Have a very Happy Quirkimas with many more quirky days to follow xx Love and Hugsxx
I love my Snow, she literally means the world to me and tomorrow she goes under anesthetic again. And she seems to be handling this news a lot better than me!
This morning I bathed her and Chestnut before work and you could see all the more, how much weight she has lost. Although her eyes and still bright and she is still strong inside and feisty – pushing past Chestnut at times and trying to climb out of the sink I bathed her in this morning. This is a recent picture of her before the most dramatic weight loss over this week.
On Friday she was dropping some piggie mix from her mouth and coupled with the weight loss, I felt it was best to get her to see a vet that day. Chestnut always goes with her – good job, as Snow was diagnosed with mites aside from possibly her teeth being overgrown again and confirmed weight loss. She was 1kg on 31st May, now 8.08. But both have to have mite treatment and Chestnut has to be weighed for this too.
The vet could not see Snow’s teeth for the tongue being attached to her cheeks so tomorrow the head vet will anesthetise her to take a closer look at what is going on! I pray it is nothing worse and that Snow will be okay.
I am feeling sad now so going to say write soon and always follow your heart!
Love and hugs
It’s been a while since I really let rip my writing talent in my diary. This night it felt so good to get back into writing and just let it flow throughout my soul. This was a poem that just poured out of me and I wanted to share it with you.
Give Yourself A Gift In 2016. Whether that is a physical present, the gift of feeling alive, of being happy to be you with all of your quirks, or just to feel blessed in the moment – all of these are essential to your own health and wellbeing.
Life is not always easy, there will be times when you will struggle and ask why did this happen to me, but know you can and will get through those hard times – they shall pass and you will not only survive, but come to thrive, because those times made you stronger.
Giving yourself gifts regularly however large or small, helps to take care of the inner you; to feel love, cherished and nourished throughout your soul.
The best gift I got this week, was the gift of life still living – Snow had to have surgery to remove spores from her teeth on Monday 4th January, after being unable to eat or drink barely anything due to the pain she was in. Thankfully she started eating that night after her operation, while staying at my mum and dad’s; and she started drinking out of her water bottle again yesterday. She has to be on medication for 7 days and my parents are looking after her during her recovery while I am working. My mum is also better at administering her medicine than me – I often miss her mouth! Chestnut is with her.
Monday the 4th was also a huge day for me because I was filmed by Lori to be in an asexual documentary to raise awareness, and it counts as 50% marks for her degree. She came all the way from London to Exeter to film me in my home and will be coming twice more. When it’s finished it will be 7 minutes long and on YouTube.
I have launched my Quirky T Shirt brand on Amazon.com and have 4 new designs live on there so far. I have bought that domain and will be building that site this year, to link through to Amazon.com, who I have partnered with to print and send the T-Shirts to customers. I create the designs and pay a professional designer to do the artwork.
I date myself and must get back to doing more of that in 2016. I also like buying myself gifts sometimes, and for Christmas 2015, I bought myself this Father Christmas hand muff and I bought myself this Iron Man alarm clock as a slightly belated New Year’s gift to myself. One of my alarm clocks broke before Christmas and he was so cute, reduced heavily in price, and the last one left, I just had to buy him. I felt it was intuitively meant to be. Iron Man is my favourite Marvel character and I love robots. The fact he lights up is sensational, and adds to the magic and wonder of this special, no so little alarm clock.
I did manage to fit a date in with myself recently and saw the new Star Wars movie in 3D, I didn’t realise it was a subtitled performance, but I still enjoyed it. I thought it was amazing.
I will be posting regular videos again soon on my http://www.youtube.com/quirkybooksTV channel – However, I will be going through the chapters of My Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy To Get Back Into Work – An A-Z ‘How To’ Guide, and giving you some key points from each one for free, to help you with your own personal and professional development. I will also be doing more videos to help you in this way throughout 2016, in line with my Quirky Academy mission to helps others with their personal and professional development, all the while embracing your quirky.
What gifts do you like to give yourself?
Happy Asexual Awareness Week. As usual I have been, and am, a very busy bee. I just officially launched my second YouTube channel: Asexualise My Asexual Life. I am now incorporating Asexuality into my www.worldofquirky.com organisation and www.quirkyacademy.com business. I have run the Asexual Business, Gurus and Entrepreneurs Group on Facebook for a while now – In association with Quirky Academy, and I spend a lot of my life in Asexual groups, talking to other asexuals, and more and more I am getting asked for my help and advice, so I created this channel to enhance and empower their asexual life and give asexuals a voice in the world. I bought Asexualise.com that I have yet to create with products, services and resources for asexual. I am going to be creating and selling Exclusive designed T-Shirts for asexual and also inspirational and embrace your quirky T-Shirts on Amazon, and selling them through my sites. Watch this space for more information.
If you are asexual, please subscribe to my channel and you can also sign-up to my monthly newsletter by clicking this link and entering your details in the form provided: http://eepurl.com/bC7su5
If you are not asexual, but love personal and professional development and embracing your quirky, you can subscribe to my channel for this blog www. youtube.com/quirkybooksTV
I still have a blog award to nominate for from Paula.
Embrace Your Quirky and each others.
- Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
- Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Here are my nominees for today:
Notapunkrocker https://notapunkrocker.wordpress.com If you love quirky – check her blog out – and watch out for the lego!!
Brenda Davis – http://friendlyfairytales.com If you love fairytales and magic, check out her blog.
swo8 https://swo8.wordpress.com If you love Blues music, you will enjoy her blog, check it out.
I am going to give you a bonus nominee – my good friend Ralph who always tells his story in photos/pics with words he puts to them, focusing on some ‘naughty’ stuff – I am asexual and personally sex and naked repulsed, but still find his posts hilarious, so check his blog out. I am not sure if he will take part, because he doesn’t accept blog awards and has a very specific format he likes to stick to on his blog, but I would love to see what awesome quote pics he would come up with, so I am going to nominate him anyway and hope he obliges me: http://bluefishway.com
I forgot to mention yesterday, that I recently received a blog award. I am about two years behind or more, with my blog nominations for awards I have been given in the past. I have given Paula my word that I will be nominating for the award she gave me, very soon.
So why the delay, and why am I finding it so hard to have time to visit people’s blogs?? The simple answer is time.
To put it in perspective for you, I have had 9 or less hours sleep in the last three days. It’s really tough when you are relentlessly pursuing your dream.
I have 16 live fully functional websites for different parts of www.worldofquirky.com that I have to manage – check it out to learn more.
I also have to manage 9 Twitter accounts and 11 Facebook business pages, as well as a personal one – please click through on the widgets and like my pages and follow me on Twitter, it would be awesome to have your support there too.
And – I have an active LinkedIn account and more than one Google+ account I have to manage. Plus my www.youtube.com/quirkybooksTV channel – please subscribe if you haven’t done so already, I really need your support.
On top of this, I work a full time day job 5 days a week, and therefore spend almost every evening and my days off, working on my businesses in some way. Even many breaks at work I am on my social media, doing something connected with my businesses.
I haven’t mentioned my emails.
Some times I find it hard to just have time to post something here, even though I love blogging and interaction with you.
And sometimes, I feel myself subconsciously holding my breath; because I haven’t got time to breath.
I know I have a life purpose and mission that I intend to be working on every single day. I was born to help you to develop yourself both personally and professionally, to achieve your goals, ambitions and dreams; all the while embracing your quirky, individual self. I was born to show you, you are gorgeous in your own right, and to help you to believe and have confidence in yourself, no matter what. I was born to show you, it’s okay to be you – you are very beautiful and special, just as you are.
I was born to help asexuals to feel not so alone; to pave the way for asexuality to be recognised and accepted globally as an orientation; to free people from the isolation and fear they feel as a minority population.
I was born to be quirky, not normal, and off the planet different.
What were you born for??
Stay quirky and write soon