Writing for inspiration – paragraph three

It was half-past three on a cold, rainy morning. Laura had spent the entire night wandering around the city, getting lost in her thoughts. She spent so much of her time these days thinking about what she had lost, or had she? Was it even what she wanted? The last six weeks or so had been so confusing, she wouldn’t say bad so much, but not easy. On some level it just has to be easy, doesn’t it? Life. Spending so much time trapped inside her own mind was not healthy, Laura knew that; it just felt safer there. Her work kept her busy and distracted during the day for the most part, and her home life was everything she had ever hoped for. At least, she had thought it was. Her feelings for Luke hadn’t changed, but they may not have been quite what she thought they were. Laura knew she loved her husband, but did she love him in that way? Or did her heart belong to someone else?

Laura had known Luke since they were teenagers, she had grown up with him and knew him so well. They had been almost inseperable during their teenage years and no-one was surprised when they got engaged. The problem, she found, was that in gaining a husband she had lost her childhood best friend. She had felt since that day that she was missing that one person who she could be truly open with. Luke had not felt like that person since their wedding. This was not something that she had shared with him mind, there was no need to cause him any pain; after all, she did love him.


Three months ago, before she had ever met Jamie, everything was so easy for Laura. She loved her job as creative director of a successful tech startup in London; she had a ton of friends and a supportive family. Laura couldn’t say what it was about about Jamie that drew her to him. When she first saw him, the new IT engineer at her startup, she thought he was really good looking and there was a mischevious look in his eye that she hoped hinted at a playful personality. During the first few days, she was sure she detected a few occasions where he would look over at her, trying to draw her attention. She did the same, he intreagued her; there was no thought in her mind at this point that they would be anything other than friends, in fact that was exactly what she wanted them to be. Laura had longed for a best friend, a male best friend, someone she could tell everything to without judgement.


Friday afternoon cinema trip 27/04/2018

This week, due to one of our group being busy on Thursday evening, we went out to the cinema on Friday. One of us had the day off of work, while the other two took a half day. The film we watched this week was Avengers: Infinity war. Despite the popularity of superhero films these days, this is actually the first one I have seen. Superhero films or fantasy franchises are not my thing and, I’m going to be honest, I didn’t enjoy this film. This may be in part due to it being the first one I have seen, as I had no prior knowledge of the characters or backstory.
I will not deny that the film was well put together, and really well acted. I did notice that towards the end there were some special effects that looked a little off, but all together it was well made.
From a social standpoint, this trip was an interesting one. After the film, we went to the pub as usual. The other two in the group have a tendency to push each other’s buttons, this day was no exception. I sometimes find it difficult to mediate when they start bickering, but I do find it quite amusing. The two of them actually get along very well, and in many respects, I think the way they argue all the time is how they keep their relationship so strong. The two of them are always telling me and my best friend to sort ourselves out and by the way they work out their differences, they are of course right.
After ignoring each other for about twenty minutes, something as simple as a two-minute cigarette break was enough to sort out whatever issues they had. If, by following their example, I can sort out my own problems with a person that I care so much about.

Three days, Three quotes, day three

This is the last day of my Three days, Three quotes challenge. Thanks again to Vocalblogger15 for the nomination.

“Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself”   Henry James

I love this quote, remember that you are the only person you should allow to make judgements for you. Other people will have their own reasons for making whatever judgement they make about other people, as is their right. I don’t think anyone should ever begrudge a person for having an opinion on anything, including other people, that differs from their own. Never let these things get in the way of your relationships, that only leads to sadness.

Now for my final set of nominations:


Invest in yourself first


Three days, Three quotes, Day Two

“When we realize how little we mean to the universe, We realize how important we are to each other” Tom Delonge

This is a quote by one of my all-time favourite people, The previous guitarist and vocalist for pop-punk pioneers Blink-182, as well as the creative force behind the amazing Angels and Airwaves. Now an author, entrepreneur and UFO enthusiast (that last one is a bit strange).
The point of the quote is so simple, focus on those around you, the people to whom you can really make a difference. There is nothing wrong with trying to make a difference in the world, but the best way of doing this is to make one where you can, walk before you can run in a sense.


Today I nominate
Day One

Three days, Three quotes: Day one

A big thank you to vocalblogger15 @ theseareourdreams for nominating me to do this, it feels like such an early vindication for the work I’m trying to put in.


“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

In striving for perfection we should be looking to simplify as much as we can, avoid complexity for the sake of it. This can be applied directly to blogging, re-read all of your posts and remove everything you feel is not adding anything.
This is a quote that I have had on my twitter profile for years and one that I try as much as possible to follow. The push for perfection is never-ending and is something that I am fully aware is unachievable. Never stop trying to be the best you can be, but also never worry about the fact you cannot get there.


I nominate