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Sweeping Motions – Daily Prompt

What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

My bedroom will always be messier than my computer or my cell phone.  I’m ridiculous about everything being organized and very easy to navigate.  I get angry if there are extra files on my desktop.

For instance:

desktop

I’m definitely not taking a photo of my bedroom.  There’s leftover baking supplies on the counter, clothes on my couch, lots of dishes in the sink and papers on my desk.  It is by no means ‘messy’ but it’s worse than I keep it normally.  Some days I just don’t care though, because I’m the only one who lives here.  When I lived with roommates I was really conscious about my things and making sure I was never leaving too much lying around to not annoy them.  Too bad many of them didn’t function the same way and often left things messy.  I hated that more than anything.  Especially because I was so conscious of them, why couldn’t they at least have enough courtesy to pick up after themselves?  But, again… I live on my own, so it doesn’t matter now.  Hahaha.

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Normally I do a Daily Prompt on it’s own, but I don’t feel like typing out another blog, and this way maybe some of the DP readers can check out my other blog.

For those of you who don’t know (or just haven’t looked yet), I have a creative writing blog where I try to keep all of my bits/scraps/tid-bits and just general ‘random’ writing.  It’s called Scribblin’ About Life and you can find a link in my sidebar.

Well, today, I started something new called Tune Tuesday.  The whole idea behind ‘TT’ is that I put my library on shuffle, and then using a random song (on repeat!) I sit down and write what comes out.  It’s a great way to free-write without any clear direction.  I listened to the song one time through without writing anything, and then I let myself go.

Since my big plans for this blog haven’t come to fruition yet (I’m still working on it!) I wanted to start another idea I had.  Blogging is becoming easier and a lot more fun recently, and I’m really starting to like the direction I’m heading.  Each day is one step closer to achieving my dreams!

You can check out the start of Tune Tuesday here: http://strokeofthepen.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/tune-tuesday-silvi/

Let me know what you think!

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I want to say so many things right now…

But I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open.  So many great things are happening recently, because I forced them to change.

For the first time in a long time, I feel like I’m in control of my life.  I make all of the decisions, I’m the boss.  If I don’t like something, I can just cut it out.  I’ve been living in Japan for almost a year now and I finally decided to be pro-active.

I don’t want to say anything just yet, but I will.  Once I’m sure these changes are permanent and going to last, I’ll go ahead and spills the beans.

I just recently hit over 130 followers!  Thank you so much to every one who has followed my blog so far!  Don’t be afraid to comment and put in your two cents (especially on Daily Prompts, I love criticism!).  I have a lot of things in the pipes coming up for Word Disorder and Scribblin’ About Life.  I’m really really (I put two, I must be REALLY excited) excited for what the future is going to hold, and I hope you are too.

As tax today, a song that helped me get through the work day.

Another month gone

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I’ve been here for 9 months… It’ll be 10 in four days.  Sometimes I have nightmares that I’m back in America, back at my old, terrible job, trying to suffer through life.

Making the decision to come here certainly wasn’t easy, but it is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me.  There are still some stressful days, and there are days when I wish for some of the comforts I had in America (everyone speaking English is by far the biggest one) but I love the challenge.  I’m loving this challenge.  Every day my listening skills with Japanese improve and I’m working on my speaking.  I’m trying to carve a life for myself here.  I have an insanely good support system, and I’ve met really amazing people.  So if I had to go back in time, I would still make this decision.

Being here has also given me the chance to open up my more creative side.  I don’t feel quite so ‘blocked’ now, for the last couple of years I’ve been trying to write several things and they never really came out.  The most important piece, and one I’ve been meaning to write, was ‘Spark.’  It was almost like after I let all of that bottled up emotion out that other things finally started to fall into place.  I still have a long way to go to achieve my dreams, but I have so many people supporting me now that I know I can achieve them.  It’s time to do it.

As for my writing goals this month, I did a lot better than I had expected.  I have a chart immediately to my right that asks, ‘Did you write today?’ and I’m still shocked at how many smiley faces I made on it.  It truly is amazing the things we can accomplish when we challenge ourselves.  I hope to have even more in August.  I know some days it just won’t be possible… there are some days I just don’t have anything to say.  But I’m going to push through.

This month I have a lot of good things planned for myself, but I’m not sharing!

And lastly, I finished up my ‘Sentence a Day’ challenge over at Scribblin’ About Life.  Check it out, let me know what you think.  This was an interesting experiment and one I plan to keep on doing.  The person who I wrote this piece about keeps me on my toes, and I usually wrote every day still riding on the emotions I felt from them.  It’s really interesting for me because I can tell which days I was irritated with him and the days I was enamored.  It’ll be fun to look back on this in a couple of months and read into the emotions I was feeling at the time.

http://strokeofthepen.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/july/

Happy August! (=^ェ^=)