Day 89 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Does a Happy Ending of My Life Look Like?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Random category and the card says, “Assuming your life is a story and you’re the author, what does you happy ending look like?”

For me, a happy ending to my life would be surrounded by loved ones at the end of a long and happy life. I would have either become a famous author, or a famous lawyer that fought for the rights of everyone and had been successful in making society a more fair and just society.

Because for me it wouldn’t be about getting a high school on the rich list, it would be about making an impact on people around me.

I also would want loved ones to be around me because that meant that I loved people and they also loved me. I don’t want to be one of those old men living alone because he pushed everyone away.

So there we go, if I was writing my own story, that would be the happy ending.

Day 83 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Does Someone Else Have that I Envy?

Hello, and welcome back ton 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the random category, and the card says, “What does someone else have that you envy? Describe the situation and your feelings about it.”

Well, this isn’t a serious question at all now is it? And this is another question where the answer is a lot simpler than I guess it would be for a lot of people. Because really, the only thing I’m envious of is the people who are settled into their careers and have steady paychecks and stuff like that.

I realize that that’s coming for me, once I get through the bar exam and pass it. But it would be nice to at least be at a place where I know what to expect work wise every day, even if the expectation is “Some weird shit because being a lawyer is never that simple.” but it would still be nice to have that for myself.

Otherwise I try not to let myself get envious of people and stuff like that.

Day 77 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Do I Think About Fame and Celebrity Culture?

Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Random category and the card asks, “What are your views on fame and celebrity culture?”

See, I’ve written during this series about how I want to become a successful novelist, so it would be easy to say “Oh, he must love celebrity culture and fame.” but my goal there would be to get recognized at like, a convention or a book store, but anonymous enough that I could still do my grocery shopping in peace.

Because a lot of what celebrity culture is nowadays is severely unhealthy for the people involved and the celebrities themselves. People put them up on these pedestals, and then when they show themselves to be human wind up being mentally devastated.

And this still fits with what I wrote back in 2016 about celebrities dying because there are celebrities that mean a lot to people based on the works that they did, and those can have true, deep meaning to these people. For me someone like Leonard Nimoy, who acted in one of my favorite Sci-Fi franchises. For WLW, Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez on Glee, was someone that meant a lot for them as she pushed for Santana’s sexuality to not be a joke and an afterthought, and for some of them it was the first time they’d seen anything like that.

So ultimately, I think fame and celebrity culture can be very unhealthy for both sides of it, but there are healthy ways to engage and interact with it.

Day 71 of 100 Days of Blogging, What’s One Family Tradition I’d Like to Carry on In the Future?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Random category, and the card says, “What’s one family tradition you’d like to carry on in the future.”

I feel like that’s supposed to have a question mark, but that’s not the point of the post so moving on.

One tradition I’d like to carry on, even if it’s just a tradition of one generation, is to give the first son the father’s first name as the son’s middle name. Anyone that knows me fairly well knows that my middle name is my Dad’s first name and for me that is a big deal. My Dad has been one of the most important people in my life and in honor of that I’m going to be using my middle name in my professional life because of that.

I would like to think that any relationship I would have with any child I had would be similar and would have the same feelings regarding having my first name being their middle name.

So there we go, that’s a tradition I would like to continue on.

Day 65 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Three Things Would I Save From My Home?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Random category and the card says “If you had to evacuate your home because of a natural disaster, what three things would you take with you? Why?”

So, the first thing I would take with me would be my cellphone. With my cellphone I’ll be able to keep in contact with my family and find them if we get separated because of this hypothetical natural disaster. Additionally, I’ll be able to get more information about this disaster and see where I can go to get to safety, so I can stay alive.

The second thing I would grab would be my computer. The data I have on there is extremely important to me and contains things that I would need to keep my life going. I do have digital backups, but they take a while to download back down onto the computer if I need to use them.

And finally, the third thing I would save would be my notebook of worldbuilding. I would save that because as of right now it has notes that I can’t replicate easily because they only exist in that notebook.

So there we go, the three things I would save.

Day 59 of 100 Days of Blogging, What’s the One Thing I’d Never Do and Why?

Good morning and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Random category and the card asks, “What’s the one thing you’d never do and why?”

This one is going to take some thinking, because the easy answer is “murder” and that’s because it’s morally wrong to kill someone, but then the blog post would be over and I could’ve done this in a tweet rather than a blog post.

I could lean into my future law career and look at something there. And that something that I would never do would be to cheat to win. While I always want to win, I also want any case that I am adjudicating to be played on an even playing field and with everyone following the rules. I have always been a rules follower since I was a young child, especially when playing games and I detest people that cheat.

So there we go, the one thing I would never do and why.

Day 53 of 100 Days of Blogging, If I Knew I was Going to Die in Exactly One Year, What Would I Do?

Good morning and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Random category and the card says, “If you found out you would die in a year, describe what you would do for the next 365 days.”

Well, that’s not morbid at all. Anyway, we have 365 days to live so let’s talk about that.

First thing’s first, my family is going to find out so that way they know it’s coming. I don’t need to traumatize them by dropping dead randomly, to them, so they’re going to find out. Especially since I need to use a lot of this time to tell them I love them. If you know you’re going to die you need to tell your loved ones that you love them.

Second of all, I’m informing my church so that way those people know what’s going to happen and can prepare themselves for this. I’ve made it explicitly clear in my instructions should I pass away young that my funeral is going to be an Episcopalian service, and that the Priest In Charge of my church is going to be the one conducting the service. This way I’ll have everything set up and done prior to my passing away.

Now, once those are done, I’m going to travel. I’m going to travel as much as I can by working various odd jobs that I can take to help people with whatever they need done, because those are going to be the main two things that I do with my life. I’m going to travel, and I’m going to help people.

Because that’s ultimately what’s going to be important to me. Helping people and seeing cool places. And making sure that my loved ones know that I loved them.

And please, make sure to tell those closest to you that you love them. I’m lucky in that I have a good relationship with my family, but if you’re someone who relies on a found family, make sure they know how you feel about them.

Day 47 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Would I Like to Change About My Past?

Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Random category, and the card says “If you could, what’s the one thing you would change about your past?”

That’s a really interesting question, because while there are probably a lot of things that I could bring to mind, like learning studying skills so I don’t get into double academic probation in community college or having my admission rescinded by my local state college, I’m not sure I would change anything there.

While it was troubling at the time, without those incidents happening in my life, I wouldn’t be here where I am today having graduated from Law School. If I hadn’t had my admission rescinded by my local state college, I wouldn’t have gone to Community College and would’ve been an engineering major. If I hadn’t gone to community college and had double academic probation I wouldn’t have switched to History and eventually law school.

Though, I guess if there was one thing I would change, it would be the time that I failed a class in what would have been my last semester of college. In the big picture, I still wouldn’t have walked until the Summer Semester, but it would have been less stressful, and I wouldn’t have had to pay for an eight week class to get the units.

So there we go, just that one thing, but nothing else.

Day 41 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Would I Do if I Won the Lottery?

Good morning and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Random category, and the card says “What would you do if you won the lottery?”

This is a fun one, because I’ve actually talked about what I would do if I won the lottery, and honestly it’s pretty boring. My plan was never to just go hog wild and spend all of it in one place and get a bunch of gaudy items and the like.

And while this would depend on how much the lottery I won was worth, but I’m going to assume it would be a Powerball or Mega Millions that I would have won instead of like, a scratcher. And in that case, the very first thing I would do off the top would be to take half of the money and donate it to various charities. My church would find itself with a nice endowment to help pay for the budget throughout the year and with the necessary repairs taken care of. The Human Rights Campaign would find itself with a good donation, as well as Doctors Without Borders and Planned Parenthood. Though again, this would also depend on how much I would have won.

What comes after charity would be that my debts would be paid off so that I can continue on with my life without them hanging over my head. And then everything left over after my debts are paid off would go into investments where I would be able to live off the interest that they made without touching the principal. I don’t need a whole lot of things to be happy in my life, so not touching the principal would be easier for me than not.

So there we go, nothing too ground breaking about what I would do if I won the lottery, but there’s what I would do with the money if I had it.

Day 35 of 100 Days of Blogging, When I Feel Bored, Where does My Brain Go?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Random category, and the card says, “When you feel bored, where does your brain wander to?”

When I’m bored, my brain typically wanders into a day dream usually. I like to think up different stories and such, which probably explains why I like writing books and such.

Also, there are times where if I’m bored I get a little bit antsy, like I need to find something to do. I’ll check various social media sites multiple times looking for something to look at, or looking at different video and streaming sites to find something to occupy my mind, but unsure as to what I actually want to watch.

So there we go, not a whole lot here, but the topic didn’t really lend itself to a lot because I don’t really think a whole lot about what I do when I’m bored.