Forgive and forget

#354: Share a story where it was very difficult for you to forgive the perpetrator for wronging you, but you did it — you forgave them.

I think any “so called” perpetrators I have encountered in my lifetime have been ex’s – and I’ve, in general, just not stayed friends with my ex’s as I strongly believe in the clean break. I do forgive them eventually though as nothing is worth holding grudges over.

To catch up on yesterday’s post (day 353) – it was the last working day of 2014, so was the office xmas do (a medieval, somewhat tacky, banquet… don’t ask!), but when I got home I was engrossed in present wrapping, completely forgetting I hadn’t written my blog entry. Oops!

A random act of kindness – Tell us about the time when you performed a secret random act of kindness — where the recipient of your kindness never found out about your good deed. How did the deed go down?

This is going to sound so appaulling but I actually can’t think of a time where the recipient of my good deed didn’t know it was me – not to say that I’ve always made sure that they knew it was me, a sort of egotistical thing, but I’ve just never thought of secret good deeds. Thinking about it though, it does sound like a lovely thing to do and I’d love to give it a go!

First

#302: Tell us about your first day at something — your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own, first day blogging, first day as a parent, whatever.

Well, my first day here at work was almost two and a half years ago now, but I guess that’s the most recent official “first”. I can’t really remember much of it, although coincidentally, one of my office besties who I went to lunch with, reminded me of the fact that he was the first person I spoke to as he let me in the building! He did say that he thought (at first) that I didn’t like him – bless him! I explained though that I was intimidated by his perfect-ness so didn’t want to embarrass myself haha. It was a lovely lunch break, spent reminiscing and gossiping 😀

Blogger in a strange land

#285: What’s the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog? When was the last time you were out and about, and suddenly thought, “I need to write about this!”?

I don’t think there has been a “strangest place”. I normally blog from one of two places – the office during my lunch break or my room over the weekend. That said, I may be flying to Norway on Thursday so who knows where I’ll be posting from!

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!

Odd couple

#90: Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?

It does make me very anxious and cranky… I can’t stand it! Right now, my office desk is an absolute tip because I’ve got this massive project going on. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to closing it so that I can re-claim my desk! I believe that a messy desk causes a messy mind and that’s the last thing you need in the workplace. Thankfully, the project will be closed this week, so by this time on Friday my working regime will be safely back to working order!

Happy Monday everyone!

Clean slate

#13: Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

Well, taking into consideration that I write my weekday blog posts during my lunch break, the room I find myself in is not lived in as such, in the same sense as someone living in a home … there certainly isn’t a bed anywhere to be seen! However, it is evident that during the daylight hours it is very much lived in, with its worn seats and overflowing bookcase. In terms of location, it is situated on the second floor and the windows to the room are inward facing in the fact that the building is curved (imagine a Hula Hoop cut in half) and this room is on the inside, only revealing a generic courtyard-style seating area below and the other side of the building … so this truly could be anywhere! I notice that there are also a lot of magazines everywhere, so either the inhabitant really likes collecting this one specific magazine or this is the birthplace and HQ of this brand. The desk I choose to sit at is very neatly organised, with a very well equipped stationary pot to the right of the mac containing everything a hard worker could possibly need and what seems to be a very useful in-tray. Aside from the items just mentioned, a seemingly brand new notepad only containing a half completed to do list graces the desk, clearly showing the inhabitants dedication and focus to achieve.