Did you guys see this NY Times Article? I read a lot of random articles online and get pretty much nothing from them, but I was really intrigued by this one. While I was obviously tempted to force my boyfriend into a super long, awkward, lets-tell-eachother-everything conversation, I decided it was probably best to let things play out naturally.
A few of my favourite bloggers decided to answer some of the questions themselves, though, and I thought I would do the same. It just so happened that this is officially the 100th post on Sweet Mayberry (and more than 100 of you are now following along), so sharing a little more about myself here seemed appropriate. If you have your own blog, I’d love to see you answer these questions too – comment with a link!
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
It would be cool to be mildly recognizable, I think. There would definitely be perks, but I’m not the type of person who enjoys being the centre of attention, and I don’t think I would like going out in public and having people watching what I do/say/wear 100% of the time.
Before making a telephone call, do you rehearse what you are going to say? Why?
No… Most people who I talk to on the phone, I know pretty well (family or good friends) so I would really have no reason to.
What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
Okay, I’m going to get a little cheesy here… The thing is I could probably think of 100 examples of different perfect days in as many different countries doing crazy, fun things – but I’m also ridiculously happy with where I am in life right now, so this is the perfect kind of day that isn’t actually that unrealistic. It would include cuddling with my boyfriend, brunch with the girls, playing with my nieces and nephews, and maybe getting a pedicure or something. I would get to spend time with everyone I love, I would eat delicious food, and it would be un-rushed and lovely.
If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or the body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want??
I think this question is weird, and maybe I’m reading into it too much, but I’m not under the impression that all 90 year olds have lost their minds. I mean, they’re probably all a bit forgetful, but I know plenty of old people who are perfectly sane. So assuming that I’ll be (mostly) sane at 90, I’ll take the body. And not just for looks – a 30 year old body is a lot less painful and much more mobile than a 90 year old one. Plus, if I get to keep all my organs the same too, I would be 100% healthy at 90. Okay, I’m probably thinking about this too much.
For what in your life do you feel the most grateful?
I feel pretty lucky in all areas of my life, honestly. I have a supportive family, siblings that I can call friends, the best girlfriends I could possibly imagine, a boyfriend who I adore, a dream job that I love, and a nice apartment in a great city. I’m young, and I kind of feel like life is an open road and I can take it wherever I want. It’s a pretty good feeling.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?
A natural athletic ability. I’m embarrassingly awkward and uncoordinated, and it would be so nice to be able to just be good at whatever sport/activity I tried to do.
Is there something you have dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
So many things… I want to backpack around India and Nepal. I want to go scuba diving. I want to volunteer my nursing skills to help babies in a third world country. I want to own a dog. I want to learn to make pottery. I want to ride a hot air balloon. I want to learn a second language (and a third/fourth). I want to hike the Inca trail. I want to get married and buy a house and have a bunch of babies. The timing just hasn’t been right yet – but it will be.
What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship means a lot of things… but the biggest one for me is loyalty. It’s having someone there who you can call/text about anything, who you can be both 100% ridiculous with and 100% serious with, depending on the situation, someone who understands you and accepts your flaws. It’s also being honest with each-other (even if it’s not what the other person wants to hear).
Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.
Funny, intelligent, kind, trust-worthy, and tall.
How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?
We’re pretty close. My family had it’s issues while I was growing up, but I had a very happy childhood. Now, I wish I saw my parents and siblings more often, but I talk to most of them very often and holidays are always warm and lovely.
Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?
This question makes me realize how few things I own with actual value… Assuming my vehicle doesn’t count (even though it would, because it’s parked under my building), probably my laptop. It would be a serious pain to lose, and it’s the most expensive thing I could grab… (my poor new couch).