30 Day writing challenge … Day 26

26. Write about an area in your life that you would like to improve on.

I would like to be able to motivate myself more. I don’t know how many of you read my other30 Day writing challenge Day 17.

That was about my Zodiac sign, and how much of it can I relate. Well stubbornness is probably the biggest way I can relate to being a Taurus. When you’re not motivated to do something and you are STUBBORN as…It can be hard to get over that hump. We’re not talking about your every day procrastination, I’m talking about PROCRASTINATION…

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I stop myself from SO much, because I genuinely don’t want to do, if it’s a task I’m doing, because of work or homework. Or that I really scary myself or don’t believe in myself enough to push myself. I am like the Bull, stop and stood still.

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30 Day writing challenge … Day 21

21. What three lessons do you want your children to learn from you?

  1. For them to have some common sense. It really doesn’t seem that many have common sense these days. I have actually have a couple of scheduled posts around that topic, this week. I just find that a lot of our problems, everywhere. Are coming from just a lack of common sense.
  2. General kindness…By general, I mean, be kind to others. But don’t necessarily just go all out on fully trusting people. Keep a little doubt to yourself, until they have proven themselves.
  3. Enjoy your life! If things are getting too hard, take a breathe and start again tomorrow. There’s always tomorrow. You don’t owe anyone a reason why you need a break. Chances are, they’ve probably been where you are in some form or another.

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You can’t and I can, you can and I can’t

I follow a really beautiful person on Instagram…Chronically Courtney. Now Courtney is vaccine injured…BUT…Please read further before heading to her account and blasting. She still tells people to get vaccines, just do research before you get them. Which is just common sense, really?. Nothing is 100% guaranteed.  What I REALLY love about her, specifically though, is that even though there are times her body flares up, and she gets unexpectedly upset. SHE KEEPS GOING. She has not let it “end” her life.

Which brings me too my blog topic today. One of the annoying things about her account, not her. Is that every time she makes a post about vaccine injury. Even when she SAY HERSELF, get the vaccines, do research. I guarantee you that anti-vaxxers jump on with the whole “Thank you Courtney, we should get rid of all vaccines…They have DESTROYED so many lives”.

I feel insulted for her sometimes, Courtney doesn’t really strike me as the type who thinks her life is destroyed. Her injury, has inspired her to do more. Heck, I’m nearly double her age…nearly…and she’s doing a lot more than I ever have.

About a year after my huge anxiety attack, people kept telling me to take this product called “Seremind”. It’s a lavender tablet. So I did…I took it for the whole month and I hardly got any sleep. So I stopped taking it and people weren’t…exactly annoyed, but…annoyed,lol…That I wouldn’t keep taking it. About another 6 months after that I was drinking my usual cup of chamomile tea before bed. Then it hit me, what about chamomile! I always drink it before bed and it helps, I always drink it if I’m feeling anxious and it helps.

So I started taking that about a year ago, still taking it.

As you can see though, even thought the majority of people take Seremind, it just didn’t work for myself. But Chamomile “Tablets” and tea do.

It’s just the way life is.

Which is one of the other things that annoys me about those anti-vaxxers. All of them go on about how they’re better than say someone like me. Who they clearly have no idea about. Because I “worship” western medication. Which isn’t true. So many of them call themselves “Pagans” or “Wicca”s, not realising that that is a belief system. I, myself, to use both Western and Eastern medication. I do do research before I start to take something.

There was this one “Wicca” who came onto one of Courtney’s post. Going onto complete strangers posts and making uninformed comments about them. I saw that she has apparently been taking something natural since the middle of last year to make her less judgemental…I couldn’t stop laughing,so I wrote “Well this clearly isn’t working”. Well that was a mistake,lol. She told me I ruined Courtney’s message. I was called hateful, and she’d appreciate it if I could stop making armchair assessments on her, since I didn’t know her. So I did the laughing emoticon again and reminded her that she chose to write armchair judgemental comments on people she doesn’t know. I just thought it was funny that someone who claims to be better than others because she’s all “natural” is not only taking something to make her less judgemental, but it clearly isn’t working for her,lol. But these others were medicine worshippers, because they think you should research before you take anything?

Update: (this is happening a lot lately,lol). I have now actually unfollowed Courtney,lol. While her message is generally thoughtful and kind. Like with a lot of people lately, she seems to have gone one way or another. ie vaccines are evil. I still stand by though, if you are vaccine injured. It does NOT mean the end of your life (like a lot of these anti-vaxxers say it is). You just have to find a different way to live it. 

Share Your World 27/04/2020

Share Your World – 04-27-2020

Share Your World

Questions:

Do guns protect people or kill people?  Or both?

Guns kill. Too me, that’s the whole function of a gun. It’s there to kill, whether it’s because you’re hunting an animal, or shooting at an intruder. The point of a gun is too kill. Even if you’re shooting at an intruder to protect your family, and you shoot and they die. They still died. The gun didn’t talk to the intruder to put it on a better path. They’re dead…Stone cold dead. You may shoot at someone to protect your family, but that gun that you are shooting at another human being with, can still kill them. That’s what they’re for…To kill.

Is it more important to be respected or liked?

Respected.

Is having a big ego a negative or  positive trait?  (yeah I know.  Duh. But there ought to be one “gimme’ in the pile)

Sometimes it could be a positive trait, a big ego, you think you’re unstoppable. I do think there’s a difference between a huge ego and a narcissistic personality disorder though. I think there’s actually nothing wrong with a big ego, as long as you’re not harming others with it,lol

Depending on your point of view, is death a new beginning? 

I love the movie “The Mummy” and one of the quotes in there is when Imhotep says “Death in only the beginning”. I think it is, to an extent. I do think that there are such things as Guardian Angels, Angels, rebirth. I do believe that we come here to learn lessons, and then far later on we are reborn as someone else. That’s why I believe in soul mates. I believe that we meet certain people, in each life.


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It’s tough right now to count the blessings we have.   Being grateful for being confined to our homes and having reality skewed out of kilter for some is depressing.   So if there is something positive or uplifting or something you’re grateful for that you’d like to share (pictures, memes, images, thoughts) please!  Do share!  Thanks!   🙂

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Share Your World…23/03/2020

Share Your World 03/23/2020

Share Your World

Questions:

On A Scale Of 1-10, How Strict Were Your Parents?

My Dad was definitely more stricter than my mum. But also, let me put it this way. When my parents separated my brother never got told off for anything. NOW, my parents blame the other one for how my brother turned out. My brother isn’t a bad person, but like he’s bad with money, as an example. He never did chores, he technically didn’t pass High School, but he is as smart as! Yet, he’d get pocket money ALL the time. Because he was popular too, he’d get extra money to go out. I learnt how to save so I could go out. So now he has a very bad relationship with money. He’s two years younger than me and it’s honestly only been this year, when he’s borrowed money, he pays it back. That might be because, as well, he got a huge amount of it for a job he did this year.

I personally hold both my parents responsible. My Dad wasn’t there for us physically, but that was his choice. He was always “sick”… or hung over. We may have been with our Mum 95% of the time, but my Dad, he’s a parent too. Technically my Dad was the stricter parent, but how can you be strict with people you are never around?

What Wastes The Most Time In Your Day To Day Life?

Probably my computer gaming time. If I have something that needs something done, I can end up playing a computer game for literal hours.

Do They Bury People With Their Braces* On?   (* “braces” in this scenario are those metal bits they put on people to straighten their teeth.   I realize “braces” are also some item of clothing that I believe men wear to keep their socks up or something.  I’m talking about the teeth option).

I’d assume they would, if you die with them on? Honestly, I’ve never been to a funeral where there has been an open casket. I’ve never had to identify a body, or known someone whose died with braces. I’m only assuming they would, because that’d how most of their departed ones would know them?

Why Does A Round Pizza Come In A Square Box?

I did hear that it’s because bins are square, well they are in Australia. And because everything is mostly in a rectangle or square shape. It’s just easier. I just don’t know how true it is,lol

Gratitude:   Share something you are grateful for right now.  I know that’s a tough question.  It helps to share those bright bits with folks though, because many of us are seeing through an increasingly dark glass.

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I am actually grateful for a lot of things. It was like I was saying to my mum the other day. It’s hard to be sad when there are so many who love and who loved you.

Share Your World…27/01/20

Share Your World 01/27/20

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

1.  What age would you like to live to?
It depends on the quality of life, if I’m 90 and still going strong, great. If I’m 60 and not doing well, I’d want to keep living, but become a lot easier on myself. I often thought about this when my Grandfather, who had emphysema contract the MRSA hospital bug. One of those little suckers go right into the hole of his lungs, and he could live, but be in hospital the rest of his life. The antibiotics only ever getting to the outside of the virus, so it was never going to disappear. He decided to stop taking the antibiotics, so he ended up dying a lot earlier than he should have. The damn hospital still put his death as emphysema, as they didn’t want to have another MRSA death.

2.  What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?
How people think, especially at the the moment. I think the thing that scares me the most, is how quickly people seem to “fall” into cults and thinking, like Trump supporters. They’ve spent their entire lives following God, and then it’s only been 3 and a bit years. 

3.  Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?
It seems too!

4.  What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
I have always wanted to try skiing, but I am to frightened and I am so noT coordinated,lol

GRATITUDE SECTION (Not mandatory)

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Please free free to share some gratitude from your world!
Well my Mum actually has freaked me out this morning, so I am grateful she is still here. Even though she completely has now scared me.

The Secret life of a Book blogger

I admit, I completely stole this from The Tattooed Book Geek. I thought though, that it was too much of a challenge and looked like a lot of fun to pass over!

So here are my answers to “The Secret Life of a Book Blogger“.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for about 3-4 years now. I started my Blog as a school project for a social media type class. Not only had I never of WordPress up to that but I hadn’t even heard the term “Blogging” at that point. I was happily to find that Blogging wasn’t just necessarily a “diary”. I thought what most people were blogging about were geniuses!

At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

I’m not sure to be completely honest with you. I enjoy it so much, so I’d had to imagine that it’d be something pretty serious to make me stop blogging.  Blogging is one of my outlets, so it’d be hard to imagine not to be blogging. Even those weeks where I’m sick or busy. I usually sit down for a couple of hours and try to write something.

What is the best thing about blogging?

The Blogging community. I kid you not, if it weren’t for the other people that would be another reason to not Blog anymore. I have “met” so many like-minded individuals. I just wrote a post recently, if there was some way to set up a “chat” or forum for people who Blog to chat. Some people I follow now I would consider to be a friend. I feel sane when I’m on here, even if we don’t totally agree. The discussions are respectable, rather than name calling like Twitter or Facebook.

What is the worst thing? what do you do to make it okay?

I actually really have to think about it. There’s isn’t too much that is the “worst”. There are things that are more annoying, rather than the “worst”. The Tattooed Book Geek wrote something about Blog tours, but I’m not even sure what that is?lol

How long does it take you to make/find pictures to use?

It honestly depends on why I’m using the picture, sometimes a picture can inspire a post.  Sometimes as I’m writing, I find something that I think fits well. There isn’t a “time limit” really. I like to put something in, to make it a bit more interesting, but not every time.

Who is your book crush?

Will Herondale. His character is the one that first got me onto the World of Shadowhunters, and it’s been amazing to see how many authors I now enjoy because of this one novel. Will Herondale introduced me to the world of Young Adults and the whole magic and annoying love triangles…But mainly magic!

What author would you like to have on your blog?

There are quiet a few that would be exciting, but I don’t really think my Blog is that way inclined.

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

I don’t have a particular outfit. Mainly because I am constantly writing and editing my blog posts, so sometimes I’ll be at home. Sometimes I’ll be at work. I would love to be able to say some fabulous outfit, but it’s more like…whatever,lol

How long does it take you to prepare?

Oh it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to a couple of days. I tend to start writing an idea for a blog. Then I’ll constantly edit it until it’s ready to go. It’s very unusual for me to start one and finish it the same day. I can though start a couple. On the weekends, I tend to start writing a couple of idea that I have. Then over the week I will edit them. The only thing that’s really constant is when I know that a blog is being posted soonish, I will work on them in order. For example, I started to write this one about a week ago and I was working on it today. Yet, there is one tomorrow that I have to finish off that I’ll work after this one. Then another that I’ll work on that’s being posted on Wednesday.

How do you feel about the blogging community?

I feel like I’ve answered this question a few times already but once more won’t hurt. They’re the best. You get a few who try and spoil it for the majority but they are harmless really. Their hearts are usually in the right place but their mouths (or fingers) aren’t, if you get what I mean. How did that sound so weird…? The blogging community are such a supportive and engaging presence that contains people from all walks of life. People who read all sorts of books and share their opinions in many different ways. I wouldn’t be where I am without them.

What do you think one should do to create a successful blog?

I agree with the Tattooed Book Geek about this question. There is no one simple answer to this question. It also depends on what you determine to be successful.

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If you wish to do this blog post yourself, I grouped the questions together. So then you have the choice to copy and paste my questions and answers, or you can copy and paste the questions in one go.

How long have you been blogging?
At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?
What is the best thing about blogging?
What is the worst thing? what do you do to make it okay?
How long does it take you to make/find pictures to use?
Who is your book crush?
What author would you like to have on your blog?
What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
How long does it take you to prepare?
How do you feel about the blogging community?
What do you think one should do to create a successful blog?

 

Share Your World 5-8-19

Share Your World 8-5-19

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

Does life have a reason (meaning)?

I think so, just because I believe that if there wasn’t, we wouldn’t even be here. I also think though that we don’t all have an individual meaning, it can be completely different…Even Trump! He’s teaching us that, even though we thought that worst of us were only in little groups. I think he has definitely shown that there’s still a lot of terrible people out there! Saying that though, people like Ilhan Omar, AOC…Have also shown that there are lot of good people out there still too.

Will the world come to an end by human hands (man’s actions)?

Oh yes,lol…Definitely. If it doesn’t, it’d only be because hundreds and hundreds of year from now, we’ve somehow found a way to work together. Stupid and toxic people are not in charge. Then some comet comes along and then…

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Will stricter laws make a better world?  Would less strict law make it better?

I find that in this day and age. Laws only seem to work when people have the moral decency to actually follow them *cough Trump traitor*

If death is inevitable, why bother doing anything?

Because it would a very boring life,lol. It’s one of the things that I hate about my anxiety, it stops me from doing things.

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Are thoughts and prayers useful or a sop for people who wish to pay respect but interact through a virtual venue?   Yea or nay – please explain your viewpoint (without rancor) if you would.

I’m not actually sure what a sop is. I think that thoughts and prayers can be certainly appreciated BUT…There’s always something else that needs to back it up with. I found out today that Texas are planning to LOOSEN their gun laws now…So more “good guys” can carry around guns willy nilly. Every shooter was a “good guy” with a gun until they weren’t anymore. As someone whose got a mental health condition, I didn’t have it until the last few years. Guess what, these things happen, you can be fine and then something bad happens. Sometimes mental health can get worse. Which is why they should be tightening them, not loosening them.

So saying to someone “prayers and thought” and then make things worse…It’s just crap basically.

Acknowledge

Let’s just admit, the world…right now…It’s a complete shambles.

Some people are outraged by fictional characters and clothing, instead of children dying in camps. Even when we voted in politicians who we thought were going to listen to the people, they don’t. Sometimes it’s just easier to admit that the world is kind of falling apart. For my personally, I think it’s how I ended up having my massive anxiety, just keeping it together when so much was wrong.

But that is all okay. I mean it’s not…but…wait…I’ve got more! In life when you can acknowledge something, then you can make steps to make it better. You can take steps to help cope with things better. Even if something isn’t 100% good, you can make things a little better for a while.

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Published on 1 Jul 2011

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Look whose coming to dinner

So I was talking to my coworker and we were talking about who we would invite to dinner. The usual, if you could have 6 people to dinner, who would you and why? It was so funny because as I’ve gotten older this has changed. When I was younger it was all about who I thought was “Hot”…Hot to Trot.

As we were talking, I realised how much I ‘d want to have dinner with people who’ve led an interesting life. I want to hear about interesting things these days:

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