What’s something your brain tries to make you do, which you have to will yourself NOT to do? (could be a bad habit, a physical response to something…your interpretation is as good as mine! )
For some reason, I have a lot of trouble going to bed early, even when I’m tired. I feel sleepy and think an early night would be a good idea but I still sit up. I used to sit up late when I was working as it was a way to reclaim what I thought of as my time. I also often sat up late because David was always restless when he first went to bed and I’d wait for him to settle down before going to bed myself. Now it seems to have become a habit I just can’t break. I’m not talking about going to bed at 9pm or earlier as many people I know do. I would have to be sick before I would do that but I rarely get into bed before midnight.
When someone finds out what you do, or where you are from, what question do they always ask you?
I don’t get it as much now but when I was younger people would often ask me about my name which is uncommon here. I would often be asked if I was Polish. (I’m not). The other thing I always get asked is why I don’t get my driver’s licence? I find this pretty annoying as it is really nobody’s business.
What’s something terrifying that we’ve all come to accept as a fact of life?
Of course, bushfires are the first thing that comes to mind because of the current situation and my own brush with them last year. However, I feel that extreme weather conditions are here to stay. We have bigger and more frequent storms, we have droughts that go on for years, summers are hotter and last longer. This is our new normal. I don’t believe that we will ever go back to the way things used to be and that is very scary indeed.
Should governments make laws to protect people from harming themselves? Could that even work? (yes this one is deep, maybe too deep).
I don’t know if more laws would really work and I’m not sure that I want them. I do agree that people who self harm need help but it’s not laws they need perhaps so much as funding to support the organisations that are there to help them. Punishing people for trying to hurt themselves seems like hitting a child to make them learn their times’ tables. I also feel that we have enough restrictions on us already compared to when I was young. I guess I feel that if stupid people are going to ignore the rules and get themselves hurt or killed they only have themselves to blame. Why should the rest of us suffer for it? Of course, I am not talking about people with mental health issues here I’m talking about the ones who go to reckless lengths to take selfies and things like that.
Gratitude is an Attitude…
Please share your gratitude for this past week in the form of a photo, a quote or a thought. 🙂
We had a lovely day out at Penguin on Sunday. The weather was perfect, not too hot or too cold. We heard some good music at the market we visited and bought a lot of nice things for not much money. Days like that should be bottled.