10 Random Facts About Me. Part II

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Soooooooooo I should have posted a 500 follower special here but I didn’t. Why? Likely because of the kind of human being I am. I also filmed the below video in April of this year, yet it’s only been edited and uploaded this week.

Why is this? Please Moonlings, no more questions I am simply too inconsistent to explain myself. I’ve written a post like this before, and that can be found here.

10 Random Facts About Me!

The facts are stated below without fanfare or pageantry. However, if you are interested in learning more about said facts then you will need to watch the video my dear moonlings.

  1. I love baking!
  2. I keep growing my hair long then cutting it short.
  3. Diagnosed with depression & anxiety 3 years ago.
  4. I’ve always wanted to be bilingual. (Beyond speaking Irish and English).
  5. I play a couple of musical instruments.
  6. I love YouTube!
  7. I’m obsessed with mental coloured lipsticks. (I love colours).
  8. I’m very into the Zero Waste lifestyle, sustainability and alternative food sources.
  9. I’m a trained Anthropologist.
  10. I’m enjoying getting older.

 

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Message #20: Real Neat Blog Award!

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Moonlings! A Thinking Moon was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by A Geeky Gal! Thank you so much I can’t express how satisfying it is to be recognised by the community. Especially someone as wonderful as Megan.

A Geeky Gal is an amazing writer and poet. If you are like me and you love all things geeky you will love her blog and YouTube channel. She also writes about serious topics such as mental health, introverts and burn-out. Thanks again A Geeky Gal for the nomination. I can’t wait to answer the questions, I love the interactivity of these awards!

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Megan – A Geeky Gal

The Rules:

  • Display the Award Logo.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions from the blog who nominated you.
  • Nominate 7-10 bloggers.
  • Ask them seven questions.

Awesome Questions From A Geeky Gal

I. What are you currently binge-watching?

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Thomas Sanders

My binge watch at the moment is on YouTube by one of the sweetest YouTubers of all time Thomas Sanders. He is an adorable talented puppy and I love him.

He is originally from Vine where you might remember him as the StoryTime guy. Now he makes these amazing videos called Sander Sides were he literally talks to different sides of his personality. It is kid-friendly, he has Broadway chops, and he writes all of his own stuff.

Also, my forever binge-watch is Markiplier and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

II. What quirks do you have?

Oh, man I have so many. You may have noticed that I love colourful lipsticks. I have so many. I feel like if I put on mascara, pencil my brows and add a bold lip then boom! I’m all dressed up. No colour is out of the question for me. Blues, greens, blacks, I love them all! Here are some selfies I love taking with the lipsticks:

(Hover over the photos to see the names of the lipsticks)

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s – JSC

Another quirk I have is I also give all my plushies personalities and talk to them on a regular basis. If Le’Boo sits on one I make him apologise (He’s so patient!!!). I’ve even gone to the extent of making my Green Baby Squishy a YouTube Channel… click here.

Finally, I’m pretty sure it’s odd to nest every time I go to bed. Le’Boo finds this absolutely hilarious. I know everyone gets themselves comfortable when they get into bed, but I have a system ok?

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My nest…

III. Have you ever been to a convention?

No, sadly I have not. There aren’t a lot of conventions here on the little island of Ireland, and when there is they tend to be super packed. I’m totally anxious in large crowds, and it’s not like conventions you see in movies. There isn’t much room to walk around and you spend most of your time queueing. However, if I did go I would totally love to cosplay. I love cosplayers so much I even wrote about it in an anthropology essay in college.

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Cosplayers in My Anthropology Post

IV. What would you rate 10 / 10?

Oh easy so “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” best T.V show ever so 10/10. The feeling of a fresh pair of socks, great sensation 10/10. Dried fried noodles, my favourite junk food 10/10. Reading is the best pastime, so 10/10. Finally, of course, Le’Boo is super handsome, 10/10, nay, 11/10.

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Le’Boo

V. When did you first realize you were a geek?

I think it was when I was very young. In the most cliche movie sense, people made fun of me because of the things I enjoyed. I loved reading, video games and science fiction.

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Star Wars

I would play pretend and I would be told that’s a really childish thing to do. As I got older I just became more ‘geeky’ and instead of worrying about boys, I wanted the next Harry Potter instalment.

For a long time, I thought there was something wrong with me and would only talk about geeky things to my closest friends.

Now I let my geek flag fly!

VI. What kind of art do you enjoy most?

I love comic book art for sure. I have several comic-inspired tattoos. Also cartoon art like Disney, Hannah Barbara, and Cartoon Network.

 

In regards to more traditional forms, I love tribal art, surrealist art, and Van Gogh is my favourite painter. I got to see some of his art in person in January. We visited the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and it was absolutely amazing.

My favourite of his is the almond blossom.

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Almond Blossom

VII. What city would you most like to live in?

The aforementioned Amsterdam feels like it would be an absolutely wonderful city to live in. Check out my video about it on YouTube.

The Questions I would Like To Know

  1. If you won a Grammy for any genre of music, what would it be?
  2. Who is your favourite villain(s) from any universe?
  3. What was your all-time favourite Halloween costume or cosplay you’ve done? Pictures, please!
  4. What’s the weirdest trend you’ve ever actually partaken in?
  5. What Movie / Play / Game soundtrack is your favourite?
  6. What was the best thing, before sliced bread?!
  7. What is your favourite inspirational quote?

Those of Whom I Tag

  1. Meagan – Quibbles & Scribbles
  2. Lee Hall – Lee’s Hall of Information
  3. Dalen – Dalen Flynn
  4. Nicole – Nicole Crafts
  5. Laura – Laura Liz Buckley
  6. Michelle – Blessings By Me
  7. Sheree –  A View From The Back

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Here is Sander Sides and it is amazing, clever and insightful!!!

Mental Health: Awakening – Part V

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Firstly sorry I missed last week, I was at a friend’s wedding. Happy one week anniversary Mr & Mrs Sweetman from myself and Le’Boo!

Awakening: Mental Health
Happy one week anniversary Mr & Mrs Sweetman!

Well, Moonlings, don’t worry, today my thoughts on mental health are positive. Often I forget to write down how I’m feeling on a good day. Or maybe the processes that helped me get through a particularly bad day. I think once the bad day is over I’m so happy to be balanced again I neglect self-reflection.

So that’s what this is. A simple bit of self-reflection. I look back to when someone recently hurt my feelings, and how I processed those feelings so no more fighting happened.

The Issue

Somebody bruised my ego. Look I’m not perfect(much to my chagrin), and when people say cruel things they sometimes hurt my feelings. Normally I’m pretty much used to people not understanding me or saying hurtful things in an unsolicited way. I’ve grown to have a thick skin because I like who I am, my style and how soft I am in regards to the flora and fauna of the world.

Some people don’t like that, they are afraid of what they can’t categorise or understand. Does this make me any less valid? It certainly does not.

I also have the added bonus of not doing something just because it’s always been done that way. (I’ve been called the black sheep in my family more than once). If we didn’t question our realities then citizens would still be legally allowed to own slaves in America, homosexuality would still be a crime in Ireland, and women would not be allowed to vote or own property.

Anyways I digress. Basically, I realised that when someone makes you feel bad, you are allowing them that right. Have you ever heard this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt?

“No one can make you feel inferior, without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

This is a sentiment I come back to time and time again. If something cruel is making you feel bad, then there must be a break within yourself. The cruelty is an external force, and you cannot allow it to penetrate and become an internal force.

A Solution

Notice how I wrote ‘a’ solution, and not ‘the’ solution as there are many ways to tackle mental health, and they are all valid as long as they follow this cardinal rule. They don’t harm another person. (This includes yourself because you are a person).

So I used one of my many solutions. The “letters we write, but never send,” method. Why do people do this? Surely talking it out is the only way to resolve a conflict between two sentient beings?

Nope. Sadly sometimes the other person is incapable of seeing things from your point of view. You cannot force them to see, because the only person you have control over is yourself. So what you must do is write down all your feelings, problems and thoughts so you can see them in a thoroughly organised way.

Address the letter to the person, tell them how they hurt you and why. Explain that you’ve tried to see from their perspective but you don’t understand because it seems unduly cruel. Then end with forgiveness and feel your calm returning.

I am not spouting ‘hippy’ nonsense, these methods do work to an extent. Especially on a once off fight or situation. However, if someone is being continual cruel or worse, abusive, you may simply need to walk away from that person.

Once you are done you can seal the envelope, burn it(safely), or even just rip it up and throw it away. Under no circumstances should you give the letter to the person, as this will just cause more hurt. Healing cannot happen if there is continued hurting on both sides.

Then do your best to forgive and move on, knowing that in your own heart it’s ok to be you.

Myself and Le'Boo wedding ready
Myself and Le’Boo wedding ready.

Samaritans Ireland: Call: 116 123 or Text: 087 260 9090

Pieta International: Call: 1800 247 247 or Text: 51444

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I have written about mental health before, and you can read about that here.

Message #19: Chats with Jaycee

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Yes I know you are all probably fed up of hearing about my YouTube channel and I understand that. I am just so close to 100 subscribers, I literally taste it! Basically, when you get 100 subs on YouTube you are able to make a custom URL and this would really help me out.

I promise the videos are fun and fresh just like an orange or petunia. All you need to do is subscribe and make my day! 🙂

Thinking Moon

 

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