Daily Archives: September 4, 2013

Daily Post – I Am a Rock


Today’s Daily Post – here’s the prompt;



Daily Prompt: I Am a Rock

Is it easy for you to ask for help when you need it, or do you prefer to rely only on yourself? Why?

I am useless at recognising the point I need to ask for help. I do ask, in the end, but often I could have avoided a lot of stress and worry if I had asked for help sooner.

I am often the one others come to for a shoulder to cry on or to share a problem.

I know that I cannot rely purely on myself – I need support and encouragement. Without it I allow worry and concern to take over and that zaps me of all the strength I needed to tackle the problem in the first place!

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FF – Friday Fictioneers – Recollection


Back for another challenge – join in by clicking the icon friday-fictioneers


Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Clearing out Dad’s room at Sunnyvale Nursing Home, I found the old suitcase.

‘Mum used to bag these for doorstop collection and he’d go search the Charity Shops to buy them back.’ I said my voice cracking.

Mark embraced me carefully, resting his head against my shoulder.

‘We can keep them.’ he said.

I squeezed his hand gratefully.

Back home Mark dragged mum’s old bookcase in from the garage and carefully displayed every last item.

‘Thought it would be nice to have them together again.’ he smiled.

‘ I bet mum’s wishing for a charity bag right now!’ I giggled.

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Blogtember September 4th Day 2 – 3 Months Off!


This is a wonderful challenge, with a list of fantastic, thought provoking prompts. Click the icon to find out more.

Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your Blogtember
current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for
fun photos from Pinterest, but don’t forget to cite the source!)

Now my initial thoughts on this prompt were split. I am (technically 1 month in to doing exactly this) having made the changes I have to start over. I re-read the prompt and thought about stepping out of my life for a bit and taking hold of a different one.

Of course we all have ambitions & most of you have read months of posts all about mine, so this is my chance to dream something different…

I would travel, absorbing the riches of culture and life. I have done some travelling, but the trip of my dreams needs crowd-funding! And realistically because I have taken time out and have yet to earn, travel is something that cannot be on my actual agenda for some time! Here I can just do it. I would also  learn to fly a helicopter. This is something I would love to do but doubt I ever will, especially if the pilots need perfect eyesight rule applies.

I would like to be outlandish and say that I would go to Mars on the space mission, but those chosen are only getting a one way ticket and I know I would miss Earth too much. Besides much as the Galaxy fills me with awe and wonder, as much as I love star gazing or flying, I have never had a desire to launch myself into space.

I could go and do something useful to help other people for three months. But I know in my heart of hearts if somebody turned around tomorrow and said – ‘Here’s 3 months, everything’s in hand we will keep this writing / working thing ticking over for you, sell your apartment, pay all your mortgages and bills and make sure your life is just as you left it (only better when you return)’ and then said ‘the world was my oyster…’ I would take it literally pack up a bag and take off.

Some places I have been, some I haven’t … I would love longer than 3 months, but I am used to packing 6months travel into 1.

ENJOY the trip!

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And then fly home


First Class!

All images used in this trip are copyright Creative Commons images.