Tuesday, 24 August 2010

13. Go blackberry picking

So a few days ago (i've been working on the first blog post for days, so this counts!) I went blackberry picking with the family in Dog poo alley (appetizing much?!) But really they were so nice omnomnom! I don't think one of them was sour they were just right! Yummmmm, so I wholeheartedly recommend picking blackberries in dogpoo alley.

34. Answer the 50 questions that will free your mind

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 17

2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Failing, the effort and determination whilst trying means nothing when you fail

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? Because everyone feels the need to impress.

4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? Isn’t that always the case?

5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? Poverty

6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Writing and taking pictures..!

7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? Probably settling

8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? I think you’d have to speed things up, and not get so tied up in i’ll do it one day!

9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? I don’t really have much control, based on the fact m.e is so predictable

10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? ..Doing things right

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’d stick up for my friend and ask why they think what they think, and i’d explain my thoughts on the situation.

12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Savour every precious moment! Don’t waste time with people who don’t appreciate you for who you are.

13. Would you break the law to save a loved one? I suppose it’d depend on the situation...

14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? Oh yes, for example Andy Warhol and Dali.. they look just insane when you look at it in more detail, it really is amazing what they produce. And some of my friends...sometimes it takes a while to notice, but when you do realize you appreciate it in every single way!

15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people? I have cheese, ham and jam sandwiches.

16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Everyone is different.

17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back? I want to travel around England one day, money, age and illness are stopping me! Paha ;) not much hey!

18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? I’m not sure.. I have a few things from my previous life... but there’s still hope that one day somehow things will become normal again!

19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? Yorkshire, ‘aye it's just so beautiful ~ put t’kettle on luv.

20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? Yes! Yes I do!

21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? I’d much rather be a joyful simpleton...but I don’t think that’s the case... :P

22. Why are you, you? I just am... I was born to be this way, obviously some things in my life have helped to define me but yes!

23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? Not at times, no. But most of the time.. yes J

24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? When a good friend moves away I think! Seeing as it would’ve been a choice to lose touch.

25. What are you most grateful for? My family

26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? I don’t like this question... If you lost all of your old memories you wouldn’t know who you were, but if you couldn’t make new ones then you wouldn’t really have a future! Hard one!

27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first? Sometimes it’s obvious..other’s it takes a LOT of challenging!

28. Has your greatest fear ever come true? Yeah.

29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? I think 5 years ago was the time Prachi lied and told me she was moving to India... I held onto that for such a long time. Wow i cried ;) But no i don’t think it matters any more.

30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special? I have too many to just pick one, most of them are with family though.

31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? When i was well and could do things with barely any punishment. Probably March time.

32. If not now, then when? Is it really possible to make yourself feel like that?

33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? ~~//

34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? I don’t think i have.

35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? I don’t know. Opposite views on how love is defined i suppose.

36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? No it isn’t. People have an amazingly good ability to act.

37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? I haven’t got one ;) Only 13..!

38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More work i enjoy doing

39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? I actually do. Sometimes i feel my life is exactly the same every day... wake up survive go to sleep wake up survive and so on

40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? I really don’t know

41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? My whole family

42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? I don’t think so no. I like my life, i like the way I am.

43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living? Being alive; living without having fun, just surviving not living, being stuck in bed/at home Truly living; doing all the things you’ve ever wished for! Having fun, having friends, being cared about! Not giving a damn what people think.

44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? Now. Go for it.

45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? Because failing, even if it helps in the long term – it hurts

46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Oh everything... I’d dye my hair, i’d tell people what i really think of them, i’d just probably go insane ;)

47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? Last night.. I was struggling to breathe and i could just hear my deep breathes and the wind. It was kind of nice

48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love? I love so many people, but people don’t quite understand how much i appreciate and value them cause i’m rubbish at expressing that they do mean alot!

49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that? I don’t think I will to tell you the truth, nothing really happened. I might remember the pain :p

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? At the moment, for myself.


Monday, 23 August 2010

Project 1001

I have decided that due to being ill, I am going to write a list of things and make it my goal to complete every one of them in 1001 days. Every time I complete one of them I will make a blogpost along with a picture, and i'll build this list up gradually!

My goals:

1. Fly to Northern Ireland to see Hannah again
2. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
3. Read 1 book a month for 10 months
4. Identify 50 things that make me happy
5. Reflect daily in a 1 sentence diary for 6 months
6. Go barefoot for a day
7. Write a letter to someone I admire telling them why, be it a friend or someone famous
8. Make another photo collage for my wall
9. Don't drink coke or any other fizzy drinks of that sort (apart from flavoured water) for a month
10. Get 50 followers overall on this blog and my other blog [http://sugarandbuttercups.blogspot.com/]
11. Make someone happy
12. Bake a pie from scratch
13. Go blackberry picking
14. Knit something
15. Don't log into facebook or ayme for a week
16. Finish this list
17. Post a nice letter through a random person's door
18. Make a quote book
19. Say no to something i can't/don't want to do
20. Memorize the Jabberwocky
21. Do something to make my Mum proud and happy
22. Finish a sewing project
23. Learn to meditate
24. Paint wheelchair
25. Decorate a gingerbread man/house
26. Write a blog entry in French, using only a dictionary
27. Upload a video onto youtube
28. Learn to say I love you in 20 different languages
29. Be nice to everyone for a day
30. Have a 'no electricity' hour
31. Eat breakfast for tea
32. Make Pippa more comfortable + tame
33. Go to the theatre
34. Answer the 50 questions that will free your mind
35. Grow long long hair ~ down to the waste kinda long hair
36. Paint a picture
37. Go to the woods dressed as a fairy
38. Give the postman some cookies as a thankyou
39. Read a Dalai Lama book, and take the advice
40. Eat 5 things i've never tried before