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And Then There Was Me

🌟The 123s of how I came to be 🌟

Shall I tell you a story? ~

<p>This is your prompt;</p>

<p>1 week to:<br/>
Write 1 word, or<br/>
Write 1 sentence, or<br/>
Write 1 paragraph, or<br/>
Write 1 page. </p>

<p>COMMENT, and SHARE your story ~</p>

<p>Check back next Friday. <br/>
Mine will be here 👍🏼🌟<br/>
I hope yours too👌🏽</p>

This is your prompt;

1 week to:
Write 1 word, or
Write 1 sentence, or
Write 1 paragraph, or
Write 1 page.

COMMENT, and SHARE your story ~

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Mine will be here 👍🏼🌟
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Posted 2 days ago
<p>It’s time to leave the familiar behind,<br/>
and enter the unknown.</p>

<p>After 20 moves in 12 years, once again, <br/>
I prepare for a new home.</p>

<p>M</p>

<p>Designer: Erin Moore<br/>
Dwell.Com</p>

It’s time to leave the familiar behind,
and enter the unknown.

After 20 moves in 12 years, once again,
I prepare for a new home.

M

Designer: Erin Moore
Dwell.Com

Posted 4 days ago

There’s no place like home…
There’s no place like home…
There’s no place like home 👠👠

Welcome to my homepage!

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Music: Awakening, by DEBORAH VAN DYKE 🙏🏼

Posted 1 week ago
<p>What’s changed? ~</p>

<p>I can’t always do the ordinary things,<br/>
but I can do the extraordinary things.</p>

<p>This concludes the Wednesday CHANGE series.</p>

What’s changed? ~

I can’t always do the ordinary things,
but I can do the extraordinary things.

This concludes the Wednesday CHANGE series.

Posted 1 week ago
<p>I changed my mind.</p>

I changed my mind.

Posted 2 weeks ago

There are stories
I’ve heard, and

There are stories that
I wish to hear, but

This is not one of those stories.

I wish I hadn’t heard what
I am about to tell you…

She dropped a bomb on me.

Paula lived across the street;
We walked to elementary school together;
She told me about the atom bomb.

My safe world shattered.

Back at home, I hid under the comfort of my blue blanket and cried. My family sat beside me on the couch, unaware of the tumultuous thoughts clogging my brain; unaware that I was choking back tears.

Under the covers, my imagination dove into a nightmarish world. I imagined faces melting from the chemical blast. I imagined myself as the sole survivor; witness to the suffering and dying of everyone I loved. My family seemed blissfully unaware of this impending, looming doom.

Paula said that when the blast took place, she hoped to be at the epicentre and killed right away. This was too much for my 10 year old brain to digest.

As an adult, I now understand that she did not want to suffer.

Back on the couch, my sister called out to me and asked why I was hiding under the blanket. I quickly wiped my eyes and pulled down the blue cotton veil and started to laugh. I hoped that my laughter hid my tears.

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p><a href="http://nikowriter.tumblr.com/post/172187917880/this-is-your-prompt-1-week-to-write-1-word" class="tumblr_blog">nikowriter</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>This is your prompt;</p>

<p>1 week to:<br/>
Write 1 word, or<br/>
Write 1 sentence, or<br/>
Write 1 paragraph, or<br/>
Write 1 page. </p>

<p>COMMENT, and SHARE your story ~</p>

<p>Check back next Friday. <br/>
Mine will be here 👍🏼🌟<br/>
I hope yours too👌🏽</p></blockquote>

<p>She dropped a bomb on me.</p><p><br/></p><p>Paula lived across the street;</p><p>We walked to elementary school together;</p><p>She told me about the atom bomb. </p><p><br/></p><p>My safe world shattered. </p><p><br/></p><p>Back at home, I hid under the comfort of my blue blanket and cried. My family sat beside me on the couch, unaware of the tumultuous thoughts clogging my brain; unaware that I was choking back tears. </p><p><br/></p><p>Under the covers, my imagination dove into a nightmarish world. I imagined faces melting from the chemical blast. I imagined myself as the sole survivor; witness to the suffering and dying of everyone I loved.  My family seemed blissfully unaware of this impending, looming doom. </p><p><br/></p><p>Paula said that when the blast took place, she hoped to be at the epicentre and killed right away. This was too much for my 10 year old brain to digest.</p><p><br/></p><p>As an adult, I now understand that she did not want to suffer.</p><p><br/></p><p>Back on the couch, my sister called out to me and asked why I was hiding under the blanket. I quickly wiped my eyes and pulled down the blue cotton veil and started to laugh. I hoped that my laughter hid my tears.</p><p><br/></p><p>#PromptMeManjit</p><p>#PromptMe</p>

nikowriter:

This is your prompt;

1 week to:
Write 1 word, or
Write 1 sentence, or
Write 1 paragraph, or
Write 1 page.

COMMENT, and SHARE your story ~

Check back next Friday.
Mine will be here 👍🏼🌟
I hope yours too👌🏽

She dropped a bomb on me.


Paula lived across the street;

We walked to elementary school together;

She told me about the atom bomb.


My safe world shattered.


Back at home, I hid under the comfort of my blue blanket and cried. My family sat beside me on the couch, unaware of the tumultuous thoughts clogging my brain; unaware that I was choking back tears.


Under the covers, my imagination dove into a nightmarish world. I imagined faces melting from the chemical blast. I imagined myself as the sole survivor; witness to the suffering and dying of everyone I loved. My family seemed blissfully unaware of this impending, looming doom.


Paula said that when the blast took place, she hoped to be at the epicentre and killed right away. This was too much for my 10 year old brain to digest.


As an adult, I now understand that she did not want to suffer.


Back on the couch, my sister called out to me and asked why I was hiding under the blanket. I quickly wiped my eyes and pulled down the blue cotton veil and started to laugh. I hoped that my laughter hid my tears.


#PromptMeManjit

#PromptMe

Posted 3 weeks ago

Progress is a pendulum swing ~

Light travels in a straight line.
Energy and sound travel in waves.
Change travels along a pendulum swing.

We go from one extreme to the other, and then back again… ALMOST back to where we first started.

With each swing, we either move away from the extremes, or toward the extremes.

Eventually we end up in a balanced centre ~
The resting point.

Progress does not take place in a straight line, which is why being laser-focussed on a goal (the centre resting point), can be frustrating.
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Here’s an example…

In OUR move towards balance (equality), we are moving from one extreme (A man’s world), to another extreme (A feminist’s world).

Progressing to a state of equality is not the straight line which I had been so laser-focussed on.

Last week I came across my first instance of hearing that a company is (enacting equality by) hiring more white males for a role because they are under-represented in the department. The pendulum has swung back towards its first position, just not as extreme.

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>This is your prompt;</p>

<p>1 week to:<br/>
Write 1 word, or<br/>
Write 1 sentence, or<br/>
Write 1 paragraph, or<br/>
Write 1 page. </p>

<p>COMMENT, and SHARE your story ~</p>

<p>Check back next Friday. <br/>
Mine will be here 👍🏼🌟<br/>
I hope yours too👌🏽</p>

This is your prompt;

1 week to:
Write 1 word, or
Write 1 sentence, or
Write 1 paragraph, or
Write 1 page.

COMMENT, and SHARE your story ~

Check back next Friday.
Mine will be here 👍🏼🌟
I hope yours too👌🏽

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>BLUE, a colour so true, used to be my favourite, but now it’s WHITE. </p>

<p>What spurred the change?  A public elementary school science fair project. One of the students put all seven colours of the rainbow 🌈 onto the bottom of a hand-held egg beater. When I turned the handle, all the colours rotated, and changed to WHITE. </p>

<p>I loved this!! Science is so cool!  </p>

<p>Why pick only one favourite colour?  <br/>
Because with WHITE, I also get <br/>
Red ❤️, <br/>
Orange 🍊,<br/>
Yellow 🌟,<br/>
Green ♻️, <br/>
Blue 🌀, <br/>
Indigo 🇪🇺, and <br/>
Violet 💜; <br/>
I pick them all ❤️🍊🌟♻️🌀🇪🇺💜🏳️‍🌈</p>

<p>I came across this video which shows a similar result: <a href="https://youtu.be/7iV1m4j2wJQ">https://youtu.be/7iV1m4j2wJQ</a> </p>

<p><br/>
What’s your favourite colour?</p>

BLUE, a colour so true, used to be my favourite, but now it’s WHITE.

What spurred the change? A public elementary school science fair project. One of the students put all seven colours of the rainbow 🌈 onto the bottom of a hand-held egg beater. When I turned the handle, all the colours rotated, and changed to WHITE.

I loved this!! Science is so cool!

Why pick only one favourite colour?
Because with WHITE, I also get
Red ❤️,
Orange 🍊,
Yellow 🌟,
Green ♻️,
Blue 🌀,
Indigo 🇪🇺, and
Violet 💜;
I pick them all ❤️🍊🌟♻️🌀🇪🇺💜🏳️‍🌈

I came across this video which shows a similar result: https://youtu.be/7iV1m4j2wJQ


What’s your favourite colour?

Posted 4 weeks ago
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