I think the concept of Happily Ever After is stupid.
Life would not be worth living if one event meant you lived a trouble free life from that point on.
Struggles in life is what makes us human. You learn from mistakes, you grow as a person, you meet people that you’d much rather not have but all these little things gives you a life worth living. Even with the perfect job, the perfect house, the perfect partner and the best things happening that you could imagine something negative will happen at some point.
In fairy tales happily ever after is usually begun by marriage. In our times you see the amount of people who enter into these unions just to break it once again, you might be happy for a year, ten years even more but there can always be that day that breaks you.
Instead of waiting for a Happily Ever After moment you should strive to live for the moment. Something bad will always happen at some point but facing it all with a positive attitude instead of facing it with blind, childish belief that fairy tales are real is the way to live life.
Only a fool would believe they’ve had a “Happily Ever After” moment.
So if you don’t follow us on Twitter (you should @Geek__Mind and @Awerka are the two you need to follow!) you won’t know that Amanda had a family emergency that she has had to go to sort out. Thus the 365 Challenge wasn’t done Sunday, I then couldn’t figure out where to find the list of challenges so that is why yesterday wasn’t done. Me and Luc are the last two reviewers standing (Alexx looks after Pete and Rick still isn’t able to get online) so we are going to do the reviews between us.
So in one blog just so all challenges get done we have three in one.
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The last nightmare I had might sound strange but it is a reoccurring one.
Its very simple, not very scary but its to do with work.
Always I’m late, or I’m meant to be doing something and am getting side tracked, or I’m talking to someone who suddenly turns into someone else.
Our store goes from being normal, to being the interior of my house, to being outside and all forms of craziness in between.
Every time I have this dream the conversations are similar but different and it is so vivid and real that I have to pinch myself when I wake up to believe that I’ve been dreaming. Conversations with work colleagues suddenly become difficult to shake and I have to be careful what I say when I talk to them next because I can’t remember if the conversations were real or not.
I personally class these as nightmares because for a start I go to sleep hoping to escape from normal life! Having to work for 8 hours or more a day then sleep for another 8 or so hours dreaming about it is not a good thing. It unnerves me and makes me twitchy for the next day. Worst of all though it just unsettles me completely from the moment I wake up to the moment I go back to sleep. I suddenly can’t deal with it and I’ll believe I’m late all day long or else time will run away from me and I WILL forget to do stuff.
Sometimes I wake up physically sick after one of those dreams.
It effects me more because its reality mixed in with the weird. Its always something that is mixed with reality that scares me more. It blurs very real lines and makes me double think myself.
I hate them! Apparently they are to do with stress though but I get them so often that it sometimes scares me from sleeping!
I never had a mentor.
Well that might be a lie. In many ways the guys on here are like mentors to me. I was completely technophobic at one point and never really thought I’d ever be writing reviews or anything like that but they all took me under their wings and helped me when I was just starting.
I don’t think they count though.
Not sure what I’d have a mentor for in my life but I feel a little bit like I got left out on that score. Most of the lessons I have learnt in life have been through trial and error or else by observing others. Having someone that knew more then me to begin with and shared their experience would have been nice. I think sharing with others is a great thing.
Maybe one day I can mentor someone!
Do I believe in reincarnation?
I’d like to believe it, I’d really love to believe that there is something out there after we die. For my personality I guess its weird for me not to believe in it with some of the stuff I do believe in.
The thing is whenever it has been described to me it seems extremely unfair, maybe I believe in a form of reincarnation as I feel like we’re like a DVD. When we stop playing it just happens again and that is why we get Deja vu but to think that based on how well behaved you are on someones rules without the intricate complex human factor put in there you might be reincarnated seems like Santa Claus. Its like a bribe to lead a better life to get a present at the end of it.
I really do feel that people who do believe in it tend to be happier though. I guess it would make facing life in all its hardships so much easier. If you strive to do good you’ll get to be reincarnated, sometimes I guess humans need that kind of promise. It gets pretty depressing thinking that you might just end.
Of all of us here on BelieveinGeek.com though I’m pretty sure its Anna that would believe in reincarnation.
How do I make major changes in my life?
I tend to go cold turkey. I’m one of those people who other people hate because I’m so sure of myself and when I set my mind on something I can usually just do it.
If I weened myself off of something then I wouldn’t think I was changing so I want to do it right away without a second thought.
Have I changed something big before in my life?
I had to give up coffee at one point. I don’t know why I started drinking it so much but it got to the point where I couldn’t live without a cup of coffee by my side, I drove myself insane with it. When I realised that my health was being negatively effected by it of course I had to give it up. The nurse and the doctor told me that I should do it slowly but I decided to just give it up right there and then. It was hard, real hard, some people that knew me well said that I made it look easy but it was so far from easy I couldn’t even begin to tell you how much it hurt me.
In the end though I think that was the best thing for it. If I had given it up bit by bit I think I would have ended up not giving it up at all. Why would I? I would have made myself think that now that I wasn’t drinking it 24/7 I’d be able to handle it.
Sometimes I think you need to test your willpower by doing things like this. I prefer that test then to kid myself that I can change slowly.
I will start with a question.
Is there a universe out there that you’ve read about in a book that just seems so real and alive to you that it upsets you deep inside that it isn’t real and you aren’t there? Are there characters that touch your heart so tenderly that you don’t care if people think you are stupid but as far as you are concerned you know them? You are more emotionally attached to them and their plight then you are of real life people right in front of you?
If you have I’d love to know which ones so leave me a message in the comments. If not then why not?
Let me tell you about some of mine…
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