Message # 5 – Stream of Consciousness

Hello friends, I just have a stream of consciousness for you today because I don’t have time for my usual Friday post.

If you don’t know I’m doing a PhD and I have an annual review today. Although I’m nervous, I’m very excited to discuss my research. Here is a sneak peek at my presentation:

This week I reached 200 followers on this platform and I am forever grateful for each one of you. This community is supportive, creative, and completely kind. My whole life is consumed by writing and although I’m 28 years young, I only realised that 2 years ago. This platform is the place for me.

Stream of Consciousness
Stream of Consciousness

Whether I post a fictional story, a rant about traffic or simply a healing post on my mental illness, you are all wonderfully complementary.

It is people like you that make this world a healthy place for the imagination. Your simple acts of kindness whether that be a comment on my blog or something in your day to day life, is revolutionary.

If I ever make it to 500 followers I’ll do another collaborative post like my 100th follower post. Today though, all I have for you is gratitude and humility. We lift each other up, and no success is won alone.

Thank you,

Jaycee.

xxx

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Stream of Consciousness
Stream of Consciousness

Sometimes I talk to you all directly.

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My Hair, A History

Well, friends, I’m embarking on a hair journey this September. I’m nervous, but happy I’ve finally gathered up the courage to do the “no poo” challenge.

This September I’ve given up using shampoo and conditioner as part of my sustainability goals. I hopefully won’t have to buy shampoo or conditioner anymore and I’ll be avoiding the plastic bottles they come in. I’ll be talking about this more in October when I’ve hit the month mark, but until then I thought it would be fun to revisit my hair journey from birth.

So I went digging through old photos to find hair goals in Drogheda from 1990 to 2000. (Spoiler my friends, it’s mostly boring). I’ll be doing a hair journey from 2001 – 2010 at some stage when I had free reign over my hair. However, there is some adorableness mixed with cringe here so please, prepare thy self.

Soooooo…

1990:

 

“Can you see my tiny mohawk?”

1991:

My Hair, A History
My Hair, A History

Eh Mam, I’m not happy with this dress.”

1992:

“The year of the tiny pigtails!”

1993:

My Hair, A History
My Hair, A History

The 80’s hair is hanging in there!”

1994:

My Hair, A History
My Hair, A History

An adventure in velour.”

1995:

My Hair, A History
My Hair, A History

“I had the Natalie Imbruglia pout 2 years before she released ‘Torn’!”

1996:

“Mam let me wear red lipstick at Christmas!”

1997:

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Look it’s a brunette Stevie Nicks.”

1998:

My Hair, A History
My Hair, A History

“All I can do is stare at the shoes. Mine are dreadful, Chris is wearing socks and sandals. Thank goodness our hair is on point!”

1999:

Apparently posing with things in my hands was very important.”

2000:

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“This was for my tenth birthday and I thought I was the coolest cat in school. Mam spent all morning braiding my hair, then carefully placing plastic butterfly clips…”

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Perfectionism.

I was in the middle of writing a different blog for today, but I’ve given up because I have a massive headache. It feels like it’s slowly turning into a migraine. I don’t suffer from them often but I feel the weather may be causing it. It’s very ‘heavy’ outside. So basically the other blog, which was about anthropology and food, has been abandoned until next week. It’s pretty much done, but I have perfectionist tendencies, and therefore cannot focus my brain enough to finish it to my own imaginary standards.

It’s something I have slowly been trying to turn around, especially being in academia. There are only so many times you can proof-read something, change it around, and then find your way back to the same spot again. Perfection is an impossible goalpost, yet I continue to set these requirements for myself.

In fairness, me staring at this screen isn’t really helping the situation. I’m going to have to put the laptop away soon, otherwise, it’s going to make me nauseous. This has turned into a stream of consciousness now. I normally put my blog up the night before and schedule it for the next day so this will be a strange one for you to read.

So this is a very quick blog post today, the fact of which actually hurts my brain. Does that happen to you? Like the fact that I will barely proof-read this and then put it up on my blog irks me. As if I’m accountable to someone. I’m the person who is the boss, the big honcho. Ok, so that’s it. Leave me a comment if you’re a perfectionist and therefore your own worst enemy.

Jaycee. xxx

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Also if you liked this post, try my last one in this category:

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Let’s learn about me…

Apparently, I should introduce who I am. So I gathered loads of random questions and combined them (referenced below) to make a list of 40. I might do a part 2 later that’s all serious. For now, enjoy the random stuff! Also, I included the questions below if you want to join in the fun.

What was the last thing you wrote?

This blog baby!

What is your favourite cartoon childhood show?

Man, there are so many, but probably The Weekenders.

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Who is your favourite Disney princess?

Belle! She reads. A lot.

Belle

Do you prefer light bread or dark bread?

Racist.

What’s your favourite fruit?

Strawberries.

Which fruit do you dislike?

Pears.

Is there a fruit you’ve never had?

Kumquat.

What is your favourite breed of dog?

Canis lupus familiaris.

What is your worst earworm?

Peter Frampton – “Baby I love your way.”

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Peter Frampton – “Baby I love your way.”

Are you a creature of habit?

Nope.

Which animal do you most relate to?

Cat or Koala. They sleep. A lot.

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Which animal scares you the most?

False widow spiders.

How do you sleep?

A lot.

If you had a boat. What would you name it?

Infinity & Beyond.

Buzz_Lightyear

If you could change your first name, what would it be?

Persephone.

What’s your favourite season?

Autumn.

Favourite TV show of all time?

Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

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Do you have a nickname(s)?

Jen, Gin-Jen, Birb, Lady Boo Birbington the 3rd.

How big is your to be read pile?

Too big, and counting.

What is your dream car?

Tesla Roadster.

Tesla Roadster-blue

What is your favourite place to take an out-of-town guest?

St. Peter’s church to see the charred head of St. Oliver Plunkett.

What do you say all the time?

Fuck.

In what area of your life are you the most immature?

Alllllll areas.

Do you talk in your sleep?

You’d have to ask le Boo.

What is your favourite number?

3 & 7.

Have you ever been locked out of your house or locked yourself out?

Yes, and worst of all, myself, and both my parents did. At the same time.

Which famous person would you invite for drinks?

Professor. Brian Cox or Whoppi Goldberg.

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What do you think is your best feature?

My sense of humour.

If you were to win a Grammy, what kind of music would it be for?

Indie music or just plain rock.

If you were to win an Oscar, what kind of movie would it be for?

A movie about the feminist struggle.

What body part wouldn’t you mind losing?

My uterus.

Have you ever tried to cut your own hair?

Yes, it wasn’t the worst actually.

Are you high maintenance?

I don’t think so… ask le Boo!

What is the silliest way you have been injured?

I set fire to my tights and burned my finger. No joke.

Which of the five senses is your favourite?

Hearing.

Which one could you give up?

Sight.

How many foreign countries have you been to?

12.

Who is the best Avenger?

Thor son of Odin!

Thor

What is something about yourself that you hope will change, but probably never will?

Being lazy and not being able to get up early.

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1 What was the last thing you wrote?
2 What is your favourite cartoon childhood show?
3 Who is your favourite Disney princess?
4 Do you prefer light bread or dark bread?
5 What’s your favourite fruit?
6 Which fruit do you dislike?
7 Is there a fruit you’ve never had?
8 What is your favourite breed of dog?
9 What is your worst earworm?
10 What is your biggest pet peeve?
11 Are you a creature of habit?
12 Which animal do you most relate to?
13 Which animal scares you the most?
14 How do you sleep?
15 If you had a boat. What would you name it?
16 If you could change your first name, what would it be?
17 What’s your favourite season?
18 Favourite TV show of all time?
19 Do you have a nickname(s)?
20 How big is your to be read pile?
21 What is your dream car?
22 What is your favourite place to take an out-of-town guest?
23 What do you say all the time?
24 In what area of your life are you the most immature?
25 Do you talk in your sleep?
26 What is your favourite number?
27 Have you ever been locked out of your house or locked yourself out?
28 Which famous person would you invite for drinks?
29 What do you think is your best feature?
30 If you were to win a Grammy, what kind of music would it be for?
31 If you were to win an Oscar, what kind of movie would it be for?
32 What body part wouldn’t you mind losing?
33 Have you ever tried to cut your own hair?
34 Are you high maintenance?
35 What is the silliest way you have been injured?
36 Which of the five senses is your favourite?
37 Which one would you give up?
38 How many foreign counties have your been to?
39 Who is the best Avenger?
40 What is something about yourself that you hope will change, but probably never will?

References:

http://cfcl.com/vlb/Memes/Questionaires/100questions.html

https://conversationstartersworld.com/fun-questions-to-ask/

https://efcarletti.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/50-good-questions-to-ask-yourself-and-others/

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