In response to the Daily Post’s prompt “Optimistic”
How do you fuel the fires of optimism?
Caves in Croatia
As a cynic, there are few things that make me hopeful or optimistic. But the idea of change in the future, brightens my day more than any other. Believing that my dreams might someday come true, keeps me hopeful in the midst of my cynicism. It sounds like a naive cliche, I’m sure, but still this is what keeps me somewhat optimistic.
Of those dreams, is travel and exploration. I yearn for a chance for adventure to break the mundane cycle that is my daily routine. I wish to delve into as many cultures as possible and explore the mysterious wonders of nature. It is the desire for such experiences that spark a ray of hope in an otherwise regular life.
In response to The Daily Post’s prompt “Keeping up with the Jones'”
Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can. Paint a picture for us.
I would like to buy my own apartment in the city of my choosing anywhere in the world. I don’t care for a townhouse or a penthouse or anything so luxurious, but I would like a place that is mine. It would have a modern design, artwork on the walls, and I would live there by my own rules. Otherwise I don’t really care about luxury items, but I would like enough money to travel as often as I’d like.
In response to the Daily Post’s prompt “Resolved”
Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?
Well that would really depend on the resolution. My method for making resolutions is to vary them; from the ones I know would to achievable to more challenging aspirations. While some “aspirations” would be considered highly achievable goals, they appear on my list of resolutions every single year. For example: exercise and healthier eating. Even though I occasionally attempt to have a healthier lifestyle by being more active and eating more nutritious foods, I’ve never truly committed to that resolution; fingers crossed, hopefully this would be my year.
As for the resolutions I have kept, they are usually along the lines of changing an electronic device (ie. phone or laptop) that desperately needed changing and reading a particular list of books that I set at the beginning of the year – the list usually changes during the year, but the goal remains the same.
Otherwise my resolutions include things which I have no control over, such as applications of all sorts (college, job, travel visa). So in these cases, whether or not I follow through with my resolution isn’t entirely up to me. This can be quite upsetting though, especially when I do my part and the situation doesn’t end up in my favor. In all cases, whatever the out come may be, I will continue to have a list of resolutions at the start of each year. 🙂
In response to the Daily Post’s prompt Fearless Fantasies
How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?
I would certainly say that my life would be more interesting, if I was incapable of fear. Because I believe that I have an adventurous side, but I would be too afraid or at least overly cautious to discover that side of myself.
Activities I would Do If I Was Fearless:
- Swim with sharks
- Deep-sea diving
- Jump off of a cliff into the sea
In response to the Daily Post’s prompt “Generous Genies”
Remember those lovely genies who grant wishes? Well, you’re one and you’ve just been emancipated from your restrictive lamp. You can give your three wishes to whomever you want. Who do you give your three wishes to, and why?
I would give my three wishes to my mother, because I know how much she needs them and that she would use them wisely.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt “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.
As tempting as this might sound, reading your own life story could be a disaster. Not because it would only contain undesirable events, per se, but because your life would lose its mystery. A mystery that keeps a person hoping everyday, either for change or for maintaining a current stability. But if you know how the story will end when you are still in the middle or even the beginning, the entire story loses its appeal and you lose the desire to read it, or in this case live it.
That being said, if it landed in my lap I wouldn’t be able to fight the urge to read it. I would dive into it quickly , devour every page and anticipate any exciting events. Once the story comes to a close, whether I like it or not, I would have acquired the knowledge and wisdom to change it.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt “The Outsiders”
Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.
He stood outside the window watching as they feast
She stood outside the door pondering her fate
They stood outside society judging from afar
We stood outside the gates waiting to be let in
I stand outside reality admiring as it falsely unfolds