What is your favourite day of the week and why?
Thanks to melanie from sparks from a combustible mind, for the questions for share your world this week!
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) a good thing, a bad thing or a mixture of both?
A mixture of both! I am on facebook, and twitter, although I use facebook more. I like it, if you stay away from all the drama it is quite a good place, you can find out a lot of information on there.
Are you camera shy or do you pose for the camera with confidence?
I’m not camera shy at all. People say I take nice photos. I like having my photo taken.
Is there anything youve kept from younger years for sentimental reasons alone?
Not really. I cant think of anything off the top of my head. Oh there is one thing. I kept the letters my gramma wrote to me when I was a child, in bording school, she’d write to me each week, I will always treasure those letters.
Do you like to decorate for different holidays?
Yes. Well for halloween, and christmas. I like the atmosphere when the decorations are up. It feels so nice.
Do you feel youre a strong person character-wise?
Yes. People say I am very determined, and I guess I am. I dont let things hold me back. Especially my blindness. I can also be stubborn, or so I am told, lol.
So this is the conversation that took place in the car between my 11 year old niece Lauren and I yesterday.
Lauren: Can you see colors? Or what do you see?
Me: No, I cant see any colors.
Lauren: So its all black?
Me: Well no, its not black either. I know when its dark and bright, but thats just something in my brain that makes it like that, its not actually my eyes showing me that.
Lauren: But why?
Me: Well I have no backs to my eyes. I was born without them.
Lauren: But cant you get new backs?
Me: Unfortunately not sweetie. You have to grow with them, you cant replace them.
Lauren: But cant you get surgery?
Me: Well if I had millions of bucks I would.
Lauren: But can you actually get surgery to fix your eyes?
Me: I dunno hun, I doubt it.
Lauren: I’d hate to not be able to see.
Me: Oh I dont mind, why would you hate it?
Lauren: I’d be so paranoid not being able to see.
Bless her. The innocence of it. Its the first time she’s really spoken to me about my blindness, besides asking a few questions about it when she was younger.
She must have been thinking about it. She’s at that age now, where she wants answers to everything.
Rory has a great challenge going, called the daily four!
I thought I’d do it for a little bit of distraction!
|How often do you read magazines as in daily, weekly and what magazines do you enjoy and why do you read them as opposed to simply reading articles online?
I dont read a lot of magazines! I used to read more of them, when I’d get them from the talking newspapers association in the UK, I had a subscription to that service for a while, but right now I dont. I was going to download an app to my phone that allows you to subscribe to online magazines but I havent looked into it yet!
|What will you never answer about yourself if asked?|
|I’ll answer most things! But asking me about my sex life, thats a huge no no. I wont answer any questions about when I’ve had sex or with whom!
If you had to pin point with a certain amount of commitment your top five environmental concerns what would they be?
|I dont have a top five, but climate change is very important to me! I think Also the stuff going on in the rainforrests is huge right now and something thats been on my mind, and all the forrest fires as well.
What are your views on robots at work and the impact they could have on the human workforce in our future?
Well I think that it wont be long and robots will be taking over our workplace and will make humans non existent! I dont think thats the answer though. There is a place for robots, but there is also a place for humans, and robots should never be used in place of a human, that human interaction is always needed!
I am participating in Rorys daily four! I love answering random questions, so here goes!
Todays Questions to the Readers are.
|What are you truly passionate about?
Animal welfare, writing, reading, childrens rights, raising awareness of mental illness
|Have you ever experienced or suffered from writers block?
Yes. Not too often but occasionally I do. I hate when it happens.
|Are you happy?
Mostly I am. I try to be happy but sometimes life gets me down, I am a happy person though, by nature.
|Do you ever experience stress?|
I do. A fair bit. I think most of us do though dont we? You cant get away from it. Its always around the corner. Its what we do with the stress that counts.
What was the most challenging thing about your childhood?
I am participating in Rory’s daily four! I havent participated before, so, here goes!
|Have you ever been afraid of the dark?|
|Yes. I am terrified of it. And as a child I was too. There’s something about it that freaks me out.
Have you ever been arrested?
|Never! Well, unless you count the time I was arrested under the power of the mental health act, but thats not a criminal arrest, but it did mean a police officer came to my house and brought me to a police station to be evaluated by a psychiatrist.
What were your first thoughts this morning when you awoke?
|I thought about the day ahead, and all of the things I had to do, I also thought, I wonder what I will have for breakfast!
If you could have witnessed anything around the world in whatever time zone, what would you have loved to have seen first hand?
Well its not a world event, but its a yearly one, I’d love to witness the ball drop in time square on new years eve.