It has been awhile since my last ‘thought-provoking Thursday’ post so
when I saw Mark and Angel Hack Life’s post this week, 95 Questions to Help you Find Meaning and Happiness, I knew I would want to
incorporate them into my post this week. My BFF James & Jax had the
same idea so after you read this head over to her blog and check out
her answers. After reading through Mark and Angel’s post I decided
that I would break this up into four parts tackling a new set of
questions each week. I thought this could help provide some personal
perspective and guidance heading into a new year. I look forward to
sharing my answers with you and if you decide to answer these
questions too please leave me a link to your post or share some of
your answers in the comments section.
1. In one sentence, who are you? I am a wife, daughter and friend on a
quest to become the best version of myself possible.
2. Why do you matter? Because I love
3. What is your life motto? ‘be the change you want to see in the world’
4. What’s something you have that everyone wants? True love
5. What is missing in your life? children
6. What’s been on your mind most lately? change
7. Happiness is a ________? Hug (or kiss from my doggies)
8. What stands between you and happiness? Nothing except myself sometimes
9. What do you need most right now? Heat, its freezing cold in here.
But seriously what I need most right now (and every day) is support
which I am thankful to have an abundance of
10. What does the child inside you long for? Scheduled nap times like
11. What is one thing right now that you are totally sure of? I love myself
12. What’s been bothering you lately? Stories in the news about child
rape cases- it’s too much. I hate that innocent children were hurt in
such disgusting ways.
13. What are you scared of? dying
14. What has fear of failure stopped you from doing? Before,
everything. Now, nothing.
15. What will you never give up on? Myself. I will never again give up
16. What do you want to remember forever? My wedding day
17. What makes you feel secure? The loving people I have in my life.
18. Which activities make you lose track of time? Any physical
activities (especially walking/hiking, Nia, and yoga) and listening to
19. What’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever made? A few come to
mind, none of which I am ready to share on a public blog. Sorry guys.
20. What’s the best decision you’ve ever made? Saying yes!
21. What are you most grateful for? This life
22. What is worth the pain? I am guessing childbirth would be worth
the pain. Love is always worth the possibility of pain.
23. In order of importance, how would you rank: happiness, money,
love, health, fame? Love, health, happiness, money, fame
24. What is something you’ve always wanted, but don’t yet have?
Children…and someone to come clean my house.
Thanks for reading!
Back in the fashion of previous week’s posts, here are my responses to five more questions from Marc and Angel Hack Life’s list of 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself this year. I know it is Friday but my schedule is still a little out of whack so I thought it would be ok if my posts were, too.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I would say that I feel like a person in their thirties not necessarily because of how I feel physically but because of my station in life. I think that even if I didn’t know I was in my thirties I would still feel that way. Long gone are the rebellious teenage years and the carefree years of my twenties. I have entered into the stage of life where I am settled into a career and planning for things like retirement, mortgages, and college funds have started play a big part of my finances. However, at this point I am still not as financially solvent as I had hoped due to student loans, car payments, and credit card debt (acquired in my 20s) balanced against a job that doesn’t pay very well. To me, this is a definite sign that I have officially reached my 30s.
Would you break the law to save a loved one?
I immediately started to type out ‘of course’ but then I had to stop and think for a minute. It’s hard to think that I would break some laws, like murder or rape, in order to save someone I loved. I would like to think that if it came down to it I would do whatever necessary in order to save someone I loved but I am not sure I could do something that would hurt or kill someone else in the process. If someone asked me to smoke a big joint in order to save my husbands’ life I would do that. I would also jaywalk and litter, too, in order to save him. Just not sure I could do any of the heinous acts that fall under breaking the law.
What makes you smile?
Wow, this is a tough question. So many things make me smile so I think I will make a list.
- My husband
- My dogs
- Writing this blog and reading my blog subscriptions
- Reading your comments
- Beautiful sunny days with a breeze
- Seeing pictures of my friends, from all over the country, smiling and happy
- Hearing good news
- Being around friends
- My iPhone
- Finishing up a tough workout
- Attending sporting events, like last night’s baseball game
- Buying cute little baby clothes for my friend’s babies- baby clothes are so adorable
- Laughing with Paul
- Seeing weight loss results and feeling better about myself
- Long walks or any other activity that gets me outside
- Summertime and BBQs
I am going to stop here or this list will go on and on….
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I really hope that isn’t true. I hope to have done more than I have said. I don’t want my life to be a lot of dreaming with nothing coming to fruition. I want to see the world, I want adventures and to try new things, not a life filled with what-ifs and should-haves. I think that this journey I am on is going to help me make that possible. I already see a difference in my personality and my willingness to be more open-minded so I hope that when all is said and done my life was filled with action, not inaction.
If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?
Nothing will ever change if we don’t try to change it. I think there are people out there who think that nothing they will ever do could ever impact or change the way things are so in turn they never try. I may know enough to understand that I cannot single-handedly change the world but by fighting alongside a group of like-minded people, we can collectively make an impact. It takes a village. So my message would be that we cannot lose hope, we must always continue to fight for what we believe in.
Please feel free to share some of your answers to these questions with me. I am always interested in learning more about my (small handful of) readers!
Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!