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I Want You To Control My Life For A Day

Hopefully I won't regret this.

Hey! I’m Spencer, and I’m going to let you (yes, you) control my life for 24 hours.

Why would I let random strangers on the Internet control my life for a day? It’s simple: For as long as I can remember, I’ve said “no” to just about every little thing that’s scared me.

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Part of me wants to blame this on the fact that I'm an introvert, but if I was in therapy right now I'd say that a big portion is because I've always questioned my self-worth. At an early age I convinced myself that I wasn't worthy of people's time or love. I didn't think I deserved to be happy, so I said "no" to all the things that scared me.

I’ve been working on myself a lot over the last couple of years, and things have definitely improved, but I still struggle with investing in myself. I've since realized that I have to say yes to myself before I can say yes to anyone else in my life.

But that’s about to change. I’ve been re-reading Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, in which she says yes to every nerve-wracking thing that takes her out of her comfort zone.

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Her journey gave me goosebumps, and it left me wanting more out of my own life.

So that’s where you come in. I want you to tell me everything you want me to do, see, eat, etc. in New York in 24 hours.*

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*As long as it's legal and doesn't revolve around getting piercings, tattoos, or joining an orgy (no offense to people who are into orgies!), I'll try to do it!

Maybe you want me to wake up at 5 a.m. to run the Brooklyn Bridge while the sun rises.

Maybe you have a must-try dish at your favorite restaurant in Manhattan that I absolutely need to eat, and you want to suggest it.

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Or maybe you want to be mean and make me order something absolutely disgusting. Hey, that's up to you!

Perhaps you'll want me to find the Naked Cowboy guy in Times Square and pose with him in my underwear. I don't know!

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I'd prefer you didn't suggest this one, but technically I can't stop you!

Or maybe you want to be a jerk and suggest that my coworkers shave off half my head.

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It's okay! I'll forgive you!

It's honestly up to you! Use the DropBox below to suggest some cool, weird, wild, and hopefully nice things you want me to do, and I'll do as many as I can.

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I'll be picking some of the best suggestions myself, but I'll also have my Instagram followers vote on which ones they want me to do, just so I don't have 100% control over everything.

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My goal with this challenge is to finally let loose and have as much fun as possible, and hopefully this crash course Day of Yes will be the beginning of a much bigger change for me.

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