All that I’ve learnt

  • If I put the shampoo and the conditioner in my hair at the same time, I cut my shower in half =D Instead of shampoo in for five minutes, rinse. Conditioner,5 minutes, rinse. Do it at the same time!
  • I adore my friendships with my ex’s. I feel like if you’ve ended up in an ex relationships, because it just wasn’t working. Treasure those friendships. They’re unusual friendships, because of the romantic past, you know things about each other and have been through some things together. You know where you’re both coming from.
  • I learnt about ‘Impostor Syndrome’ this year. Not for myself, but it really did come up a lot this year.
  • Halal Birds are actually killed kinder than Westerners. The birds are not allowed to see the knife/blade, they sharpen it every time and they say a pray. Whereas Westerners don’t say a pray, grab them by their legs, don’t care if they see the blade.
  • How someone can know you for your entire life, but not know you.
  • Sometimes blocking people is the most grown up thing to do.
  • How much I know more about America than some Americans,lol.
  • I think chamomile tablets actually seem to work for me.
  • Love on the Spectrum is the best television show, if you can, check it out!
  • Creole means – are ethnic groups which originated during the colonial era from racial mixing mainly between Africans as well as some other people born in the colonies, such as Europeans and sometimes South Asian and Native American peoples; … Go Beyonce!
  • Handwriting these days it’s extremely hard to do when you can’t even remember that last time you wrote a letter.
  • There’s this thing where people crack open a little bit of beer, and put the can in a chickens bottom! It’s a good marination, apparently.
  • Christmas Beetles…Fly! I had no idea!lol
  • I love how some songs you find can relate to all sorts of relationships, not just romantic

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Education

So I was having a conversation with some people, from both “sides”. About a Muslim woman who had her Habib removed, and how much this has traumatised her. Now when I say “conversation” I mean one person said that this Muslim women was over reacting and she was doing a disservice to people who have experience actual trauma. Then proceeded to call us wackos, because we said “How would she know what’s traumtising to another human being”. We were apparently the wackos because we don’t have super human abilities to detect if a complete stranger is traumatised or not.

Then she’s not a bigot, because she knows people from different cultures and has mixed race children. Then proceeded to like a comment from an actual wacko, who was saying that Subway wont serve pork anymore because Muslims “made them”. Then we had people who work at Subway say that’s wrong, but of course she didn’t like those then. Then when someone said she must be a Trump supporter, she said she can’t be because she’s Canadian. Like other people from other countries aren’t Trump supporters.

Then someone was claiming that Christianity was not trying too take over American Laws. They asked use to prove by saying that show a Law where the word God or Jesus was in it. So I mentioned the recent abortion Laws. Where if you have an Abortion, you can be charged with murder, as the Representative signed it into Law. She said and I quote “This is God’ Will”. They can’t actually have something like “Gods Abortion Law” But we all know what she means by Gods will…She didn’t say “Allahs Will” now, did she?

After the weekend…

The post that I made yesterday, I was going to post it today instead. I’m not exactly sure how I got them confused, but this felt like an appropriate Blog to write. It was an odd weekend, I actually woke up with a headache this morning. I very rarely get headaches.

So this weekend, I learnt:

That Folau is an idiot and no one should have ever listened to him to begin with. You know what irritates me about what Folau said…Other than everything? Australia legalised same sex marriage two years ago…Isn’t it more likely God is angry that we keep voting climate change deniers to lead? When they destroy the Earth that God created? Leaders who bully teenage kids who want just want to save the planet that God created? I mean common sense says, that’s more likely? If God is everywhere and sees everything…Why not two years ago? Is that because #lovewins but destroying the planet for money, isn’t love?

Saying that we should pay not pay anymore attention to Kanye West either. Just another “False Christian”.

That apparently there is a research topic going on as to why Trump supporters have no problem with Trumps lying. Let’s be honest, has there ever been a leader like Trump before? Whose such a pathological liar? : LAMag – Trump Lies Research

What did you learn over the weekend?

I started…

I cannot believe that I forgot to mention this to pretty much everyone, except for my partner.

I started an online course to do health administration. Which are the receptionist/front desk people at General Practices, Dentist, etc. I am honestly, excited to be doing it. I am already learning the differences between viruses, bacteria, pathogens etc. I started at the beginning of this week (online, so I can keep working) I’ve already passed one test and I handed up my first assignment today.

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It has been really nice learning something again. I think that learning is just something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Learning and Studying. I’ve been trying to get into courses on how to start your own business, but they are just all so expensive! I’ve been finding with this online course, I can keep working, learn and hopefully get myself something more permanent.

 

I or i?

A colleague of mine and I were sitting around during a quiet time and just talking about how we don’t actually know what the I or i, stand for in the products. We then went and looked up what each i or I stands for.

iPhone – I = Internet.

Icentral – I = Information (TAFE)

IT – I = Information (Technology)

iOS – I = iPhone (Operating System)

iPod – I = Internet (Pod)

iPad – I = (Internet Pad)

Wi-Fi – I = Nothing…It is not a word or an acronym. It stands by itself.

I bet you all really wanted to know that one!

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What I’ve learnt

It’s been just a little over a month since I’ve started taking my anxiety medications and there are some things that I have learnt over that time…I have learnt a lot! Mainly about myself, but I wanted to share my experiences with you and maybe we could learn together!

  • Coffee – I loved coffee but oh my goodness! I stopped having it for a while and I went to have a cup recently and “Oh my Goodness” You can feel how your mind becomes messed with up coffee, especially when you haven’t had it for a while. It’s almost like being on a low dosed mind altering drug.
  • Eating well – I have been a LOT better lately and I have actually been losing weight. It’s been amazing! I feel when I eat a lot of bad food I just feel sick. Probably something to do with what is altering my mind to suffer from less anxiety can’t cope with bad food very well. It needs nutrients!
  • Activity – I guess because mine isn’t a social anxiety, I have been trying to do a lot more things. So I’ve been doing a lot more things, so I’m not thinking about anxiety all the time.
  • Saying all that as well – I’ve been finding on how I’m feeling that there are certain things I just cannot watch anymore. For the moment, if I see a program regarding mental health I have to be really carefully about not setting myself off.

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  • Yourself – Sometimes it can feel very lonely to be going through this. What I’ve learnt is that even people who say “get over it” Do want too help. They just don’t understand. I’ve learnt to speak more up for myself.
  • Relaxation – I am natural worrier, it’s the hardest thing in my life to just “relax” and not worry. This is my hardest lesson. It’s also though how I am trying the hardest in my life to just “relax”. I feel if I could truly learn to do this, my anxiety would just ‘go away’. When I start to feel a bit anxious, I like to sing a song in my head and just repeat. While I find something to occupy my mind with.

Share Your World … Nov, Week 1, 2017

Share Your World

Share Your World – November 6, 2017

Would you rather take a 2 week vacation with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice?

I’d rather have the 2 week vacation only because I get sea sick and would probably end up doing nothing on a cruise except for lying on the bed and throwing up the whole time. I wouldn’t enjoy that at all! I’d rather have a two week vacation of my choice,lol

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

I used to actually feel sick when I’d go on the swing, because I’d make myself go really high, but I loved it anyway. When I go past one I have to honestly stop myself from going on one. Mainly because when I’m walking past one I am usually walking by myself, or on my way to work, so it’d probably seem a little weird.

What is the most important thing that you ever learned ? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)

Oh gosh, there is so much that I have learnt in my life time. Where do I talk about the most important? I think the most important to is to remember to be kind and to keep laughing. I made this silly comment the other day on Facebook, one that I thought was nothing really. It was about stop making nothingpeoplefamous (ie Milo Yiannopoulos). The guy is a nothing, he has no real power, he makes his money off of people’s stupidity. By telling bigoted people what they want to hear (I didn’t put that all in though, just the #stopmakingnothingpeoplefamous…that was it) Oh my goodness this one lady told me to kill myself and that I was clearly a dyke. Her reaction such an OVERREACTION, I genuinely felt bad for her. I genuinely felt bad for her and apart from telling her to get off of Facebook and get a hobby, for genuine concern. Everyone else was attacking her enough.

It made me stop and realise these people I engage with via Trump or SSM or other disagreements, these people tend to just follow what they’ve been told with no actual research. On Twitter they just tend to retweet things and I feel sorry for them. Their world must be just so small. They probably will never “get it”. Just understand be kind knowing that they probably honestly do not “get it”.

I don’t know where I was going with that,lol.

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. 

This is going to sound weird, but I appreciated this week the people that were asking me if I was waiting in line or had I already ordered in such a polite way. I think most of us see strangers mainly on social media these days and all these strangers just generally being nasty to one another. It’s nice to interact with strangers being nice to each other.

Mentor

43. A great Mentor or Teacher

I instantly knew who I was going to write about when I saw this one.

If you read my “Share Your World” post this week, you probably noticed that I wrote about my difficulties in High School and how it was difficult for me as I had learning difficulties i.e. Dyslexia, but none of the teachers recognised this…Except for one.

My Classical Studies teachers noticed that I had really good ideas, but it was my sentence and grammar structure that just seemed a little off to him. So instead of just ignoring that what we did was every time I had a huge project or written assessment come up. He would take the time to sit down with me for about an hour. We would go through what I had written so far and he would help me to correct any mistakes I made. It was the only class where I ended up with B’s AND A’s and no C’s.

Since he helped me I have had this love for anything ancient, so Ancient Rome, Egypt, Greek etc. I think he has a lot to do with that. It made me feel smart and made me feel like I wanted to be there and learn even more.

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.

A good Education

25. Education 

I do feel very fortunate that I was able to get a good education through the Public School system. I was very lucky with one teacher in particular, VERY lucky. If it hadn’t have been for him I would have never have realised that I suffered from Dyslexia.

I should start from the beginning…

Although I was lucky with the schools that I got into, the teachers weren’t exactly the best kind. They had their favourite smart students and pretty much the rest of us, were sort of ignored. I would get the same remarks over and over and over again, great ideas, your sentence structure is all mixed, even my English teacher made these remarks and she still did nothing. Why worry, when you’ve got the first group of really smart students in the same group. These students were the first group of “special students” who were ‘smarter than your average bear’.

It was SUCH a frustrating experience, I’d have the exact same ideas as my A+ friends, but something was always wrong with my “sentence structure”. My teachers just had their favourites, even my Drama teacher. He said for the big play he was going to let us audition and get in a real life experience. Then when we came back from holidays, he just gave the parts out…To the people we all know he was going too, and I got a walk on part.

Who knows…Maybe if I had an actual positive experience, where I would have gone? Even know I still think…Maybe I should do something…

UNTIL!

I started studying Classical Studies (Ancient Histories) and I was getting the same comments. However, my teacher actually pulled me aside and said that every major project he wanted to see me one-on-one. I had great ideas, but my sentence structure was all wrong. So I started to see him one-on-one before handing in my projects…Guess What…I got all A’s and B’s for that class…Amazing! It made me love Ancient History, it made me love learning and I felt less stupid…Which was probably the most rewarding things of the whole experience.