Daily Prompt: Nightmares.
When I have nightmares, they are very vivid, and I always wake up terrified. I have had many nightmares in my life, but it was only the most vivid messed up ones that I remember, and still remember to this day.
I have had a nightmare where there were tornadoes outside of my window, and I was trying to escape, but the tornadoes picked themselves off of the ground and stuck the ends inside of my childhood bedroom. Even to this day I am terrified of severe weather.
Another nightmare that I’ve had is that my current boyfriend died in a car accident, but he was still able to talk to me through Facebook’s messaging feature. That was one of the weirdest, but scariest dreams I’ve ever had, and I am still terrified that it will come true.
Sometimes my nightmares I can’t remember, but more often than not, I do remember them. And they keep me awake for hours. I wish I could get rid of them, but I can’t.
Daily Prompt: Far From Normal.
I am probably the poster child of the least normal person on the planet, but I could be wrong. I have the mentality of a male, but without the levels of testosterone that would leave me with excess body hair.
I grew up in the country, always had trouble making friends, mainly because me and my brothers were so close. We did everything together. In the summer we would go outside and play town in the sand box, little mounds of sand that served as houses. In the winter we would go downstairs and play big town, with me and my brothers playing the town inhabitants, with fake money and every thing. We would even play school, which was pretty interesting, mainly because we all hated it so much.
I was always the leader, the teacher, the insurance company owner, and when things didn’t go my way, we would stop playing.
I am not your average girl. I know the value of money, and I don’t go and blow it whenever I want to. Although I would like to, I know my limits.
My life has been strange, but I have been able to handle everything that has been thrown at me. My advice, live life to the fullest, and don’t give up when something goes wrong, just get back up and keep going.
Daily Prompt: Mentor Me.
I never really had a mentor. It was always me against the world, and I’ve become a stronger person for it.
My parents got divorced when I was in 6th grade, which is a lot for a 6th grader to handle, but things didn’t start changing until the June after my parents announced to us what was going on.
In June my Mom moved into a new house in town, a house mind you, that we didn’t get to see before we moved in. We had to fix it up, because the owner before us didn’t take very good care of it, so much of the house smelled awful, and like animal piss and mold. The whole remodeling process was an adventure.
Once school started up again, and my mom went back to work, she left most of the parenting to me. As if the divorce wasn’t hard enough on me, now I had to make sure that my brothers had everything that they needed, and that they got fed properly. It was incredibly unfair to me, and to this day my mother doesn’t know what she put me through.
I never had a mentor, if anything, I was my own mentor. I wouldn’t change what happened for anything. If I did, I wouldn’t be the person I ended up being. I would be a spoiled brat, and not the level headed adult I’ve grown up to be.
I’ve had social problems due to my higher maturity level, having a harder time making friends or keeping friends. People saw me as the strange girl who spends time by herself. So I gave up on people.
I wouldn’t change my life. I just look towards the future, and I don’t like to look back.
Daily Prompt: The Clock.
As a little girl, my parents would sometimes leave me home alone, mainly watching over my brothers while they went to town to run a few errands. My mom would always leave us with one task.
“When I’m gone please clean up the house.”
While this may seem a daunting task, it almost always didn’t get done right away. Me and my brothers would goof off in the house and make a bigger mess of the place.
When I heard the car door slam, I always immediately looked at the clock and tried to clean up a little, just so that I could say that I did what she asked us to do.
Time is a precious thing, a thing that many of us take for granted. Some of us waste time, while some of us take what time we have and use it to the fullest. As we grow older, it seems as if though we have less and less time. As children, we feel as if we have all the time in the world.
Time flies when you are having fun, so why not enjoy what time we have?
Daily Prompt: Proud.
Pride. It’s simple, but all the same, not so simple. If you are proud of something, it’s because you created it, and you believe that it’s great.
Many parents think this way of their children, but their children gain pride in their accomplishments as well.
My parents are proud of me because they have raised me well enough that they know I can stand on my own, and that I will be able to hold my own and handle whatever comes at me.
So be proud of what you do. You never know what you can do if you just believe in yourself.
Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow.
I was hit by Cupid’s arrow about a year and a half ago. Unexpectedly I was sitting at a computer printing off college applications for my records, and dabbling a little bit on Facebook games, when suddenly a shy, but cute boy began messaging me.
I had “went out” with this boy before in one of those Jr. High relationships that last 2 seconds, except mine lasted 2 days. I never thought that I would consider dating this guy in the real world.
We began talking about random things, and then he asked me a question: “Do you like me?” He is a shy guy, and this was his way of asking me out. I didn’t quite get it at first, so I replied with a “Yes, I do like you.” From then on we began dating, me not so sure that he was right for me, but I stuck it out.
I didn’t really fall in love with him until Christmas, which is when we had our first kiss. It was a bittersweet moment, awkward but nice all the same. It was then that I knew he wasn’t going to break up with me.
I am incredibly insecure, constantly worrying about my weight, and every time I tell him that maybe I’m getting a little chubby, he tells me that I’m perfect. It makes me feel a lot better.
I’m glad I gave him a second chance, because if I hadn’t I wouldn’t be dating the best man ever for a woman like me.
Daily Prompt: Shoulda Woulda Coulda.
The Daily Prompt today is Shoulda Woulda Coulda. I should do many things. Like right now I should be doing homework, get caught up on some readings, and keeping in touch with my parents. I should also blog on a daily basis to improve my writing skills, and The Daily Prompt can help me with that.
I would go workout right now, but I have a migrane, and those of us who deal with migraines a lot know what they are like. Excruciating. If you really think about it, every woulda comes attached with a “but.” “I would do this, but” or “I would hang out with you today, but blah blah blah.” Woulda is an excuse that we all use on a daily basis, even if we don’t really realize it.
Coulda. Everyone can do things. I could get up right now off of my lazy but and be productive. I could go outside and take a run. But I don’t want to do either of those things, mainly cause it is my relaxation time. I like to take a break from studying and relax every now and then. It’s good for your mind.
The hard part is overcoming the shoulda, the woulda, and the coulda. Sometimes you just have to get up and do the things that you don’t want to do. When you get them done, you will feel a ton better. I usually do. I should do this, I would do this, I could do this.
No more shoulda coulda woulda. From now on, I will.