This may be one of my favorite challenges. As a born, raised, and educated Bostonian, wicked has a completely different meaning to me than it does to most others. Most definitions of wicked include: evil or morally wrong, intended to or capable of harming someone or something, or extremely unpleasant.
For us Bostonians the word has a completely different connotation and is used as an adjective to describe pleasantries. For example one might say,”oh my, that coffee was wicked good,” or “you look wicked cute.” I love this about us for it, (amongst many other things), further defines our uniqueness as a people and city.
Here are a few words in ode to
Beauty, delicious, and nearly indescribable
Wicked is the word!
Wicked good coffee, wicked cute outfit, I’m wicked serious,
This is how we use the word!
Evil is evil, malicious is malicious, but wicked,
Wicked is awesome!
For my first post using the ‘Wednesday weekly prompts’ as a guide, I thought I would pick an easy one. Not necessarily easy because I know exactly what I’ll say, but easy because what I can tell you is something I’ve felt as if I wanted to share for quite a while; I think it could actually be helpful.
It seems to me that everyone must feel that they aren’t really sure what they’re doing with their lives at some point. This is when I felt most lost: when all my friends had plans and opportunities and I just didn’t. At that point pressure (that I put on myself) made me feel as if I had to be sure of my life goals and how I was going to achieve them immediately. And I was only 16.
Very quickly I became stressed to the point of panic almost all of the time when the ‘future’ was mentioned, and that’s no way to try and figure out your life. It was the first time I had ever felt physically ill when the things I wanted to be started to feel as if they were moving further and further away.
Finding myself, as cliche as that sounds, was actually remarkably easy once I had been pointed in the right direction. My sister sat down next to me and simply told me, “The hard bit comes right before the easy, fun, ‘I’ve achieved what I want’ bits.” It wasn’t directly related to my predicament, but it helped me push out of it.
I decided that everything I wanted to be at that point was not going to come to me if I wished for it hard enough (obvious, I know) and so started proactively working to reach goals I had set myself. Small goals. Manageable goals, but still very much goals.
I wanted to be a writer, when all was said and done, so I started my blog to improve my writing skills. I wanted to be fitter, so I took up running. Two things that aren’t directly related, but worked towards the same end point.
This didn’t resolve my self doubt straight away, but it’s amazing how little achievements can make you realise you’ve put yourself on the right path. Found yourself, in fact.
this little post is due to Amina’s wed prompts. one caught my eye and my strange imagination. enjoy. http://suziland.net/2016/07/ten-years-time/
#weeklywednesdayprompts ok..this is for the July 6 prompt…lol http://suziland.net/2016/07/ten-years-time/
Hello again everyone…. It’s another beautiful Wednesday in the blog world and of-course you all know that means its time for #WeeklyWednesdayPrompt.
While I’m still basking in the euphoria of it being mid week, can I just remind you all that June is almost over *insert shocked smiley here*.
Regarding last weeks prompts, Houssnati was kind enough to share with us her top three posts:
Writing or not writing and
Fuel poverty in a developing country.
I was going to share my top three posts but I have way too many favourite blog posts on my blog that I couldn’t decide on my top three. However, I wrote a 7 part series sometime last year which got a large number of positive responses. You can read the 7 part series in the link below:
Part 1 – 7: For Coloured Girls Series.
Moving straight to this weeks prompts…
Goals: Like I said earlier, June is ending in a week. Think about your 2016 goals, your new year resolutions – now give yourself a half year review and share it with us.
Morality play – Where do your morals come from — your family? Your faith? Your philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different source?
Thank you – The internet is full of rants. Help tip the balance: today, simply be thankful for something (or someone).
Don’t forget to share with us links to your posts in the comments section. Make sure you use #WeeklyWednesdayPrompts so we can find your posts in the reader. You can also share your posts with us on twitter.
Happy writing. Happy sharing.
See you next week xxx
How’s your week been so far???
Mine has been a bit hectic and I honestly can’t wait for this week to end.
Anyway, before I bore you with my moaning, here are this weeks prompts:
Favourite – Some of you have bene blogging for days, months, weeks, even years… share with us what you consider your top three favourite posts on your blog.
21st century citizen – Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?
Keep out – Who is the one person you hope isn’t reading your blog? Why?
As usual, don’t forget to share with us links to your posts in the comments section. Make sure you use #WeeklyWednesdayPrompts so we can find your posts in the reader.
Happy writing. Happy sharing.
See you next week xxx
Hello everyone, it’s Wednesday and you already know that means it’s WeeklyWednesdayPrompt day.
I hope you’ve all had a great week so far.
As usual, I’m going to start by sharing with you replies from last weeks prompts. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.
- Here is iamioana’s interpretation on the prompt ‘Dream’;
- Second week in a row, Elsie Hagley has taken on the Weekly Wednesday Prompt challenge and written about ‘Age’;
Cate shared this with us using the prompt ‘Lagacy’, ta letter to her dad after he passed away;
- Also with the prompts ‘Dream’, The Demented also shared this with us;
- and finally, Stinker bell also shares her post on the prompt ‘Dreams’.
A big thank you to all of you for getting inspired and sharing with us 🙂
This weeks prompts are as follows:
Clarity – we’ve all had a moment of clarity in our lives, when did you have yours?
Green grass – is the grass always greener on the other side? What do you think? Share your thoughts with us…
Set it Free – think of a time when you had to let someone or something go to be free…did they come back?
Don’t forget to leave a comment with the link to your post if you’re inspired (using the tag #WeeklyWednesdayPrompt so we can find it in the reader).
See you next week x