Quaker – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: Quaker

Quaker

Question of the day, what do you usually eat for breakfast? What is your favourite breakfast? On my days off I usually treat myself to one of my favourite breakfasts. This is not only because whatever I eat in that morning, I’ll burn after at the gym, but because it is always good to treat yourself. I can get bored easily, so I’m always eating differently, but most of the time I’ll indulge in Quaker Maple & Brown Sugar oatmeal (or berry flavour). I love maple syrup, and not because I’m Canadian. Oatmeal is warm, sweet, and fulfilling,  so what else can you ask for? Well, except for tea of course :p. One of my favourite breakfast consists of: sausages with maple syrup, harsh browns, scrambled eggs, strawberries and a glass of orange juice or coconut milk. I know, it’s a lot :p, but what the heck, I eat them in small portions. Treat yourself once in a while, especially to your favourite breakfast :). Not everyone has the privilege of waking up.

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My oatmeal mug

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

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Project – A to Z challenge

A to Z Challenge letter: P

Project

The best way to kill boredom is by starting a project. Do not start a random project, but plan to do it based on what you like. A project should be an escape and it’s better if it’s unrelated to your daily routine. For example, now that the weather is getting better, I’ll buy flowers and do my arrangements for my room. The key is just to work on one project at the time. Free your mind from stress by focusing on one task and one task only; that’s the whole point. I have tried working on two projects at the time and I just gave myself unnecessary headaches. Remember projects are not always meant to be successful, but you should do them for fun and to help you grow as a person. Make your projects enjoyable and use your own creativity. If you need to watch tutorials online, that’s okay, but I think it’s best if the ideas and imagination came from YOU. It helps if you make a list. I don’t have a huge list, but here are my current projects outside of my writing world:

-Painting on canvas

-Flower arrangements

-Start self-teaching intermediate French

-I’m going to decide whether or not I’ll dress up as a broccoli for Halloween (if I did this any other day, I’d be sent to the mental hospital). I’m thinking maybe a vegetarian penguin.

How about you? Any projects? :D? 

 

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Obscure Mentality – A to Z Challenge

A to Z challenge letter: O

 

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Obscure Mentality

We’re all guilty of having an obscure mentality at some point in our lives. Many times we don’t feel worthy of receiving well-deserved awards, and it is thanks to that lack-of-confidence demon that lurks when it shouldn’t. We must believe that it is perfectly fine to be rewarded for our hard work – hence the word itself – we work hard and therefore, we earn our own rewards. We make (I hope) an honest living and others notice when we’re genuine, and even though there are others who may look like they’re not happy for us, they really are. Do not be disappointed, but be proud and grateful for the good opportunities you receive.

We’re also guilty of having an obscure mentality towards our bodies and souls. We’re all unique and imagine what the world would be like if we all looked the same. Boring, right? You’re beautiful, and while not everyone will be attracted to you, that does not mean you’re ugly. To be honest, I would not like it if every guy out there fell for me, but that’s just me. In my opinion, the right person will initially be drawn to you by the way you look – and that doesn’t mean that only happens when you are wearing something special or ten pounds of make up – but because this person was destined to fall for you at any time. Remember, the right person will be impressed by the way you look, but will fall in love with you for your soul. Do not force anything to happen, nor chase the ones you like, because that may divert you from your true destiny.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Daily Prompt: Only Sixteen

The Daily Post wants to know: Tell us all about the person you were when you were sixteen. If you haven’t yet hit sixteen, tell us about the person you want to be at sixteen.

I’m 26 today. I was sixteen 10 years ago! Ouch, that feels  like so long ago!

Do you really want to know what I was like? Honestly, I wasn’t rebellious; although, I tried to be. When I was 16, I got purple streaks on my hair, which I thought was going to be my breakthrough into high school rebellion. But, I ruined any chances of being a rebel by joining the Art club, and becoming my science’s teacher pet. After failed and very sad attempts at joining the evil side, I just gave up. I’m going to be brutally honest and say I NEVER tried drugs or cigarettes. Yes, I was offered, but my classmates ran away when I gave them a semi-speech on the cons of drug usage —I really was not helping my own cause — but luckily, they didn’t use that against me throughout the rest of high school (lucky?). I did manage to get detention a couple of times due to my talking; I just could not shut up, but I wasn’t trying to get detention. What else? Oh yes, boys, I was into them, yes for sure. I had a huge crush on this guy and purposely sat behind them in Geography class, just so he would turn around and ask for help; he did, and we became friends, but nothing more. If you wanted to read about me humping my crush on my teacher’s desk, that’s not happening, because I never did that (but I did think about it. Hey! I was 16). I was caught drooling one day by my gorgeous Geography teacher, though. Think about it for just a second, my crush is sitting in front of me and my teacher is lustfully (in my mind) talking about earthquakes, how could I not drool? It wasn’t all about boys, it was also about the Backstreet Boys…oh wait, ha ha, they ARE boys, oops! Again, I would drool at every clip played on MTV –when they truly played music — and constantly remind everyone how wonderful they’re.

After writing all of that, I have concluded that when I was 16, I was an art-science-chatterbox girl who loved to drool over boys, and discovered it was not in her nature to be evil.

 

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

Night – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: N

Night

I’m an owl, I honestly feel that my ideas flow better at night. I’m still a morning person, I wake up when I need to and with lots of energy to start the day. If you ask me why I’m this way, you will never get a definitive answer. I love the clear night sky, where you can see the stars and the moon. I still wish upon stars and find constellations, and I think it is important to zone out and focus on yourself at that very moment. I cannot do this during the day, because the sun isn’t meant to be looked at with your bare eyes —unless you have some weird fetish — but at night it is different, I can look up and imagine other worlds that are out there. We get really amazing clear skies here in Ontario, and sometimes on my way to the store I’ll stop and gaze at all the wonders of the universe. It’s funny when people walk by and they think I’m staring at some catastrophic event, “aren’t the stars beautiful?” —and there goes any chance of my neighbours thinking I’m not crazy. What else can I say, other than the Night is beautiful and you should stare at it, at least once in your life.

 

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Mother Nature – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: M

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Mother nature

Not so dear Mother Nature,

Do you hate me? Did I do something to you? I want to understand why the weather has been ghastly. The Winter blew snow in my face, I slipped and hurt my head on the pavement, and my toughest winter boots barely helped me survive. I had my hopes that once the Spring started, things would change for the better. And it did for a bit, for just a short amount of time. The other day we reached 22C and it felt wonderful! I was super happy, I felt rewarded after longing for warm temperatures while I froze my bum on the way to the supermarket, during Winter. But, it all changed this morning. You just had to do it, you had to send snow during Spring and suddenly drop the temperatures below zero. You know, I agree if you do this when it’s Winter, but not when we’re supposed to enjoy the sunshine and wear our sun hats and sunscreen. Just wait until next Winter to lay all your wrath on us Ontarians.

Having said that all, I do want to end on a positive note –that’s my theme for this challenge after all — and I do have to thank Mother Nature for giving a reason to rant, ideas for writing, and something to talk and laugh about. During the Winter time, I fell on an icy sidewalk, and while my back took most of the fall, I hit my head and it got swollen. I honestly could’ve passed out, broken a bone, or died, but I didn’t. I didn’t lose consciousness, and the paramedics told me my vitals were more than excellent (if that’s possible). I re-evaluated my life that night and that was thanks to eternally-on-PMS Mother Nature.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Luxury – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: L

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Luxury

Luxury to me is not about materialism, but about the jewels of the heart. Even though, I have experienced many heartbreaks. I still hold on to my good memories and I am happy to say I do live a luxurious life. thanks to my upbringing. I did not find out what I’m about to share with you, until I was older. My grandpa was diagnosed with cancer when I was little and the doctors only gave him a 2% (if I remember the number correctly) chance of survival. Back then, my family owned a few properties, meaning we were financial stable. not rich I may add. My mum and grandma had a choice to make, which took them less than a second to agree on a decision; they were going to sell it all and fight the cancer battle alongside my grandpa. Sure enough, he made a miraculous recovery and went on to live a fruitful life. Had they chose not to selfless give up their material possessions, I would not have had the chance to get to know the wonderful man my grandpa was. He was a father figure to me and for that I am extremely grateful. I often wonder how I would’ve turned out had he not lived so long. Would I have been spoiled? Well, not that I wasn’t, after all grandparents will always be grandparents, it is their duty to spoil their grandchildren :p. But, would my soul be capable of being so thankful today? I don’t know how the death of my grandpa would’ve affected us then. My mum had a very Faithful upbringing, so I don’t think I would’ve turned out bad, but I do wonder sometimes. Their love for my grandpa and the selfness to come to his aid when they needed him most, are the acts of love in my life that have left a luxurious impact in my heart. They loved him, they saved him, they saved me. Sadly, my grandpa passed away last year, on May 27th, after losing a battle with cancer. He was 85. But he fulfilled his destiny and left an amazing legacy for me to continue.

Luxury isn’t always material possessions, but memories preserved as jewels in your heart.

<3<3<3 Love, Ellie <3<3<3

Kissing Kite – A to Z Challenge

A to Z challenge letter: K

 

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Kissing Kite

“What on earth did you drink, Ellie?”

Hmm..tea? But hear me out, Kissing Kite is just a term I made up to explain the wonders of a majestic kiss. A kiss is the wonder of the soul, and kisses should always mean something positive. Kisses are not always romantic, they can also be friendly, you know kissing on the cheek as a greeting. But, the kisses I’m referring to right now are the romantic ones. The reason why is because you see a lot of people misusing kisses. As cheesy as it may sound, I think a kiss should make you feel like you’re above the clouds (you know, without the height fear), that your soul has been opened and flourished into a blossom of gratitude for love and life. Like a kite, a kiss must lift you up with the assurance of being taken care of by someone who admires who you are. It doesn’t mean being tied down and held by someone, what I mean to say is that a kissing kite must involve someone who will hold your hand and guide you (and vice versa). “But kites can fly away,” yes, but not always. That’s what amazing about that feeling, because once you are up there in love heaven, you would have envisioned everything that life had to offer. You would have been where not everyone has been before, and if you float away from a lover, rest assure you’ll appear in someone else’s life, who will take better care of you. A true kissing kite should not make you regret those kissing moments, instead it should make you appreciate the moment you drifted away (well, unless you didn’t then you just keep kissing and be grateful for it), because you have embarked into a different adventure. Do not kiss out of fear of being lonely, but do so out of love, because you deserve a kiss that is and feels everlasting.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Joy – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: J

Joy

I have talked about what ‘home’ is, what is inspirational, what is good about this life. Today, I want to remind you that you should find joy in the simplest things, and you should not feel guilty if you find joy during a grieving process. I have talked about the passing of my maternal grandparents, which was very hard for me because I grew up alongside them; they were my second parents. They taught me form a very young age that you should always find the positive in every negative moment in your life. Up until the day before my grandma passed away, I thought I was going to be fine. After she received her angel wings, I felt I was never going to be happy again. I tried so hard to keep busy (with college) and found fun things to do in order to distract myself, but I felt guilty every time I smiled. I thought I had to be depressed, I had to curl up in a ball and cry in a corner. The reason I felt happy was because I remember all the good memories I had with my grandma and everything she taught me. I honestly thought she was going to be upset from above (or wherever Heaven is) if I didn’t cry. What kind of a granddaughter would I be if I didn’t grieve the way I thought was the norm? Everybody grieves differently and I’ve learned that. Just because you smile doesn’t mean you are happy the person you loved passed away. On the contrary, it shows what a great legacy this person has left for you to continue, and how much inspiration this person brought you. Of course, there are always psychos out there who do smile because they’re happy they passed, but you never know what’s going on in other peoples’ lives. I miss my grandma, but I smile everytime I think about her. I still cry when I talk about her, because heck I miss her!!! But, it isn’t like before. It is true that it does get better, but you never fully heal from a loss. It is the JOY they brought you that helps you carry on. So, do not feel guilty, only YOU know why joy is in your life.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Inspirational – A to Z Challenge

A to Z Challenge letter: i

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Inspirational

This is why I created this blog. I want to pass on the inspiration and help others feel worthy. The only reason I am who I am today is because of all the people who have inspired me since birth. I am not 100% positive all the time, I cry, I laugh, I love, I grief, but I am at a point in my life where I do want to strive to regain all hopes and help others overcome their own fears. It’s easy to dwell in sadness, believe me, to this day I still grieve the loss of my grandparents, the constant trips my dad took during my childhood, the heartbreaks, the lost friendships, my pet hamster, and other struggles I have faced. But, that is all the negative side, and I remember the positive time that created a great balance during my life. For every despair, there were lots of loved ones who showed their genuine support, and friends who were straight forward when I needed them to be.

It is a hard battle to remain positive, but it is not impossible to win. There will always be negative moments to try to keep me down, because that’s exactly what negativity does. I am strong, but sometimes I lack the confidence to believe I am very strong. It happens, right? It is tempting to blame yourself for misery, but if you dwell in it for long, you begin to believe it. Don’t we all want to feel good? Live a happy life? I know I do, and I will keep fighting for my own happiness, even if there are others who will try to tear me down. You should do this, as well. Be happy and confident about who you are, and help others through your anecdotes.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤