This Is Your Life – 365 Days

# 11 This is your life
If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover.
I would definitely choose not to do so. Mostly because of the spoiler. And if I knew all of it, I don’t think everything could happen exactly as it was written. What do you think?
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1984 – 365 Days

#9 1984
You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.
Me. An old version of myself, beaten up by life, by a crappy relationship, abused and unhappy. That person  did not achieve anything. She is ashamed of herself, has no friends, her family couldn’t rescue her, or didn’t want to. She did not believe that, but she is all alone. No interests, no joy, no love, just a slightly illusion of it. She just keep going, incapable of start over, or just end everything.

Teacher’s Pet – 365 Days

#8 Teacher’s pet
Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her?
There was this Portuguese teacher that I had when I was in elementary school. Twice a month, she did writing and reading classes with us, which gave me a huge new perspective about what I was reading, about how I interpreted, and especially, about how I write. We used to talk about our feelings, too, it was like a therapy.
I really cherish those memories.
It made me love writing and reading even more.

Helpless – 365 Days

#7 Helpless

Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins.
When did you last feel like that — and what did you do about it?

I believe that there are many situations where we can feel like that. I sincerely can’t remember the last one. But I guess the most common for me is when someone that I care about has health issues. This is something I can do nothing about, and depending on the level of the problem, it really hits me. What I’m used to do, at those cases, is to offer help in whatever I can, to pray and stay positive (at least, keep trying).

My favorite – 365 Days

#6 My favorite
What’s the most time you’ve ever spent apart from your favorite person? Tell us about it.
Wow, this challenge really assumes that I have a lot of favorites!
But, for everyone, indeed, there are some people that you just can’t stand being apart. Those people we always miss the most, even if it’s just one day that you spend away from him/her.
My significant other and I always have difficulties spending time away from each other. I guess the most time we ever spend apart was one month or so. Everytime it gets harder and harder. I miss him so much. It’s very strange, because the  fact that I need him amazes me and at the same time scares me. It amazes me because years ago I could never imagine feel this way about someone, and scares me because it makes you so dependent on the fact that this person wants to be with you(if he changes his mind, I’ll be in a very bad place).
Can anyone relate to that feeling?

Call Me Ishmael – 365 days

#5 Call Me Ishmael
Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post.
If you really want to hear about it, sometimes live isn’t that beautiful. Sometimes even love is not a lovely feeling. And you are not a person, you’re an army of just one soldier. At times, life is not a bowl of joy, adventure, excitement, happiness. It’s just hard. And harder if no one understands why it is so hard on you. Some days, all you can do is to survive.

Quote me – A 365 Writing Prompt

Quote me
Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
I have LOTS and LOTS of them!
But my favorite (lately), whenever I feel miserable about myself is:
“I was not built to break”
Yeah, from the  Whitney Houston’s song “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”. I love it because it is so short and at the same time so powerful!
Just in case you don’t know the song, here’s the link to the video:

P.S.: I’m really enjoying this challenge!

Resolved – A 365 Writing Prompt

Resolved
Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?
To be really honest, I always forget to make New year’s resolutions (this year I will not, hopefully). Of course I have things that I want to change, or improve, or end, or start. But I never write it down. Maybe my resolution should be making a list of those things for 2015!
So here are some of them:
-To stop eating red meat
-To become more active
-To discuss less
-To be more kind
-To draw more
-To finish this challenge
-To learn a third language (French maybe?)
What are YOUR resolutions?

Stroke of Midnight – A 365 Writing Prompt

Today I start the 365 days of writing prompts, with the following entry:

Stroke of Midnight
Where were you last night when 2013 turned into 2014? Is that where you’d wanted to be?
I was at my parent’s house, spending the new year’s eve with my family as usual. My grandma is very old and her health was not at its best, so I was glad to be able to spend time next to her. I always like to stay with my family at the holidays, and even if I don’t have everyone I love around me, is where I want to be.