41,000 Views, Yay!

Hello my loves ❤

Hope everyone is doing well – Yay, we are in the middle of the week, wooooo. It’s already Wednesday, I cannot believe how fast time is flying.

19 days till Christmas – WOW! I cannot believe how fast this year has flown.

Have I started my Christmas shopping? NO. When will I start? Probably Christmas Eve, I’ll be running around like a headless chicken, lol.

Every year I say that I will not leave things to the last minute…. BUT… Every year I am running around like a headless chicken.

Have you all completed your Christmas shopping yet?

Here we are ❤ ❤ ❤ Another 1000 views to add to the goodies basket. Yay, 41,000 views. We are here again. I cannot believe how far my blog has come.

There are VERY big things planned for 2018 & my blog, I cannot wait to share them all w/ you.

Thank you to all of you, bc of all of you I have the motivation to post on here daily. I thank each & everyone of you bc you all impact my life in ways that you wouldn’t even know.

I thank every one for the support & kind words after reading my posts. The comments you all leave are so lovely ❤

Thank you to the below people for re-blogging my content;

Seeing my work get re-blogged onto someone else’s page makes my heart so happy bc it means you love my content so much that you’d like to put it on your own page. Thank you so much for re-blogging ❤

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

Ask Yourself

Hello my loves ❤

Life Truth Mental Health sent me a lovely email w/ a link to the below questions, these questions caught my eye & I def knew I wanted to turn this into a blog post.

There are 50 questions so it could be a little time consuming for others to do but I would love to see the below people complete this:

Alright, here I go, this is going to be a lengthly post :O

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
    • This one is a tough one, I feel there are some days I could be a 25 year old woman (the age I am now) or some days I can be a 5 year old sooky baby. You never know what you are going to get w/ me, lol. 
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
    • Never trying – I know for a fact that life is better living saying you tried but failed compared to never trying something + wishing you did. 
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
    • This question has gotten me a little emotional – It’s true bc I tend to do so many things I don’t like & I tend to pretend to like people I do not like. 
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
    • I sure hope not, I pray to have done more than I have ever said. 
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
    • I wish people were more kind + giving. Karma goes a long way, do good + good will come to you. 
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
    • Feeding the homeless – My heart aches for the homeless, bc sometimes its not even their fault that they are living that way. 
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
    • I can openly admit, at the moment I am just settling & that is hard for me to understand bc I have never been this sort of person. I am just in a rutt at the moment. I will conquer & get out of it soon. 
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
    • First of all I would cry, bc what sort of life is that? I know for a fact that I would be sad knowing WHEN I am going to die. I would love more, appreciate more, be kind more, spend more time with my family.
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
    • When it comes to my anxiety, I feel that I have TAKEN CONTROL with both hands. I struggled for a very long time, I was bed ridden, I didn’t eat, I didn’t move, I literally stayed in my bed every single day, doing nothing. Then… ONE DAY I SAID NO! I REFUSE TO LIVE LIKE THIS! I REFUSE TO SINK (I have a tattoo saying this) & I pushed my self to get out of bed + change my life.
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
    • Oo, this is a tough one, bc I can openly admit it’s a bit of both, I am a bit of an OCD freak so I want to make sure things are right but I also do like doing the right things also.
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
    • I will stop them + make them aware that everyone is entitled to their own opinion however this person is my friend & I don’t want to be involved in listening to negativity of someone who is close to me bc that is disrespectful.
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
    • This is your life, do not stop until you are happy.
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
    • MOST CERTAINLY, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
    • I have to admit, I am a bit unsure by this question.
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
    • Overcare, overshare, stress too much.
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
    • Bc we are all different & that’s what makes us human & unique.
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
    • Travelling Travelling. Travelling. I do not know what is holding me back. Probably the fear of the unknown. But 2018 IS the year. I am doing it!
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
    • YES! Most certainly, holding onto dead weight does nothing but weigh you down.
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
    • I would move to Europe, I would leave Sydney, Australia & start fresh overseas.
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
    • Yes, everyday at work – It does nothing but. I still get up to level 50 in the same amount of time.
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
    • I would rather be a joyful simpleton
  22. Why are you, you?
    • Bc I am already a worrier & it drives me crazy.
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
    • Yes, most certainly. I feel that I am a nice friend (Rach + B think so)
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
    • Losing touch w/ a good friend who lives right near you – I feel this would heart more bc if a great friend moved far away you could still keep in contact & make mini holidays out of the friendship.
  25. What are you most grateful for?
    • My family, my lovely friends, my health – these three things are the only tings I need in life.
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
    • I would rather lose old memories bc life is all about experiencing new things & making new memories.
  27. Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
    • Most def not – You will never know the truth before experiencing it.
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
    • No, & I hope it never does.
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
    • NOPE! It truly doesn’t matter. It’s upsetting how things get to us but these things do not even truly matter.
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
    • My best childhood memory would be riding my bike w/ my dad – I use to love being active w/ dad.
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
    • Probably when I am feeling at my best both physically & mentally.
  32. If not now, then when?
    • I hope to work on my life better so that I am always feeling passionate & alive.
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
    • Nothing to lose, work & push forward.
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
    • Yes, I have some very lovely people close to my heart that make me feel this way ❤
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
    • Religion is another story for another day.
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
    • No, never.
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
    • No, bc I would truly go mental without a job.
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
    • More work that I am actually enjoying ❤
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
    • Sometimes I get times in my life whereby I feel I am in a rut & I feel I am doing the same thing over & over again.
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
    • Just recently.
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
    • Yes, I would – It is unfortunate though. I need to spend more time w/ my loved ones.
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
    • NEVER! I would rather be a no one but live a happy life.
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
    • Everyone is ALIVE, its easy, its simple. But truly living means everything. Some people die at 25 & aren’t buried until they are 75.
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
    • NOW!
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
    • Bc we are scared of failing, we are scared of being wrong.
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
    • I would def have to think about that one.
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
    • At night, when I am about to fall asleep.
  48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
    • I love my family – having my sister recently engaged, this has bought our family & also Dean’s a lot closer.
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
    • No, I need to start making my life worthwhile.
  50. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
    • Oo, I’ve been working a lot around others for quite some time. I have never put my foot forward in life. But, it is time that I start bc I come first. No one else.

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

Seeing The Best In Someone Takes Time

Hello loves ❤

 

Seeing the best in someone takes time. You won’t see it on the first date or the second date, you won’t see it in the first week or the first month. You’ll see it in the moments when they think you’re not looking, when they think you’re not noticing, when they’re not trying to impress you.

 

You’ll see it after a long day at work, when they’re tired and exhausted but still make time for their friends, they still run errands for their family, they go out of their way for the ones they care about without showing them how tired they really are.

 

You see it when you try to talk to them about their problems and they brush it off because you’re having a bad day and they don’t want to bother you. You see it when they try to solve your problems even though they don’t know how to solve theirs. You see it in the way they extend a hand to help you when they can’t even hold themselves.

 

You see it in the way they fight for their voice to be heard, when they work so hard to prove others wrong, when they battle those who tell them they’re not good enough. You see it in the way they say they’re fine even though they’re carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders.

 

You don’t see it in how they treat you or how many times they call you. You don’t see it in who they’re dating or who they’re surrounded by. You only see it when they step away from the crowd and become who they really are; away from everyone, away from the appearances, away from the pretenses and away from what people expect them to be.

 

You see it in the quiet moments when they rest their head on the pillow but keep tossing and turning because they have a presentation the next day. You see it in their eyes when they watch something on TV that moves them or how they try to act so strong in front of you when deep inside, they’re fighting their tears.

 

You hear it in their silence and in their long sighs. You see it in their pain and how they still try to make everyone else happy. You see it when they try to make everyone laugh as they go home and cry.

 

Seeing the best in someone takes time, you have to get to know them away from the noise, away from the crowd and away from the pressure of entertaining and pleasing. You only see it when you spend more time with them. You see it when you pay attention to the details and the specifics no one else pays attention to.

 

You see it when you commit yourself to giving that person a real chance — a chance to be who they really are, a chance to show you their vulnerability, a chance to open up to you because only then, can you dig out their raw and most beautiful parts, only then, can they trust you with seeing the best and worst in them and hope you’d still love them anyway.

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)