A to Z challenge reflections

This A to Z challenge has been a great way to share my thoughts and try to motivate others. My theme was to write a life lesson for each post. Hopefully, I was able to inspire other bloggers out there :). The only thing I didn’t like was that I couldn’t ‘follow’ other bloggers, because their blog was on blogspot, and I don’t have an account there. Other than that, I really don’t have anything negative to say. Yes, it was a challenge, and sometimes I didn’t know what I was going to try about. It was a great thrill and I hope to join other challenges in the future :). Here’s a list of all my entries for you to read if you haven’t already. Go through it, share it, cry, eat ice cream, dance, do whatever you want :p. Thank you to everyone who reads and likes what I write and I encourage each and every one of you to never lose your voice.

 

A – A quitter: I’m quitting writing

B- Because animals are hilarious creatures

C- Countless Power

D- Defying Designs

E-Emotions

F- Friendships

G-Growing

H-Home

I-Inspirational

J-Joy

K-Kissing Kite

L-Luxury

M- Mother Nature

N-Night

O-Obscure Mentality

P-Project

Q-Quaker

R-Regret

S-Stench

T-Tired T-Rex

U-Undo

V-Villain

W-Wisdom

X-Xhaustion

Y-You Are

Z-Zone

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

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Zone – A to Z Challenge

A to Z challenge final letter: Z

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Zone

I love my own space, and it is not news to those who know me. I do well with crowds, but only if I have enough space for myself. If I know you, you can be close to me, but if you’re a random stranger (and it certainly does not help if you reek) then it’s best not to come close. I’ve always been this way and unfortunately, I can’t change it. I’m sorry, I just don’t like random people rubbing against me. I love to give hugs, so if you receive a hug from me, you know you are in my comfort zone :p. I don’t know if it’s a defensive mechanism, paranoia, or just a natural annoyance, but I can’t seem to change it, so I have accepted it. I do like to get out of my comfort zone, but I don’t like my space being overrun. You can say there is a bit of paranoia (I prefer to call it being alert), after all, whenever I walk alone in the evening, I am equipped to defend myself against creepers (it’s not like I live in an unsafe area. In fact, it is very safe, but you never know, right?).My word of advice, be cautious, respect your zone, and be sure that others do so, as well. Our world today is not as safe as it used to be, and we need to be aware of that. Live life, get out of your comfort zone once in a while, and do not be afraid to stay in it if you must.

And this my friends is the last post for the A to Z challenge :). It’s been a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoyed them and learned something!

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

You are – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: Y

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You Are

You are capable of greatness, if you set your mind on the right path. You are unique, and believe it. You are talented, not always in the same areas as others, but you have abilities that sometimes not everyone has, be proud of it. Sometimes it is difficult to be confident, I know it is for me, but take it one step at a time, and don’t be too hard on yourself. As this challenge comes to an end, I’m reflecting on all the things I wrote and I can’t believe I was able to do it! If I can write that much, so can you! Please, do not lose hope when you have nothing to write about. You know, we all need a moment of silence in our lives. It’s best to post something you’ll be proud of, than something you’ll regret. If you have nothing to post, how about sharing a video you found that meant something to you? Remember, You are in control and You are the only person who can share about who You are with others. Why not come up with your own small challenge? You’ll be surprised at the results 🙂

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Xhaustion – A to Z Challenge

A to Z Challenge, letter: X

Xhaustion

I loathe the letter X, you can’t find many words that begin with that letter. I picked (e)xhaustion, because this week has been a bit hectic for me, and I’m going through some personal problems. However, I am hopeful that the storm will pass :). What’s the best way to deal with (e)xhaustion? It depends on what you like and what your body tells you. Sometimes, I feel like sleeping for 14 hours straight, and I let myself do it, and there are times when a 6-hour sleep will do for me. Another way is to sit, relax, and drink a cup of warm tea. I find it that helps when I’m not sleepy, but I’m tired; chamomile and peppermint tea do the trick. I think comedies can also help you go to bed with a smile on your face. I have to admit, sometimes I laugh in my sleep when I remember funny moments.

On a side note, I can’t believe the A to Z challenge is coming to an end! Although, I am (e)xhausted from writing specific topics, it has been a great way to get me to sit and write :).

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Wisdom – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: W

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Wisdom

Have you gotten your wisdom teeth removed? Not me, yet, but I’m going to have to in the next couple of years. But, that is not the wisdom I’m referring to – ha! Bet, you didn’t think I was going to have a deep moment for a second – The beauty of Wisdom is that everyone has a different positive input, but we all possess the ability to share it, only if we are confident. The thing is, sometimes we need to hear things we already know, but through someone else’s mouth, because during tough times, we might enclose ourselves in a cage of stubbornness and reject the truth that could save us. We know what’s good and bad for us, it is in our instinct, but we must surround ourselves with people of good influence, so that they may help us when our Wisdom is clouded.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Villain – A to Z Challenge

A to Z challenge letter: V

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Villain

I tried to be one in high school, but did it work? Nope, it was a complete failure (I thought dyeing my hair purple made me evil). I don’t think I’d ever become a villain, and if I ever become one, I’d turn out to be a confused one. In all honesty, I’m one of those people who think they could use dark powers for the good of mankind. Could that be possible? Let’s think about a moment in our lives where we could have turned to the dark side. For me, I did have a chance to make fun of others, and for a second I wanted to, because they had done it to me before. I wanted to make fun of those who teased me. I thought I could use their evil power to turn it against them. But, revenge is an evil power of its own. You can’t obtain an evil power and use it to do good. Evil powers are a repeated cycle that wraps your mind and body in darkness. It feeds on its host until one cannot find a way back. So, would I suck as a villain? At first, yes, but there would a point of no return, and my goodness would fade until I recognize myself no more. So, I’ll just stay on the good side, being a villain seems like too many worries.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Undo – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge, letter: U

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Undo

Sometimes I wish I had an ‘undo’ button, but wouldn’t life make no sense with it? If you could undo every bad moment, and every mistake, we would never move on from what we are meant to learn by making those mistakes. Of course, sometimes you may need that button, but it’s best not to have the temptation to use it all the time. How could you grow as a person if you keep rewinding what you don’t want to face? Our souls and bodies were created to have the ability to evolve and become better, but not perfect. It’s always good to go back and remember those painful memories, in order to use it to help someone or yourself, and withstand the chaos that surrounds us. If we ‘undo’ there is no moving forward. We’d be stuck in an infinite loop, and wouldn’t be able to realize our potential. Our reality would become a comfort zone, without the will to explore the greatness out there that we could be missing out. I wish I could undo my loved ones’ death, but I know I can’t, and it’s best to know that I can’t. Power can become your destruction, perfection can feel like your best friend, but be your worst enemy. There would not be a tomorrow, and we would miss out on new opportunities, and we would live in a past, and lose our present.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Tired T-Rex – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: T

Tired T-Rex

Life is hectic and tired is a common word used on a daily basis. It is not a bad feeling, but it is a warning that your body needs rest. Sometimes, I don’t know how seniors can withstand a daily walk after retirement. Some days I feel like I’m 120 years old, but that happens during hectic weeks. Do you have those days when you can barely make it pass the front door? Your eyes can barely stay open and all you want to do is sleep for 10 days straight. How about when you want to take a shower? I know when I’m tired and I want to take a bath, I go in as soon as I go pass the front door, because if I sit for just a second, I end up sitting for hours. I love my tea after work or a glass of red wine, and just sit, relax, and enjoy my shows on Netflix. Listen to your body, when you feel very tired, just go to sleep (if you can). Your body needs to recharge to continue. Hopefully, when/if I’m an oldie, I won’t feel as tired.

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Stench – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: S

Stench

First of all, this is NOT about people who are mentally unable, have no access to water, and don’t have the means -this is about those who CAN – so, for the love of everything you hold dear, if you can afford to take a shower/bath and can buy products (even if it means dollar store), then could you please stop murdering my nose, eyes, the will to remain on this planet, and do so?! If you want to stink up your place, fine do it, but when you decide to join the outside world, have respect for others and do not smell. It is so simple. You don’t have to buy expensive bath products nor take a long time in the water, but at least try to mask it with a bit of perfume — just do something. If you have allergies or your skin gets dry, then buy natural products; there are some that aren’t expensive (I buy them). If you have an apartment or a house with running water, you can take a bath. It’s common sense! I’ve heard homeless people wishing for a meal, a warm place and a shower! It is a privilege to even have water. The lurking pestilence that emits when you don’t bathe is not flattering. It’s like those people who own expensive cars and drive them dirty. Please, if you can afford to show off such an expensive car, then you can afford to drive it by a car wash or at least wash it yourself. Honestly, I don’t want to sound mean, but enough is enough!

On a positive note, stinky people can be a good way to control unnecessary cravings. Every time they pass by me, I lose any sugar craving I had at that moment.

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Regret – A to Z challenge

A to Z Challenge letter: R

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Regret

Live without regrets, that sounds simple, right? Well, it isn’t and it will never be. I do not regret events in my life as much anymore, because there is no point on dwelling in the past. However, there is one thing I would’ve loved to do more – talk to my grandma more. Whenever I mention this, my family and friends think I’m being too hard on myself. I talked to my grandma, a lot, but I feel I should’ve asked her more questions and found out more about her history. Of course, after she passed away I clung onto my grandpa and drained all the stories I could out of him. He was happy sharing how he met my grandma and what they did together. They met when they were teenagers and stayed together until she passed away at age 79, in 2007. It’s amazing how much detail my grandpa remembered, but it goes to show you that love does amazing things. Because I did live in regret after her passing, I tried to make up for what I could not do with her, by reaching to my grandpa. I do wish I could’ve heard his stories through her voice, though. I understand now that even though I wish I could’ve done more, she did leave a great legacy and I got to listen to it through my grandpa’s voice. Their love helped me believe in love again.

If you live in regret, try not to, it does hurt your mind and soul. Instead, learn from past mistakes and focus on the positive that came out of them. After my grandpa passed away last year, I did not regret anything. I spoke to him as often as I could during his last year, and hearing me gave him peace and he let me know that. I have to tell you, there were times when I asked my mum a hundred times if he really was sick, because whenever he talked to me he would sound like he did in his younger years. She told me he was excited to hear and see me and my voice made his pain disappear.

Our last goodbye:

Me: Love you, gramps!

Grandpa: Love you, too! Peace and Love!

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤