In our current day and age, especially in New Zealand main stream media is often used to sensationalise information to make it more interesting to their readers. Yesterday i was a victim of this, as i often have been in my life growing up in NZ.
Its my view that our media outlets should be informative and factual. Here is my version of the herald article written as if i had been assigned to write the article.
This only took me around 20 minuets so as you can see not a lot of hard work goes into articles that are then shared to the whole of New Zealand.
The point of doing this is to show that it is really in the medias hands they way the decide to report the news, you can either uplift and encourage society and become a sort after and reputable outlet for information or you can sensationalise and twist articles and end up being an unreliable joke.
I hope that will have a change in the future as to how we report out “news” and that important and factual news will again become popular.
You can see the herald article here
Mille Elder Holmes Opens up to her Following
Millie Elder Holmes has opened up to her following in a new blog post where she invited those who follow her on social media to pose questions for her to answer on any topics they desired.
The blog post recently uploaded to her website www.millieelderholmes.co.nz included almost 70 questions covering topics from addiction, loss, her tattoos and self-discovery.
“Grief is a process and I don’t think you every forget it or stop thinking about someone who was such a big part of your life… I think I am still finding myself, but one key thing that grief and this time alone has really taught me is that life is so short, you must make the most of every day because you never know what is coming in the future.”
Millie who moved to Greece around two years ago after the death of her partner Connor Morris has used her blog as a platform to help and inspire others dealing with similar situations in their own lives.
“…you can’t really comprehend what it was really like for me being in Auckland after losing Connor. For me I was stuck in the house, scared to go out or to be seen to enjoy myself because I was the girl whose boyfriend had died. I remember going out from breakfast with my girlfriends at a café one day and everyone just looked at me like they felt so sorry for me, which is sweet but it’s so suffocating to have a whole country know so much about your life.”
Millie was extremely open and honest in her replied to some of the very personal questions that were asked, but managed to show her openness to positivity and growth despite the losses she’s experienced in the past years.
“I’m centered and inspired by the people I choose to have in my life, my parents, who for me includes both my dad’s, my mum, Connor’s parents and Deborah, have all taught me different things about life and I keep these lessons and observations about how they react and deal with different situations in my mind. But you also need people in your life who will not take your bullshit and call you out on that. Most of my parents are like that and that keeps me very grounded. I’m also a very reflective person and I don’t have a problem to admit when I’m wrong or if there is a better way to deal with a situation, I’m always open to learning and looking at things with a different perspective”
You can read the full blog post here