Posts Tagged ‘Daily Prompts’

PROMPT: The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)man

December 3, 2013

Daily Prompt: The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)man

How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.

 

Funny thing: my first instinct was to admit that I am no fashionista, that clothes have never been my “thing”.

However, then it hit me … I may not put so much importance on the newest fashions, I still like to have my own style. Furthermore, it has really bothered me the last several years that I have been overweight, that I’m not able to wear what I like.

I love jeans. I love my cowgirls boots. I love fun, flirty, sexy tops. I love leggings. I love sweet, simple sundresses.

But I don’t have the figure now for any of those styles to look good on me. They don’t hang right. The calf of the boot isn’t large enough. The tops look too revealing since I actually have boobs now.

I use to feel just fun and happy and sunny wherever I went. So, maybe it took this to realize that what one wears and how they wear it does, in fact, have a relevance on how one feels in general.

I want my body back. I want my fun clothes back. Most importantly, I want them both back so I can go back to not thinking about clothes and fashion.

You know what I mean?!

PROMPT: Unplugged

December 3, 2013

Daily Prompt: Bloggers, Unplugged

Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

 

Good timing – I had to make myself ‘unplug’ just last night. I was emotionally and mentally fried, I just needed to cut off from everything.

Ironically, even though I knew it and had been thinking it all day – I cannot believe how absolutely difficult it was to NOT turn on my laptop. I instantly grabbed for it. Then, when I remembered that I had decided not to turn it on – I had to talk myself into keeping that promise to myself. I had to resist the urge not to “just check email – nothing else” … or “just check ebay, see if anything sold” … etc., etc.

I had to consciously tell myself there was nothing that could not wait until I woke up at my extremely early regular time.

I’m not even a social network guru, but it’s like through this technical gadget, I don’t feel as disconnected.

Crazy.

PROMPT: Goals for 2014

December 3, 2013

Daily Prompt: To Boldly Go…

An impending new year gives rise to reflection and goal setting. What will your goals for 2014 be? It’s never to early to start thinking about self improvement!

 

This is another easy one.

In 2014, I want to do everything I planned to do but haven’t done in the last 10 years. Oh, what the heck, let’s make it the last 14 years.

I haven’t done anything I set out to do so long ago. I know, it’s sad. But true.

So, where do I start? My first goal would be to finish my screenplay. As I am completing that, I will get back into running and lose this 50 pounds I gained five years ago. As a reward I would finally take that road trip through Italy. Then when I return from that long overdue trip to Italy, I will move back to California – Malibu. I love Malibu. Once I get settled in my beach cottage, I will concentrate on selling that blockbuster screenplay. And once that sells (within the first month, of course) I will devote all of my time and energy into feeding all of the hungry people of the Appalachian Mountains.

Yeah, I better get ready –  have a lot to do next year.

Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones’

December 3, 2013

Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones’

Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can. Paint a picture for us.

 

No doubt about it, I would buy a Porsche 911. I’m not a materialistic person, however, I love cars and I love to drive. I mean drive … drive. Not ‘out for a Sunday cruise’ drive. I mean peel the tires and grab the gears.

But the 911 I would buy is one of the older versions – late 80’s early 90’s. The body of the older Porsches had more curve and sexiness. Porsche is also the only car I’d consider having in the color RED. Candy Apple Red with the Targa top and fin on the back.

Oh, my – I can feel the gear shift in my hand right now.

I would also drive it every day. Automobiles like that are meant to be driven, not just set out on permanent exhibition.

Yep, that’s my luxury item.

 

Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in the bathroom? Why?

September 18, 2013

I absolutely do not like speaking in public.

I kind of don’t even like speaking in social settings anymore.

When I stop to think about it, there are a few reasons for these feelings – it’s not all about shyness.

The first reason is because I can’t imagine anyone thinking I have anything interesting to say. I mean, I’m pretty smart and I read a lot and I’m pretty observant however, the bottom line is: who cares?

Secondly, I guess I assume the majority of people probably feel like I do in the sense of ‘opinion burnout’. Everyone talks so much these days, everyone has an opinion, everyone has a cause, everyone thinks they need to ‘speak up’. Well, no everyone doesn’t.  Unless there is something I am absolutely amazed by and extremely interested in learning about – I find it hard to make myself listen to other public speakers. Therefore, I always imagine other people would feel the same about having to listen to me speak.

In that same line of thought, the few public speakers that truly impress me seem to have a natural gift for it. Yes, we all take Speech 101 at some time or another, however, learning the technical format of something and truly possessing a natural affinity for it are two very different things. I love great speakers that reel me in to whatever topic they are speaking of by use of their voice, vocabulary and form. I love when they begin a story, then take me on a few different paths of thought and then come full circle to remind me how we began the little journey in the first place. I love that! But I also know I do not do that. Therefore, if I cannot be one of THOSE speakers, I simply rather not do it at all.

I’d rather leave the public speaking up to the people that really count, that make me think and that expand my knowledge.

Oh, and yes, I am just a tad bit shy.