Share Your World, June 1st wk, 2019

Share Your World

Share Your World – 6/3/19

Questions:

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Do you think there is such a thing as a ‘gendered’ brain?  

I believe that we all have a bit of a gendered brain. Some just happen to have more than gender than another gender. What does it even mean to have a gendered brain? Do boys have a more “masculine” gendered brain?

Credit for this rather odd question goes to:

https://nobodysreadingme.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/how-to-think-something-is-bollocks/


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What is the silliest fear you have? 

Ones I have now are probably too personal to write about on WordPress at this moment in time. When I was little though, I used to fear red apples, because of a certain little movie.

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Credit goes to Rory

https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2019/06/02/question-fun-6-conversation-starters/


family

Out of your family members, who are you closest to?

Maybe lame, but I am probably closest to my Mum now, these days. It used to be my Grandmother, but unfortunately she’s starting to become a bit angry. She’s kind of always been a little grumpy, but she’s started making catastrophes out of nothing. We think something happened to her, but she wont tell us what. Mum and I have gotten closer and a lot more honest with each other in the last couple of years.


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What is something you’ll NEVER do again?

I will never waste my time or my life again worrying about toxic people and toxic friendships (relationships are just a given, but I don’t see us breaking up anytime soon with my current partner. I love him and it’s the healthiest relationship I’ve ever had).


Gratitude and Thankfulness

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If you’d like, please share a photo or a comment about something good that’s happened recently!  Thanks! 


I made myself take a mental health day. I haven’t felt I’ve needed one for such a long time and it’s okay to have one day every now and then.

Random Quotes – Attitoooode!

I was nominated by the awesome that is Bereaved Single Dad. 

 What we are doing is to think of three quotes that we love or agree with and it’s all about the attitude. As someone who is trying to get a better attitude, I have found a few that I just love.

Maya Angelou Attitude

Maya Angelou

Winston Churchill Attitude

Winston Churchill

Frued Attitude

Sigmund Freud

30 Day Song Challenge 18 – 20

30 day song challenge

Day 18: A song from the year you were born – 1984 – Tina Turner (with the amazing legs!) : What’s Love Got to do with it

Day 19: A song that makes you think about life – This one was kind of funny because, I usually listen to music to escape life,lol. Eminem – Not Afraid

Day 20: A song that has many meanings to you – Angtoria – That’s what the wise lady said

 

She’s a mystery girl

https://anupturnedsoul.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/mystery-blogger-award/

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Oke Enigma

I was not nominated for this award, but I thought that An Upturned Souls questions and answers were so beautiful, that I was completely inspired to answer the questions.

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An Upturned Soul 5 Questions

#1 – What is the best compliment you could get or have received for one of your creations?

I haven’t honestly created anything yet, everything I am creating is in the middle of it’s creation. I feel like this is the year where all my creations are going to finally come together. I think one of the best compliments you can give someone is just to tell them how their creations moved you, honestly. Did their creation inspire you? Did it move you, what feelings did it make you feel. I don’t mean “It sucked” That is neither constructive or helpful.

#2 – Which creative person has had the most influence on you and your creativity?

I have to say it is my Grandmother (the one I wrote about in my previous post) You know how sometimes you are lucky enough to connect with a person, especially from your own family? Well my Gran is “my person” and she’s probably the biggest cheerleader for all her children and grandchildren. That’s why it’s been upsetting me, I feel like we had to take care of her, instead of her watching over our dog.

#3 – Which work of art, literature, invention, song, film, etc, which has already been created do you wish you could have created?

I think if you read my posts a lot, you will know of my complete love for the world of J.R.R Tolkien. That’s my jive!

#4 – Do you have a creative muse, someone who or something which never fails to get your creativity flowing? Do you want to share your muse or keep them a secret?

My Muse is a “something”. It’s a music something. For some reason whenever I listen to Celtic music, but more specifically Celtic Women…Whenever I hear the music, I want too either jig, if I’m walking, or write, if I’m at home…I even have a video clip for each one of their songs that I really enjoy.

#5 – You find a book and begin to read only to discover that it is your life. You get to the point that you are at now, do you turn the page knowing that you will not be able to change the events to come? (weird-funny question from Mantelligence: 83 Hypothetical Questions)

No! Oh my goodness…As tempted as I would definitely would be, I would never be able too. I don’t want to know. It’s just too much pressure, whether it’s something good or bad. Even if it’s something good, the pressure to wait for it too happen, would be just as unbearable.

My 5 Questions for anyone who would like to answer them:

#1 What is something you have always wanted to started to do? Still have yet to do it.

#2 Like Homer Simpson, he sold his soul for a doughnut. What would you sell yours for?

#3 Would you want to have good magic or dark magic…Why and what responsibilities would come along with it? (Inspired by Doctor Strange)

#4 What is the wisest thing you have heard someone say?

#5 What would make you feel more worthy?

If you want to participate officially here are the rules:

RULES:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

30 Day Song Challenge…Day 1

Know no one tagged me to do this, but this is the month of “love”…So to speak…and I love Music…So why not! I might do it weekly though, I’ll see how I go.

30 Day Song Challenge

Day One…A song you like with a color in the title…

Well just through up a hard one first! I really had to go through and try find one,lol,

When I went and Googled, I realised how many I liked:

I have to go with the Aussie legends though!

Uploaded by: AC/DC Official

Published on 7 Nov 2012

 

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award – Victorious Pages

RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
  2. Answer 11 questions that they asked you.
  3. Come up with 11 questions of your own.
  4. Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to let them know.

Thanking my nominator

I would like to thank Victorious Pages for my nomination. I am also honoured by the nomination, since they are WAY better than I am at Blogging. You should all definitely check them out! (They are also having a give away right now!)

MY QUESTIONS

  • Which is your Goodreads goal for 2019?

I think that I am going to stick with the same goals, that I had for 2018, which was 24. So two a month. I met my goals for this year and that was also with a few extra books that I did not included. Which is why I don’t want to change my goals for next year.

  • Which are your top 5 books of 2018 and why?

Circe – Madeline Miller

“Hunting Jack the Ripper” and “Hunting Prince Dracula” by Kerri Maniscolo

Lord of the Shadows – Cassandra Clare

Truly, Madly, Deeply – Liane Moriarty

Agatha Christie – Murder at the Vicarage

  • If you had to choose between reading your most anticipated release in 4 years from now or being spoiled but reading it tomorrow, what would you choose?

I would read it tomorrow…I don’t think I could wait fours years! Patience is a virtue, but when it comes to reading a favourite book. I have none,lol

  • If you could rewrite the ending of a book, which one would you choose and why?

I would rewrite the ending where Jem and Tessa end together. I hated the ending, it was like “Oh Will, is dead now. So we can be together”.

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  • Which book disappointed you the most in 2018 and why?

Furyborn, I really did want to enjoy it more. However, I’d find that I’d become bored. Especially going back and forth between characters. I’d want to know more about one particular protagonist and then it’d swap to the other, it was to compacted.

  • If you had to choose between spending a weekend with the villains of your latest read or spending the rest of your days sicking the heroes of your all-time-favourite novel, which would you choose and why?

I’m not honestly sure what “sicking” means. However I would not want to spend any time with the Villain of my latest read.

  • What are your blog goals for 2019?

I am looking at WordPress to use for a platform for a small business, next year. I did not realise how easier it would be to use WordPress for that. I had created a whole website and it got so complicated. I am also hopeful that I would get too a thousand readers and beyond!

  • Which 2019 release do you wish you could read this Christmas?

I am highly anticipating the new Kerri Maniscolo, the reason I’m not anticipating the new Cassandra Clare? I am like 99.99% sure that I am getting her newest book for Christmas, so it’s not technically not coming out in 2019.

  • Kiss, Marry, Kill! From your latest read, which three characters would you choose?

I’ve only really just started reading “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton, so I’ll go with “Hunting Prince Dracula”.

I would Kiss Daciana

I would Marry Mr Thomas Cresswell

I would Kill Anastacia

  • Name an author, a BookTuber and a BookBlogger you’d love to collaborate with in the future.

There are honestly so many! I wouldn’t know how to list them all. All the ones that I follow now, that’d be fantastic!

  • Finally, if you decided to write your own book, which would be its title?

It’d depend on the book to be honest, if it was about me, or if it was a fiction type book.

MY NOMINATIONS

Anyone can feel free to do this one! You can either take Victorious Pages questions, or you can take them from my questions…Or mix them up! Just please make sure that you tag us in it.

My Questions

  1. What are your reading goals for 2019?
  2. What are your Blogging goals for 2019?
  3. What is something that you are extremely proud of achieving in 2018?
  4. Who is someone you are really glad that you meet this year, can be online or irl.
  5. Do you feel like you read more this year, than previous years? Are you enjoying what you’ve read?
  6. What is the best life lesson you learnt this year?
  7. If you could go anywhere for New Years, money not an issue…Where would you go and what would you do?
  8. What is something that you can recommend to help relax? Preferably something you learnt about this year, that has helped you.
  9. Do you think you have changed in the last year?
  10. What was/are you favourite novels for 2018?
  11. Write 3 things that you are grateful for.

Thanksgiving TAG and my ABC’s

I was tagged by Life Lessons Around the Dinner Table with my ABC’S, which was created by Nova over at Namestè 365 Online.

Thank you Kristina for this opportunity to participate!! Sorry I didn’t do it over the weekend of Thanksgiving though!

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I don’t think I’m going to be able to remember everything either >.<

RULES:

List your thankful ABC.

Add one theme clip art to your post.

Tag 3 people you hope would participate.

A

  • Apples
  • Adelaide (town where I live, MUCH better than Sydney!lol)
  • Adulating (living to be one as well)
  • Animals

B

  • BOOKS!
  • Being able to read Books (cheat,lol)
  • Biscuits (American cookies…we call them biscuits)
  • Bedtime

C

  • Clouds
  • Colours/Colors
  • Cats (all cats)
  • Celtic Music
  • Conservation

D

  • Dogs
  • Doughnuts
  • Doctors

E

  • Education
  • Earth … Let’s save it!

F

  • Food
  • Friends…Good Friends
  • Family
  • Fun!
  • Fruit

G

  • Grandparents – I only have one left, but I’ve been very close to all my Grandparents.
  • Goodreads – Introducing me to so many new books and genres!

H

  • Health
  • Heroes

I

  • Inspiration –
  • Ice Cream
  • Internet – Despite the bad, I’ve met some really lovely people.

J

  • Job – Namely mine. I do love where I work.

K

  • Kindness

L

  • Life
  • Love
  • Laughter

M

  • Music
  • Myers Brigg Test…No matter how I think I’ve changed over the years, I always get INFJ.
  • Medicine

N

  • Nurses
  • Nature in all it’s forms. Have you ever just sat and watched the clouds or the skies?

O

  • Original

P

  • PC Gaming – It honestly did help me forget about my anxiety for a while.
  • Peace…Inside and Out.

Q

  • Quality over Quantity

R

  • Running/Clean Water
  • Rest

S

  • Song
  • Souls
  • Showers
  • Spring
  • Simplicity

T

  • Tea
  • Television…Helps with distracting my brain.

U

  • Universe
  • Universities

V

  • Vegetables
  • Veterinarians
  • Vacations

W

  • Wonder

X

  • X-Rays to prove that I had sciatica…Stoopid Doctors.

Y

  • You

Z

  • Zoos…ONLY the GOOD ones! The ones that actually run conservation programs.

Now you usually tag people in this, but please feel free to do this one if you so feel.

Share Your World, Dec Wk 1, 2018

Share Your World, 12-3-18

Share Your World

What are the most important lesson(s) you’ve learned in life?

  • Listen to your gut…Who knows you better than you!
  • Never judge a book by it’s cover.
  • Instead of hating, try to understand.

How did you meet your husband/wife or significant other? How did you know he/she was “the one”?

I am not married…Yet…We have been talking about it a lot though lately. We have been together for about 3-4 years now, so it’s coming up a lot. We met online though, I went to the online dating site as dare initially and he was actually the first one I picked. My mum made me chose someone else as well to go on a date, even though I really did not like the guy. She wanted me to have choices and I was so resistant, because if it was just beginners luck…Why is that bad? I can go back online,lol…I was also SO lucky because he was starting to shut down his others profiles, so timing was perfect! Now I’ve been with him for numerous years and we are starting to get me to move in and talking about getting married.

If you could take a year-long paid sabbatical, what would you do?

If I could afford to I would travel to three places, one Disneyland, one Hobbit land in New Zealand and the other is all over Ireland. I would stay with my Gran for a bit.

What is your favorite thing to buy at a movie theater concession stand? (credit to The Haunted Wordsmith for this one)

Popcorn…I always need to have popcorn, even if I’ve had dinner beforehand and my tummy is full.

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Lastly:

What are some Holiday Traditions you and/or your family observe in December?

One traditions that the adults in my family do now, that my Grandfather (now passed away) started. We do a secret Santa for the adults in the family and then we send out a list about what we want. Instead of wrapping it in Christmas Wrapping paper, we wrap the presents in newspaper.

Share Your World, Sept Wk4, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, 24-09-18

 If you drink coffee, how do you like it best?  Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black? 

I used to drink, but I find that it exasperate’s my anxiety, so I don’t drink it anymore. Sometimes I get cravings for it, only sometimes still.

If you don’t drink coffee, how has that beverage impacted YOUR world?

Saying that though tea has been impacting my world, big time lately. It means I can keep drinking and I love all the different flavours and each one does actually seem to make me feel something different. Some make me feel calmer, tired, awake, comfy. It’s brilliant!

In your opinion, what’s the greatest invention of our age?   

I think the mobile phone is. Just because if you are in a jam it’s handy having a phone with the phone numbers already in it, that you can call. You try going without your phone all day. We have become so reliant on it, probably more to do with the social media aspect. But I really do believe that the mobile phone is the greatest invention of my age.

Global warming?  Reality or myth?

Total Reality.

Are you an explorer or more a home body?

More of a home body, but every know and then I like to explore. Where I live is perfect for it as well. It has a little park and a little cafe nearby, that looks over the park and the man made wetlands. Sometimes I’ll walk around and then finish off with a nice drink at the cafe. Not so much during Winter though,lol

and last:

What were you grateful for this week? 

I am so grateful for the people in my life. I may not have “best friends” anymore but I have the best of friends ❤

Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

Writing my Heart out  – Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to Writing my Heart out for the nomination (sorry it took so long!) You should really all go and have a read, because they are truly writing from their heart!

The Rules For Sunshine Blogger Award

  • Thank to the person that nominated you.
  • Link the post back to them.
  • Display the picture on your post.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers.
  • Provide 11 questions for your nominees.

My Questions

  1. Why do you write blogs?

When I first started, I wasn’t exactly sure why I was keeping up with it. Even now, I’m not sure. I have a very random Blog. I don’t seem to have a “type”. Whatever I’m writing though seems to be keeping people interested and they keep reading. I guess I’m writing as well to show people that you don’t to have a “set theme” either. Just writing to reach out and reach out to others, keeps me coming back. I have found the nicest people writing my Blog.

2. What are Top 5 lessons you’ve learned in your life?

  • If ANY relationship is not working well (toxic) for you anymore, no matter how long you’ve known the person. Speak with them first and if nothing changes, move on. It’s alright.
  • If you, also for any reasons, can’t work in your dream career. Make sure that the job you are in, you at least like the people you work with.
  • I believe dark times will reveal who you are, but also, those people around you too.
  • Furbabies ARE family, they can be so much better than humans. Animals in general, don’t underestimate them!
  • There will always be that one paragraph on your Word document that just will not format properly, like the rest!

3. Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Oh definitely an Introvert, especially when I’m around people I don’t know or know that well. I explain myself like this: When I’m getting to know you or first meet you, I am a Fluttershy. When I know you well, I am Pinkie Pie. Yes, that is a My Little Pony reference.

4. Who’s your favourite Music band?

I don’t really have a favourite band, I just like what I like. I like everything from Enya, to Metallica, to Eminem (sometimes).

 5. What’s best book you’ve read & like to recommend others?

Oh gosh! This is a huge list to choose from! I might just choose from one that I’ve read from this year. I am still in love with “Circe” written by Madeline Miller. I love it so much I am going to ask for it for Christmas and if I don’t get I’ll buy it anyway.

6. What’s best life advice you ever got from someone?

It’s not really advice, it’s more of a “knowing”…Knowing that I’ve got help around me, I just need to reach out and ask.

 7. Name your favourite festival.

I haven’t gone to a musical festival in a couple of years, my favourite WAS Soundwave and I got to see Metallica…AMAZING!!! They actually had Linkin Park first and there were amazing too. However, I am a big Nerd. So I love all the “Cons”. I just wish I lived in America, so I could go to the San Diego one! It’s on the bucket list.

   8. Describe moment when you were proud of yourself.

Even though we ended up not being friends anymore. I am proud of myself that I stood up and told my “best friend” of half my life. That her boyfriend is abusive and a bully and she can do better. I think this was the third or fourth time they had broken up and when I heard he had pushed her while they were drunk, that was it. The ONLY thing I regret I have, was not to saying to her when she would say to me “I know you don’t like him” was “What is there too like?”.

9. Which is that one movie which has inspired you the most?

I’m not sure about inspired, but I guess I also do…lol…All of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbits…It inspires me and with one simple quote…

SamWise

   10.  Are you a health conscious or a food freak?

Only when I have to be, if that makes any sense? This last and past year with everything that happened to myself and others in my life (My Dad had a triple bypass, a friend who is a year younger than I, had a heart attack etc) You do start to become more aware.

   11. If you have read my blogs , what’s your favourite blog written by me ?

I do read your Blogs! My favourite had to be Music: My escape This is mainly because I can relate to it so much.

My Questions to my Nominees

  1. If money was no object, what would you be doing on the first day? (Or I guess right now) Would you be working in your dream career?
  2. If it wasn’t completely morally (and sometimes illegally) wrong to keep a wild animal, which one would you want to keep?
  3. What would be your favourite Mythical pet to have?
  4. What is the hardest and the best life lessons you’ve learnt?
  5. As my therapist asked me my first session, are you a worrier or a warrior?
  6. What is your meaning of life?
  7. What is the one thing you would love to be able to “do” to make the world a better place?
  8. How do you, or would like to, spread kindness?
  9. What advice would you like to give to beginner bloggers (or just blogging advice in general)
  10. What is one thing people might find surprising to learn about you?
  11. What do you think is your personal proudest moment, feel free to brag!

Nominated Bloggers:

  1. This is my Truth Now
  2. Sparks from a Combustible Mind
  3. Musings from a Tangled Mind
  4. Kindness Blog
  5. How my heart speaks
  6. Victorious Pages
  7. Pencliff
  8. Another Book in the Wall
  9. The Tony Burgess Blog
  10. Bereaved Single Dad