Weekly Photo Challenge – On the Move

Time for another Photo Challenge! Here are a few photos that depict movement. Scroll over to read captions.

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Daydreaming is my unpaid internship

I have shared the first page of my novel with a few friends and family and have received positive feedback. The common question is, “How did you come up with all this? How did you think of the names?” The answer is, daydreams and dreams have become my unpaid internship. I intentionally daydream and dream my entire novel, in order to put realism in it. I’m basically creating the entire world and scenarios in my head, as I go on with my daily life. I can lucid dream, and this allows me to continue working on it while I’m sleep. I don’t know how I do it, but thank goodness I can.

I came up with the name for my main character while I was in the bathroom. It was definitely not my intention to do so, but ideas just come and go, and the name was so good I didn’t want to flush it down the toilet (pun totally intended). I’m not proofreading at the moment, because it is wasting too much time, and I want to make sure I have the story written down. There are a few holes I need to patch, but I have learned not to worry about the final details, in case the plot changes along the way. I have learned to control my daydreaming, because if I want to pay the bills right now, I need to be able to work with society. I used to zone out a lot, but now I only do when I allow myself to do so. It isn’t easy, because my novel is part of my life and it is hard to stop the ideas flowing in, but I’m managing. I have to admit, there are days where it kills me inside when I don’t pay attention to my writing voice, or when I cannot daydream, and it does cause me stress, but I use my days off to let the dreams escape and the words come to fruition on paper (or Word document). It doesn’t make it 100% better, but I have learned to accept it and to be grateful for what I have.

I believe to a certain extent that my daydreaming is a symptom of me being an Empath (read this website) and that’s why I live to dream and shut down if something won’t let me do it. The reason I’m writing this post is because I have discovered this recently (specifically, yesterday). Events in my life finally make sense, dots have been connected. Some people thought I was crazy when I predicted deaths in my family, or when I knew how they felt before they told me what was happening. It is not scientifically proven, but I can tell you all the traits you read on that website are mostly true for me (the meat and antique ones do not apply to me entirely nor depression). But, this probably explains why I don’t do well in crowds and why I don’t like strangers rubbing off on me when they pass by. If I have to be in a crowd, for example when I go out with friends, then I do it without complaining. It doesn’t mean I cry and scream if I’m around too many people, but I get tired by the end of the day. I don’t know where I can go from here, but whether I’m an Empath or not, at least now I know I’m not the only one with those traits :).

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Robert Downey Jr. approves of me!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Another Friday, another Photo Challenge. The theme for this week is ‘Spring’. I love it! Sadly, Ontario isn’t being a great host for Spring so far, but it’s getting there. The temperatures are definitely higher, but I would like to see a bit more sunshine. Here are a few pictures about Spring. Enjoy!

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So, you have a crush on someone?

I admit it, when I was in High School, it was a drool-fest over the cute guys who walked in the hallways. Now, I can control it better. It’s just funny when I think about how different my reactions can be when I have a crush on someone. They’re not obvious to the guy, but my friends get a chuckle out of my silliness.

 

 Usually, I develop a crush on someone I know and talk to frequently, because I mostly fall for their personality. However, there are times when the physical aspect wins and I know right away who’s going to be in my daydreams for at least, the next couple of weeks.

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Has this ever happened to you? You crush is talking to you about how much he’s loving the new features of his car –when a guy loves his car that much, you know there is no chance of a date any time soon – and somehow in your twisted mind, you think he’s saying he loves you.

Your crush: “I love my new rims”

You: “I love you, too…I mean…them, I love them, too”.

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Sometimes, I do have a serious crush and I can’t help but to daydream constantly. I try not to stare, because I’m not creepy, so that’s why I just daydream. Thing is, even though I know it’s not true love and I know deep inside I won’t really be with him, I just tell myself, “whatever, I love him” just for the sake of delusional daydreaming.

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There’s nothing like the feeling of your crush initiating conversations with you. Have you had that feeling before? When you know he’s not really into you, but he still wants to be friends and laughs at your lame jokes? Hey, I’ll take it. I’ll have the biggest smile throughout the day. I know my friends will probably think I look like I’m reaching nirvana, but it’s something! Gotta be grateful, right?

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My friends always laugh when I’m joyful over the fact a crush of mine says hi to me. I don’t let him know, oh no, I play it cool and say hi back, but as soon as he isn’t looking, I turn to my friends and repeat over and over again, “oh my goodness! He said Hi! Did you see that? Did you?” It’s like High School all over again.

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Remember, don’t stalk your crushes, don’t stare at them with predatory eyes. Just dream about them and see if you can be friends with them. If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen.

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Xhaustion – A to Z Challenge

A to Z Challenge, letter: X

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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 :).

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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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

Hello!!!! It’s Friday, which means another Photo challenge :). I have two photos to share with you. The first one is of letters written by me great aunt. The letters talk about the time she was neighbours with my late grandparents. It’s a perspective on her and their lives years ago. She’s still alive and I talk to her as often as I can, but whenever I get nostalgic, I read them. The second photo is of clouds, because the sky writes us letters everyday. Enjoy!

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Poem – Visit

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Why have you not visited me again

she has many times

I need to hear you one more time

Tell me to live in peace

she has many times.

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My emotions fall like dominoes

your presence can stop them

why can’t you visit me

she has many times

tell me, I want to understand

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Is it that you’re here, but I can’t feel you?

The essence of her perfume has appeared

but yours, just once, if anything

why can’t you visit me

and relive the seen horizons

and the pebbles thrown in the water

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Just once, I know you are fine

I need to know

you told me once you’d be here

is it because I really am okay?

why can’t you visit me,

she has many times

I live in peace

but say it to me one more time.

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Daily prompt: The Wanderer

The Daily Post asks: Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit. GO!

1) Middle-Earth (specifically Rivendell): I guess New Zealand will do for now, but one day I’ll find a way to go to Middle-Earth :p

2) Europe: it’s hard to pick just one country! I guess I’d like to start with Ireland (castles and Guinness!), Italy (art, architecture, pasta and pizza), France (visit my heritage), Switzerland (great chocolate).

3) Antarctica and Argentina: Penguins!!!

4) Australia: I have friends from there and I’d love to bring home a koala for my sister. A real koala would be most preferable, but a stuffed one from there will do. Oh and Caramello Koala!!!

5) Forget visiting the Moon or Mars. I want to visit another galaxy.

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Tired T-Rex – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: T

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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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