sunday: My favorite quotes from the previous week.

Monday: Musical Monday, I will post my favorite song and tell what the song means to me.

Wednesday: Post

Saturday: Post

I have listed below the 30 questions that I answered in the last 30 days in case if anyone missed a day or wants to revisit one of my posts.

Day 1: List 10 things that make you really happy

Day 2: Write something that someone told you about yourself that you never forgot.

Day 3: What are your top three pet peeves

Day 4: Write about someone that inspires you

Day 5: List five places you want to visit

Day 6: Five ways to win my heart

Day 7: List 10 songs that you’re loving right now

Day 8: Share something that you struggles with

Day 9: Post some words of wisdom that speaks to you

Day 10: Write about something for which you feel strongly [about]. 

Day 11: Something you always think “What if…” about

Day 12: Write about five blessings in your life

Day 13: What are you excited about

Day 14: Post your favorite movies that you never get tired of watching

Day 15: Bullet-point your whole day. 

Day 16: Something that you miss.

Day 17: Post about your zodiac sign, and whether or not it fits you

Day 18: Post 30 Facts about yourself

Day 19: Discuss your first love

Day 20: Post about three celebrity crushes

Day 21: What three lessons do you want your children to learn from you

Day 22: Put your music on shuffle and post the first [twenty] songs

Day 23: A letter to someone, anyone

Day 24: Write about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way

Day 25: Think of any word. Search it on google images. Write something inspired by the 11th image

Day 26: Write about an area in your life that you’d like to improve

Day 27: Conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass right now

Day 28: Post five things that make you laugh out-loud.

Day 29: What are your goals for the next 30 days?

Day 30: Your highs and lows for the month.

Day 30: Your highs and lows for the month.

2013 Shay Cochrane

This month (past 30 days) has been full of highs and lows. Positivity is key in everything. If something bad happens to you, don’t let it get to you. Find a way to make yourself happy or just let the situation go.


I finished the second draft of my book that I wrote in last November. I visited Sheki, Azerbaijan for the first time. Sheki was absolutely beautiful and it was wonderful to experience a different area other than Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. I finished my online math course.


I learned how lonely I feel when I am with my family. We are so different, partly due to the separation of my parents two years ago. I chose to live with one parent while they chose to live with the other one. It is more complicated than this, but I rather than disclose too much personal information.

I had my dreams crushed my one of the people that should support me the most. My future is unclear as well as some of my family members.

Day 29: What are your goals for the next 30 days?


At the end of the next 30 days, I will be heading home to my home country, the United States.

My goals until we leave Azerbaijan is to continue editing my book as well as putting some of my story ideas into words. Since my class ended yesterday, I will have more time to explore Baku more. I want to explore as much of Baku until we leave on May 31st. In the next 30 days, my family and I will be visiting Tbilisi, Georgia. I am so excited for this trip, I can’t wait to take some awesome pictures.

My goals after I get back home is to create a workout routine that I will stick to… hopefully. I also want to spend lots of time with family and friends since I haven’t been able to see them in four months.

I have more goals, but I won’t be able to implement them until I am back in my home country.

Day 28: Post five things that make you laugh out-loud.


1. My younger sister’s puns are so terrible they are actually funny. Sometimes I don’t always appreciate them, but they are very corny and funny.

2. My friends always find ways to make me laugh. Since I’m a huge nerd as well as my friends we joke about the nerdiest things. I sent this to my friends in a group chat and we laughed for a good solid five minutes.

3. My mother says the funniest things without even meaning to be funny.

4. Memes always make me laugh. I don’t care what topic they are about I always find them so funny and always end up laughing way too much at them.

5. I love when cute animals do cute things. For example this cute panda video.

Day 27: Conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass right now


I really don’t feel like anything in my life is kicking ass right now. These last couple of years were really difficult for me, so I considered myself still broken. I am slowly rebuilding myself back up, but nothing right now is 100% perfect. In the last three years, my whole world got turned upside down. I am still trying to figure out who I am as well as what I want to do. Everything right now is so confusing and all over the place.

If anything is perfect it is my positivity and optimism. I will never see the glass is half empty, but always half full. I will always believe that something is greater on the other side. Even through all my struggles I still believe that something great is going to happen.