Life

Forward is forward

Your speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward

I like this saying. I think it’s natural to want to catapult your way to success or whatever achievement you’re after, but mine times out of ten, it takes time. So much time. And sometimes progress is so fleeting that it feels like you’re going backwards. 

I have a habit of standing still because it’s better than dealing with the disappointment but… I’m going to try and shake myself out of that rut. 

This is a response to: CatapultDaily Prompt

Life, Politics

5 Things That I’d Like To Replace Right Now

Another day, another list.

  1. The UK Prime Minister because, well. Just look at news. 
  2. The entire Republican Congress and the man of the hour, Trump. I am tired of hearing about their nonsense. 
  3. My underwear collection because I need something new. New (ish) year, new me, right?
  4. My bed. I need one that has a headboard that I can use. It’s that or back pain which I will NEVER choose.
  5. I’d like to replace the nasty views of those people who seem to hate for no real reason. Racists, bigots, homophobes. I’d replace their misplaced anger with positivity. Lord knows that the world could use some right now. 

    Written for the prompt ‘Replacement‘.

    Awkward Situations

    5 Reasons Why Having No Filter is Not AdvisedĀ 

    1. You will earn a reputation…

    …As that person who is known to say dumb shit at all times. 

    2. You will become a source of amusement

    It sounds good BUT IS IT? You tell me.

    3. People can’t tell if you’re joking or not. 

    This is bad. This has the potential to go left. Any innocuous comment is open to negative interpretation. Please, people. Think before you speak. 

    4. You will make certain people uncomfortable

    Yeah, they’re buzzkills, but still an awkward situation is an awkward situation. These are the people that give you those long, silent looks and make you feel like an idiot.

    5. You can’t control your own brain

    As a fellow brain-farter, it’s automatic. Sometimes we just can’t help it. We try hard but that just makes it worse. 

    Written as a response to this

    Life

    Ten Things That Are Annoying Me Right Now

    Seems like a good day for a list.

    Ten Things That Are Annoying Me Right Now

    1. Theresa May(hem)

    Need I say more?

    2. Trump and his cronies

    Predictably, almost everything they’ve done since in power has either been ridiculous, disgusting or helpful to absolutely no one but themselves.

    3. Award shows. 

    Rich people congratulating themselves. Over and over. And over. And over. Enough already. 

    4. The weather. 

    Not this cold

    It’s so cooooooooold. But I realise that this is a first world problem.

    5. Not being able to write as much I used to.

    I miss it, man. 

    6. Being sick. 

    Just ugh. I feel gross. I look gross. I am gross. Fuck everything. 

    7. PMS and sugar cravings

    See 6. 

    8. Travelling during rush hour. 

    Yo. This is the most awful part of my day. Arms in my face. No room to breathe. People somehow finding space to yap away on their phones. The way it is always a million degrees inside. The uphill battle to get out of the station.

    Ick.

    9. The fact that I keep buying new shoes. 

    Self, you’re supposed to be saving up. Stop it. STOP IT. 

    10. Not having any time

    I’m tired all the time. That means I am less motivated and less productive. And that makes me feel like shit. 

    So yeah, I’m an unhappy bunny at the moment.


    Response to ‘Ten‘.