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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Its Been a While

Hey there readers and viewers,

I have fallen behind on the Blog train. It happens. I do have future plans to keep writing. Its just that right now I have a lot on my plate.

Excuses excuses. But in all seriousness. I am getting married next year. My main priorities have been to work, pay off things and plan my wedding.

I hope to get back to writing really soon. I am currently doing the long distance thing with my fiance and its hard. Writing is a kind of therapy for me. I can't believe I forgot about that.

See you all really soon!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Love Languages: A Useful Tool


So I’m sure you have all heard of The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I have studied love languages for a while now and I believe they are one of many good methods to really connect with your significant other. There is a nifty little quiz you can find in PDF format. My boyfriend and I both took the quiz and the results were not surprising.

The Five Love Languages are: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Each one involves a unique set of skills to show someone you love them.

For example, I have a friend named Eric. He studied Russian in college and ended up in a study abroad program. He fell in love with this one girl and the only way to tell her how he felt was to say it in Russian. The love languages work the same way. You have to find that unique way to communicate with someone otherwise they don’t understand.

My quiz results were Quality Time followed by Words of Affirmation which was tied with Physical Touch. My boy friend on the other hand got Quality Time but that was followed by Physical Touch. So we have some stuff in common. Physical Touch is the easy part. It comes naturally. Words of Affirmation, on the other hand, are a lot harder for someone that is an introvert like my boyfriend. It does take time to learn how to communicate with each other.

I think everyone can benefit from studying their significant others Love Language. It could mean the difference between a deep connection and a superficial one.

-Melody

Monday, June 11, 2018

Writing Prompt #12


#12 If you could have a party and invite anyone you wanted living or dead, who would be on your guest list? Why?

This is a difficult one, especially now that I am an adult. Just a reminder to everyone, these writing prompts were for the 8th grade writing level.\

The question did not specify the number of people so I will list a few.

Firstly, I would invite Family members that have passed away. I still have so many questions about our family and what happened during the various wars that they lived through and about my family in general.

Next I would invite Jacksepticeye and Markiplier because those guys are really great and could help rig up the gaming section of the party.

Lastly, I would invite an actor from a movie. I am such a movie buff that I can’t decide which one but there are several that are really friendly and would be really cool to hang out with.

Oh and the band of choice would be Skillet or For King and Country. I mean what party can happen without music.

-Melody

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Quick Update*EDITED*

Its been a while!

I've been busy with one thing and another. At the end of April I went to New York to visit my boyfriend. I did some writing while I was there but I forgot to actually upload it. He also came home for 2 weeks so I got busy with that too. I have not had regular work in a couple weeks which is frustrating but what can you do.

At some point tomorrow I will be hanging out at a Starbucks and I will set more posts to publish for the next month or whenever I have the time to sit down and schedule the stuff I already wrote.

I have loads of news that I cannot share at this time. I will be doing more blog posts and Youtube videos in the future. The scheduling feature is really useful. I usually set it for a Monday at 12 noon. Something new should release on that day of the week. Youtube schedule is still to be decided. I'm thinking Thursdays but right now I simply do not have the time to record anything but I will be working on some material in the meantime.

Until then please bare with me as I am going through a lot of life changes and need time to handle them.

-Melody

Monday, March 5, 2018

Writing Prompt #11


If a classmate decided to write a book about you, how do you think he or she would characterize you? 

If anyone wrote a book about me they would characterize me as I am; the good and the bad. I believe that a biography or a story should describe the person as they are. We are unique beings. No one is the same as another. Our flaws are what make us extraordinary. I think that is what makes our lives interesting. I often sit and people watch and think about what their life might be like, what they might be going through, and what they are doing that day.

Let’s use me as an example. You can observe me sitting at a Starbucks right this moment. I am sitting at a sort of bar with booth seating facing the room and the coffee machines and baristas, with a glass wall behind me. I am wearing headphones over my head and typing away on a laptop. You can say that I look like a college student because of all the papers and a binder at my side. You over heard me talking to the cashier. I was at traffic court today and I have a headache. I must be pretty stressed out. I occasionally pause to think about what I am writing. My head sways to the music that I am listening to. Then you can branch out to the possibilities. This is where your imagination can go wild. Characterization is subjective. If three people observed me for 20 minutes they might come up with completely different characterizations.

 To answer this question, I do not know what someone would say about me.

-Melody