FABS #4 – Five Awesome Blog Scribbles

Welcome to your semi-daily dose of awesome blog posts, straight from my WordPress reader and other blogs I follow. Check them out, and tell them Mars Gone Mad sent you!

Five Awesome Blog Scribbles:

Midnight Motivations and Musings 100 | A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales

For those of us who understand that writing is not an easy path

 

Laziness Doesn’t Exist | Move and Be Free

For those of us who like sneak previews of my next blog topic

 

Goodbye Grumpy! | Write Them All

For the few of us who aren’t very fond of grumpy people

 

Open here | zorazebic

For those of us who must move on

 

23 Reasons Why 23 Year Olds Should Stop Telling Each Other What To Do| Wandersuch

For those of us who like 23-year-olds, despite the misguided impression that nobody likes you when you’re 23

 

FABS #3 – Five Awesome Blog Scribbles

Welcome to your semi-daily dose of awesome blog posts, straight from my WordPress reader and other blogs I follow. Check them out, and tell them Mars Gone Mad sent you!

Five Awesome Blog Scribbles:

My Neighbor is a Turkey! | Reflections for My Soul

For those of us who wish our neighbor was a turkey

 

early June | POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN

For those of us who like looking at plants to feel alive

 

Depression, Anxiety, and the Gospel | Expecting Kairos

For the few of us who are okay with talking about God and mental illness in the same sentence

 

Travel Theme: Close | Where’s My Backpack?

For those of us who really want to know where we misplaced our backpack

 

Natural Girl | lifelessons

For those of us tormented by the expectations of society

 

QOTD #8: Merely Mortal

Question of the Day: When and where was the first time you realized you were mortal?

My answer: Children are special because fear of death is usually the last thing on their minds. Except this one spring night when I was ten, with a gigantic full moon on my grandparents farm. On that night, I had this overwhelming sensation that I was going to die. I still have no idea why.

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FABS #2 – Five Awesome Blog Scribbles

Your semi-daily dose of awesome blog posts, straight from my WordPress reader and other blogs I follow, begins now! Check them out, and tell them Mars Gone Mad sent you!

Five Awesome Blog Scribbles:

Worlds Highest Post Office | Hi India

For those of us who really, really, really wish we could travel more

 

Good morning heartache | Write Them All

For those of us who like feeling sad sometimes

 

Disney Animals Are a Lie | TOASTERPHOBIA

For those of us who like blasts from the past

 

Struggle – The Daily Prompt! | Giggles & Tales

For those of us who do not like ambiguous post titles but like good blog posts

 

Prompt of the Day: Struggle | Saint P. Blogging

For all of us who should be so very thankful we do not have M.S.
[Thank you, Saint P. Blogging, for being such an active commenter on my blog.]

Today’s daily prompt was “struggle,” by the way, in case things seemed a little dark around here.

 

QOTD #7: Grandmothers are Special

Question of the Day: Can you describe your favorite moment with your grandmother?

My answer: This is a difficult one, mainly because I have so many fond memories with my grandmother on my dad’s side of the family. She used to pick me up from school everyday, and I must admit to having many memorable experiences as I stayed there until my parents got off work. I used to play Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis while she took a nap to the music. She taught me how to play Scrabble and Uno. But probably the most fond memory was putting up the Christmas tree with her every year, and watching as gifts and cards slowly accumulated under it.

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FABS #1 – Five Awesome Blog Scribbles

Your semi-daily dose of awesome blog posts, straight from my WordPress reader and other blogs I follow, begins now! Check them out, and tell them Mars Gone Mad sent you!

 

Five Awesome Blog Scribbles:

What Being an Introvert Actually Means | A Geeky Gal

For those of us who are introverts, which is likely all of us

 

Sunday Hiking: Adam’s Canyon | This is Another Story

For those of us who like pretty pictures

 

Ahhh! | L I G H T ROOM

For those of us who like really short poetry

 

If Only You Knew | Ripples of Truth

For those of us who like somewhat longer poetry

 

We are Rebuilding | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

For those of us who like people who absolutely will “like” your post on WordPress

 

Five Important Pieces of Breakup Advice

I am not naive. I know that no relationship is the same, and so to answer this question with any kind of direct statements would be nothing but naive. I also know that no relationship is black and white, and each one consists of individual nuances unique to the couple. For the guy and the girl, or any combination of the such, any point you get to past “friendly dating” means there are intense emotional strings that tie the two together. Breaking up is one of the most difficult things to do in life, no matter what kind of emotional disposition the two of you have in the relationship.

A person usually comes to the point of wanting to break up when he/she doesn’t see a real future (up to and including marriage) for the relationship. He may see the girl as “bad for him.” She may see him as “too clingy” or having no real potential to start a family. To be frank, it doesn’t matter who in the relationship feels this way, when those thoughts creep in it can be quite legitimate grounds for a break up.

I don’t presume to be able to write a full-fledged “breakup guide” because, like I said, no two relationships are the same. But I can try to help a little bit. Keep these five things in mind when planning to deliver the bad news.

1. Do not procrastinate.

Do not drag out a relationship because you are looking forward to that Valentine’s Day date or going to see that big concert together (or, you know, prom). Critical relationship events are worth more than that. That kind of thinking will only serve to damage the two of you and it forces you to endure high stress a little bit longer. Sure, breakups cause more immediate pain, but it is far better than long term speculation and stress caused by suspension. 

2. Suspension is an incorrect strategy.

Do not give the person you are with any false hope. Don’t say “maybe sometime in the future” or “I just need some time.” Allow the person to simply move on; time to adjust and try to rebuild his/her life. And try to avoid jealous when seeing them talking to other people. Most importantly, don’t say “I love you” during a breakup to try to console him or her. You don’t, or you won’t forever, and that’s okay.

3. Off and on relationships suck.

 You can’t “ween a person off of you.” On/off relationships are the ultimate form of keeping people in suspense, and I’m pretty sure should be classified as torture. Am I saying you can never ever get back with that person? No. You never really know what will ultimately happen in your life. But don’t count on it. Sometimes, like Summer and Tom from (500) Days of Summer, it’s just not meant to be. Instead, try to let new relationships develop organically. 

4. You may not be able to salvage the friendship.

I’m so sorry. As important as this person was to you, breakups are often the self-destruct button for a friendship, no matter how close you two were before the relationship. This is often an unavoidable consequence of a breakup, and there’s often nothing you can do about it. Breakups come with a price, and this is often it.

5. Avoid Rebound Relationships

Rebound relationships make a lot of people mad. They make your ex mad, you mad, and the person you got with mad. Have you ever heard a happily married person say, “I married a person I was in a rebound relationship with?”
No?
Me neither.

I know it’s tough, but eventually you will move on. Just like with a death or injury, the pain subsides eventually. Time passes, people change, and you eventually find the person you’ll find true happiness with.

QOTD #5: All of the Sudden Athlete

Question of the Day: You wake up one day to suddenly become a superstar in a particular sport. What sport do you chose, and why?

My answer: Baseball. It’s always been my favorite, and my height gives me a significant advantage as a pitcher. I would, however, be okay with playing first base and being a power bat. I suppose you can’t have it both ways.

 


What is the QOTD? Each morning, I post a brand new question for you all to consider.

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