Daily Prompt: Being Aspirational!

Daily Prompt: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?

I have lost count of the number of things I wanted to do as a kid. I don’t remember most of them – I just know there was a lot!

I wanted to be a vet – then discovered that the sight of blood on TV made me run out of the room until the programme was over. I once remember my mum’s friend asking me what I wanted to be – for some odd reason, I told her I wanted to be an actress. I had never even thought about acting before – I think I just said it because I felt like it!

When I was around six or seven, my friend and I were adamant that we would either become farmers or own a chocolate factory – a nice idea but highly unlikely! When I was older, I was set on being a graphic designer, but unfortunately my graphics teacher put me off the whole idea with his interesting teaching methods. Now though, I wouldn’t mind being a designer of some sort. What I would really like to do now though is become a writer – I honestly don’t know which direction of writing to head towards, but I know that is what I want to do!

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Daily Prompt: Being Hopeful!

Daily Prompt: A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?

  1. Anything – at all – related to my love-life. I am seventeen. It is non-existent and probably will be for the next twenty years.
  2. What I think about any current political situations – because politics really isn’t my area of expertise.
  3. Who is the one person who has influenced you the most in life – I really just wouldn’t be able to say, and then I’d probably just come across as arrogant, when the fact is everything and everyone influences me. I feel bad just pinpointing one person!

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Daily Prompt: Being Animalistic!

Daily Prompt: If you were one part human, two parts something else — another animal, a plant, an inanimate object — what would the other two parts be?

I have thought about this a lot over my short lifetime – it seemed like an important decision to consider for some reason! So, after a lot of thought, I have come to the conclusion that I would have the wings of a huge bird – perhaps an eagle? The thought of flying and soaring and dipping and diving and travelling anywhere… why not?

The second part was more difficult for me to come up with. I don’t particularly want to have a part of an object or plant attached to me, and I’ve settled only on becoming a bird, nothing else. So, in the end, I’ve decided to have tiny little flowers growing with my hair – like a flower crown, but permanent! I want to be a pretty bird…

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Daily Prompt: Being Good? Or Bad?

Daily Prompt: While walking on the beach you stumble on a valuable object buried in the sand — say, a piece of jewelry or an envelope full of cash. What do you do with it? Under what circumstances would you keep it?

If it was a beach full of people, I think I would most definitely hand it in, probably to the life guards, (they always seem to know what to do). Seeing all those faces on a beach would make me feel guilty, and I would hope that if I lost something valuable, someone would hand it in for me.

However, if it were an empty beach, the story might be different. I think I’d be tempted to keep the treasure. Unless it was a lot of money – then I’d be scared of being dragged into some dodgy drug business and being chased by the police!

I’ve not been put in a situation like this yet – so I guess I won’t know what decision I’d make until it actually happens!

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Daily Prompt: Being Reminiscent!

Daily Prompt: Which good memories are better — the recent and vivid ones, or those that time has covered in a sweet haze?

Both!

The older ones because they remind you of good times…

And the new ones because you know that they too will turn into a happy haze! They also remind you that memories are being made constantly, every day… and a lot of them are sure to be bright and cheerful!

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Daily Prompt: Being Accomplishing!

Daily Prompt: Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?

When I started this blog at the beginning of the year, I promised myself that I would write at least once everyday – so far, (I am happy to say), that has gone to plan! I don’t think I will miss a day out, simply because I enjoy writing and have a slight case of OCD, which means even when I do miss a day out, I always go back and write a post for that date. Also, I’ve now written this so I feel I have to!

Another one of my aims for this blog was to reach ten followers by the end of the year. Perhaps I underestimated myself! I appreciate every single follow I have and am always surprised when I get a new follower – thank you!

Moving away from the blog, I have decided that by the end of December I will have set up an Etsy account and have it running, even if I haven’t sold anything! I have already made an account, but now I just need to find the time to get crafting and create lots of cute handmade items! If I don’t accomplish this? I won’t beat myself up about it – there’s always next year! If I do? I will feel very excited indeed!

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Daily Prompt: Being Grateful!

Daily Prompt: Of all the awful possibilities, what’s the worst possible thing that could happen to you today? Now, what about the best?

This could be very general. The worst possible thing would probably be someone I know dying – not very positive, I know, but also very true!

Now, I could think of a lot of best possible scenarios. But the truth is, they’re not very likely to happen and it’s always good to embrace what we already have.

Here’s a link to a wonderful post somebody inspirational has written on their blog. It is really rather lovely!

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Daily Prompt: Being a Believer!

Daily Prompt: In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe. What’s your reason to believe?

For me, it’s the fact that mankind had managed to prosper on this earth for millions of years. Millions – that’s a long time! And hopefully for millions to come!

Because although at this current time, there are problems with economies, with war and with the negative stereotypes of so many generations and people in general, we have come a long, long way!

Just forget about the negatives and view the positives; think about the love, generosity, prosperity, intelligence and beauty of the world today – surely that’s a reason to believe?

Oh, and watch some videos of flash mobs on YouTube – they’ve made me realise that actually, people are pretty amazing!

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Daily Prompt: Being Proud!

Daily Prompt: What’s your most prized possession? GO!

I want to name a few as I don’t like leaving things out, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to just two…

First is Monty, the teddy I got when I was just a teeny little baby in a hospital cot. He is older than me yet he still has his squeak and is surprisingly intact for saying I have had him for over seventeen years! I’m not afraid to admit that I still find it difficult to sleep without him, (and several other cuddly creatures who I have had to leave out of this post), and he has even starred in one of my previous daily prompt posts, (about soul mates I think)!

Second is… my signed McFly programme from their Keep Calm and Play Louder Tour. And I think I’m so proud of this because I didn’t just order a pre-signed item – I actually got on a train and travelled the 127 miles from Nottingham to London, then had to track down the hotel the meet and greet was being held at… and finally MET THEM! And they even wrote ‘To Ruby’! I’m sorry, it was just a very exciting and momentous time in my short life!

Signed tour book

 

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Daily Prompt: Being Feisty!

Daily Prompt: How do you handle conflict? Boldly and directly? Or, do you prefer a more subtle approach.

This is quite a tricky one, as normally I don’t argue with people other than my sister, (and that leads to a lot of snapping, stomping, and then carrying on as though nothing happened). There was one time though when I just couldn’t stay out – perhaps that was silly of me, but then again, I wasn’t going to let her think she could get away with it! I was about fourteen and for some reason, a girl in my class had fallen out with my friend. I don’t remember much – just that I was standing with her and another friend when the girl walked past. She muttered something along the lines of “Urgh, buy some shampoo will you?” My friend retorted back and soon it turned into an argument, with the other girl laughing hysterically whenever my friend tried to reason with her. So in the end, I’d had enough.

“You know when you laugh like that, everyone else is laughing at you? You look pathetic.”

Maybe that might have been a bit harsh, but it shut her up long enough for us to walk away. Luckily, the same girl matured drastically over the following two years, turning into quite a likeable person!

Nowadays, I tend to just avoid the conflict and be civil when I need to be. It’s a lot less stressful!

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