Wednesday, 3 October 2012

I'm blank because...

I saw this challenge on a couple of blogs recently, and decided to have a go because I like to challenge myself. I don't work my brain as much as I should, and this was actually a lot harder to do than I was expecting. There are seven titles, and the rule is to post at least four facts about yourself for each one.

I wrote the first things that came to mind, so they're in no particular order.

I'm Quirky Because...

~ My personal style is a little different to that of the average girl- I like to wear quirky prints and colourful clothes, which most people are too colour-shy to wear.

~ I like wearing kitsch and unusual accessories such as my frog prince ring, and flamingo locket; I like my outfits to be fun and have a bit of a sense of humour.

~ I like wearing bright, colourful eye make up and rarely wear the same colour two days in a row. I once wore a different colour to work every day for a month.

~ I don't follow the crowd.

~ I have to put the TV volume on even numbers.

~ I have to tie my hair back when I go to sleep.

~ I often make a wish at 11:11.

~ Apparently being a meat eater and hating bacon as much as I do is weird.

~ I love the rain, and used to go for walks in it to on purpose without an umbrella.

~ I get obsessed with a certain song, album, or film and find myself playing it repeatedly until I move on to the next one.

~ I cry at films, musicals, and TV programmes all the time.

~ I have to cover my feet when I sleep at night... although I don't always do so if I sleep in the day time.

~ I keep my fan on all year round to help me sleep, and because I don't like getting too hot.

~ I'd rather go to a concert/gig than out for a drink.

I'm a Good Friend Because...

~ I never talk badly about a friend behind their back.

~ I genuinely care about my friends and worry when they're sad, upset, sick, or stressed.

~ I am always available to lend an ear when they need to talk, and try to provide advice if they ask for it.

~ I'm thoughtful and generous. I love buying my friends gifts, treating them to something, or sending up a little parcel with a hand written letter for no reason apart from hopefully making them smile.

~ I never forget their birthdays.

~ I always have their backs.

~ I value their opinions.

~ I will always be there for them.

~ And I will always be honest.

I'm a Bad Friend Because...

~ Sometimes I can be a little self-centred, and go on about my problems too much when I'm stressed or upset.

~ Sometimes I shut myself off from all contact for a few days when I'm feeling down or struggling with pain, which is quite selfish of me.

~ I don't message as much as I should.

~ I'm probably quite annoying as I don't shut up when I'm excited about something, and I can be over-dramatic when someone/something pisses me off.

I'm Sad Because...

~ I worry too much about the future... life...everything.

~ My friend is going through hell and I can't take the stress away for her.

~ I've missed out on over a year of my life.

~ I don't know how much more of my life will be wasted before I get my life back.

~ I miss living my life and being able to do normal things.

~I hate being cooped up.

~ Doctors and my physiotherapist keep upsetting me and stressing me out.

~ Most of my friends have abandoned me since I injured my back last year.

~ I miss my friends.

~ I miss having people to talk to outside my family.

~ I already miss the long Summer days.

~ I can't look after my pet rabbit Honey anymore (role has been adopted by my Mum), and I can't make it in to the garden to see her often.

~ Sometimes depression doesn't give me a choice.

(Moan! Moan! Moan! I swear I'm not letting all this get me down too much. Life could be so much worse, and I just get on with it).

I'm Happy Because...

~ I'm alive.

~ I choose to be.

~ I'm more comfortable with who I am and how I look than I've ever been before in my life.

~ My perspective has changed a lot over the last year and I no longer let silly things stress me out and upset me. Life is too short.

~ There are so many good times to look forward to. and so many things yet to do and see in the future ahead of me.

~ I have some truly amazing close friends who mean the world to me.

~There's always something to be happy about.

~ My blog is finally beginning to take shape.

~ I really enjoy blogging!

~ I have a wardrobe full of beautiful dresses which make me smile.

~ There's no point in being miserable all the time. It doesn't do any good.

~ My best friend keeps me updated with things her little boy says, and his quick wit (at only age two and a half) always makes me laugh.

I'm Excited Because...

~ Christmas is coming up in the not too distant future. I love the festive season.

~ I have tickets to see Ronan Keating in January to look forward to, which gives me something to work towards in terms of mobility.

~ I'll get to see my best friend for said Ronan Keating show in January. She lives in Edinburgh now, so we only get to see each other a couple of times a year.
~ I have a whole life ahead of me to live and enjoy.

~ I have a holiday to New York planned in my head which I will take to celebrate my 30th birthday or when I'm back on my feet (which ever comes first). I can't express how much I adore that city!
~ There are so many great things I want to add to my wardrobe this Autumn, and I also get to dig out my A/W accessories!
I'm Lucky Because...
~ My situation could be much worse. There is always someone worse off.

~ I've met my idols several times.
~ I have a family, and some great friends.
~ I have a roof over my head, food, water, heating, access to medicine, clothes, shoes...
~ I can see (however blindly without lenses), hear, talk, read, write, touch, taste, and my body still functions properly- (it's just less mobile than it used to be because of the pain).

~ I can afford to be frivolous and buy fashionable things, go on holidays, and off to concerts.
~ I live in the Western world where I have the right to free speech, equal rights, and a comfortable life.

Sorry for sounding like a miserable cow! I'm really not down, and just make the best of my current situation. I get on with it as best I can.
I hope some of you will give this challenge a go, too. If you do, make sure you comment with the link to your post so I can read it!



  1. Great post! :)I love these personal posts, when I get to know the people behind the blogs I love :) xxx

  2. i done this post :) here! if you fancy a read :)
    i enjoyed reading yours, you sound like a great friend and i hope you get that trip to NY soon xxx

    1. Great post! Thanks for linking it.
      Thank you so much :). As soon as I'm better I'll be arranging my trip xx

  3. great post, you don't sound miserable you sound upbeat most of the time and i really admire your positive outlook most of the time, but it's brave of you to be so honest. it's only natural to reflect on a bad situation and wish it hadn't happened but i don't think you're being depressing, you're battling the situation and that's the main thing. utmost respect to you for that. i might do one of these posts myself but it wouldn't be half as interesting lol xxx

    1. Aw thanks hun. I just feel that's how I come across online. I have my miserable moments when I'm down in the dumps, but I try to keep a laid-back attitude to my current life style because it is what it is and crying about it won't make it better. It's weird, I've not once wished it hadn't happened, or thought about the what ifs. I've only looked forward wanting an end. I find writing theraputic, and if I inspire or help somebody going through a similar situation because they stumble upon an honest post, then it will be worth it. Thanks so much for your lovely reply. And I'm sure your facts would be interesting! xx


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