My gurt baby – up for adoption

Hello! Welcome to another post on The Enlightenment Aspiration or TEA for short. I love it.

Do you ever look at technology and just think, “Why don’t you work for me?!”

I’m not even going to get into the whole night it took my mother to sort out her laptop…

Sometimes things don’t go the way they should with technology.

I’m going to write about my 125cc scooter in here today, why? Because I can. I couldn’t be bothered to give it its own category okay?! Technology means machinery and I’m classing my scooter in it. I don’t think it’s wrong…

Anyway, I’ve been wanting to drive a scooter for a while. Ehrmergerd… I have a car licence but would still need to take the full licence to pass properly and ride without L plates. It’s great and shiny but bloody heavy! I’m quite petite and there is no way I can drive that lug around with me. So alas I’m having to get rid of it and get a 50cc instead. A good 50cc though. Something snazzy looking. If it can’t go very fast I want it to at least LOOK nice! I think some people look really silly on 50cc scooters. Mainly because they are too big for them. But because I’m short, I should have no issues with a nippy 50cc. Also with a 50cc I’d only need to take the CBT because I’m covered for the rest with my licence. Booyah!!

I really want something like : http://www.scooter.co.uk/scooters/large/30-1-2.jpg …. You can see in the featured image what my 125cc scooter looks like. It looks awesome! That’s why it’s such a shame I can’t ride the beauty. Ah well. You can also see red is a theme. I’d like red/black. But I’m not opposed to purple/black or green/black or blue/black… another theme for you there. I would like a retro style scooter. I’m not really a “modern” person, and I think the retro style like 60’s style looks a lot better. Not going to lie.

So, in short my baby has to go today. Well i’m hoping it’s today. It was arranged for today at least however no one has turned up for it yet. Bit awkward if no one turns up…

My scooter will be sold on to someone who will be able to handle ‘er. I believe she … is it weird for me to call her a she? …I believe he (just in case) is out of gas though. oops. Oh well.

I will keep you updated. I hope to get a 50cc scooter when I start working. So before you know it I will be posting a picture of my new – able to get me places – scooter. *fingers crossed* It wont be too long!

Thanks for reading!

Oh, If you happen to live in England and also in the south west and know where I can get a cool 50cc scooter… please give me a shout…?!

Until the next time!

Being A Writer Isn’t all Sunshine And Catnaps

I’ve been sat… At my miniature desk, which is more like a TV desk/stand… wait, it is a TV stand. Ahem. Let’s start this again…

I’ve been sat looking at my laptop now for the past five minutes this morning. Vacantly, as I try and think of something new and important to write about. Let’s be honest here, writing is hard. Where do you begin? What’s the beginning? You write about your interests but people may not care about the same things you do. So you write things that you hope may get a few views or likes anyway, but nothing happens. Or you are the lucky one with a gift of knowing “what’s hot” right now in your town or country so you write about that instead and get the views and the praise. For others it’s much more difficult.

Writing is about, expressing what you love, what you believe is interesting to you. It’s very individual even though people may read it. We are taught “think about your audience.” To me, I’m talking to a friend. I may not actually know the person on here, but If I believe in my mind’s eye that my friend is sat across from me letting me rant about various things, it gets my mind into action.

Other people write for various purposes. A lot of people write about their own lives because it’s a good starting point. I tend to stick to that route myself, with an added twist of advice giving. All my life I’ve been able to give myself my own advice and easily give advice to others. I don’t know how I do it. My mind just has its own clever way of seeing two sides of a story all the time. In school (and beyond that) I was mostly the one “in the middle” because I could see both sides and so I acted as the mediator. Thus, it’s both a gift and a curse.

Structure is a tough one, I mean where should I begin and end? Do I need to come to some final conclusion, or should I keep it open and try to get advice from others? Where’s the limit of a short story? Again we are taught “there’s a beginning, middle and end of a story.” A high point and a low point. To use paragraphs when you start something new and god forbid you use incorrect grammar…

Inspiration to write can be tricky as well; waxing and waning like the moon it can be a struggle to keep writing all the time. I found that once I wrote what inspired me to start writing in the first place I lost my path a little. I stopped thinking “what can I write about?” to “what have I already written?” However I think it’s important not just as a writer but as an individual to branch out and find things to be inspired about. Additionally to immerse yourself into something new, which you find exciting or interesting. More to the point, if you are inside and writing I find a hot cuppa tea and biscuits can help for inspiration. With added blankets and peace and quiet. Never seems to fail… Maybe that’s just me though…

I need to work on this.

Time is an issue. Due to an ever increasing amount of responsibility, finding time to write can be a struggle. But we do it anyway. Why? Because of passion, that’s why. An idea, a way of being. Even if we are out and about, we are thinking of new things to write about. Journeys, wildlife, weather, good times, bad times and so on. All contribute to an idea a writer might have. A good idea is to take a notebook with you wherever you go. I do, on most occasions take a pen (sometimes two incase one looks like it wont work but it’s your favourite, so you take it anyway…) and my notebook with me so that If I have an idea I can jot it down so I don’t forget.

Being a writer: you are a writer even when you aren’t writing. If it’s in you to write, then you can be a writer.

So whatever you write about, make sure it’s important to you. It helps mainly for inspiration and things just tend to fall into place a lot easier. Moreover it’s because if you get asked about it and you don’t know what the feck you wrote about or can’t answer any of the readers questions…then there is obviously an issue in your writing.

Now it’s time for that end bit. That end bit that I never like doing because I don’t know if I’ve written enough. Or have I written too much? or even – I’d like to write more! Part of the writing that likes to throw a wrench in the mix. Sigh. I told you writing is hard.

Thank you for reading.

Keep dreaming and writing your stories.

Make It A Great One.

As another year is soon to come to pass, it is now a time of reflection and new meaning to your life. I implore you to think for next year – “dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.” (Quote By Unknown)

You create your own story, and as you make your way down the path you have chosen – make sure it’s a great one. Even when things get tough, push forward. If someone tries to knock you down, get back up. If you don’t get it right the first time, try again. Don’t be scared to be completely fantastic.

You have the potential in this life, to do what you need to do, what you want to do. With the right intentions things aren’t always as impossible as it seems. Think about it thoroughly and work for it. I don’t much respect those who have everything handed to them on a plate. It’s important to work for the things you get, it sets you up for the future, matures you as a person and makes you appreciate what you have.

As the year draws to a close, think about what’s important to you; your family perhaps? Your friends? Your beliefs? Or all of the above? It hardly seems probable that only one of those would be important to you… Whatever it is, you can then think what you may improve on for next year – what will make you happy? Be it improving your health, spending more time with someone, making more of an effort in daily things or even working harder at your job. Resolutions don’t have to be tough going. They are personal little reminders of what you feel you need to change. The challenge is sticking to it. Could you do it?

If you struggle this new year I’d like you to keep this in mind:

“This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.

As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,

Remember each experience for the good that has come of it
and for the knowledge you have gained.

Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.

Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.

Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.

And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.

Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings

and the celebration of life.”

– Taylor Addison

I trust you’ll have a brilliant new year.

Blessed be

Until the next time~

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