Well, college is back and well and truly in full swing. Already. I’m taking three internal papers and one online paper this semester. I’ve never taken an online paper, let alone a 300 level one, before this semester. It’s going to be an experience. One I am well and truly ready for.
At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
I love talking about my blog and blogging. Honestly. I could talk about blogging and the creative process until the cows come home. I am truly passionate about blogging. I have been blogging for five years of my life and I don’t have plans to stop any time soon. I’m so glad that I took the plunge and decided to create a little place for myself on the internet 🙂
If not now, then when?
Tomorrow. Whenever. I don’t believe in an absolute ‘perfect time’ for something. Chances are, you’ll always be able to think of some reason why you shouldn’t do something. Money. Time. Travel. Not enough space. An age gap. There is always something standing in the way. Just do it.
If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
Absolutely nothing. Never try, never know. I almost talked myself out of moving to Auckland, but here I am. I thought about the pros and cons of moving cities, and the pros definitely outweighed everything else. If you want to do something then go for it. Don’t let anything hold you back.
Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
Um, no. I have had a few “conversations” that consisted of nothing more than weird grunting noises, but I don’t think that counts. Does it?
Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
Pass. Hard pass. I’m not religious in any sense of the word, so I don’t feel comfortable attempting to answer this question.
Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
No. Yes. Maybe. We all have different morals and values. Some of them are intrinsically evil and some less so. We’re all raised in these morals and they shape who we are. That, in turn, shapes our knowledge of what is good and evil. There is, of course, the obvious good and evil in the forms of donating to a charity or murdering someone. I think we all know which is which in that case
If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
Well, considering I don’t have one at the moment 😉 Hahaha. If I did have a job and I happened to win that much money then I definitely wouldn’t quit. Why would I? One million dollars is great, but it doesn’t get you far. It definitely doesn’t get you far if you live in Auckland. Ha. I’m slowly waking up to what my future in this city is going to look like
AKA I’m going to be poor. I like waking up and knowing that I have a purpose. At the moment, going to college and getting an education is my purpose. In three years, going to work and building up a portfolio will be my purpose (and hopefully my passion). Why would anyone want to give that up?
Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
More work you actually enjoy doing. For sure. Everyone knows that famous saying, right? Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. I’m sincerely hoping that I can do that with my life. If I find a job that I love, I would be happy to work any amount of hours. All hours.
Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
Gosh, sometimes. I feel like I’m becoming a bit of a professional student. I’m forever changing my mind and all the days blur. Just a little. I can feel a change though. I’m waking up happier. I’m waking up with more energy. I’m waking up with drive. I’m waking up with a hunger. It feels like a flip has been switched in my brain and I’m actually excited again. You guys have no idea how good it feels. I have been waiting forever for this moment. Hallelujah.
When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
Well, this sounds very figurative. I think I did it with blogging. I began blogging when no one really knew what it was about. I have seen it change over time, and I love it. Still. I would also say I’ve done the same thing with my move to Auckland. I knew very little about Auckland and Massey University when I made the decision to move here. I just knew that I had to make the move if I wanted to live the future I imagined. Here I am. Little by little, Auckland is revealing itself to me and I am falling in love. I’m in Auckland and I’m pursuing my decade old dream. Isn’t that crazy?