Question of the day.

Do you ever talk to yourself?

My answer:

Of course I do! As one of my acquaintances once said: “It’s good to talk to yourself because then you can be sure that you are talking with an intelligent person”. 😀 I can only agree, plus it’s just very interesting, you can come to some very interesting conclusions while talking to yourself, and of course improve your language skills. It sometimes happens that I’m alone for the whole day or so, so then I at least talk to myself (or Misha) to make sure that next time I’ll have to talk to someone I’ll still know how to speak and my vocal cords won’t get too rusty. I’ve once read a story years ago about a monk who was an anchor living on the desert, not having contact with people at all, though it seemed more because of pride and haughtiness than being so very devout, anyway after all those years when he finally did meet another human being he as unable to speak because he simply didn’t know any longer how to do it. Don’t know if it’s inded possible, but it sounds likely so I’d rather avoid it myself, communication is already enough of a struggle for me. 😀 alking to yourself is also less stressful than talking to other people, and well just fun. What I really really really dislike though and can’t understand, and it just drives me crazy, is the connection people make between talking to yourself and being either mentally ill, or even delayed in intellectual development or something. I just DON’T get it! What does it have in common? I can appreciate that maybe sometimes when you’re delusional you make an impression on healthy people that you talk to yourself, or when for any other reason you don’t have full touch with reality, but lots of people seem to assume that anyone who talks to themselves is mentally ill. I know that nowadays it’s more of a joke for many people, like: “Oh, I’m talking to myself, I must be mental”, but while I’m all for handling things with humour and distance to oneself and the world, I think this can lead to many misunderstandings and it’s a very strange view completely lacking flexibility. I guess lots of people talk to themselves: extroverts – who are always happy to chat and can’t stop even when there’s no one to listen, as well as introverts, who, like me, often even prefer talking to themselves than to others and sometimes might find it helpful to make sense of what’s in their brains. Are they all freaks? On the other hand though, well since I live with mental illness myself maybe there is something true to it but I am just biased. 😀 Do you have any thoughts on this issue?

Anyways, I find talking to myself a highly useful and enjoyable activity, particularly when it comes to talking in other languages, since in my surroundings it’s quite hard to find anyone that would be willing to talk in Swedish for example. 😀

So how about you? Why do you do it, if you do? 🙂

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Enya – “Trains And Winter Rains”.

Here’s another Enya’s sort of winter themed song I have for you this month. I think it’s one of my most favourite wintry but non Christmassy songs by her for some reason. 🙂

Question of the day (16th January).

What was the last item you splurged on?

My answer:

Wow I think I haven’t splurged on anything in ages. Should I change it? 😀 Can’t remember anything really worth mentioning. My purchases so far have been very balanced and predictable, I’ve bought a few books on Audible, which could be generally a bit cheaper, I’d be happy about it because there are many great books and I usually read far more than one book per month, but still you definitely can’t call it a splurge. 😀 Well the last time was probably in September when I bought a package of snacks on Scrummy, Scrummy is a Polish shop where you can buy sweets or snacks or other food from other countries, like mostly US or Asian countries I guess. Buying stuff on Scrummy is always a splurge, because you rarely buy just one thing, it wouldn’t be worth all the effort then, and all the waiting, because for some reason it takes quite a lot of time for them in comparison to other shops to process everything, so you usually get quite a few things, and then they always want a lot for shipping too.

How about you? Was it worth it a splurge? 🙂

Song of the day (16th January) – JulieMaria – “Jyske Piger Danser Bedre” (Jutland Girls Dance Better).

Hi guys. 🙂

Sorry I’m late with this. I think there hasn’t been much Danish music on my blog so far. That doesn’t amaze me a lot though because, although I certainly like this language, somehow there’s not much Danish music, especially Danish language music, that I am familiar with so far. This singer – Julie Maria – seems to be fairly popular in her home country, and I think this song is cool.

5 Names Rules to Ignore

I think this is a very useful post, so again I’m reblogging for those of you who don’t follow TulipByAnyName but might be interested. 😀
And what do you guys think about those naming rules Meagan writes about? Let me (or her) know in the comments. 🙂
As for me, I mostly agree that all of them we can happily ignore, although, probably because I live in Poland, I’m generally much more cautious with unisex/gender bending names. Not that I’m against them, as many names indeed do work for both genders well and interestingly can even have a completely different vibe on either gender in my opinion, but I always just prefer to be cautious with this thing.
Also if it was me naming my own baby, I would definitely try to avoid naming my child the same as someone else whom I’m close to did. But it’s more because I just like to be different than because I think it’s inapropriate or others shouldn’t do it or something. Though maybe if someone stole my most favourite name I could consider breaking this rule, hard to say.

TulipByAnyName

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Have you been obsessing about names since you were a child naming your dolls like me? Or are you expecting and just dipping your toes into the name world waters? It seems that everyone, enthusiast or not, has an opinion about how to name a baby. I’ve read and heard unofficial “name rules” for years. Some rules, like don’t name your baby after a dictator are common sense, but here are a few rules I think are made to be broken…

1 Same letter names for siblings
I’m sure you’ve met siblings who’s names were so similar that you have to wonder how their parents managed to call for them. I went to school with siblings Stephanie and Stephan. I’m definitely not suggesting matchy-matchy sibsets nor would I recommend Duggar-sized families continue a letter theme. I do think siblings names beginning in the same letter work when the letter make…

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Stoicism

This is a very powerful post, to which I can hugely relate as someone constantly trying to unlarn bottling up emotions and living with consequences of doing so all the time for years. If you struggle with similar issues, I highly recommend you reading this. 🙂

New Beginnings

We all have a different reaction to pain.

Some of us react externally, such as jump in shock, scream, cry, or become enraged.

Some of us react, but rather internally than externally. Such as concealing the pain deep within the mind, making it appear as though they feel nothing on the outside but truly suffer inside.

Instead, the outside reaction might just be a smile. Or even nothing at all. Almost appearing as though they are immune to the pain inflicted upon them.

Maybe they want nobody to see them in pain. They wouldn’t want people to show any care for them so they can endure their suffering alone. As if nobody would be able to heal them.

Or perhaps they think people would view them as weak. A pathetic human that could never stand a chance through life. They want to eliminate the possibility of being embarrassed by hiding…

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Question of the day.

What are you planning on doing today? Are you planning on doing anything exciting this week?

My answer:

To be honest, I don’t have any particular plans for today at all. I was going to go to my allergist in the evening, because of the bronchitis, but finally yesterday I decided not to go, because I came to the conclusion that over the weekend it got much better and it looks like it’s going to finish completely very soon, so I don’t think he’d tell me anything I don’t know already. It usually lasts way longer so that’s a good thing. But no, other than that I have no plans. yesterday Mum did cupping for me (cupping is such a form of alternative medical therapy in case you don’t know) and if you’re ill and had cupping you can’t go out for a day or so to not get things worse, so I won’t be going anywhere either. Also I’m not really into planning anything, the day started quite OK for me but then I got very low and I still am, feeling absolutely rubbish, I don’t really know what’s up, maybe PMS or something, i really have no idea what it could be, other than that I was talking with someone earlier today and I found it rather disturbing and hurtful, I don’t want to go into details now, but I think it had the potential to sort of set me off, though I guess not as much as I actually am, so I suspect there is either something more to it that I don’t realise or I’m just overreacting to everything as I usually seem to do.

And as for my plans for the week, I guess so far I don’t have any particular plans either, I’ve been leading a very uneventful life since my bronchitis has started though I don’t mind it, I’m quite happy with it if I’m honest after all the holidays and stuff, I think though that we might go to my grandparents and/or to my other gran during the weekend as it is Grandmother’s Day and Grandfather’s Day here at the beginning of next week, I’m pretty sure my family will go so it depends if I’ll be healthy enough to go with them too, but I think I should be until then. But I certainly can’t see anything that I could call exciting on the horizon, and I guess in this case it doesn’t have anything to do with my visual impairment. 😀

How about you? How are you doing in general? 🙂