Social Media Cleanse

*Edit* I am so sorry! I do not know what’s going on lately, but I swear that I am scheduling  things and then they just keep popping up everywhere, anywhere they feel like!

It is SO hard these days to ignore the social media “craze” and the hold that it has over all people of all ages, races, gender, background…the list goes on. It is important to note here though that not everyone in the world has a computer or a “smart phone”. It is easy to understand though why people find it so hard to take themselves off of it, some struggle even not being apart of it for only hours and minutes at a time.

I made a promise to myself about a year ago, that at least once a week I was going to come off all my social media pages. Which I can say that I do and it’s easy. Although to be honest it isn’t that hard, there are a lot of negative and horrible people on their. They definitely do help me get fed up with it easier and they make me want to come off.

There are SO many benefits from coming off of social media, even for just one day. I can also say that I find it easily to spend days off of places like Facebook and Instagram so much easier these days for my longer than a day. I find that once you start making something apart of your routine and you keep it up, whether that be keeping something in or out. It just starts to become easier after a while.

However, I also think that you need something else to keep yourself occupied, especially those first few times that you do something. Below I have written a few things that I found kept me from getting on social media. If you have any please, free to share!

  • Read,read,read…and did I mention, Read…Taking time off from social media is definitely a good time to get caught up with your reading. If you are anything like me, once I start reading I tend to just keep going. Especially if it’s a book that I’m interested in.
  • I also love to play video games, so that is a good time.
  • I tend to do more things like mediating and doing more yoga when I take myself off. It gives me to properly sit and meditate and clear my mind. Although my Gran did say that you should be able to meditate anywhere, if you are doing it properly.
  • I do a LOT more walking, by myself and with my dog. Even if I’m walking to the local supermarket. I’m more likely to walk and get my food, rather than order it online…Save a lot of money!
  • Cleaning out my closets…Just this past week I have gotten rid of about nearly 10 blouses/shirts that I haven’t worn in a couple of years (I’ve had most of them for years, it’s just been the couple of years since I hurt my leg, I’ve put on weight) I have gotten so much more space now, it’s great! Room for more…Just kidding ~.^
  • Of course it gives me a lot more time for writing Blog posts and just the general writing for fun that I like to do.

Sad Reminders

An 11 year old boy killed himself after his 13 year old girlfriend faked her own death. She is know facing charges. (Washington Post)

We live in a dangerous time, a time where it is so easy to read other people’s opinions, other people’s stories…A time where, for some reason, everyone automatically believes the first thing they see with their eyes. Even though over and over again we are proven wrong. #fakenews

How many times do we get an email from someone we know and we instantly know something ins’t right about the email? How many times have we been told by a friend or family member that they have received spam messages from us? Personally I’ve had a couple of times where I’ve had friends let us know if we’ve received a message from them, it’s not them.

It’s really made me think before I just automatically go and condemn someone, to actually do my own research before I go and knee jerk attack someone.

What I think I can’t stand more than people attacking someone without doing any research, are the people who take no responsibility for attacking someone, especially someone they don’t know, reporting them to their work place and potentially getting them fired and they are wrong.

There was an incident recently I saw, literally the day after I read about the 11 year old killing himself, of a screen shot on Instagram of someone who had apparently sent a message to someone they don’t know, a racist and threatening Facebook comment. Well of course complete strangers went and reported the guy. So I was just as annoyed at this guy and went had a look at the guys Facebook. It was the oddest thing ever, the guy was African American himself, he had his African American sister defending him, something seemed “off”. While I don’t think it’s impossible for people of the same skin colour to attack one another, the whole thing just didn’t ring true.

However, that wasn’t even the issue I had. The issue I had was someone mentioned to this Instagram page that they were potential ruining someones family (the person is a married family man) and getting them seriously hurt over something they’ve probably haven’t even done. Instead of people going “You know what, we may have possibly goofed up” Nope…They decided to attack this other person and call them a troll and THEY needed counselling, because they were swearing…That was it…They were swearing mainly because other people were just not listening to what they were saying.

When are people going to take responsibility for themselves?

How can we ask those who are actually doing the wrong thing to take responsibility, when we as the “good” people and the social justice warriors, cant’? 

What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man

LONG POST INCOMING! Once I started I couldn’t stop!lol

I also feel like I need a disclaimer here: *I like guys, I really do, some of my favourite people in the whole wide world are guys. Sometimes I prefer them over other girls. They can be just so much more fun than women. With both genders though, there are people within BOTH genders who make it very difficult for the rest of us. This post is NOT a “guys are jerks” post. As a straight girl though, this is what I have come up against…a lot. This is from my perspective.

I had an incident a few years ago that every now and then comes up for me and it still irritates me SO much. For two main reasons:

  1. I was tagged in a quote I have never actually even said. I own who I date and I don’t think all guys are jerks because I’ve dated a couple of jerks. Some of ex’s are even nice people as well, and they are good people. We broke up because they love wasn’t there anymore, or it was just never there. A lot of my ex’s are very charismatic and since I’m a shy person, I found them hypnotic almost. You know that saying about opposites attract? Either way I have never said it.
  2. If you’re going to tag me in something publicly on Facebook, you could at least have the courtesy to have…I don’t know…An adult conversation with me about why I had a one night stand, not that it’s even actually your business. Especially after I’ve turned you down 3 times. I really don’t appreciate having strange guys attacking me. While, ironically, in the quote, you call yourself a “Good Guy”. For future reference a good guy would NEVER get his friends to bully you into dating him.

Also though, to tag me in a post saying that calls all the other guys I have dated are jerks, is not just an insult for me, but some of my ex’s as well. I am actually good friends with a couple of my ex’s. You are attacking good people, who are good friends of mine. So be careful.

Personally, I don’t know what exactly they were trying to achieve and I clearly made the RIGHT decision, by making a personal vow to myself to never date anyone from this group, even before this happened …

Clearly the best decision I have ever made for myself!

Every time this situation comes up for me though, or when I think about it. I get so annoyed about it because I’ve had, one too many times, been attacked by a “good guy” when they’ve actually been complete douchebags. It’s something I want to know, what makes these guys think they’re goods guys WHILE attacking girls/women, sometimes they don’t even know? If girls are not dating you for the “jocks” ever thought, it might just actually be you? Just like the girls who go after the “bad ones” … Especially when I see SO many guys fawning over “mean girls” and girls that are constantly cheating on them, or using them. I have lost guys as friends AFTER they have broken up with their ex’s, who constantly cheated on them, because they are allowing the girl to still use them…I didn’t want to see them get used anymore, and not find a good partner, and I lost them as friend…They always come back though,lol

It goes both ways…It always has…I don’t know if you’ve noticed…

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BUT

You are NOT going to get the person you want, by attacking them and getting your “friends” to gang up on them either. (That’s just a general world lesson too).

Now I am actually going to get to the topic…A long way to come!

What makes a good guy a good guy, or what makes a man to you?

Too some of my “good guy” friends they all have the same characteristics. Beard, play the same guys, same music, do the same activities, give themselves all Superhero nicknames…Pretty much all the same. They think along the lines more of “Well there are 20 other guys who are doing the same thing, so it must be alright” -.- In a small town that can be toxic!

Too me a “real man” has values, has a backbone that he sticks too. They don’t change their values according to which girl (or guy) they want to have sex with more. They will actually grab themselves by their family jewels and have a conversation with me. Rather than just attack me on Facebook in a quote I have never said.

Some of the BEST  and good men I know wear dresses

 They’ve had to fight and have had to be brave to come out, so they just “get it”. They get to be real, they get to just be themselves and never to lower themselves.

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24 hours to Earth 2016

Just a little friendly reminder that in 24 hours exactly from now, it will be Earth Hour 2016. So how are you going to “celebrate” it? One of those most well known way to honour Earth Hour is to shut off all lights and all devices, and to sit in candle light. You can support it in your own way of course. As mentioned on the website it is best to use 100% beeswax and/or soy candles.

Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. Below I have posted some links of sites and social media outlets, where you can take a look at some more information and see what you can do  to help.

Celebrating Earth Hour (main website)

Earth Hour Twitter

Earth Hour Facebook

Adelaide Cup

In my little “town” (it’s South Australia main city) today is “Adelaide Cup” day. To break it down, instead of breaking it down into tinier stories. It’s a Public Holiday in South Australia (YAY) but it’s also the day in South Australia where our fanciest of the fanciest and the richest of the richest come out and take a bet on some horses.

The Adelaide Cup always takes place on the second Monday in March and it’s first run was in 1864. The first race usually takes places around lunch time and then continues at roughly 40 minute intervals for the rest of the afternoon/day.

Now this day does cause a lot of controversy, as you can probably imagine. That constant battle between “making” horses run and what can sometimes happen after the races. Also that eternal battle of do the horses really want to race? It’s also causes that big controversy of people needing to shop for everything in the whole supermarket, just in case…just in case, on that one public holiday day they run out of…stuff,lol

So readers, what do you think of racing? Horse racing or otherwise? Personally I am enthralled by car-racing, even though I don’t drive!

*If you do place a bet today, do so, responsibly*. 

“Mean Girls”

There has been a social situation recently that has come up and I don’t care, I’ve been purposely taking them out of my life slowly. It is definitely working! There is a birthday this weekend and I wasn’t invited, but a lot of my friends have been wanting me to be there (I bring the fun apparently) and it’s made for a awkward social situation…Except for who is secretly celebrating,lol

One of my best friends from an entirely different group sent me this morning and it made me crack up and I think that it explains the situations well….Honestly I have thought this myself…(and most of them are a bunch of thirty year old men trying to please a girl in her early twenties…Such a cliche!).

Wednesday Mean Girl

I think something to overcome a situation you need to think of something funny, even if it’s only funny to you =D

Community

If you follow my blog, and have been for a little while…You will know that I am completely obsessed with a live web feed called Nat Geo Wild Safari…Live! and UStream Wildearth Live Safari’s

I have been watching them since around November last year. I started watching them after a previous live web feed cam had finished for the year (Pip the Ostrich). Every now and then I like to share some shots from the safari’s, so keep an eye out for those Blogs!

I think a major part of the reason I love visiting these live feeds is because of the community of the safari’s. While watching the safari’s you can chat with people from all over the world and the people are lovely! There are two sections that you can talk with, one is just called “Chat” where you have to have a ‘profile’ and be logged into chat there. The other is called “Social Stream” this is the one I’m mainly in conversation with. I have a profile, social stream just seems more…Social,lol.

The drives are very therapeutic, and I give full credit to the chatters of the drives just as much as the animals, guides and the those who film =D They got me through some rough days…and nights!