Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A VERY Long Meme From Me

So I totally stole this...Feel free to do the same if you have some time to spare.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? I like 12 but work keeps me in my 30's

Which is worse, failing or never trying? Never trying is a sad way to live.

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? Trying to get along...with others, paying bills and feeling the need to live within norms

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? I do believe so. I do a lot but sometimes I say, "don't make me go there, cause it will not be pretty." I don't want to feel that need.

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? I wish people would appreciate differences and respect each other even when they don't understand.

If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? rocking babies and helping both low-income folks & doggies

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? Both. The settling allows me to do what I love some of the time.

If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? I'd be more willing to take a crappy job to move where I'd like to live I think...I'd still have to consider the impact moving my kids farther from family would have on them though. They keep me here.

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? Not enough.

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Doing things right. I always try to do the right thing but sometimes it's really freakin' hard.

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 would tell them they are wrong, why and then reconsider the respect and admiration I'd given them. I would certainly trust them less.

If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Don't be mean to others. Don't be a martyr. Live in a way that makes you happy because your happiness matters.

Would you break the law to save a loved one? Absolutely

Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? Yep, but it requires a step back and some quiet for me to process it.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people? Rearrange the house when I clean. It feels fresher so me that way.

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? We are all different in our history and perception.

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back? Living near the beach...Keeping my kids near their fam.

Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? I try not to but scars left behind are bad reminders

If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? Florida's Treasure Coast. I love it there. Spent countless time there as a child. I still love it as an adult.

Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? Yes. No.

Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? A joyful simpleton because I always want to be a happy person.

Why are you, you? My experiences, beliefs and actions.

Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? I have been in the past at the expense of my well being. I think I'm a good friend but refuse to do that again.

Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? If they are a really good friend you don't ever really lose touch. A good friend moving away is sadder short-term because you miss them more.

What are you most grateful for? My children.

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? I would rather lose old memories....So long as I don't keep losing the new ones I make.

Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first? Yes, sometimes it's all very clear.

Has your greatest fear ever come true? Almost

Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? I try not to let it. It changed my life.

What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special? Holidays in VT & FL. I loved those times with all the family present.

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

If not now, then when? Some now. Some can wait.

If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? Sometimes everything.

Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? Yep, I've been lucky.

Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? People get so rooted in their beliefs they forget the respect one another's differences.

Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? Nope.

If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? No, but I might get a different one.

Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More work I enjoy doing.

Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? No. Every single day is special.

When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? 2008.

If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? my sister.

Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? No way.

What is the difference between being alive and truly living? Joy

When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? When the risks don't really matter; you'll accept them.

If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? Some things are painful to learn.

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Be more open w/ people

When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? Last night.

What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love? I love my friends and family...I hope so everyday.

In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that? I hope so, even if it's not tied to a date.

Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? I'm always trying to be certain it on me.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1/28/2010

    I love that you did this, it's a great meme. I enjoyed learning so much about you. :)