30 days of writing challenge, day 8

Day 8: Share something you struggle with

I struggle a lot with intense flashbacks. This is due to the fact I was abused. I live with the aftermath of that abuse in the form of PTSD. The flashbacks are hard to deal with. They can literally come at any time, day or night. Sometimes when they come they debilitate me. They make my life a living hell.

30 days of writing challenge day 7

Day 7: List 10 songs you are loving right now

1 all about that base megan traynor
2 cheerleader OMI
3 blank space taylor swift
4 fucking perfect pink
5 shake it off taylor swift
6 future husband megan traynor
7 thinking out loud ed sheeran
8 photograph ed sheeran
9 uptown func bruno mars
10 blow me one last kiss pink

Weekend update

I had a busy weekend. On saturday morning my PA came and we had a lot we needed to do. I decided to join spinning classes. So she drove me to the gym, but I never ended up doing the actual class, I ended up having an individual one to one session with one of the gym instructors. When I went to the room where the spinning class was being held, the girl teaching it said I’d be better off if I familiarised myself with the bike before joining, as a bike for spinning is different and operates different than the bikes that I normally go on at the gym. So an instructor worked with me for 30 minutes, we went through things about the bike, how to operate it, and then she had me pedal, and she told me what would happen during the class. Not only do you pedal sitting down, you have to stand up too and pedal and there are other things you’ll be told to do such as sprint etc. So we went through all that and I did get my exercise in, and now my legs hurt so much. My thighs are so painful when I go from a sitting to a standing position. UIts like I’ve used the muscles there so much and now they are painful to the touch. My PA said if I decide to stick with the spinning that she’ll do the classes too along with me. After we finished at the gym we went for breakfast before we went grocery shopping. Breakfast was so yummy. I had sausage, scrambled eggs, bacon and toast. I like to ttreat myself to breakfast every couple of weeks. After we ate we went to get my groceries. I spent about 60 euro but I got lots of good food for that so I was very happy. The kids were complaining because I didnt get them icecream, or candy. All the candy was on sale since its almost halloween, but I didnt buy any, so I’ll have to buy some next weekend for them. After finishing the shopping we went back to my house and put all the food away, and then she dropped me to moms. I didnt do anything in the afternoon, except layed down for a nap. Then last night my two aunts came over to moms house and we had drinks. Well I didnt drink last night, Liz did. She drank wine and was very happy since she got to have alcohol for the first time in months. We chatted and played music and generally had fun. I stayed in bed late today, well I got up for breakfast then went back to bed, while mom cleaned the house and my dad walked the dogs. At 1 PM my sister and her partner and the kids arrived, and we all ate dinner. We had roast pork for dinner, with mashed potato, carrot, parsnip and turnip, and gravy. They also had yorkshire puddings but I didnt as I dont like them. I had bought a cake which had chocolate filling and whipped cream on it for dessert so we all ate that after our dinner. Then me and my sister sat down at the kitchen table and first I helped her do her work for college. Then I did my own. My sister had to write two letters for her communications module, a letter of condolence and a thank you letter. She was having trouble laying them out in the proper way so I helped her word stuff and told her how to lay them out nicely. I had to work on my team work manual for my team working module. Its a portfolio I am doing but for the portfolio I have to answer 10 questions on team work, like for example what are the advantages and disadvantages of team work, the role of team work in organisations, types of teams in the workplace, different types of team roles, etc. It took me about an hour to finish four of the questions. Then this evening mom and me went to my aunts to watch x factor and have more drinks. It was fun. My aunt made brishettas and she had these crackers that she topped with cheese and onion and tomato and they were yummy. Its been a great productive and fun weekend. Tomorrow is a bank holiday here and I am not going to get up to much, except finish off my college stuff. I’ll be going home to my own house tomorrow evening. I’m off college for the whole week which is nice.
Carol anne

I am now 3 years qualified with my guide dog Nitro, and today he turns five

3 years ago, my beautiful guide dog Nitro came into my life. I had previously had two other dogs, and had waited for 3 years before I finally was matched with him. I can honestly say he’s been the best thing that ever happened to me. Since he bounced into my life 3 years ago, things have changed so much. He is a beautiful, gentle soul, so sensitive, loyal and loving. He is my world. He has made a huge difference in my life in every way.

Today he turns five. Happy birthday Nitro. Later, I have a nice bone for you to chew on. I was gonna get him a badge and a cake, but then I ended up not doing that. But I will take lots of pictures and post them to facebook. If anyone of my readers wants on my facebook page let me know and I can add you. I post a ton of pics of the dog on there for friends and family.

I hope me and Nitro have many more brilliant years together. He amazes me every day and I feel so blessed that I am his owner. Thanks Nitro for everything and for allowing me to give you as much love as you give me every day. Your just awesome.

titbits of advice

1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously
notice about you. Wear nice shoes.

2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there’s a 50%
chance you’ll die within the next 3 years.

3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look
exactly like you.

There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your

4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps
your spine stronger.

5. A person’s height is determined by their father,

and their weight is determined by their mother.

6. If a part of your body “falls asleep”, You can almost
always “wake it up” by shaking your head.

7. There are three things the human brain cannot resist
noticing, food, attractive people and danger.

8. Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right

9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will
absorb the unpleasant odor.

10. According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to
disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.

11. There are so many kinds of apples, that if you ate a
new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them

12. You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will
only live 11 days without sleeping.

13. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who

14. Laziness and inactivity kills just as many people as

15. A human brain has a capacity to store 5 times as much
information as Wikipedia.

16. Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt
light bulb!!

17. Our body gives enough heat in 30 mins. to boil 1.5
liters of water!!

18. The Ovum egg is the largest cell and the sperm is the
smallest cell !!

19. Stomach acid (conc. HCL) is strong enough to dissolve
razor blades!!

20. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day & while you walk,
SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

21. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

22. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God’s
guidance for your purpose, today.

23. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat
less food that is manufactured in plants.

24. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,
broccoli, and almonds.

25. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

26. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy
vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things
you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the
positive present moment.

27. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and
dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

28. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

29. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive
them for everything.

30. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

31. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to

32. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the

33. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea
what their journey is all about.

34. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

35. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:

‘In five years, will this matter?’

36. Help the needy, Be generous! Be a ‘Giver’ not a

37. What other people think of you is none of your

38. Time heals everything.

39. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

40. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you

42. Each night before you go to bed, pray to God and be
thankful for what you’ve accomplished, today.

43. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.