Thursday, November 10, 2016

Why I am concerned with the election results

Morals and values...
To people these can mean very different things.  What are your morals and values?  Are they important to you?

For me, my morals and values are how I choose to live my life.  I choose to live my life being kind to others, not judging others, accepting others regardless of their viewpoints, and spreading the concept of loving thy neighbour as thyself.

This can be very hard to do...especially when I believe the viewpoint someone else has is morally wrong.  It's hard to accept their right to express it - but yet, I do.

With that being said, I struggle to understand Trump supporters and why they felt their best choice was to vote for him.  Here are my top 5 reasons I would never vote for Trump (in simple terms):

1) His ego - take away everything else you can say about Trump, his ego is so big I can't imagine him doing anything for someone else...never mind a whole nation!

2) His business sense - not sure how successful he is...he appears to be pretty successful on the surface but he's been bankrupt more than fact, more than twice.  Hmmm. Perhaps he is not good with money?  Not sure I would want him to take care of mine.

3) Lack of experience - I understand being revolutionary and wanting change!  Change can be a good thing!  I strive on change.  But I really question if he is the right one to be that change.  He does not seem to know or understand some very basic information on politics and how the American system works.  Not to mention international relationships...

4) His political stance on pretty much everything...he's very good at saying what he's going to do but not how he's actually going to do it.  Yet - people listened...he's actually pretty good at that - getting people to follow without really telling them what they are following.

5) His spreading of hatred...his viewpoints bring us back not forward.  In fact much of his campaign is reminiscent of Hitler.  And sadly - people listen.  This is really my number one reason I would never vote for him.  I cannot vote for someone who tells people to hate someone else.  Morally I cannot do this.

I read something on Facebook the other day from someone saying that 'it's going to be ok'.  Basically tomorrow is another day, it won't seem so bad tomorrow, it will all be ok.  I felt like they were missing the point - the point of why Trump is a bad choice for President.  He is spreading hatred - he is spreading viewpoints that we should have stopped spreading ages ago...he is spreading viewpoints we never should have spread in the first place.  It's going to get crazy!  It's already crazy!  And he's not even President yet!!

What am I going to do about it?  I am going to continue to spread love.  Advocate for love.  I am going to continue to learn more about people who are different than me.  I am not going to just listen...I am going to educate myself.  I am going to choose to love those around me even when I don't agree with their choice or their decision.  I am going to stay true to me and my morals and values.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

My life working out

I haven't written on here in a very long time.  Mainly because I forget it exists.

When I tried logging in - it took a while...stupid password.

So what have I been up to?

Working out.

I have a personal trainer now that I see about 3 times a week.  I really enjoy working out - some days more than others but generally speaking I enjoy it.  I have been keeping a food journal now for about a year.  I think it does hold me accountable - especially having someone read it. 

The main thing my Personal Trainer wants me to do is drink more water.  Usually I drink somewhere between 15-18 cups of water...but he wants me to drink more.  My goal is now over 20 cups of water a day.  It may seem extreme but when my water numbers are up, I get the best results and right now they are low.

I would really like to continue to do my personal training but money definitely is a factor.  ;-(

I do find that it helps me stay on track though.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

To sleep or not to sleep...

Once upon a time I used to be able to sleep the whole night without pain.  But for the last couple of months (or longer), I haven't been able to sleep the whole night through as my shoulders bother me.  Last night I think I slept for about 3 hours.  I am hoping I will be able to sleep longer tonight.  I also hope I do not get sick due to lack of sleep.  (Because being sick sucks!!)

I have found that if I spend some time stretching before I go to bed it is much better.  The only problem is that I have been so tired lately that I do not feel like stretching.  Tonight though I hope I can stretch well before going to sleep.  Maybe what I should have asked for Christmas is a good night's sleep.

I am going on vacation in less than a couple of months so I hope I will be sleeping through the night by then.

Monday, November 25, 2013

People just don't get me

Sometimes I connect words, events, etc in such a unique way that when I try to express myself, people just don't get me.  It happens all the time!

People don't understand that when I say something, I said it because it doesn't make sense, or it is stupid, or because it is taking it too far.  That was the whole point of me saying it and people just don't get that.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone tries to finish my sentence or my thought for me.  Most of the time, they are no where close to what I was actually trying to say.  A lot of the time, my thought was way more profound than how they finished my thought for me.  It is very frustrating.  Sometimes it takes me longer to express myself because I am trying to find the words that will help people understand the connection I am making.  But most of the time, the connection is so unique that only I understand it anyway.

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever meet someone who completely gets me but I have come to the realization that I don't think anyone will. And I guess I have to get used to the idea that people will continue to just completely misunderstand me.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Don't put off today...

I took the week off work to get some work done around my house.  My main goal is to clean and organize my house (going through drawers, closets, etc). Today was my first day off work.  I got some cleaning and organizing done but I probably could have gotten more done if I hadn't got my passport renewed, picked up some groceries and towed away my car (sniffle).

Yesterday morning when I went to start my car it would not start.  I tried plugging it in but even that did not help it start.  Since it still was not starting today, I got it towed away to the dealership.  Hopefully it will not cost me all that much....(sigh).

Friday, September 27, 2013

who am I?

I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my life.  I have been taking personality tests to figure that out. 

I have figured out I am INFP on Meyers Briggs and Type 4 on Enneagram.  Now I just have to figure out what that means.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

a sunday drive through the country

On a Wednesday!

We decided that we were going to drive out to the country today and just look around.  We were going to go to the one town but ended up not being able to exit (as it was under construction).  We ended up at a completely different place.  We started randomly turning with not too much thought to direction.  We ended up at another town and wondered around for a bit.  I ended up getting a new band for my watch (I desperately needed a new band) and it now looks like a completely different watch.

We had lunch in this small town (it was really good too).  And then we went to heaven...or at least my idea of heaven.  We went to a used book store!  I found lots of books....but only bought 4.  I had to think about how I would get them home...

After (somehow) doing some more random turns we ended up back in the city.

I wish there was more to say (but alas there is not).