I Write Like…

Apparently i write like James Joyce. I never read any of his writing, but if the internet says so then it must be true. I looked up his books. They include Ulysses. I might add it to my reading list. I recently joined Nanowrimowhich is the National Writing Month. So far, i have explored the forums and they are filled with interesting and useful information. I’m thinking of participating in either the April camp or the July camp. I don’t have high expectation, but it would be good to give it a try to before November. I should probably start thinking about novel ideas and characters.

My username: ForeverAsleep

I write like
James Joyce

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Inspiration

I am starting a new series in my blog called ‘Inspiration’. I post several things i found inspiring that week including art, quotes, tips, websites, books, people, and music.  It is a place to reflect on the week and give a shout out to things that pushed me in the right direction. To check out other ‘Inspiration’ posts follow the tag: inspiration.

Quote:

 “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s           indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

                                                                                        ― Elie Wiesel

Photography:

Courtesy of Miguel-Santos

Courtesy of Miguel-Santos

Book:

Uglies TrilogyCourtesy of Simon & Schuster

Uglies Trilogy
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Tip:

Learn something from everyone.

Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld starts with :”The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit”. That in my opinion is a very interesting first line to start a book with. From the very beginning i was sucked into the adventures of Tally Youngblood.  I have missed this feeling. Reading a book that grips you from the very beginning till the very last word feels very exhilarating. I enjoy reading books that create a world that might exist after ours showing us a glimpse of what the future could be. The book reminded me of another book a enjoyed years ago: The Giver by Lois Lowry. The book shows the ugly side of being pretty. Many books create future worlds that arise from wanting to distant themselves from our current world. If we continue as we are would we destroy everything? Would future generations see us as crazy ‘rusties’?

A few quotes i enjoyed:

“In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly.”

“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”

“Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.”

“The flowers were so beautiful, so delicate and unthreatening, but they choked everything around them.”

                               ― Scott WesterfeldUglies

Good Habits Challenge

Apparently it takes 28 days to form a habit. I’m going creating a list of good habits i would like to form and i’m challenging myself to do them everyday for from the 5th of Feb till the 4th of March.

Daily Habits:

1.Waking up early 

Courtesy of Verónica

Courtesy of Verónica

I would like to wake up at 6AM when i have university and at 8AM on my days off. I notice that when i’m early my day starts out on a much better note. I am less stressed, i can take them time to walk through the motions with out rushing out the door.

2.Make my bed first thing when i wake up

Something about a made bed really makes the room look more organised and makes me feel like a i have it all under control. Who doesn’t love jumping into a nicely made bed?!

 

3.Exercising for 15mins

Exercising for a longer time a few times a week works for some people, but it never works for me. Working out for a short time everyday creates a habit and seems less daunting than longer stretches of time.
4.Reaching out to a friend 

I am absolutely bad at keeping in touch with friends and reaching out to them. I get so caught up in my do list i tend to withdraw from the outside world. I would like to somehow reach out to one friend everyday.

5.Reading for at least an hour

Courtesy of Passion Lecture

Courtesy of Passion Lecture

I absolutely love reading. Once i start i can just keep on reading till i’m done. The challenge is making the time to open a book. Things can get very hectic and reading for an hour will give my brain a much needed break from reality.

6.Check new headlines

I would like to take a few minutes everyday to know what is going on out in the world. It is very comfortable here in my bubble , but it will be good to at least know what everyone else is talking about.
7.Take my vitamins

I just need to remember to take them!
8.Develop good study habit

I start of the semester being the best student out there until the work actually starts and then i feel like i’m constantly trying to catch up.
9.Tidy up at the end of the day

Picking up a little bit before bed will go along way in preventing an apocalypse sized mess in my room.
10.Write one sentence describing my day before going to sleep.

I would like to take a few minutes at the end of the day to to reflect on my day. I think that would give me a fresh start for the next day.