Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Day 26: Love is....

Pardon my grammar in this. My brain struggled how to write pronouns...

Love is...

~ Making you coffee or tea while you're in the shower, so it's cool enough to drink when you get out.

~ Kisses on the temple.

~ Resting a hand on your knee or back of the neck or just plain touching. Always.

~ Road trip dates to no where.

~ Letting you pick the movie or tv show or book.

~ Loving all of each other's flaws.

~ Agreeing to disagree.

~ Doing the dishes.

~ Opening a door for you. Any door.

~ Understanding when you need alone time.

~ And understanding when you just need to know they're there.

~ Flowers. Any time.

~ Surprise trips to see family.

~ Loving your enthusiasm for random things, even if they don't get it.

~  A hidden smile or look.

~ Being proud of who you are.

~ Showing that love, every day.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Day 25: Brave

Today's prompt kind of had me stumped. I'm supposed to write about how I'm brave, but I don't really see myself as very brave. Sure, I packed up and moved out on my own, now living 4 hours from friends and family. But it sucks and I'm not doing so great with it. Does that make me brave?

I went on a student trip to a different country where English is not the first language. Does that make me brave?

I ride bike without a helmet, I walk on the wrong side of the road sometimes, I do things without thinking about the outcomes sometimes. Do those things make me brave?

I think bravery is fully based on the individual. I have anxiety, so being brave isn't really something I think about when it comes to me. Am I brave for doing some things even when my anxiety is flaring? Maybe?

But would I be brave enough to go away from everything I know and love and fight for the country that I live in? I don't think so. Stick me into the Hunger Games and I'll try to come up with some intellectual (or scardy cat) plan to hide until everyone else is dead.

Happy Memorial Day folks, thank the brave people you know in your life. Our country has a whole lot wrong with it, but we wouldn't be able to fight to fix it if it wasn't for the brave ones.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Day 24: Blogging Tips

By no means am I an expert at blogging, I can't even consider myself a "veteran" even though I've been blogging for over two years now. My tips aren't even that helpful I don't think, but they're the ones that have stuck with me.

Three blogging tips that have helped me along the way are...

~ Comment on posts. But only when you really have something to say, otherwise you'll just come off fake and like you're fishing for followers. But this is the one way you can make connections with other bloggers. Which is super important and fun!

~ Don't worry about another blog's fame. This is a big one. Enjoy your blog for what it is, even if that's only a small place where you get to empty your head. It took me a long time to accept that I was never going to have 50+ followers, but I'm okay with that (most of the time).

~ Write only when you really want to. Don't force it, it won't sound genuine and like you. This is a big one, one I struggled with a lot- which is why some months the past year has only had one or to posts. It's ok to not write anything if you don't have anything to say. Save your words for when you do have something you want to say.

What are your blogging tips? Anything to help little ol' me?