Exams are over! Hallelujah. That was almost painless. Almost. Ha. Exams are never easy – open book or not. I’m now looking at three (ish) weeks of holidays before the second semester starts. How’s that for a proper break? I’m heading up to Kuaotunu today and I’m going to be there for a week (or so). Nothing says ‘holiday’ like being at the beach, right?
You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticising 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 to back off. I’m pretty sure they (whoever they are) would pick up that something is wrong because I tend to get a bit emotional when it comes to my friends. I have been in situations when people have criticised/picked on some of my friends, and I ended up in tears over it. So yes, telling them to back off would probably be the mildest of things that I do. Worst case scenario: I end up throwing my lunch in their face. Because I’m twelve. Apparently.
If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
I have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to things that I want to have as a reminder and they are phrases that I would absolutely repeat to anyone else. My favourite would definitely be a new discovery. If you don’t want to click on the link then it says: I hope you know you’re capable and brave and significant. Even when it feels like you’re not. I would tell them to remember that. That would be my one piece of advice. Failing that, I would tell them: Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.
Would you break the law to save a loved one?
It depends if they broke the law themselves, and then it would depend what law they broke. Ha. In all honesty, I probably would break the law for them. You know, short of murdering someone.
Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
Yes. I think all creativity looks like insanity at first. Don’t you?
What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
Dating. Ha. I have a taste in men that is different to most of my friends. Am I ashamed? Hell no 😉 You know what they say about older men. They have more “worldly knowledge”. Ahem. I’m also one of those people who could pick up and leave in a second. Without hesitation. I’ve done it once, and I know I will do it again in the future. I also buck the tradition of wearing high heels on a night out. Flat shoes are 10000000 times better than having sore feet at the end of the night. Comfort over fashion 😉
How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
We’re all different. I would be a bit concerned if everyone found happiness in the same things. That would make for a very boring world.
What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
Travel. I want to travel so incredibly badly. I almost lived in England (Lancaster to be exact) for a year, but I ended up pulling the plug on that trip. That is something that I regret. A lot. I’m probably the only thing holding me back.
Well, that and money. I’ve had an epiphany (of sorts) and I’m incredibly happy where I am right now. Life is oh so good.
Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Nope. Well, I don’t think so. I am way too good at cutting people/things out of my life. If it doesn’t benefit me in some sort of way, then it has to go. End of story. I can appreciate that some things in life will be harder to let go of, but I haven’t come across that thing/person (yet).
If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
Italy. For pizza. In all seriousness though, I probably would move to Italy or somewhere in Europe. I’ve always been fascinated by the area. If all else fails, I would probably move back to America. I liked it when I was fifteen, so I should love it now that I’m twenty-one 😉
Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
No. Ha. I do push the sidewalk buttons more than once though, especially when it’s raining.