Daily Prompt: Rare Medium

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Work, eat, hard not to cheat
Monotomy is not that good for me
Need a break
Trying hard to make
My life back into what is was

I’ve made it better, each day better
Whilst being true to me
It’s hard to go on
To let the show go on
Whilst paddling so hard beneath

Secrets kept and no respect
For where I might have been
I guess that I can only be
The change that I want
To see in me…

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A Little Help Here Still

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I suppose I asked for it. You should not ask for the opinion if you are not prepared for the worst of the opinion.

Earlier in the week I asked for the opinion of some other bloggers about this blog. I got a response which was perfectly fine but some things in it concerned me.

Is this blog too depressing? I didn’t feel that it was. I just thought it was honest, informative and realistic.

I really am looking for some direction here. What should I do to make this blog better? What should I change? What could I add?

I am throwing myself open to any and all opinions.

Daily Prompt: Dream Teacher

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No twist today on this. The answer came to me straight away…

Madonna.

Though not just about music. To teach me about what it means to respect yourself and to be unashamed of doing whatever you want to do. About making money and motivating yourself each day. To teach me about working hard until I drop and never giving up even in the face of inevitable ageing.

She could teach me about loving everyone equally and not caring about the differences in individuals but respecting them for exactly who they are. She could teach me about charity and looking further than the end of my nose.

I think Madonna could teach us all how to live better. When she is done with all of that she can teach me to be an icon.

No pressure M…

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There’s Still Time to Join Writing 101!

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Give it a whirl!

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The next Blogging U. challenge, Writing 101, kicks off Monday — so if you’ve been thinking about registering, you’ve still got a few more days to hop off the fence and sign on!

Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit, publish posts that mesh with your blog’s focus, and push you a bit as a writer. It’s also a great way to make new friends and find new favorite reads. All bloggers are welcome, whether you use WordPress.com, are self-hosted, or use another platform entirely.

Here’s how it works:

  • We’ll post a new writing assignment just for Writing 101 each weekday in June on The Daily Post. Assignments will publish at 10:00 AM EST (14:00 PM GMT). You can follow The Daily Post to get assignment notifications.
  • There are no weekend assignments — you’re free to expand…

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A Word Of Warning

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Shortly I am going to be posting part 1 of a very personal series of posts. The content is going to be raw and brutally honest.

Please avoid them if you don’t want to read them. They contain stories of abuse and violence.

Those of you who are regulars will probably know what is coming, for those that don’t, I have written the history of my Mother.

What Not To Say

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Writers block. When we hit it it’s like a brick wall. I hit it today pretty hard. I felt as though I had a lot to say and yet somehow my mind was utterly blank. So what better thing to write about?

It’s not that I’m not inspired to write, I very much am. I desperately wanted to get something up for you guys. As I said previously, I felt as though I had/have something to say today. It’s frustrating. Inspiration has escaped me.

I had a good weekend. Pretty ordinary. Nothing especially eventful there. I shared those pictures with you all. A restaurant review will be up later from where I ate. You always are very appreciative of my photos. I doubt you would be interested in my shopping trip to Asda? There are only so many posts you can write about how much weight you lost this week (2kg) or last week.

Should I lower myself to cheat and write a review of the film I saw on Friday? Not sure I can justify a blog post on Godzilla. No matter how average it was 350 words on a giant Japanese fictional monster is a stretch for anyone. Perhaps I can hold out until I see X Men this week? Maybe Maleficent next week?

Perhaps I could write a blog post on my Nan being ill this past weekend? How I made her beef roast dinner from scratch yesterday. I really think I could lose some followers with that one. Perhaps even discuss how she ran a gambit of emotions when she was low, including becoming upset again about my Aunties dementia?

I could finally write the long, complicated history of my mother and where all that has lead me to in my life? The abuse I suffered? How it has made me feel about myself? I’ve been putting it off. It really is inevitable that I will write it one day. One day but not today.

Nope. Nothing. Blank. I guess I’ll just have to let the writer’s block subside but this was 350 words though.