My Focus…Week 1

I now participate in a weekly blog challenge called “Nurture Thursday”. Last week the topic was called “Your Focus”

I decided to make a pledge of sorts and since then, every day I will be doing something that is going to take me somewhere and will record each day what I did that day.

Day 1: Started my exercise and diet to lower my cholesterol and I already feel fantastic! I have heard before that exercise can release endorphins…and I guess it’s true! It’ll be interesting to see tomorrow if I am hurting all over!

Day 2: I worked all day, and after that I got to go and see “Aladdin the Musical” So I didn’t have much time to do something…However, I say that. Yet, I haven’t been to the theatre in a few years and I was slightly anxious. I’m alright with movie cinemas, but they’re more roomy and they actually cold instead of warm. So I was anxious and you can leave a cinema anytime, theatre you can’t really manage to do that.

Day 3: We are voting today, I am really optimistic. A lot of Labor’s “stuff” just make sense. What’s more to do than vote for your Country? I also did my second lot of exercise. I have to do it every 3-4 days.

Day 4:...Well…Shit…There I said it. What upsets me the most is that it’s become more apparent that people voted for Liberals (Republicans for Americans) For either 1) They liked Shorten less? 2) They wanted to ‘own’ progressives. Either way, it’s completely immature. Need a packet of chips…But no! So I decided to sign off of social media for a few days. I went ahead in the afternoon and continued with my online studies. It’s for Health Administration. I think I’d make a good receptionist for a medical/dentist office.

Day 5: So I went and did another round of exercise (I’m supposed to do it 3-4 times a week). I’ve decided to increase the “reps” that I did every second time I do exercise. So I increased the amount this time. I did freak a little this morning, the cat was twitching a lot. I did not watch the last episode of GOT…today.

Day 6: I was called into work today, rather late. So I’m finding it hard to do anything today.

Day 7: After a hard night sleep, I got called into work all day. So while it’s annoying and it’s stopping me from doing stuff. There are still things I have looked into today. Self businesses, redbubble. Things I’ve been talking about forever. But finding out more about what is entailed. Like do I have to draw things, copyright. I actually have been at my mum’s the past two days, specifically because I thought I wasn’t working. So I could spend time with the family dog…and my mum…of course. But I’ve been working, so more money…Yay…But I’ve been trying not cry when I leave the house over guilt.

 

Direction

So if you read my recent goals (if you haven’t find the post here) I want to get my shop up and running. I’ve been working on it, but I’m looking at different things as well now, instead of just candles. The main reasons I wanted to focus on Candles was because not only do I love them, but the postage was also so expensive!

The problem I’ve been having is that there are SO many better candles out there and this is something that I have not even told my mum or my partner about. So I’ve been thinking about doing other things as well. So far, I’ve come up with things like cups/mugs, bookmarks etc. Accessories really, where I can put some of my own quotes on them. I’m just not a very good artist, so I’ve been working with the bare minimum.

So basically I have been a bit all over the place, and that is fine. I just wish…What we all probably wish…I was a millionaire, because then I would be able to get the stuff I want to get…

I am going on a little bit, aren’t I?!

Just another day…

I promised to myself that I wasn’t going to have a “conversation” with ‘gun nuts’ anymore…but I recently wrote a thread on Twitter, mainly because I am SO over people blaming the FBI and mental health…When their “leader” took away the ban that stopped mentally ill people from buying a gun in the first place.

It was ironic in a way as well because as I was tweeting with this guy…There was a news report of another teenager being arrested because they had brought a gun too school.

His repsonse was about how come the ban didn’t save the kids of Colorado, Sandy Hook…etc…My response:

Also this…I guess you can click and see the conversation: I also did mention the FACT that Trump STILL hasn’t put that ban back as well as continuing to dismantle the mental health system…Then I realised half way through… Maybe he’s placing the blame squarely on the FBI and does nothing to help with mental health…Because then the FBI might feel obligated to have to do a check on all the gun owners who have made threats towards the American people (which lets face it, is a lot…I mean I have seen literal Twitter accounts with memes saying if they try and take my guns away they’ll shoot those people)…Taking their focus away from the Russian Collusion…Clever boy!

How do you tell the difference between a young kid making threats and a grown ass woman making public threats and placing targets? Both have guns, both have access to guns, both made threats and placed targets. BOTH are upset because things aren’t going THEIR way.

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Share Your World…October Week 2 2017

Share Your World

Share Your World…October 9, 2017

What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.)

Lasagna…It’s literally saved my life. There was one point in my life were it was the only thing I could stomach, and it helped me gain weight back after losing so much. I got down to 95 pounds or 43 kilograms, so you can imagine how good lasagna was for me!lol

Are you focused on today or tomorrow?

I am pretty much a person who is focused on today. My partner and I actually have this joke where we say “Oh that’s future Lauren’s problem”. We’re both bad procrastinators, so that’s probably a reason why we take things day by day as well. Sometimes though you can’t worry about tomorrow, because there’s still not much that you can control.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

Too be honest I would love to interview any of them, they probably know even more of where my family line leads. I wouldn’t know where to begin!

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

My dog has not been her usually sparkly self. She’s about 11 years old and she had to have some teeth taken out recently, it’s probably her biggest “operation” she had and she seemed to be recovering well. However it’s been about two weeks since she had it and she’s eating and everything, but just not 100%. It’s made me realise how much I love her and how much she’s done for me without her ever knowing! It was funny in a way because the same morning where both my Mum and I became concerned, when we came back from work she just seemed naturally herself again.

On the same day though one of my Mum’s work colleagues said that her dogs were acting the same. They were eating, but they just didn’t seem 100% percent. So maybe it’s just the changing weather or something? We’re heading towards Spring here and so far we keep having four seasons in one day, each day. It’s knocking us humans about, so why wouldn’t it for the animals?

Do we actually prefer negativity?

I am starting to believe that quiet a few people out there actually prefer negative, they want it, they need it…God knows why…I try to avoid at all costs…But I’m starting to wonder if we prefer negative over positive? I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.

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I went to write a review on Goodreads and I read the comments about the book I just read and I have to say I agreed with some of what they were saying. Some of them weren’t so nice and some were down right nasty and uncalled for. I realised that all the negative comments seemed to get all the most comments and likes.

Do these people not want people to read?

In my reviews I’m honest about what I thought was negative, but I don’t really give bad reviews and I definitely do not attack the author or people who are fans of the book. There was one reviewer who even admitted to not reading the book and had just read a few excerpts and she knew that she didn’t have to read it to know it was bad. That review had more likes than people who HAD read it and liked it. The irony was she became very offended when other people said that we shouldn’t take her review seriously because she didn’t even read the book. Then attacked all the other people and told them to stay off her review. Then said they were “hopeless fan-girls”. I did point out that Goodreads is actually a public forum and if people don’t agree or don’t like what she wrote that they have every right to tell her so.

Or the situation with Ed Sheeran being on Games of Thrones. I usually tape and watch it a couple of days later, so when I heard that Ed was terrible and it was the worst scene ever in the history of the show. I was expecting something truly terrible. When I realised the scene coming I braced myself for some terribleness (apparently that’s an actual word,lol). He sang a 30 second “diddly” and that was it…It was such a big nothingness. I kept waiting for the bad to happen…and nothing, he didn’t say another word. It was a good diddly too.

What about those Instagram, Facebook pages etc. That people create where all they do is “bash” on a celebrity? If you don’t like someone don’t watch, scroll past, don’t press the link. I’ve seen so many people, for example, hate on Kylie Jenners new show, by saying how boring or or how bad it is…But they watched it? I do genuinely believe that they don’t like her, but why are they watching the show? When I don’t like an artist or a show, I just don’t watch it. My life is hard enough without constantly concentrating on things that I don’t even like?lol

7 Random Things

I decided that I was going to try and focus on good things this week, so I thought that I’d start the week with focusing on 7 random things that I enjoy or make me happy. If you feel like sharing random things with us or what to do this yourself, please feel free to do as well, or if you share my happiness for the randomness, please share!

  1. Since I am hungry as I write this, it’d be a good idea to share with you a food that I love to combine. During Winter I love to combine mac and cheese with instant noodles (those noodles that take about 5 minutes to cook). It’s soooo good, probably extremely unhealthy though.
  2. So something I have learnt with social media, apart from not reading the comments. Check the “likes” instead…You will usually find that the positive out-ways the negative. So now I check those first =D There’s a lot of “love” emoticon out there!
  3. I LOVE fan made YouTube videos, especially when they make videos of couples that I really like together, or had never thought about before!
  4. I really enjoy having Fridays off, it’s an odd thing. I can work on a Saturday or Sunday and not “enjoy it” per-say but I’d rather have the Friday off. I just seem to get so much done, Whereas on the weekend I tend to have a habit, if I don’t have anything to do, I sit all day pretty much.
  5. I don’t actually like Family Guy. Other than Brian and Stewie, I could watch a show with just them in it.
  6. When I was younger I had three pet rats, Grezelda, Annie and Lucy. Annie and Lucy were sisters and we originally only got Lucy, but then she “disappeared” after a week. After about another week we went back, got her sister Annie, and I kid you not only about an hour after we got home, we found Lucy -.- With her rat food all stored in a pile, she must have been going back and forth during the night and getting in and out of the cage.
  7. I am a procrastinator, but something that I am even worse at is this. If there’s something I actually want to do, but other people keep bugging me to do it, I instantly go off of it. By bugging I mean, just ALWAYS.

 

 

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Published on 3 Jan 2017

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Music: Exogenessis Symphony No: 3 Redemption – Muse

Share Your World…Jan pt2

Share Your World

Share Your World : Cee’s Photogrpahy … Jan pt2

If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what color would it be?  

I feel like this is supposed to be a bad thing, but I would LOVE to dye my hair Violet. I have actually really wanted to do that for a while. However, I do not like the idea of having to bleach my hair again. I did that once to get red in and I feel the damage already. My hair is really dark, so I’d have to bleach it.

If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be?

Happiness…Last year was so up and down, and although it wasn’t a horrible year. My health though held me back a lot last year on a lot of things that I want to do. So even if my health doesn’t improve, which I can tell it is. I want to focus on anything that just makes me happy, whether I’m outside, inside, by myself or with others. Nothings going to happen if I’m miserable and I give in!

What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life?

Be assertive! I have struggled with that so much for the whole of my life. After an certain incident last year, I was not assertive enough. Although the person was pretty unreasonable, I should have made them pull over, or kicked the car door open. Or even actually pee all over their car since they wouldn’t let me out. That would have taught them!

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?

I think I would probably be a Grape. Never sour (most of the time), satisfying. Small, easy to fit your pocket,lol … Healthy for you,lol

I don’t “care”

There is something that really intrigues me and I would really love to hear your opinions on it or if you are one these people who do this, to please explain what this need this.

What is with this seemingly big NEED that some people have to write on news articles or ‘entertainment’ type articles about how they “don’t care” they have “real news to read” and is this article really “newsworthy”. What are they doing there then? Personally, when I see an article I’m not interested in I skip pass it. I actually asked someone this question because I find it really intriguing, that whole thought process. Of creating traffic for something you don’t care about, rather than creating traffic and focusing on the things you do. Then boasting about how you don’t care, like it’s some great feat and accomplishment that you just HAD to write that?

I am like 99% sure no one is making these people read these articles. So why are they even reading these articles for? Do they not have enough to care about? Do they have a lot of free time that they have the time to focus on things they don’t care about?

I have always said that the Kardashians are being kept in our public eye, not because of their fans, but because of their haters. They are making their numbers and money from their haters. For example, the amount of articles I have seen people comment and re-share articles about them is literally in the thousands…but…they “hate” them? Yet my brother and his friends seem to really like them, yet I rarely hear them talk about them. I only found that they like them last year, when my brother was over for a visit and there was a Kardashian marathon on the tv…We had to watch it all day -.-

For those who may not know what I mean by “traffic”. It means when you click on a article online, or you comment online, you are creating “traffic” that the website keeps tracks of to see, what people are interested in and what the public is talking about. They don’t care what you deem “newsworthy” or what “real news” is, or if you like the article or not. What they focus on is the numbers that each article receives. So by you “not caring” and clicking on a article you don’t “care” about, it creates interests and so that site will continue to talk about it.

Even take WordPress, how many of us have edited our Blogs and write about topics that interest people more than what we actually want to write about, based on the views, discussions and likes we have gotten for our posts.

Please discuss!

The Single Woman Blog

When I was single I was use to follow a Blog called “The Single Woman (America)” … I used to get all her email notification, blog updates. Mandy Hale is a awesome inspiration for people who are struggling at being single. I actually do still follow her Blog as I think that some of the ideas she has can be used for every day life (and is good for single men too!).

For example her new “challenge” for the New Year is: “A Beautifully Uncertain 31-Day Challenge: Week One” Where every day you do something else, cleaning things out, finding 10 minutes one day for mediation. What I love about what she is doing, is it is really easy and you can get most of it day within the one day. I am doing this and I am not even Single!

I always feel like in the first month of the New Year, that’s when you have to start making your Resolutions/Goals happen, even if it’s something that takes 10-20 minutes of the day. Once you get into a routine you will find it harder and harder to get out of it! So for every Thursday of January I will post up the links to Mandy Hales 31 Day, Weekly Challenges. Do it, you wont be disappointed!