Self-Love Vs. Self-Hatred

Writing 101, Day Seven: Give and TakeWrite a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.

Self-Love= SL
Self-Hatred= SH

SL: I look beautiful today! My skin is glowing!
SH: Who am I trying to kid? My skin looks terrible!
SL: Maybe I’ll wear the new dress I purchased yesterday.
SH: Second thoughts I don’t want to draw any attention to myself.
SL: I don’t care what anyone thinks! Every spoil is a style.
SH: I wonder what people will think of me if I wear it.
SL: As long as I’m comfortable that’s all that matters!
SH: I think I’ll wear jeans and a t-shirt instead that way no one will notice me. I’m returning the dress.

SL: The world is my oyster, there are so many possibilities!
SH: Ugh my life sucks, I was born unlucky!
SL: I know my capabilities and strengths, I will go far!
SH: I have so many weaknesses, I’m never going to get where I want to be.
SL: This job is right up my street! I’m going for it!
SH: Why would they choose me? There’s probably someone better suited.
SL: You know what; I love being me! I’m not perfect, but I will always try my hardest to better myself.
SH: I wonder what it would feel like to be someone else for a day. Things never go my way, I give up!
SL: If I can’t love myself, how can I expect anyone else to?

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The Perfect View

Writing 101, Day 2: Just A View If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now?

Would you believe me if I said I’d never been on a plane before? I can’t believe it myself! I’m longing to get on a plane and this year I’m making it happen. I’m far from nervous about jumping on a plane. The destination is irrelevant, I would be happy just stepping foot on a one!

I can only imagine how it feels to be high in the sky and glancing down at the breathtaking view.

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Once the plane lands; I’d slowly walk down the stairs and then I’d find a convenient spot to compose myself. I would stand still for a few moments; taking in long deep breaths as I questioned whether or not I was still asleep.

I can only dream right now…Get me on a plane ASAP! Right after I get some sleep! My body is exhausted, my mind is restless, yet my hands are still able to type away…

Insomnia, what did I ever do to you?

A Letter To The Unknown

Writing 101, Day 5: Be Brief You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today, write about this encounter.

I quickly turned around to see if I could catch a glimpse of the person that had left the letter behind, but there was no one around. I carefully read through the letter as I tried to figure out who could have possibly sent it.

The letter wasn’t addressed to anyone using a specific name; the sender hadn’t signed their name and they didn’t leave any contact details either. Perhaps the sender didn’t want to reveal their identity and they were afraid of the response?

Perhaps the recipient darted off in disperse after being taken aback by the content in the letter and left it behind? I wonder how the recipient is coping right now, I can’t imagine how they must be feeling! How do I trace either of these people? I have so many questions and there’s no one present to answer them.

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The Escape Room

Oh wow, I now have an extra room! I feel like all my nostalgia dreams are coming true! My new addition is a games room. The three items I have in this room are: A TV, a Playstation 2 (any games console will do) and a collection of video games (preferably my old collection). I know I’m only allowed to have 3 individual items, but I can’t have one game and not the others!  If I could sneak in another item it would be a pair of dance mats!

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A few of my favourite games from my younger years

Games consoles played a huge part in my childhood. At family gatherings my cousins and I would cram into a room and take it in turns to play video games. All the adults would sit in the living room watching TV whilst having a little chinwag. I vaguely recall cringing whenever I overheard my mum sharing an embarrassing story about me. I rarely paid attention to the topics they discussed and I was probably too young to understand a lot of it.

My cousins and I have grown up and we now sit in the living room; the topics discussed are now easy to relate to. I often sit with the younger generation, but of course there is no way I can camouflage the fact that I am not a kid anymore! I can reminisce about my carefree days or pretend to be a kid again for a few moments, but in reality I’m an adult!

This room is so ideal! Whenever I am stressed I can escape to my games room and forget about my worries for a while! Let the gaming begin!

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*This is a 3D games room I created in 3D Studio Max for my 3D games modelling module at University. There is a Nintendo Wii hiding beside the TV 🙂

Daily Prompt: Breathing room

What’s Your Purpose?

Writing 101, Day 1: Unlock the mind 

I do not believe for a second that I was put on this earth to live without a purpose, I am not here to sit and look pretty! I was a little bundle of joy my parents decided to bring into the world, they wanted me to grab hold of every opportunity that came my way and live a fabulous life. I have been molded into the person I am today due to my upbringing and along the way I have been searching for my purpose.

I’m not certain if I will find it tomorrow or even next week. I can’t guarantee that I will find my purpose, all I know is that I am determined to search for it.  I used to believe that having a good job would lead to finding my purpose. For some strange reason I’ve always despised being asked the question ‘What do you do?’ What does this even mean? I breathe, eat and sleep just like you! I used to avoid this question at all costs! Instead I would share my plans to start my own ice cream van business or my plans to become a pirate.

I’ve realised that my job doesn’t define me, if you want to put me into category based on my job title, then so be it! I may be in this job today, but who knows where I will be tomorrow. I honestly do not want to end up being that person that constantly takes work home after work and forgets to live life.

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On my journeys to work I have seen people that are all suited and booted, and they look so miserable! At first glance I admittedly assume some of them have fairly well paid jobs. Then there’s the happy go lucky people who may not have best jobs, but they have the biggest smiles on their faces! Who knows they may be happy with their jobs! They may even have a passion they are yet to pursue and it is keeping them going. Just remember your current situation is only as permanent as the thoughts you allow to stream through your mind.

Many of us work because we have to; the purpose of working is to pay bills and so on. This doesn’t necessarily define your purpose on earth. Paying bills is something we all have to do. Over the years I’ve asked others if they enjoy their jobs and only a handful have said yes. Of course there are the lucky ones that are passionate about their jobs and work doesn’t seem like work for them. Are you one of those people?

If not, you can always look a little deeper, so many of us have hobbies which we are so passionate about and we have the ability to do so much with them. So what if your current situation doesn’t reflect your purpose? I am going to try my hardest to gain insight into more of my interests and hopefully my purpose will become a lot clearer. Right now I feel like I am on the right track!

Is it possible to lead a happy life without a purpose? Do you feel as though you have found your purpose? I believe that once you find your passion it will lead to your purpose.

Going, Going, Obsolete!

The technology I miss the most is Portable CD Players! I had quite a few in my time. The last one I owned wasn’t your ordinary CD player, it played MP3/ Data CD’s. I didn’t have to carry around my CD wallet and flick through different CD’s all day. All my favourite tracks could be complied onto one disc, it was a dream come true!

I will never forget carrying it around in the pocket of my hoody (I hated carrying bags back then), or squeezing it into my back pocket.

Remember when manufacturers claimed Portable CD Players were jog proof? Only problem was when you made any movement, your music would move with you! I do wonder if they even last whilst jogging!

Technology has evolved over the years, but nothing beats the sound effects that came with Portable CD Players!

 

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The Best-Case Scenario

When I initially read today’s prompt, I felt as if I was having a mental block. I couldn’t think of a worst case scenario; in fact I wouldn’t allow myself to do so. Deep down I could probably think of something, but I refuse to go there! So instead I shall tell you about my day!

I felt like a tourist in my own city! I had a meeting to attend, I made sure I had more than enough time to get there. It was going well, until I asked Google Maps for assistance. I paced up and down the street following the directions given to me. I shortly realised I was lost! I asked a passerby for directions; he asked if I had a map, then he took a quick glance at it and told me to turn right.

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There was no right! Was he directing me to walk right into a wall? I would have preferred if he had said he had no idea where it was! If you don’t know…you don’t know, it’s that simple!

The next person I approached admitted that she had never heard of the street. She directed me to her colleague; I could see he was in the middle of something, but he still offered to help. He thoroughly explained the route to me and made sure I was 100% certain of where I was going.

I am ever so grateful! I could have ended up being a little late, instead I was a little early just as I had planned!

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Best-case scenario