I still call Australia home…

32. A city you’ve visited

I guess I would have to talk about Arizona in the United States of America. A few years ago I went there for a few months a time every few months….I would work my butt off in Australia for a few months and then stay in Arizona for a few months.  I was actually dating someone from Arizona and then of course, it just never seemed to work out.

I am grateful for it for a few various reasons. It was the bravest thing I had ever done. Everyone was shocked that I went over there, including myself. I never seemed the type to go over and potentially get stood up in a “foreign” country. Which actually nearly happened, because he went to the area.

Also though it made me brave for so many different reasons. I travelled by myself and I do get airsick. I had to learn to do a lot by myself. Travelling to America taught me how to really cook, rather than just heat things up. Walking around by myself, my partner at the time worked retail at Walmart and it was about 10-15 minute walk. I used to walk around and buy grocery shopping, I learnt a lot to do by myself.

The Core Value

31. Core Value

My core value…This one has been such an interesting one to think/write about, because I think that I have a few different types on core values depending on the situation.

The one that I think I think is most true to my core value though is to just be kind. I have done so many tests about your personality where they ask about what do you value most. They are usually something like Kindness, Honesty, Humour, and something else, but I always chose kindness. I feel with kindness comes all those kinds of responsibility. Generally I find that if you are just kind to others, the other values just kind of come naturally.

By kindness to me that incorporates everything from physically helping others to just sitting and listening to someone. Even when they are saying something that you don’t necessarily agree with, but they seem to need to get off their chest. Sometimes the reward that comes with that as well is to finally understand why someone thinks that way they do.

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I’m old!lol

30. Your Current Age

A true Lady never reveals her age!

I can say though that I somewhere in-between 32-34 years old ~.^

There is a lot to be grateful for at this age. I feel like myself and others around my age, we’re at that age when we are starting to realise that being “Us” is hey okay. We still have insecurities and I don’t think that’s really going go away, but they don’t tend to plague most of us. Sure there will always be those people who just have issues all the time. I think though being older and wiser you learn to have better coping skills, most of the time.

I think you start to learn that not being the best friend of everyone is alright. Not going to every single club is alright. Having complete weekends in and not seeing another human being the whole weekend, is really quiet satisfying. That as long as you’re a good person and you are doing the best you can, that’s alright. It’s okay to not have everything perfectly set yet either. You’re still young enough to…How can I term this…Make life changing decisions, but also old enough to be content if this is what you want for your life. Whether that is making huge decisions or just living to day to day.

I’m not a parent so I would assume that’s a different kind of life all together, and I can’t really make comments about that.

 

 

 

Memories…All alone with my memory

29. Your favourite memory

Wow! This was so hard to break this down to one, I have a lot of “favourite time” memories. From significant things to when I got some great retail therapy deals!

Which then got me thinking and then I started feeling grateful, just because I have so many favourite memories  and that is definitely something to be grateful for. I feel like I have a lot more favourite memories than unhappy ones, I have been very lucky. That is something bee extremely grateful for. The good outweighs the bad.

The good and bad memories both remind me of how far I have and remind me of how I overcome things in the past and who overcome them with me. Even the bad ones have ended up good!

The Past

28. The Past

This is such a hard one to think about and write about, because I truly do believe that we learn from our past. So I cannot think of just one experience or one situation that I am grateful for from my past, I am so grateful for a lot of things from my past. I guess that I could run with that, but that too me personally is such an easy way out. So, for your viewing, I have thought about a lot of situations and what came out of those situations that have made me the person that I am today.

In my past the thing that I am most grateful for, is my family. When I look back at every single thing in my life, my family (mostly immediate) are the ones who have always been there.

From the several times I’ve been bullied over the years, especially those times with two particular girls who really introduced me too “cuber bullying” I didn’t know how to handle it, every day or every time I’d make a post I’d get attacked. My family were there ones who took care of me, they knew how to keep me from going off the edge. My mum figured out what foods I could eat and actually keep down.

Favourite Places

27…My favourite place in my city….

I knew instantly in my head where my favourite place is in my city, my head honestly went straight there. I am very lucky in that there are some extremely beautiful beach towns and places and in my city. I am actually organising a room at one of these places for New Years. It’ll be Summer and they have fireworks on the beach we’re going too. We haven’t booked the rooms yet, but when tax time happens. I’m hoping to have enough money to book them (I should). We have some completely gorgeous beach towns, they are probably not as well known as Queensland, but every Summer time (Dec-Feb here) the beach towns are always booked.

Also though not being Queensland is something to be grateful for, because unlike a lot of the other major cities in Australia. You can plan things in the last couple of months. Rather than needing to organise your holidays nearly a year in advance. I went to Sydney for New Years once and my best raved how great it is on New Years…I honestly didn’t find that to be true. It was overcrowded and no space to sit and then trying to get home…It took nearly 3 hours to travel 30 minutes usually, just for a 15 minute firework display on the Sydney Harbor Bridge. That’s ridiculous and there is definitely not enough public toilets in the mean time either.

26…Someone you got to meet

I didn’t actually get to meet them, but I was lucky enough to attend a session where they were talking. I still cannot believe to this day, that I was THAT lucky, just to be in the same room as them. I have been lucky enough to be in the same room as BOTH the Dalai Lama AND Stephen Fry. The reason I am writing about both of them instead of one, is because their minds are incredible and the way they view the world, is the same way that I view the world too. Although I am little kinder to religions than Stephen Fry is.

Even saying though, one of the things he mentioned was that he doesn’t HATE religion, but he doesn’t think we need so much anymore and that there is nothing wrong with having a religion, just don’t be an extremist. Religions have caused a lot of problems over the thousands of years, but that is because of way, as human beings, we tend to interpret things. Too make right for own own causes.