I found these questions from one of my favorite blogs Discovering Your Happiness and decided to answer them. I was even surprised at some of my answers.
1 Do I believe that everything is meant to be, or do I think that things just tend to happen for no reason at all? Everything happens the way it is supposed to.
2 Do I forgive and forget? Or do I forgive, but always remember? Forgive and always remember. Forgiving in general is hard for me. Having a good memory is a blessing and a curse and makes it difficult to let things go.
3 If I could give one piece of advice to everyone in the world, what would it be? Stop focusing on being liked. There is not one person in the world that everyone likes. You will not be everyone’s cup of tea and that’s okay.
4 Do I think that people can change, or that they just are who they are? When they are younger possibly, but once they are older they are who they are.
5 Would I consider myself to be religious or spiritual? More spiritual than religious. Organized religion leaves a bad taste in my mouth right now.
6 Would my 10-year-old self be proud of me? Yes definitely.
7 What do I think is the best revenge? Living well without compromising yourself.
8 What would I change about myself? I wish I was more empathetic and less logical.
9 On the flip side, what would I never change about myself? My strong sense of independence and ambition.
10 Can I confidently say that the path I am on in life right now is the one that I (and no one else) would want for myself? Yes and no. I’m successful but don’t know that I’m in the career that I want to be in.
11 It’s the year 2040. Where am I? Hopefully close to retiring.
12 Am I a morning person or a night owl? Night owl.
13 Would I consider myself to be more creative or more logical? Creative most of the time but when dealing with people I tend to be more logical.
14 What could I do to be a healthier person? Stop with the sweets.
15 If time and money were no object, what would I do with my life? Be retired on Bainbridge Island writing books.
16 Is it all about luck or hard work? I want to believe it’s about hard work but the current state of the world kind of tells me different.
17 Should I live with no regrets, or learn from my mistakes? No regrets.
18 How would I describe myself in only five words? Ambitious, introverted, intellectual, funny, determined.
19 Family first, true or false? Yikes
20 Can discipline be learned? Nope
21 Am I as loyal as I think I am? YEP
22 How could people be a better friend to me? Be as loyal as I am.
23 How could I be a better friend to people? Be a better listener,
24 Is conformity a good thing or a bad thing? Bad
25 What is a book I read that completely changed my outlook on life? I read so much that this is hard. I will say the book I read recently that stuck with me is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. It changed my outlook because it showed that you never know what a person has gone through and how hard their journey has been.
26 How can I be generous when I am not rich? Everyone knows that what’s mine is theres.
27 How can I improve dialogue and communication with those I deeply disagree with? Be a more active listener and work on my tone.
28 If I had to make a list of my top 10 most important values, what would they be? Trust. Loyalty. Communication. Authenticity. Humor. Sincerity…and I can’t think of anymore.
29 What are my deal breakers for romantic relationships? Cheating. We can’t recover.
30 Do I love myself? Yep
31 If not, how could I find a way to love myself?
32 Is trust always earned, or is it a given until it’s broken? Earned
33 If I could apologize to one person, who would it be? Probably some of my old coworkers.
34 And what would I say to that person? Sorry for being so blunt
35 If I was able to say one thing to my ex, what would I say? Die slow
36 If I could have one person apologize to me, who would it be? An ex
37 And what would I want them to say? Just a simple “I’m sorry” would work for me at this point.
38 Do I ghost people or do I give them a reason for breaking ties? Give them a reason
39 Do I believe in karma? Definitely
40 How do I show I am angry? It’s written all over my face.
41 In my opinion, what are my greatest strengths? Genuine
42 In my opinion, what are my greatest weaknesses? Trusting people, keeping my thoughts to myself
43 If I could go anywhere in the world, where would I go? Santorini, Greece
44 Is work-life balance important to me? Definitely but I don’t do a great job with it
45 Is family important to me? Yes
46 Is friendship important to me? Yes
47 Is romantic love important to me? Eh. Depends on the day.
48 If I could have one talent, what would it be? Singing lol
49 What is one part of my life I miss and why? I miss not having as many responsibilities.
50 What are elements from that time I could incorporate into my present? Being more carefree and not always worried about something I need to be taking care of.
51 Do actions really speak louder than words? Yes.
52 Am I happy with my career? No.
53 If not, what could I change about my job to be happier and more satisfied? Woo boy. I could write a 10 page thesis about this. It’s really too long to put as an answer but I’ll start with I wish it was about what you know and not who you know.
54 What’s more important to me, self respect or being right? self respect
55 Do I learn from the past or live in the past? Learn from the past.
56 When I die, what do I want to be remembered for? For being a genuine person.