Wednesday, May 15, 2013

50 Questions To Free Your Mind

You all know that I love prompts. I love answering questions that help me look back into time, think deeper about myself, or gives me a chance to step outside of myself. I follow Kalyn at Life As I Pretend To Know It and she's in the middle of doing a 50 Questions To Free You Mind Series. I thought these were wonderful questions and wanted to answer and share!! Here are the first 5 questions. (Also, go check out Kalyn's blog!)

1. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
This is an interesting question. When people see me, they don't know how old I am. Before I put on weight last year, people would tell me that they thought I was still in high school, for Pete's sake! A straw had to be drawn!! (Not that I don't take it as a compliment every time people think I'm younger than I am...I know this will be more awesome as I get older) Now it's a year and some change later and I'm a few pounds heavier. The age I get the most is 22. So, if I didn't know me and saw me out on the town, I'd probably say I was 21 or 22.

2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
This is one of those questions with an obvious answer. Failure hurts. It can create an unhealthy wave of thoughts that can be very damaging if you're not prepared for it. However, failure also helps us grow. If you try and fail, you can learn what you've done wrong, evaluate, and try again. If you fail and it's too devastating, you can always change your mind about how much the outcome means to you and not try again. Failure opens your eyes to more options than not trying does.

3. 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?
Well, life is one big lesson. You have to do things you don't like. That's truly just a part of life. As far as why we like so many things we don't do...that's a good question. We all dream. Fear plays a big part in why some dreams end up not happening. Some times when we dream we don't think it's a real possibility to have the things we dream about. We can get caught up in wishing so much that we don't take the steps to actually do some of these things. There may be a real lack of money or time...and it ties your hands, but even then, is it something you can't work towards? Life is a puzzle that just has to be figured out. You have to play to the best of your ability with what you have. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to devote as much of ourselves to the things we wish we could...and if we did...some might find that maybe it's not that hard to do what you like! (If that makes sense :-)

4. When it's all said and done, will you have said more than you've done?
Well...honestly, I don't know. My knee jerk reactions is to say no. nobody wants to be known as the one who says more than they do, but I've said some pretty grand things that just haven't come to pass. At one point, I was unhappy in my field of study and wanted to go back to school. I thought of many things I wanted to and researched them all, only to decide to better myself in my field to be more marketable for advancement. Does it count that I said I wanted to go back to school for pharmacy, and for school counseling, and for PA school and never did it?? These were real possibilities. Does it matter that despite saying those things, I ended up making a decision that gave me a better professional career? I'm saying that to say, yes, I say things I might not necessarily do and that doesn't make it a bad thing. I think I accomplish a lot of things I say I'm going to do. No one can truly do every single thing they say they will. Some of the ideas we throw out there are for brainstorming purposes only. So, if that makes me somebody that says more than they be it!

5. What is the one thing you'd most like to change about the world.
Politics!!! Not politics as a governing body, because of course we all need to be "governed", but politics as a game! I don't get as involved in politics because I feel it's a waste of time. Don't get me wrong, I work for the government so I keep up with the bare bones of things, but I've my short time on this Earth...that there's always somebody behind the scenes pulling the strings. There are rules in place, but there is always "ways" around the rules...and THAT is what I don't like.

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  1. Hi! From a fellow blog hop! LOVE your hair! I'm your newest follower and you can follow backa at:

    1. Thanks for the compliment and for folliwing! I will certainly check you out!!

  2. am going try this and answer some of the questions too...thanks for sharing

    Claudia @

    1. You should; I'm sure you'd enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!


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