Welcome Back!

I just wanted to say a big “Welcome Back” to the awesome Blogger The Reading Girl, she has come back after about a year of no Blogging and here we want to welcome her back with arms wide open ❤ It’s a fantastic thing to welcome a Blogger back into the Blogging world.

So, let’s chat

Tell me about you

So, lets chat some time, over coffee maybe?

(No really, let’s chat some time)

*Please feel free to do this!*

As my Blog is expanding, it occurred to me that not too many of my readers know that much about myself. So I have found some questions, ones that I think are a good lucky top 7, so that you can get to know me a little better.

1. Are you named after anyone?

I am! I am named after the Hollywood Golden Age actress “Lauren Bacall

2. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Honestly, the first thing I notice is their hair or what they may be wearing. It depends what stands out more at the time. I have noticed an increase in people getting crazy and more creative with the colour that runs through their hair and sometimes it can be with amazing results!

3. When was the last time you cried?

I have cried several times over the last week, but before that it honestly has been such a long time since I cried. I have a major frustration going on right now and it is affecting everything else in my life, but I have no control over it. I have been getting considerably less hours at work, which then, if I’m not getting paid, affects lots of other things. What’s making me the angriest is that it is clear “favourites” are being played in the situation here. It’s affecting my confidence badly as well. It upsets me because I work my butt off.

4. What’s your favourite cereal?

I don’t actually eat a lot of cereal for breakfast. I don’t usually have breakfast, other than a cup of coffee (I know, it’s bad!) Sometimes I will make myself a smoothie! If I do have cereal in my cupboards though it’s usually because I eat it throughout the day, kind of like a snack.

5. Can you cook?

I can, but it’s like my situation at work…No one believes in me. I can definitely cook though and every now and then I’ll get creative and experiment. I’m just not that “into” cooking. My major problem is everyone around me doesn’t like how slow I am, and like to point out every time I do something wrong. It definitely doesn’t help. Other people will literally will just grab whatever is in my hand and take over…But then tell me I don’t know how to cook.

6. How do you want people to feel when they read your words?

I hope when people read my words a sense of joy and hope. Even if my post is not a positive one. I believe every day we learn a new lesson, not just learn something new, but also a new lesson. Even if it’s something really small.

7. What does the meaning of this life, mean to you?

To me the meaning of life is to have as happy one as you, no matter the circumstances. Every body on this planet has a different story to tell. We’re kind of like snowflakes really, no two are the same.

*Please feel free to do this!*

Liebster Award

I was tagged in this by the awesome Bookmark Chronicles (go check them out, seriously a thought provoking fun time!) who herself was nominated by the lovely The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise. This award was originated by Curious Queendom (who is an amazing writer!) Please check out all these awesome ladies! ❤

The Rules:

  • Thank your nominator and tag them in your post(s).
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate however many blogs you want with less than 1000 followers.
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions and let them know on social media

  1. Who do you write for? Myself, like Bookmark Chronicles this is purely something I like to do something for enjoyment. In a way it’s like having a diary for me. Except the difference is (it’s public) but it’s more about stuff I’m learning about, things I’m interested in and to see who else in interested.
  2. Why do care about this particular audience? Well they seem like a swell bunch of people.
  3. Why did you decide to start your blog? I think I’ve mentioned before I actually started this as a school project. We had to investigative all different forms of social media.
  4. Who hurt you? While I’m not sure what being hurt as to do with a blog, other than perhaps if you’ve been hurt and you have a “single” blog maybe? One of the reasons though I’ve enjoyed Blogging is no one tells me what I Blog is “wrong”. Unlike my Facebook status where everyone tells me constantly “You shouldn’t post that”.
  5. Who is your biggest fan? I don’t know, I honestly don’t know.
  6. What is your favorite blog? Why is it awesome? I don’t like this question either,lol…I really like Blogs for different reasons. Sometimes I read certain Blogs when I’m down, when I need to be “fired up” and be inspired.
  7. Who inspires you and why? Oh wow that is an interesting question! I get inspired by different people for different reasons (Yes, I am one of THOSE people). There is music that inspires me, fictional characters and real life actors that inspire me. Books, Art…Everything inspires me!
  8. What makes you different? Can I just say that I LOVE what Bookmark Chronicles wrote for this answer, because I feel like that a lot as well. I guess the other thing about me though if that I’m incredibly laid-back, but I cannot stand any injustices. That seems to be a trait in the females in my family though.
  9. What makes you like everybody else? I hurt too…Oh that was lame,lol.
  10. What is your biggest dream? To feel satisfied and at the same time to contribute to daily life and other causes with no problem.
  11. Do you think you’ll ever accomplish your greatest dream? I really hope so!

I nominate: 

Monday Magic!

Today is a very exciting day for me (well actually it was Friday, but I tried three times to make a Vlog and the audio just kept cutting out and then made the rest of the audio on my computer cut out).

So on Friday morning I woke up with some amazing news. When I first wake up in the morning I try and check my WordPress, when I can. I now have over 300 followers! YAY!!!

Now for some people who have like the thousands followers it might be “So What?!” To me though it is amazing! I am honestly surprised that I have even one followers. People in my life dont even know that I am doing this, except for my partner, and he only found out this week!

Blogging for me is a kind of Freedom. I have people who don’t know me, having discussions with me and I honestly miss this! I find these days people (even without any malice intended) judge you and instead of wanting to have a discussion, they just want to be right. I don’t find this with Blogging. I honestly believe that Blogging is more about having discussions with people who are interested in the same thing and without the judgement.

So thank you to ALL of my amazing followers, I love you all so much you have no idea!

MinionsFollowers

Blog Block

I am having a serious “Blog Block” today, I’ve been trying to look at all the new articles and things around social media sites to get inspired … and nothing. I put it down to a very long work week (we’re currently at one of our busy periods of the year).

So even as I am writing this I am thinking of conversation I had yesterday and I say that “I forgive myself”. I’ve made a promise to myself that I am going to start relaxing and worrying less, after I meet with a naturopath and they told that I had more stress than a Wall Street Executive.

Any-ways, the conversation that I was having with my new friend and one of things we know do is before bed is we say “I forgive myself”. It’s amazing how amazingly well it helps me fall asleep now. I would definitely recommend everybody try it for three nights in a row (everything seems to happen in threes) and let me know the results!

(p.s. the reason for my Buddhism tag is because, according to my friend, it was Buddhism idea).

TMI Tag

So I read this post at: https://vrushali21.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/tmi-tag/comment-page-1/#comment-1109 Shared by the very lovely Vrushali21 and I thought “why not” I’m not really sure what and how much you all know, so here’s some more about me =P

What are you wearing?
At the moment I’m wearing my works official uniform. We only have to wear the uniform at the busy times of the year.
Have you ever been in love?
Oh, absolutely.
Have you ever had a terrible break up?
All of my break ups have been fine, a lot of the times we’ve broken up because it was the “right” thing to do. However, the way they all treated me a couple of weeks later. That was the terrible part, I actually said to my last ex it felt like all of my ex’s had all just secretly hated me, that’s how horrible they were. I still can’t understand it.
How tall are you?
I’m 5″2
How much do you weigh?
You should never ask someone that! My weight honestly has been going up and down a bit, especially when I hurt my leg and basically was doing nothing but sitting for a month.
Any tattoos?
Nope, I would really like one though. I know though I would get bored though and getting the tattoo off would be costly and apparently the lasers used to get them off are really painful.
Any piercings?
One on each ear.
OTP?
It’s funny, I like putting couples together from different television shows or from the same show but different characters. For example, Legolas and Arwen, River Song and Loki. I would have to say though at this moment I love Mary and Francis from the television show “Reign”.
Favorite Shows?
As mentioned above my favourite is probably Reign, but the other that I just love is Homicide Hunter, it has to be one of my favourites of all time.
Favorite Bands?
I’m one of those annoying people that can like everything. Just to name a few I like Enya, Nightwish, Marylin Manson, Jennifer Lopez, anything Celtic. I like what I like.
Something you miss?
I miss people using common sense,lol.
Favorite Songs?
I have no favorite songs. I love them all equally. (Ditto)
How old are you?
A lady never tells =P
Zodiac Sign?
Taurus
Quality you look for a partner?
Kindness, I feel like if someone is kind everything else comes along with it: Honesty etc.
Favorite Quote?
To thine ownself, be true … Will Shakespeare
Favorite Actor? 
I guess the ones that I’ve been faithful to over the years are: Orlando Bloom, Matt Smith, Ben Barnes … I seem to have a thing for the “tall, dark and handsome” type.
Favorite Color? 
Red!
Loud or Soft Music?
Depends on my mood.
Where do you go when you’re sad?
I go to my room, or sometimes to the shower.
How long does it take you to shower?
It can honestly depends, sometimes I just need a quick 10 minute shower sometimes I can stay in there for a good hour.
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
I take about 30-45 minutes depending on how good of a sleep I got the night before and if I have my clothes organised from the night before.
Have you ever been in a physical fight?
Does fighting with my little brother count, when we were younger.
Turn ons?
Some who genuinely finds everyone interesting.
Turn offs?
When someone thinks the way a person “should” be.
What is the reason you started your blog?
I actually started it for a school project, where we had to learn about other social media sites.
Fears?
“Official” fears are Octopuses, those things are freaky creepy and are way too smart!
The last thing that made you cry?
Well for some reason I couldn’t stop thinking about death. That happens to me sometimes, it just gets stuck in my head and for the next couple of days I have a hard time getting it out of my head.
Last time you told somebody you love them?
Would have to be my boyfriend … or my dog,lol.
Reason behind your blog domain?
As mentioned before I originally set this Blog up for a school project and WordPress was the top Blogging site mentioned.
Last book you read?
You can find out here: https://lolsyslibrary.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/throwback-monday-2/ ~.^
The book you’re currently reading?
I’m not currently reading anything at the moment, I am looking for something to read. At the moment with my work being in its busy season I get home and I’m exhausted so I’ve been playing simple computer games.
Last show you watched?
Agatha Christies “Poirot” with David Suchet. It’s not one of the movie length, it’s been cut down a bit to make into a movie.
Last person you talked to?
My Grandmother
Relationship between you and the last person you texted?
He’s my boyfriend and he pocket dialled me…Left a lovely voice message.
Favorite food?
Lasagne … Definitely Lasagne.
Place you want to visit?
Disneyland, everytime we talk about where we want to go or if we won the lottery, where would we go? Disneyland every single time.
Last place you were?
(I’m assuming this one is about a holiday place) If you are ever in Adelaide, South Australia. I highly recommend you visiting a little place called Hahndorf (South Australia).
Do you have a crush?
Does my partner count?
Last time you kissed someone?
Would have to be my partner … or possibly my dog,lol
Last time you were insulted? 
It’s hard to actually insult me, I’m so weird and crazy, I know100% that I’m not always considered “normal” to some. I respect those though who can tell me when I’m being crazy and “crazy”.
Favorite flavor of sweet? 
Nacho Cheese Doritos … I just love them, is that even a flavour?
What instrument do you play? 
I used to play the Piano, but I don’t anymore. I’m not sure how easily I could pick it up either.
Favorite piece of jewelry?
I don’t usually wear jewellery that much, when I do it’s usually at least earrings.
Last sport you played?
I don’t really play Sports, the closest I come close to doing a sport is the general walking that I do.
Last song you sang?
Does doing it in my head count? I’d look like a crazy lady on the bus otherwise. I was “singing” ‘Sound of Silence” by Disturbed.
Worst pick up line? 

Have you ever used that line? 

Last time you hung out with somebody?
That would have to be my partner and a couple of my girlfriends.
Who should do this tag next?
You!

 

 

Especially Awesome Award

So I was nominated by the AWESOME Bookmark Chronicles for the Especially Awesome Award (found here:https://bookmarkchronicles.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/epically-awesome-award/)

Rules:

  • Explain why you’re awesome (simple enough)

I am not one of those people who this statement can easily come too. I’ve just had a lot of people in my life who were close to me put me down, so that makes it hard to think I’m awesome…and sound humble at the same time,lol.

There’s a quote by Robin Williams (at least there’s a lot of pictures on the internet saying that it’s his saying) ”

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”

I think that’s why I’m awesome, life is hard enough and why should I contribute to making people’s lives any harder? I try to be everybody’s friends (as long as doesn’t endanger myself or others). People ask me a lot “Why are you so nice?” It’s because I don’t understand why I should mean? Unless someone deserves me to be angry with them, I don’t find it necessary to be nasty with me. I’ve met girls who are mean just because they “feel” like it and what perplexes me even more if guys who are obsessed with them. As nice as I am, I can honestly say that I am no ones monkey!

So we are supposed to tag people in this, so please don’t feel like you have to do this and if you want to just do it. Feel free!

Hasty Words

Vrushali21

http://kindnessblog.com/

Mandy Hale … Single Blog

So for the last couple of weeks I have been sharing with you “Mandy Hales: A beautifully Uncertain 31 Day Challenge”

(See: Week One/1 and Week Two/2 here)

Here I post for you A Beautifully Uncertain 31 Day Challenge Week 3 … Now there are definitely harder Challenges to do this week BUT I would still recommend every single one of them. Since I’ve mentioned before as well, you don’t have to be Single to relate to these challenges. I’ve been finding these challenges useful in terms of just centring myself and helping to lift my self esteem.

Up, Down and all around

So all your usual there were ups and down … But I just wanted to say this that this has to be one of my favourite years of all time! It’s been an amazing year! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve had this year where I actually cried with happy tears … HAPPY TEARS =D I actually put on weight from being happy and for the first time in a long time, I felt like a Lady … I have gain so much of my confidence back and instead of thinking “Screw this year” I’m kind of sad it’s over, but excited for the new year … I already have so many ideas in place =D

This Blog and you, my readers, are a huge part of all of that. I’ve been able to write things here and start creative steps and been inspired here to be a much better Blogger. One of my goals for next year is to make my Blogging something more meaningful. Even with the Vlog, which I actually had a lot of fun with I want to make those better (I’ve downloaded some programs, let’s see if I can make those work). So many ideas and 365 days to do something all on those days!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Share Your World … Week 50

Oh wow! How close to the end are we!

Share Your World

https://wordpress.com/read/post/feed/14846827/886286759

Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?

If you took my phone you would think I am totally a crazy “Dog” lady … I love taking photos of my “puppy” (she is like 9 years old)…She is just the cutest!

2012-02-25 20.31.37 I mean just look at that face!

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing? 

I did love swinging in swings as child, it was the closest to a thrill that I was willingly to get. Especially when you get to that really high point before you go spinning around.

What has surprised you about blogging?

Honestly how I am still doing it!lol … I’ve kept journals and diaries and I usually am good for a month, and then it just stops. I actually feel really bad if I go a couple of days without making a post and then my head goes into overdrive and tries to scramble to think of something to write about.

List at least five favorite desserts.

  1. Jelly, or pretty much anything with jelly in it.