Love TRUMPs Hate

Over the last few days’ tensions have been running high throughout the World. We have all been watching Washington D.C with bated breath for a long time now (it feels like decades, I mean really, am I the only one that got sick of all the Presidential race coverage?). But on the 20th, it happened…Donald Trump became President of the United States and the entire World seemed to split into two. The next four years (come on, stop saying eight, don’t assume…we all know what that does) are going to be extremely interesting for all of us. Yes, America, not just you guys.

Donald Trump will affect us all and what that affect will be, no one really knows yet. I’m no expert in politics, in fact, I hate the subject, however I have seen how this man has already had an impact on people’s lives. Protests, riots, violence, a lot even before he was elected! It amazed and sickened me how one man can turn so many people against each other.

I’m a firm believer that everyone has a right to their own opinion and that everyone’s opinion should be respected, even if you disagree with it. I often say, “you’re an allowed an opinion, just don’t be a little s**thead about it.” And people usually follow that rule, because people are decent (most of the time). But now, it seems that if you support Trump, you’re the spawn of Satan himself.

I will say that I’m not a supporter of Trump, but then I’m not a supporter of Clinton either. I thought that the choices America had were just bloody awful and you’d probably do better with a dead guy, or a dog…but hey, you had to pick someone, right?

And because you had to pick someone (because if you didn’t vote and could…well, you know), you really can’t be angry if someone voted differently, because their opinions are different to yours and that is okay. There are a lot of us that do not like Trump, but we must accept that he is the President and the only thing we can do is wait and see what happens. We can be sceptical, but we shouldn’t be taking our anger out on each other and instead be making positives out of the negatives.

We must remember to love and respect each other, despite our opinions. If you think he is disrespectful and heartless, then do not act in the same way. Arguing, fighting and hating each other will not make this situation any easier. Voice your opinion in respectful ways and allow others to voice there’s without turning into a s**thead. Your voice will get further when you make valid points and not argue in childish ways.

We should all show Trump…that love and respect trumps hate! By loving and respecting each other. (After all, being a good and kind person is a lot easier and much more rewarding than being a s**thead.)

via Daily Prompt: Devastation

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2016 is Dead – My Goals for 2017

2016 is over. Thank God! For the last few years I’ve thought, “Am I the only one that’s had a terrible year?” I think I can safely say, that I am definitely NOT the only one. 2016 was a complete and utter shit storm for a lot of us and I pray that 2017 does not turn into 2016 Mark II.

In an attempt to make 2017 a better year for me, I’ve made a small list of what I’m going to try and do before Sunday 31st December 2017.

First, I want to completely finish Littlewolf and be happy with what I’ve created. I already have people telling me they love it, but I need to make it better and I’ve already started work on that. I’ve roughly estimated that I’ll finish the second draft and the editing by the end of March 2017. Every hour I spend on Littlewolf is not going to be wasted and I intend on that showing in my work. This is my biggest goal for this year and I am determined for it to happen. I love Littlewolf and the world I’ve created and I want to share it with everyone.

Second, I want to get my health under control. At the moment, my B12 and Vitamin D deficiencies are slowing me down and making me sick, a lot. With depression, anxiety and back problems thrown on top, most of my days are a struggle. Some days are better than others, but I look forward to the day where I can wash without aids and make food without help. I used to be independent and I want to be that again.

Third, I want to do what I love. This is more of an addition to my first goal, as what I love, is writing. But I want to write more after Littlewolf, I have so many ideas that I want to turn into stories. I want to be able to write for a living and share my stories with the world. I have never loved any job that I’ve had, apart from this one.

Fourth, I think everyone has this goal, but I thought I’d include it anyway. Spend more time with those I love. My family and friends, where ever they are in the World. I want to spend more time with them and make memories. This goal isn’t just a 2017 goal, it’s a goal for life.

For the moment, I think that’s it, or at least they’re the most important to me. I’m not saying things like “New year, new me,” That never works out for anybody and I don’t need to change who I am to make these goals a reality, I just need to change how I do some things. I never make goals to eat healthier, because that never works out either. I just can’t stand salad.

But I think having goals for the year, will help make the year what you want it to be. So, do you have any goals? Or did you have goals in 2016 that you fulfilled?

I hope everyone reading this has a fantastic 2017, for whatever reason!

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Why I Don’t Like The News

My parents and my boyfriend are always having to explain the current affairs of the World to me, because I often refuse to tune into the News. Every time I do decide to go onto a News site, watch the News, or turn the radio one, I instantly regret it. There is nothing good in the News, it’s constantly filled with violence, death, disasters and hideous crimes. Why would I want to hear about all of this?

A few years ago I did watch the News every night, it’s important to keep up with the World, but one evening I realised that the World is just filled with hate and that is the only thing the News likes to focus on.

Every time you turn to a News Channel, it’s always the same thing, “This person has been shot”, “A woman killed her kids”, etc. Why can’t we focus on the good in the World? If we spent as much time talking about the good as we do the bad, this World would probably be a better place.

There is so much love in the World, why do we always focus on the hate? Sure, it’s important to know what is going on in the World, but surely not everything is bad? There’s amazing things happening out there and yet we brush over it, we mention it and say “Oh that’s good,” and forget about it because word of something bad always follows it.

A World without hate, isn’t possible, but I wish it could be. I honestly, do not see what people get from making others miserable, but again, I know we’re all wired differently.

If you ever feel like treating someone with hate, remember that is a human being, they have feelings and emotions, just like you. They may be a bad person themselves, but it’s always better to keep your thoughts to yourself. Drama = Stress, so leave it for the soap operas.

Do onto others, as you would have them do onto you. Treat someone with love and kindness and they will most certainly return it (if they’re a good person).

Long Distance Love

Long distance relationships are far from easy, in fact you could say they’re nearly impossible and I have to be honest, I never thought I’d see myself in one; not to mention one that’s lasted over a year! Long distance is very different to a normal relationship, it requires a lot of trust and a crap tonne (that’s a legitimate measurement, honest) of patience. Having said this, they are brilliant tests for how strong the relationship with your partner is.

Communication is important, but it’s not do or die. If you’re in a long distance relationship, the chances are that you enjoy your own space and your own company this probably goes for your partner as well. It’s very difficult, but also important to remember that even the smallest bit of communication counts.

Trust is probably, no, definitely the most crucial part of any partnership and it’s even more important when your partner isn’t near you most of the time. It’s very difficult to keep your mind from wandering towards dark thoughts, it is perfectly natural, the trick is to push those thoughts to the back of your mind and expel them.

When people ask me how I met my other half, I never know how to respond because I worry that they won’t understand and I’d have to explain how and why in great detail. The truth is, I met him on a public Minecraft server…that’s right, Minecraft! And i’m very thankful for it, without it I would never have met him, or the wonderful friends I have.

It doesn’t matter how you met, how far away you are or how hard it can be sometimes, what matters is that you care and support one another in everything you do. Communicate, trust and love each other and you will surely be successful at the dreaded Long Distance Relationship!

What I’d Really Miss

You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?

The obvious answer would be the people I love. My friends, my family and my other half, but if I were to step away from the stereotypical answer, then the answers become materialistic.

Of course, human interaction is important and I would miss all the laughs with the amazing people in my life. But I’m also the type of person that likes their own space. I can quite happily lock myself away for days on end and talk to literally nobody. Whether I’d be able to spend forever in solitude is a different matter.

I’d miss my computer games, especially Minecraft as it’s introduced me to so many amazing people (including some of my best friends and my other half). I find playing games a great pass time, so I’d definitely miss that.

Despite the frustration involved, I would miss driving my car. Even though driving is getting increasingly more dangerous due to negligent drivers, I still love being behind the wheel.

There’s an awful lot I would miss about this World, more things than I’d care to list. But I don’t think there would be anything I’d miss more than my loved ones. I know it’s cheesy and a bit cliché but I cherish the moments I have with them all and they all know that I love them dearly. 

Just the thought of being so far away from my loved ones and never seeing them again, makes me nervous. I don’t know what I would do without the love and support that is constantly surrounding me. It’s uplifting and inspiring. We all take our loved ones for granted and when they’re gone…that’s it. Live every day as it comes and remember that tomorrow could be very different. 

Writing – Why I Love It

Writing and reading has always been a passion of mine, as well as other things of course. I guess the main reason for loving writing, is the freedom that comes along with it. There’s no right or wrong in a fictional story that you write because it’s your World, it’s your idea and only you can decide what is and isn’t possible.

Reading is an escape from our real lives, we absorb ourselves in the lives of the characters and relate to the trials they face in their story. This is the same for writing the story. Creating a World and making realistic characters, giving them voices and emotions, enables you to forget about your own life for a short while.

I’ve been writing stories from a very early age and my overactive imagination (which is both a gift and a curse) has always allowed me to create new and exciting Worlds. While my early writing was obviously not brilliant, when I was approximately fifteen, my English Teacher praised me on my storytelling abilities. At the time, I never really thought much of it, I always assumed she was just doing her job and encouraging me like she was supposed to. Now that I’m a little older, I realise that she may have seen something in me that I did not.   Continue reading