A brand new you, effective tomorrow!

#365: Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

I’d still be me – just a healthier, non-ill version! I look forward to the simple things, like eating normal food once again and more than anything, I’ve just realised I’m really looking forward to deciding what I’ll do with my blog for 2015! So far, I’m thinking one of the following:
– taking up a photography challenge;
– writing about the events and opportunities my career takes me to;
– turning it into a bucket list blog;
– writing regular reviews on my favourite things (films, games, restaurants etc).

It would be great to hear from my fellow bloggers on their thoughts or any other ideas.

Thanks to everyone in the blogging community for welcoming me into this incredible world and showing me such overwhelming support – you’ve made 2014 fabulous!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I believe in magic

#364: You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Share your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

Ditto to yesterday’s prompt – damn illness! Although, since it’s a Netflix program I’ve been indulging in due to being incapacitated, I’d be a mermaid with similar powers to the H2O Maiko island characters.

Brainwave

#363: What’s the best idea you’ve ever had? Regale us with every detail of the idea — the idea itself, where it came to you, and the problem it solved.

Argh – this would have been a cracking prompt to answer but unfortunately, I’ve been unwell since 2:30am this morning (for the past 18 or so hours) and still do not see myself as being “on the mend”. Just hope I don’t have an A&E visit on the horizon…

Mad as a hatter

#352: Tell us about a time when you flew into a rage. What is it that made you so incredibly angry?

I don’t think I’ve actually ever flown into a rage during my (almost) 26 years on this Earth! Whenever I feel remotely angry or stressed out, I tend to remove myself from the situation completely (if of course the option is available to me) and find somewhere more calming purely to ride it out. I’ve never been a shouter or raised-voice confronter as it’s just not worth it – shouting doesn’t get you anywhere and in no way can it be good for your health!

Standstill

#267: For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do?

EASY… remove the sickness virus that my Editor brought into the office! He caught it from his kids, which I know many people will say “that can’t be helped”… but my friends, it really could have been helped and very much avoided! He could have visited them next weekend instead, thus avoiding infecting the office during press week! Oy vey!

I’ve already been off for a few days last week because of a nasty cold that’s hit me pretty hard, so what with my immune system already being fairly low (and the fact that I sit opposite him), I think my chances of avoiding it are severely slim. I’m antibac’ing my hands as if there’s no tomorrow, have consumed a multivitamins drink and two flu capsules, which hopefully have enough in them to subside the virus for a while.

No one likes a sickness virus but I really can’t afford to get it – I’ve got a few events at the weekend that I can’t get refunds for and next week my parents fly out to Italy for a short anniversary holiday (as it was their honeymoon destination). I’ll be so hacked off if they get this virus and have to cancel their trip. Just have to hope and pray!

You can’t escape

So today (or for what’s left of it), I will be cheating on my blogging prompt challenge. It’s been a hectic day and since getting home, I’ve felt really under the weather. The colleague who sits next to me at work (and who I annoyingly share a phone with) is disgusting ill with a lingering cold and instead of doing the decent thing by staying home, she decided that it would be a great idea to infect the entire office. I was doing a pretty good job avoiding it… using antibacterial hand gel as often as breathing, consuming a ridiculous amount of pineapple, vitamin c and pine nuts, and just generally staying away from anything she’d touched… Well, that was until my brother got a cold, too. So for the past few nights, I’ve been segregated to my room in a pointless attempt at trying to avoid this virus, but I think it’s finally got me. So brain functionality, at this moment of time, has well and truly hit rock bottom.

Hopefully I’ll be able to resume normal service tomorrow…

Drawing the line

#225: Can anything be funny, or are some things simply off limits?

I’d like to say that in the right situations, everything has the potential to be funny… but unfortunately, I came across an incredibly spiteful thread of comments today (not from someone I actually know), but I believe this individual intended for it to be funny – it was the complete opposite. I won’t repeat what they said as it’s just so upsetting and cruel, but it was mocking people with cancer – I don’t think humour can ever be found when it is based around someone’s suffering, whether that individual has been affected by it or not.

To me, this type of “humour” is completely off limits!