The Power of Imagination

What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had?

In dreams I wander through the fields of time,

Where skills and talents rest like fruits to pluck.

I reach for gifts that, plucked, would make me shine,

And weave a life with threads of fate and luck.

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If tongues of nations rested on my lips,

Their secrets whispered softly in my ear,

The world would open, as a flower slips

From bud to bloom, and distant lands draw near.

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Or if my fingers danced on strings and keys,

Creating melodies to soothe and mend,

Would not the world then sway with gentle ease,

As harmony and peace around us blend?

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Yet dreams awaken in the heart of hope,

And in pursuit, new skills and joys shall cope.

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What I Like to Do in My Spare Time

What do you wish you could do more every day?

If I could do more every day, I would take some time to express my wild ideas and daydreams through writing. Designing has also caught my eye lately – specifically, the creation of enamel mugs. After bringing samples of my work to work, people loved them! As a result, Iโ€™ve considered scaling up and selling some of them and discussing this venture on a blog.

Gaming is something else that I enjoy doing in my spare time. In particular, playing RPGs helps me relax after a long day or week, as it requires strategic thinking and problem-solving skills. All in all, these are three activities that bring me joy during my free time!

Hylean Shield

What tattoo do you want and where would you put it?

I want to wear the shield of legends

The one that never breaks or bends

The one that bears the golden crest

Of courage, wisdom and power blessed

I want to feel its weight on me

A sign of strength and loyalty

A mark of honor and of grace

A reminder of my heroโ€™s place

I want to show it to the world

The Hylean Shield that I have earned

The symbol of my quest and fate

The emblem of my chosen state

Where would I put it? On my back

To cover it from neck to crack

Or on my arm, or shoulder plate

To make it seen by friend and foe alike

But wherever I decide to ink

I know it will forever link

Me to the legend that I love

The legend of Zelda and Link.๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

10 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Mode of Transportation for a Cross-Country Trip

Youโ€™re going on a cross-country trip. Airplane, train, bus, car, or bike?

Imagine traveling across the country by bike car train bus or plane Which one would you choose? With so many options for transportation, it can be hard to decide which one is best for your cross-country trip. Here are 10 things to consider when deciding the mode of transport that will suit you best:

  • 1. Trip Purpose – What is the purpose of your trip? Are you looking for a quick getaway or do you want to discover the sights and sounds of each place along the way?
  • 2. Budget – How much money do you have available for your journey? Depending on the mode of transport, a cross-country trip can cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.
  • 3. Time Frame – How long are you planning on being away? The longer your trip, the more time you may have to explore and enjoy other modes of transportation. 4. Climate – What is the climate like in the area you’re traveling through? Different transport options are better suited for different weather conditions.
  • 5. Comfort – How much comfort do you need on your journey? Some vehicles are more comfortable than others, and some people may find a certain mode of transport more enjoyable than another.
  • 6. Accessibility – Are there any physical limitations that might affect which type of transportation you choose? For example, if you have limited mobility, then a bus or train might be your best bet.
  • 7. Entertainment Options – How do you prefer to entertain yourself during your journey? Do you want to be able to watch movies, play games, or read books while traveling?
  • 8. Safety – How safe is each mode of transport? Different types of vehicles have different levels of safety, so it’s important to research the safety records of the transportation options before you make a decision.
  • 9. Convenience – How easy is it to get from one place to another using each type of transportation? Some modes of transport may be more convenient than others depending on the location and availability.
  • 10. Experience – What kind of experience are you looking for? Depending on the mode of transportation, you could have a completely different journey from someone else who chose another option.

Conclusion: So, when it comes to choosing the best transportation for a cross-country trip, consider your purpose, budget, time frame, climate, comfort level, accessibility options, entertainment possibilities, safety records and the overall experience you want. With the right research and enough thought put into it; you can be sure that you are selecting the best option for an amazing adventure.

On a personal note, it all depends on the purpose of my journey and what I hope to accomplish. If I’m looking for a unique way to visit, immerse myself in the destination, and come back home again quickly? Then an airplane is probably going to be best. However if instead I want to appreciate each area as it passes by me then slower transportation such as bus, train, or car may be more suitable; this allows me time enough slow down and truly drink in everything that exists around me – from scenery itself right through reflecting upon life’s great mysteries!

Finding Flow

What activities do you lose yourself in?

Have you ever experienced “flow”, a state of optimal engagement where you are entirely focused and immersed in what you are doing? Psychologists say that flow can happen in any activity that matches your skills and interests, such as sports, music, art, or work. For me, writing and gaming are two sources of flow. They allow me to express myself creatively and emotionally, challenge myself intellectually and strategically, and escape from reality into different worlds.

One reason why writing gives me flow is because it helps me express myself creatively and emotionally. Writing allows me to explore different genres, styles, and formats of expression, such as poetry, fiction, essays, or blogs. I can experiment with language, imagery, tone, and voice to create unique and original pieces of work. Writing also helps me cope with my feelings and emotions in a healthy and productive way. I can write about my experiences, challenges, and goals in a journal or diary or create fictional characters and stories that reflect my inner world. In essence, I can exorcise my demons unto the page. Similarly, gaming is another source of flow for me because it stimulates my mind and skills.

Gaming is another source of flow for me because it challenges me intellectually and strategically. Gaming involves solving puzzles, making decisions, and applying logic to different scenarios. I enjoy games such as Sudoku, Tetris, and chess, which make me think critically, creatively, and analytically. Gaming also involves developing strategies, skills, and tactics to achieve goals and overcome obstacles. I also like games that challenge me to improve my performance, coordination, and reaction time, such as racing games, shooting games, or sports games. But never as much as a good strategy game or a role-playing game ripe with choices and consequences. In addition to challenging me intellectually and strategically, writing and gaming also help me escape from reality into different worlds.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of writing and gaming is that they allow me to escape from reality into different worlds. Writing enables me to create my own worlds with my own rules, characters, and stories. I can invent fantasy worlds with magic and dragons, sci-fi worlds with aliens and spaceships, or historical worlds with kings and queens. Gaming allows me to explore existing worlds created by other people or by myself, though with age, Iโ€™ve grown tired of game editors. I can visit virtual worlds that simulate real places or events, such as New York City, World War II, or ancient Egypt. I can also enter fictional worlds that are based on books, movies, or comics, such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Marvel.

In conclusion, writing and gaming are two activities that give me flow because they help me express myself creatively and emotionally, challenge me intellectually and strategically, and allow me to escape from reality into different worlds. Flow is a state of mind that makes me feel happy, fulfilled, and engaged in what I do. Writing and gaming are not just hobbies for me; they are passions that enrich my life.

Love Re-watching Battlestar Galactica

What movies or TV series have you watched more than 5 times?

Battlestar Galactica is one of those TV shows that never gets old for me. I have re-watched the entire series more than five times, and I still find something new and exciting every time. Here are some of the reasons why this show is so unique:

  • The show’s brilliant plot keeps me on the edge of my seat. The show follows the survivors of a human civilization that was wiped out by a race of robots called Cylons. The humans must find a new home while fighting off the Cylons, who are determined to finish them off. The show is full of twists and turns that keep me guessing and hooked.
  • I care about the show’s diverse and complex cast of characters. The show features a large ensemble of characters, each with their own personality, backstory, and development. Some of them are human, some are Cylon, and some are both. They must deal with moral dilemmas, personal conflicts, and emotional struggles. They also form bonds and relationships that make me root for them or cry for them.
  • The show has a rich and detailed world that fascinates me. The show creates a realistic and immersive universe that has its own history, culture, religion, and technology. The show explores various aspects of this universe, such as politics, warfare, spirituality, and humanity. The show also uses symbolism and references to mythology and history to add depth and meaning to the story. These references and the ending, which I will not spoil, blew my mind at the time!
  • The show has a fantastic soundtrack that enhances the mood and atmosphere of each scene. The music is composed by Bear McCreary and features various instruments and styles. Some of the songs include โ€œAll Along the Watchtowerโ€, โ€œPassacagliaโ€, โ€œThe Shape of Things to Come,โ€ etc.

Another reason why I love re-watching Battlestar Galactica is the thrill and excitement that it gives me. The show is full of action and suspense, with battles, chases, escapes, and explosions. Every episode keeps me on the edge of my seat with its unpredictable and surprising plot twists. Moreover, the show challenges me to think and question everything I see and hear. It raises many moral and ethical dilemmas that make me wonder what I would do in the same situation. For instance, one of the show’s most shocking and unexpected scenes is when Boomer shoots Adama in the chest. This scene makes me question Boomerโ€™s loyalty, identity, and free will. It also makes me question Adamaโ€™s leadership, trust, and fate. This scene perfectly shows how the show keeps me engaged and intrigued by its complex and compelling story.

In summary, Battlestar Galactica is a TV show that I love re-watching because of its excellent writing, compelling characters, immersive world, and stunning music. It is a show that offers me entertainment, inspiration, and reflection. If you have not seen it yet, I highly recommend you give it a try. You will not regret it.

Reflections and Hopes

Write a letter to your 100-year-old self.

Dear 100-year-old AC,

Hello from 2023! I hope this letter finds you well and happy. I’m writing this letter to share with you some thoughts about my life right now and my hopes for the future.

Right now, I’m 41 years old and living in Port-au-Prince. I work as a Principal Investigator in a project that aims to improve the quality of health services in Haiti. I love my job because it allows me to use my leadership and research skills while positively impacting society.

I have a wonderful partner who supports me in everything I do. We met nine years ago while working in the field and started dating seven years ago. We share many interests, such as traveling, reading, cooking, and watching movies. We also have our differences, but we respect each other’s opinions and preferences.

I have three kids, a boy who is the eldest and two girls. They are smart, beautiful, and kind. They make me proud every day with their achievements and personalities. They also challenge me sometimes with their questions and demands, but I try to be patient and understanding.

Some of my hobbies include playing games โ™Ÿ๏ธ, learning new languages ๐ŸŒŽ , writing from home ๐Ÿ  , and meditating ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ . These activities help me relax and grow as a person.

Some of the challenges that I face right now are managing my time โฐ , balancing work ๐Ÿ’ปย  and personal life ๐Ÿ’• , dealing with stress ๐Ÿ˜“ , and saving money ๐Ÿ’ต . Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities that I have but I try to stay positive โœจย  and optimistic ๐ŸŒž .

My goals for the future are:

– To travel around the world ๐ŸŒ  with my partner

– To publish my research findings ๐Ÿ“š

– To write a memoir ๐Ÿ“

– To finally learn how to play guitar ๐ŸŽธ

– To retire soon ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I hope that by the time you read this letter, you have achieved some or all of these goals or even better ones! I also hope that you are still healthy ๐Ÿ˜Š , happy ๐Ÿ˜ ,and curious ๐Ÿค” . And I hope this letter sparks your memory if you’ve forgotten any of this!

Some questions that I would like to ask you are:

– How have you changed over the years?

– What are you most proud of?

– What are you most grateful for?

– What advice would you give to others?

– How do you celebrate your birthday?

I want to end this letter by expressing my gratitude and kindness for myself.

Thank you for being who I am today. You are smart ๐Ÿ’ก , brave ๐Ÿ’ช , kind โค๏ธ ,and fun ๐Ÿ˜„ . You have overcome many obstacles ๐Ÿ”ฅ  and achieved many successes ๐Ÿ† . You have made many friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ  and helped many people ๐Ÿ‘ . You have learned many things ๐Ÿ“š  and experienced many adventures โ›บ๏ธ .

I love โค๏ธ  myself unconditionally ๐Ÿ’ฏ . I accept myself fully ๐Ÿ‘ . I forgive myself easily ๐Ÿ˜Œ .I appreciate myself daily ๐Ÿ‘ .

You are amazing โœจ ! You deserve all the best ๐Ÿ”ฅ ! You rock ๐Ÿค˜ !

With love,

Your 41-year-old self

Freedom to be…

What are three objects you couldn’t live without?

What are three objects you couldn’t live without? It’s a question that may seem trivial at first, but upon closer examination, it reveals a lot about our priorities and values. For me, personally, I would say my phone, my passport, and my glasses. These three items enable me to navigate the world and stay connected to the people and things that matter most to me.

Let’s start with my phone. I’m sure many of you can relate to this – we use our phones for just about everything these days! Whether it’s checking our email, browsing social media, or streaming the latest episode of our favorite show, our phones have become an indispensable part of our lives. And it’s not just about entertainment – we can also use our phones for work, banking, and other important tasks that require our attention.

Moving on to my passport, this little booklet is a symbol of freedom and adventure. It grants me access to other countries, cultures, and ways of life that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience. Of course, there are limitations and restrictions to where I can go depending on visa requirements, but even so, the mere fact that I have a passport means I have the option to travel and explore new places.

Finally, my glasses. As someone who has myopia (or nearsightedness), my glasses are an essential tool for seeing the world clearly. Without them, everything would be a blur, and I would struggle to perform even the simplest of tasks. It’s incredible how much of a difference a small pair of glasses can make in one’s quality of life.

These three objects – my phone, passport, and glasses – are just a few examples of how certain items can hold significant meaning and importance to us. Of course, everyone’s list of essential objects will look different depending on their individual circumstances and needs. But the underlying message here is that objects can play a meaningful role in our lives, and it’s worth taking some time to reflect on what matters most to us.

So, what are your three objects that you couldn’t live without? Take a moment to think about it – you might be surprised at what comes to mind!

Logic dictates…

Do you believe in fate/destiny?

The concept of fate and destiny has been debated for centuries, with many people having their own beliefs and opinions on the matter. Some believe that everything happens for a reason, while others believe that we create our own destinies through the choices we make. As for me, I have a somewhat complicated answer to the question of whether I believe in fate and destiny.

On the one hand, I do not believe in fate or destiny as a mystical force that controls our lives. I believe that the choices we make in life, along with the circumstances we are born into, ultimately shape our future. Occurrences follow causality, meaning that our exact circumstances and choices will lead most likely to a similar or identical result. However, on the other hand, I believe in the concept of destiny as a fixed or most probable outcome.

In other words, the choices we make in life lead to specific outcomes that may be more likely to occur based on the choices that were made. This is what many people may refer to as destiny. Defiance of destiny is that infinitesimal 0.0000001% probability that the event may not occur if the correct changes are made in the choices that can be made up to the point when you know of the outcome you want to change. This is the main element that led to the choice made by Dr. Strange in the MCU during the fight with Thanos.

It’s important to note that destiny as a fixed or most probable outcome is not a mystical force but rather a logical thing to believe in. People will always do what they do when faced with specific situations, thus leading to a particular outcome assuredly. This is why we can look at certain historical events and see how they were likely to occur based on the choices that were made.

However, one thing that makes it difficult to arrive at any form of defiance of destiny or fate is the fact that human responses to specific stimuli are both fixed and unpredictable. New stimuli may lead to unexpected reactions, which can change the outcome of a situation. This is why it’s essential to keep an open mind and be adaptable in life, as we never truly know what’s going to happen next.

In conclusion, while I do not believe in a mystical force controlling our fate or destiny, I do believe that destiny as a fixed or most probable outcome is a logical thing to believe in. This is because our choices and circumstances ultimately shape our future, and while we can defy the odds at times, our choices and responses to stimuli are often fixed and predictable.