Getting to know me….

I have been tagged by the lovely, Lovely Transitions to answer 11 questions in order to get to know me a bit better. I am thrilled, stoked and humbled. I am always happy to answer any questions, but ones where the person decides what exactly they want to know, whether it be personal or on a wide-scale point of view makes me feel important. Some may say “special” but let’s stick to feeling honoured.

Before I do answer the questions, here is some more details about me that I haven’t shared before. I work in the Public Relations and Communications sector. I love to communicate and socialise. I love getting to know people, not just on a superficial level, but to understand what they are passionate about, what moves them, what causes they support and why. What moments in life they treasure and even they are ashamed of. I find people are way too happy to have superficial friendships; but the best friendships are those where you feel comfortable sharing your inner darkest thoughts and feelings where there is no judgement; just a shoulder and an ear.

The basic questions that we ask at the beginning of a friendship enables us to determine whether they have similarities and therefore a connection, or if they think in completely different ways and therefore an admiration and interest builds.

So my lovely, Lovely Transitions in order to grace your questions with my answers, I provide the most honest and open account below. I already know we have similarities, but I wonder what the differences are!!

1) What is your all time favourite food….

Hmmmm. Great question. I love food. Oh.My.God. do I love food! Not the sweet sickly cakes and biscuits or chocolate (though nothing wrong with this from time to time), I mean succulent steaks, Thai food, roasts. Real, proper, mouth-watering food. Just writing this has filled my mouth with saliva. I am literally drooling over the words I am writing. This is why I find it so difficult to diet or as I like to say, watch what I eat. I am not an overweight person, in fact my BMI is normal. But I could quite easily put on weight, so I do need to eat right. No matter what food plan (any word than diet) you give me, I struggle. Tell me I can’t eat

something and guess what, all I can think about it is eating it.

So to pick just one all time favourite food is like telling a child in a candy store he can only choose one lolly! If I must narrow it down however if I really must, my food nemesis is hot chips. I am not talking about french fries from McDonald’s or Burger King, I mean real potato chips; the fatter the better. If I could also add a condiment (hope I am not breaking the rules here), put some gravy on top and I am immediately sent into heaven. I wish it was something healthy, but alas…. no food plan has ever been able to break me away from having a hot chip if they are around.

2. If you went to college, what was your major? If not, what was your favourite subject in high school?

College? I think you mean the equivalent to university here 🙂

Yes, despite what you may all think from my spelling errors, grammatical errors and ways of thinking, I did go to university! My major was in journalism, but it didn’t start out that way.[Hey, they have editors :)] I actually wanted to be a secondary teacher, teaching English. Two things changed my course, the first a tarot reading which stated I needed to actually learn and not teach; the second and the biggest reason, after spending two weeks in an actual classroom, I realised the error of my ways. I did not have the patience to deal with the type of teenager I was at school!!

I studied for six years. Four years as an undergraduate, one year studying Radio Journalism and the last year studying Print Journalism. I did become a journalist but threw it all in for the dark side; corporate public relations. They pay was double and the hours half!! 🙂

3. If you could change one thing about your physical appearance, what would it be?

Oooooh; this one is a hard one. Not because I think I am perfect, but because I have spent thousand of dollars accepting who I actually am 🙂

So, after spending hours staring at my self in the mirror naked, I finally have my answer 🙂

KNEES!! Okay, stop laughing! Let me explain. I have these horrible fatty looking knees. Due to years of dancing, I have built up alot of cartilage around my knees and they truly are the most disgusting things I have ever seen. This is followed closely by my toes and then there is……. Oh no!!! I can see another trip to the psychologist coming along soon 🙂

4. Beach or mountains?
Easy one; beach for shizzle! I am a water baby. I could live my life under the sea; and after the air in my tank runs out; what better way then feeling to spend your time than feeling the sun’s rays on your body as you relax and take in the natural sounds and sights of waves crashing, children laughing, sand squelching (oh and the smell of suncream!) Bliss!

5. What is your favourite colour?
Purple at the moment. Though I can sense a lean towards green. I tend to change colour preferences with age. At first it was blue, then at around ten years of age it was red. It has been purple for at least 15 years now….

6. How tall are you?
Never tall enough to reach the top shelf!! I am 5 foot 4 inches or 163cm. The shortest in the immediate family with brothers both past six feet!

7. If you could go any one place in the world (money is not a factor) where would you choose to go?

Good one! I have been pondering this question for a while now, but you have made me make a decision!! Okay, Cancun, Mexico.

8. Who is the biggest role model in your life?

My mother. If I could have an eighth of her personality, I would be happy. For all the reasons why, check out my blog A mother’s love

9. When you die, how do you want to be remembered?

As someone who made a difference. Whether it be in my child’s life, my husband’s life or in the life of another. I would like to be remembered for my strength and courage in order to change the life of another. This is the whole reason I am writing my book; my story.

10. Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?

I love quotes; but my favourite is “Don’t look back unless it’s a good view!” I used to always analyse the past. I think it was because of all the psychology I went through. But I have learnt where the past belongs and am always looking forward. The quote doesn’t say never look back…. so it does allow for people to learn from the past, but basically for me it means make a decision and move on; there is no need to look back unless the view is better than what the future holds.

11. If you could change anything…

I would teach respect in our teenagers. Respect for others and for themselves. I would erase self-doubt and teach self-belief. These things should be mandatory classes in school. I have never used a day of algebra since leaving school, but desperately needed confidence, respect and self belief.

Now after sharing myself with you, the idea is to tag others and ask them 11 questions…. so here it goes….

1) What are your favourite hobbies?

2) What is your number one most played song?

3) What sound do you love?

4) If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be and why?

5) If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

6) If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

7) What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

8) Which is your most cherished childhood memory?

9) What is one thing you are really looking forward to this year and why?

10) If you could change one thing you have done in your life, what would it be?

11) When you die, how do you want to be remembered?

The people I have decided to tag are:

ahandley85jesseekerCaffeinated & Randomfindingravitythebipolarized

The rules are:

  1. Post the rules.
  2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
  3. Create 11 new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
  4. Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
  5. Let them know you’ve tagged them.