Sunday, 15 January 2017

Weekly Wondering // Week 2


Sunday's come around so fast eh? Even faster for me as I wrote last weeks and this post on the same day haha - you know I love my scheduling. For the explanation of what is going on please do click here and have a quick read.
Other than that, in short, I am answering 7 of these 365 thought provoking questions each week until I complete the year. I already did this in 2013 and am revisiting them to compare my answers.


Who do you love and what are you doing about it? 
I love my dog and I am currently hugging him on the sofa while typing one handed. I also love my parents and partner and I tell them so every single day.

What's a belief that you hold with which many people disagree? 
It'd be easier listing the ones that people agree with haha!! I have many obscure beliefs, from trivial, fantastical things to more serious, important things. I don't know how clever it is to share them here in the event of backlash, though. 
There was a blog post a while back that I wrote about a few more light-hearted things I believe in but I can't find it, so perhaps I will do another soon, talking about why I 100% believe that fairies and 'mermaids' really exist. 

What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago? 
This one takes a bit more thought. I can't think of anything off the top of my head. Hmm. I can resist chocolate? Does that count? haha In all seriousness it's actually quite a big thing for me as last year I could barely go a day without chocolate. I did do the Dechox for British Heart Foundation in March (or April, I can't remember). Now I am technically on day 15 with no chocolate - minus my homemade vegan chocolate mug cake.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength? 
Both? Is it even related? I cry all the time. Daily in fact. As luck would have it [SPOILER ALERT] I'm watching the death scene of Dobby right now and how could anyone not cry at that? I think I am quite a strong person these days and cry just as much, if not more, than I did years ago when I was a 'weaker' person. 

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? 
Probably share my opinions. Remember, you are only allowed an opinion if it is the same as everyone elses...especially online. 

Do you celebrate the things you do have? 
Celebrate as in cherish and fully appreciate, I do. 

What is the difference between living and existing?
I'm no philosopher but surely existing is being here in body and/or mind but not experiencing life. For example doing the same mindless activities day in day out, routinely and with no thought or passion. To me, living is exploring and adoring our stunning natural world. It's taking in as much as you can be it knowledge through learning or experience or memories through travel and relationships. 


Make sure to look back on this same post from 2013 here, and see the differences in my answers! (I completed writing this before checking back to my old answers by the way). You can also see the series in whole from last time here and of course last week's Weekly Wondering here.

12 comments:

  1. This is a really cool idea! It must be fun and interesting to see how your answers change, if they do, over the years! I agree with you about the crying, sometimes it can be good to cry, as I often find once it's out, it has helped to clear my head. As for Dobby, that is a very sad moment. I always get teary when Fred dies! :( Really interesting post! :)

    Kelly xxx
    www.theblossomtwins.com

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    1. Thank you!! It's been funny how some answers are super similar and some very different, I'm looking forward to comparing more. Oh definitely, sometimes all you need is a good cry to clear your head! Yes, I agree. It hits me most when Ron is seen crying over his body :(
      Thanks so much!!

      xo

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  2. Aww, my answer to the 5th questions is the same. I don't share my opinions because most of them are different to what the majority thinks.

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    1. Haha right?! It's just not worth the hassle. If only everyone could accept that we won't all ever agree on everything!

      xo

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  3. What is this resistance of chocolate you speak of? I've never heard such tales.
    haha totally wish I could resist it though! Chocolate is my weakness.

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. hahah! I know right? I can't believe how I've done so well!

      xo

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  4. I'm really enjoying these posts and the snowy photo that opens this is gorgeous too! Loved your answer to the last question too, I agree. I think living happens when you're truly enjoying yourself and exploring the world as you put - definitely! I know you often worry about putting your opinions out there, but I would love to read more of them - don't feel you can't share them. :D - Tasha

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    1. Thank you! Luckily that was the only snow we got and it was gone pretty much by midday :)
      I thought you might have a similar answer to that one. Maybe one day haha, religion etc can be a touchy subject.

      xo

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  5. I would love to see a post on some things you believe in - that would be really interesting! Your answer to the last question was just spot on, too. That is definitely the meaning of living and existing in my eyes, to be honest! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. I might have a go at it soon! :) I'm glad you agree!!

      Thank you!

      xo

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  6. Something I can do today that I couldn't do a year ago: maybe string a reasonably complex sentence together in Dutch, with adverbs and everything haha! That I can do now!

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