So you’re bored and want to do something creative? How about letter writing? This list was shared with me by a friend many months ago and I just revisited my thirty letters and thought I’d share the concept (not the letters!) with you. I must say I really did enjoy writing them and within a month I had plenty of food for thought and a lot less baggage than ever before.
Try it out. It might just make a big difference to your life!
30 letters in 30 days
Day 1 — Your Best Friend
Day 2 — Your Crush
Day 3 — Your parents
Day 4 — Your sibling (or closest relative)
Day 5 — Your dreams
Day 6 — A stranger
Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to
Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain
Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from
Day 15 — The person you miss the most
Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country
Day 17 — Someone from your childhood
Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be
Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad
Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance to
Day 23 — The last person you kissed
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory
Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life
Day 29 — The person that you want tell everything to, but too afraid to
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror
My olfactory nerves just love to be assailed with certain scents. They invoke in me happiness and positivity and sometimes bring back good memories from days gone by. Here’s a random list of smells I really like!
I love to bury my face into my Mum’s shawls and take deep breaths of her perfume. It’s a mixture of Harrods’ rose spray and her very own ‘mummy scent’ and I just love it. My Nan used to love to wear rose scents too so it kind of reminds me of her too. Good job it doesn’t smell like air freshener or I’d liken it to a toilet!
The smell of the first raindrops on dry earth let out an awesome smell. I know I’m not the only who loves this scent. It’s the most calming scent I know of and this may sound weird but I feel like eating mud sometimes when I’m assailed with this scent!
I love citrusy scents. They uplift me and invoke happiness in me. Perfumes like CKone, Clinique Happy, Boss Orange Happiness, my room freshener that smells of Sweet Bay and Citrus, the smell of orange peel, tangerines, lemons… I love them all. I get a sudden feel-good-factor when I’m surrounded by citrusy scents.
There is something about babies and the way they smell. It’s not just soiled nappies, regurgitated milk and the baby powder. There’s a kind of satisfaction burying your nose deep into them and inhaling that scent that they lose by the age of three or thereabouts. I used to love the smell of my kids when they were little. It was a clean, yummy, baby smell and I still tend to smell other peoples’ babies when I carry them. I promise you I’m not weird. Try it…!
I don’t fear spiders and while the mere thought of a snake disgusts me, it doesn’t scare me. I’m actually scared of other stuff.
According to Wikipedia a phobia is an irrational, intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals, or people. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared stimulus. When the fear is beyond one’s control, and if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders be made.
So in no particular order, here are some things I fear. I’m wondering if I should go and look at a proper list of phobias and if they’re interesting enough, adopt them as my own…
I fear heights. Even when I watch a scene in a movie my mouth goes dry and my toes start to tingle and my heart starts beating faster than normal. Remember that scene in Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts is perched right on top of the penthouse balcony? My mouth has gone dry just thinking about it and now I’m shaking at the knees.
I fear being drowned. This is thanks to that git Mr. Waweru in primary school when he pushed me off a springboard at the swimming pool in school and ensured that I feared putting my head under water for the rest of my life. That is NO WAY to teach a 7 year old swimming. He has scarred me for life.
I fear being suffocated. Yes I know there are fancy names for all my fears but I’ve got to explain them properly. I cannot sleep with my feet under the covers no matter how cold it is and I cannot wear socks to bed. I feel if my feet can’t ‘breathe’ then I’ll probably suffocate to death. Also I have a tendency to hold my breath in an elevator. I have no idea why I do it. I just do it. I got stuck in a lift once with someone with the WORST ever B.O. and I nearly puked the contents of my intestines in the elevator. Maybe it stems from that. I don’t know.
I fear dying alone. I am very scared of being lonely. I always have been, that is why most of my life I have surrounded myself with people who don’t really matter. It’s just that I never wanted to be alone. It must be something karmic that right now I only have my kids with me. One day they will leave the home to go away and study and start their own lives, then what? *SHRIEK* I’m going to die lonely. 😦
I think these are my main fears. I’ve decided to go online and look into a proper list of phobias and see what suits my personality. One thing I don’t fear is attention…!
We all have bad days but I seem to have very bad days at times. Take yesterday for instance. I fell and nearly smashed my BlackBerry. I got a few grazes and when I woke up this morning I feel like I was beaten up by a big stick. Anyway, the BlackBerry is fine, thank you for asking, and I’m ok too, thank you for asking but I’m irritated with other stuff now! Grrr!
Power cuts early in the morning. The insta-shower doesn’t work and neither does the kettle.
My chocolate cravings at an unearthly hour. I have been up since 3.15am wishing I could sink my teeth into a few Dime bars. (Few = at least 9)
The kids school bus arriving ten minutes early and hooting like imbeciles at the gate so early in the morning irritating not just me but the entire neighbourhood.
The annoying howling of the bloody neighbourhood dogs last night and my mannerless lot joining in like they were Pavarotti and Co. trying to howl the Nessun Dorma.
And last but not the least for today, some idiot calling me at 6.38am with a blocked number 6 times. I will reserve the potty mouth for now. I’ll vent if I get called again by this git.