The Future Challenge

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Ok so the fact that I have done a few challenges does not mean I am fair game for offers of more. I am still not a fan, half times I don’t even get time to do my own. Occasionally though I will complete one and this one placed before me by Edwina from Edwina’s Episodes is one I shall attempt because she’s lovely and always very supportive of me. It’s the start of the post and I have not yet decided if I will inflict the pain on anyone else yet. Probably not, I am scared of repercussions.

The Rules: 

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Link back to the challenge creator, Dreams and Movie Screens so she can track your progress – Done.
  • Share 5 things about your future (jobs, kids, marriage, travel etc). Then one day you can look back and find out how psychic you really are.
  • Tag 5 bloggers and put them up to the challenge.

Thank you Edwina, mumble mumble groan groan and all that malarky, you probably thought I hadn’t read the post, but I had, it’s just taken me this long to get around to it. It’s a good job I like you young lady! :)

My Future

When I first read this nearly two weeks ago I had no idea how I was going to answer. Present life these days is not so great, the ups and downs of looking after someone with dementia can prove challenging, so when I think of the future I am quite honestly filled with dread. To wish for easier days is pretty much pointless as there is no cure as yet for this horrible disease. so what do I write, let me see:

  • To feel confident in my job – One day, I would like to be able to deal with the challenges that work throws at me without fluttering towards the ceiling every time the shit hits the fan. A year on and I still feel like the new girl, but I suppose in part that is because the job itself is always changing. Every time I turn around they are giving me something else to do.
  • To wean myself off peanut M&M’s so that hopefully one day I will lose some weight and take much needed pressure of my poor knees. Getting a new bra might help with that too, you have no idea how much things sag when you get older :)
  • To perhaps get a tattoo – I have no idea what, where or when or even if ever, but it’s something I keep mulling over. It will be interesting to find out if my future self grows a set of balls.
  • To keep entertaining people. I’ve struggled with blogging this last while and spoke to someone with similar feelings yesterday. I’ve wondered at times over the last few weeks if this is even something I want to continue, but it is, so I hope that The Indecisive Eejit or something similar exists in my future.
  • To be financially stable. If only I had told myself that many years ago :)

I hate passing on challenges as I know everyone is as busy as me, however on this occasion I am going to pass it on to one person, because over the last couple of months she has already made changes and I am genuinely interested to see what she thinks might be in her future, don’t hate me Bipolar Calico, over to you!

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28 thoughts on “The Future Challenge

  1. Thank you for taking up the challenge, and Thanks for your kind words (I shall leave you alone for a bit with the challenges).
    You MUST carry on blogging without a doubt as me, and many others enjoy it so much.. Go for the tattoo as well. I got a small one years ago (I am a huge wimp) and don’t regret it one bit!

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  2. I’ll share your peanut butter M&Ms, and it’ll do us both some good! I do hope you continue to blog. What would you say is your biggest obstacle? I’ve been contemplating an ebook for those who find themselves at a blogging crossroads.

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    • You do realise if I’m having to share I’ll have to purchase a bigger bag lol
      For me sometimes it can be time restraints. I care for a parent with dementia so I’m not always in the mood to write. Other times its lack of material and ideas, prompts are good but not always appealing, they require a little more thought that my brain can handle lol

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  3. Never give up on peanut M and Ms unless 1) they become too expensive or 2) they become toxic. They are one of my staple snacks. :P

    Screw tattoos. At least, the permanent ones. Get a rub on, henna or body paint. Enjoy it for a few days/weeks and move on. Just as you talk about your sagging parts, a sagging or fuzzy tattoo won’t be pleasant later. It may just make you feel worse.

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  4. You had me rolling in the aisles – as usual – with these ideas —– I *know* exactly how much things sag… I’m a few up on you – but hey – I think of it as a new idea of understanding gravity in action – i think I should apply for a Canada Grant to support my efforts! :D

    Oh … thinking ahead – I can barely make it through a day – much less thinking ahead to tomorrow – or maybe 5 weeks.

    I’d start with just getting out of bed at a reasonable hour after really good sleep as something wonderfully exciting!

    Sending you a huge virtual bag of Peanut M&Ms ….. damn – now I want some of those!

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  5. A few things regarding this fantastic post:

    A: you should get a tattoo on your right calf of our Bitstrips emojis hi-fiving.

    B: I’d tell you to stay the course with your blogging and never give up but that would make me look like a huge hypocrite. All I can say is either way, thank goodness we’re already hooked up on other venues. :) I wouldn’t give that up for nothing.

    C: I thought of you recently as my Mom was telling me about my Grandmother’s progression into dementia — how she’s got invisible friends now and how my Grandpa is coping and whatnot, and I thought of how you’re caring for the ships and the challenges with your Ma. I know it’s not going to turn around without a miracle in the world of modern medicine but I do hope that some day you can look back and take something positive away from the experience; these things are obviously much tougher to live with at the time than they are in hindsight but the fact is you’re proving to be a tough old lass in spite of it all and that inspires me.

    D: also don’t give up on peanut M&Ms — you’ll never forgive yourself.

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    • lol A few considerations on your recommendations:

      A – Eh no, you tache is much more fantastic than mine! That said, I did think of my Bitstrip eejit for me lol
      B – Agreed, I’m glad also thay we are in contact elsewhere. Hypocrite, no, I think it’s called life and it gets in the way sometimes :)
      C – I dunno, these days it’s getting harder to do everything and be everything, but what other choice is there.
      D – I might not forgive myself, my knees, they would flat out love me :)

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