1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Old enough to have parented a couple of children through college.
2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Never trying is worse because it holds you back from living. Failing feels horribly, but at least you tried, ya know.
3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
Life is short, you can’t do everything, and sometimes you can’t do everything that you like. Sometimes you have to dig through filth to get something you want. Invest in the process, not the outcome. Find the joy in everything you do, even the worst things.
4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Siiiiggghhhh, this is my current internal battle. I can only do what I can do; I can only talk until I turn blue-anymore would kill me.
5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
I want world peace, yes cliche, but cliche for a reason.
6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
besides being a doctor, I would be a traveling journalist
7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
I am doing what I believe in, but the older I get the more I realize that you can’t do everything. The sky is the limit, but the sky is extremely large and although I want to explore it all, I have to allow myself to be a passive observer as well as a bird.
8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
Tricky…but I would probably do the same thing. I am happy with what I am doing, I probably would have only majored in Spanish in undergrad…but honestly, the only things I would change are not in my control and they never have been. If I could have had more money, or if the man I had feelings for would have loved me back or if my parents weren’t alcoholics or if anything else, I would not be the person I am today. And I am the woman I want to be, my past has made me who I am and given me strength to move forward. Learn from your mistakes, then learn from the same ones again, and then laugh, laugh a lot, pick up your life and move forward.
9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
I have pretty much always been on my own… I believe I have almost completely controlled the course of my life, but maybe just maybe it was always supposed to be this way, and I had no control over it at all.
10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
I am worried about doing the right things, I am open to interpretation.
11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
I call them out, shut down the negativity and move forward with them on a positive note. My friends mean everything to me.
12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
Of course, like I said, I am open to interpretation.
15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I don’t talk about my family… All of my friends do, but I cringe when the topic comes up about parents. I try to change the conversation or just be a silent, invisible observer.
16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
I wish I knew, but it is what makes us unique. If we were all alike, that would be mundane.
17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
Travelled the world completely, I lack the financial resources haha, I am broke and don’t have time, mainly.
18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
…I thought I had that covered up… yes, I suppose I am… it is just hard to let go, but I am working on it. I think admitting that you need to let go or that you acknowledge that you are bottling things up is important. Work in progress for now.
19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
I normally answer Spain because I studied abroad there and I love mostly everything about the country and the culture. So, probably Spain. I also met amazing people there that I studied with-some of my closest, dearest friends.
20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
Yes, I do…I think it makes me feel less anxious because I am “doing something about the elevator being slow”
21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Ignorance is bliss, I don’t care what anyone says. I would rather be happy than spend my time full of worry and stress. Joyful simpleton-sign me up!
22. Why are you, you?
Because I refuse to be what others want me to be.
23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
For the most part, yes. We all have our faults and bad friend moments, but I would be my friend. I talk to myself anyways…how different could it be? haha
24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
Having recently moved half way across the country for school, I can say this is a hard question. Both are equally as painful, it is just the amount you get to see the person that effects you. You see, distance does make the heart grow fonder, but absence and time makes the heart forget. The worst part of moving was leaving the people I care so deeply for behind. The worst part of staying was when my housemate/best friend and I didn’t talk for four months. They both hurt. But time heals all wounds, or at least lays down some scar tissue so you don’t have to worry about an infection all of the time.
25. What are you most grateful for?
Opportunity. In every form. Most say “friends and family” but what if you don’t connect with your family and you don’t have time for your friends because you are busy with school or work? Then you can certainly always be thankful for an opportunity in which you can see these lovely people. On that note, who am I kidding, I am grateful for the friends who have become my family, and the small amount of my family who I will never lose. 1 week ago