Get Inside My Head: Part Five

Today is my day off! Hooray! Who doesn’t like having an entire day to yourself in the middle of the week? You get to wake up late, have coffee in bed and write blog posts until the cows come home until that stack of college readings starts to call your name. I’m starting my morning by having coffee in bed and listening to Devious Maid while typing out this blog post. That sounds like the height of leisure (for a college student), doesn’t it?

It is vaguely sunny today, so I’m planning on taking my course material down to the beach 🙂 Winter in New Zealand isn’t that bad. Touch wood. This is the last set of questions that I have to answer before I can cross it off my list! Isn’t that exciting? Have a look at my other answers by clicking here.


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

All of them. New Zealand is a small place and I would be able to see everyone I wanted. Nothing like a whirlwind trip around New Zealand 😉 Am I right? Friends and family are my number one. Always.

Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?

Absolutely not. What the heck? Why would anyone want to do that?

What is the difference between being alive and truly living?

Are you breathing in and out? Is your heart beating? Congratulations – you’re alive. Now are you doing what you love? Are you seizing every opportunity that comes your way? Congratulations – you’re truly living.

When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?

I believe that there is always something in the back of your mind telling you what is right and wrong for you. That is the thing that I stopping you from getting hurt…or so we think. It is also the thing that is stopping you from truly living. If you’re sitting around and questioning whether you’re doing something that you love or if you could be doing more with your life then I think you’ve found the time to do the ‘right thing’. Living a life based on risks and rewards is not a life that anyone should want to live. Where’s the adventure? What does that life look like at the end of the day? I can’t imagine it.

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

I think we’re afraid to make a mistake because we are inherently afraid of failure. No one wants to say that they tried something but it didn’t work out. No one wants to say that they put their heart and soul into something and it turned out to be a mistake or crumbling at their feet. Mistakes don’t last forever. They don’t shape what kind of person you are or will be. There isn’t a neon sign pointing to your head saying, ‘failure lives here’. Trust me. Mistakes are a part of life. You better start to accept that fact now because you get slapped in the face by reality because it is coming for you 😉

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

Oh my goodness, so many things. Everything. I mean, I don’t really care about what people think of me. That’s their assumption. It could be on point or it could be completely off point. No one would know for sure until they got to know me as a person, instead of what I did with my life or what I studied. People always say that it’s what we do that defines us, but I think there’s a little leeway with that statement. Is a janitor just a janitor or are they a range of other things? That being said, I’m quite happy with what I’m doing right now and I don’t think anyone would or should judge me for it. What gives them the power to do that?

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

I’m always super aware of my breathing when I’m crying. It comes out in ragged gasps and is absolutely horrible. You know the type of crying that I’m talking about. You’re 100% convinced that you’re going to disappear type of crying. You can never quite get enough air into your lungs and it feels like the world is shaking. Yeah.

What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?

I love coffee. I love reading. I love blogging. I love walking. I love going for long, leisurely drives. I love lying in bed. I do all these things on a daily basis, so I think I got this covered 😉

In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?

Honestly? Probably not. The days are sort of blurring together already. In five years, I’ll remember that I was taking the steps that I needed to take to get to where I wanted to be. Now, hopefully, in five years I will be in that place. Fingers crossed.

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 in college. I’m not 100% in charge of my decisions right now. That being said, I made the decision to be here and to move cities, so I guess you could say that I am making them for myself. Regardless, I’m happy with my life and where I am. Isn’t that the main thing?


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