Day 21 (scenario) – Your Best Friend is in a Car Accident…

… and you Two got in a Fight an Hour Before. What do You do?

My first reaction would be to congratulate myself on having a best friend – honestly, I think it’s been about seventeen years since I last had one!!

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Day 19 – What Do You Think of Religion? Or, What Do You Think of Politics?

Okay, I don’t really have much of an interest in either of these so, I’m going to try and respond to them both!

Day 19 – What I Think of Religion and Politics

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Day 18 – Your Views on Gay Marriage

I’ve been neglecting this challenge a little bit lately because I seem to have now come up against a short series of challenges that I’m finding hard to respond to. It’s as if I don’t have any opinion of them or any relevant experience to relate to. But, I’m going to press on and attempt to to respond to one right now…

Day 18 – My Views on Gay Marriage

To be honest, I don’t really feel as though I have much of a view on this, whether we’re talking about gay men or lesbian women.

Marriage, to me, represents a life-long commitment between two people to one another. Some view it as the ‘ultimate’ achievement and ambition for a couple but, I don’t think that the hard work and drive should suddenly stop there.

I’m not religious in any way but, if two people love each other and want to share that commitment then, where does gender come in to it? Let them be. We’re not talking about a man marrying a dog, here! People should be allowed to live their lives. There is a religious aspect to it but, I believe that most people judge this sort of action simply because of the society we live in and the condescending influence that the media has on our everyday lives.

I should perhaps add that I am not gay, not religious, I’ve never been married and, before clicking the ‘Publishing‘ button, I realised that I was about to publish a post concerning my views on “Gary Marriage“!! I’m not suggesting that I would get in early to steal a seat on the front row or anything – these are just my views. 🙂

Day 16 – Someone or Something You Definitely Could Live Without

I’ve been sat here for the last hour (after walking the dog for some fresh air and inspiration), trying to complete a 360-word first chapter for the short story I’m working towards with my evening course. I’ve fallen short by about 130 words (very unlike me – perhaps it’s because I’m writing this in the first person of my character?) and, well, I’ve turned to taking a break before lunch and I find myself here, attempting a new challenge on a new day… After having already checked my e-mails and Facebook! 😛

There are definitely times where I feel I could live without my dad. In truth, I’ve been doing this for most of the last nine-years. I’m not seeking anything ’emotional’ from him but he is ‘useful’ when I need to get my van serviced or something and, occasionally, when I need a hand moving stuff. But, there are plenty of garages around locally that I could use and get to know and, if I had more friends then, I’d automatically have more helping hands. 🙂

Most of these day challenges have been focused around people so, today, I’d like to try and focus on something rather than someone…

Day 16 – Something I Could Definitely Live Without

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Day 15 – Something or Someone You Couldn’t Live Without, Because You’ve Tried Living Without It

As I don’t have any plans for the day (or tomorrow), I thought I’d start by looking at a new day challenge, as I’ve skipped the previous two days. I can’t think of a ‘hero’ I’ve ever had, let alone one who’s let me down (Day 14) so, I’m going to move on to the next item on the list…

Day 15 – Someone I Couldn’t Live Without, Because I’ve Tried Living Without Her

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Day 11 – Something People Seem to Compliment You the Most On

Some-thing‘ only has to be ‘one thing‘ and that doesn’t have to be ‘the number one‘ item on my list either because, I’m not quite sure of what that is!

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Day 10 – Someone You Need to Let Go Or, Wish You Didn’t Know

This one’s actually very tricky and, looking further ahead, I can see a couple of others that I’m also going to struggle with.

People have told me that I should consider ‘letting go‘ of ‘May’. Certainly, I am trying to drop the thought of starting a relationship with her any time soon as she continually strives to fix what’s already there. But, I cannot bear the thought of losing her as a friend. She is special, to me and, like a lot of people reading this; I know how it feels when people ‘don’t bother‘ with you. I genuinely value and desire her friendship. When I try to describe the situation to someone, I feel they’re too quick to make a judgement. Or, perhaps I don’t explain it well enough… Not that I can claim to know exactly what’s going on; there is definitely a chance for friendship between us and I know that she values me, even when she finds it hard to acknowledge it. 🙂

I could easily mention my dad here as well! Yep, I could try to ‘let go’ of some of my anger towards him and, I hope that I can try to forgive him in time (in my own mind).

Sometimes, I wish I didn’t know him but, he does have his uses… If I never knew him, I guess I’d only be wondering about who he was and, making efforts to try and find him, with all the ‘surprises’ that could bring…!

Right now, I can’t think of anyone in my life who I feel should not or does not belong here. That’s the truth. 😛