Monday, 22 April 2013

What's happened to football?!

I was sat watching the News last night to be shocked when they showed a clip of a grown man biting, yes biting, another grown man.  For a split second I thought I was watching some prank videos but apparently not.  It was a footballer.  What is wrong with people?
Football is not high on my attention list as it is but when you see highly paid players, who act as role  models to young children, act in such a childlike way and bite another person then you have to stop and ask yourself, 'What has happened to football?'
These men are paid to play a game that seems to breed violence and a lot of the time it is off the pitch but for it now to reach the pitch, this is a worry.  
The terraces have always been a dubious place.  Don't get me wrong, some supporters are fine.  They go along, support their club and go home.  It doesn't take over their life and they don't take their annoyance at loosing, home with them.  There are a few fans who can't seem to do this.  The take aggression from the terraces and we see it on the news when fights have broken out in pubs between rival teams.  This is the sad part of football.  What happened to the days when families could go to watch a match together and not worry about what their children would witness?

The industry has to take some responsibility and tighten the reign on 'super' clubs that seem to have more money than sense.  They also need to cap the money they pay a player.  As in most industries, there is a pay ceiling for a position, so why is football any different?  Fans should not have to pay more for their tickets because some jumped up 'man' has decided he is worth millions of pounds to play for a team!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Teenagers are from Saturn!

If men are from Mars and women from Venus, where are teenagers from? Simple answer, Saturn!

Many reasons but mainly its the rings that did it for me. Saturn's rings could be mistaken for the way teenagers go on and on, round and round until they get the answer they want. Usually they don't get the answer they want, so they continue to run which is how they will spend most of their teenage years. The ring is infinite just like some of their worries and fears!!

Teenagers are a funny breed.  Mainly because they do not understand their feelings and in turn we cannot always understand.  They think they are maturer than they actually are.  If you were to challenge their thinking or thoughts, then you are wrong!  There is no pleasing them sometimes but you have to show you care.

My eldest is now a teenager.  Emotions for girls are erratic - or so I am told as I don't have a boy and thus no comparisons.  She gets wound up and stressed very easily; not realising sometimes that she is actually annoyed.  If pointed out, she can get even more upset.  If it is about something simple I find, while she is running the rings of Saturn, to try and break up the running - throwing in differing topics of conversations or even just giving her a hug.  A mummy's hug can take away so many stresses with that one simple gesture.  

We cannot think we will ever fully understand the teenage years.  I look back on mine and shudder at some of the things I did or said.  Those years shape you to be the person you are today.  The events you encountered meant you could learn from your mistakes and develop as a person. 

Trouble is, I don't think I stopped learning until my late 20's!  It was just more space out.  Everyone needs their teenage years to understand themselves, make mistakes and grow to be a well rounded adult.  Then they can either jump onto Mars or Venus!


Pensive is the mood for today, in fact it is the mood for the week.  I go through a number of emotions on a regular basis and sometimes, like today, I like to stop and take stock.  I don't start the day thinking 'I am going to think today' it just seems to happen.  

Pensive days are good and bad.  I seem to exercise more on a pensive day which is fab but then I cannot concentrate on new work as much.  On the flip side, I seem to be able to finish ongoing tasks easier.  Maybe it is my minds way of slowing me down, finishing jobs and then allowing me to move on, all fresh and without baggage?  Who knows.

I am deep in thought today and to be fair have not got much work done.  I decided to blog instead which I wish was my work!

Mood changes are an odd thing and coming from someone who has suffered from depression, anxiety and panic attacks, I know that my mind is exercising its right to have a day off.  Over the past few months I have settled mentally.  Sure I still have bad days but I am in control more and I know the only way is forward.

Reading back this post, I doubt it will make sense to many! If it does ring true for you,  good luck with your journey.