After seeing the word prompt for today, identity, it suddenly came to my attention that my followers don’t know me as well as I’d like them to and vice versa. I bring it up because I think it’s important to know who your followers are aside from the “this is my career, this is where I went to school” kind of diction. So, I’m taking matters into my own hands! I looked up a personal identity questionnaire and will answer some of the questions provided. Hopefully you can answer some in return and we can get to know one another better (also threw in an updated picture of myself. Add one of you, too!)
What gives you energy?
Social interactions. I know a lot of people find them quite draining but I truly thrive when I’m in a social setting, especially if it involves meeting new people. I find them inspiring.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
I would go to Iceland. I would apply to grad school. I would quit the jobs I’m not happy with.
If one day you wake up, and your whole life is perfect, how would it be? What’s changed?
I’m a fairly simple person. The perfect life for me is having done everything I’ve ever wanted to do, gone everywhere I’ve ever wanted to go, and finally have the chance to settle down. I don’t want to have to worry about what I’m missing out on or what I should be doing anymore. I want my own apartment in a city (don’t care which), I want to be writing, I want to have a ton of friends and my only two, extremely important requirements would be a cat and an impressive bookshelf. Why am I such a cliche?
What are 10 things you’re grateful for in your life right now?
My mom, my whole extended family, my dog, my coworkers, my degree, the roof over my head, kind people, being fortunate enough to afford food and a car, writing, literature
What fears are holding you back?
Money and losing everyone I love. Sounds morbid, but I want to get away and I fear my relationships would be compromised.
If you could go back in time and meet your younger self, what advice would you give him or her?
You don’t have to pretty, just be kind.
How could you love yourself more?
Having more confidence in my decisions, my life path, and myself.
If you could learn yourself any skill, what would it be?
I’ve always wanted to be musically inclined. I’ve always wanted to sing or play the guitar, piano, etc.
What are 5 compliments you’d like to hear from other people about you?
I want people to tell me I’m kind, selfless, strong, good enough, and valid.
What assumptions are you using as excuses? Are they true?
“If you pay all of that money for grad school, you won’t be able to pay back your loans because you’re entering a low paying field anyway.” Honestly, it’s kind of true.
Who inspires you? Why?
All young writers. All of the writers who have had their works published whether they’ve authored their own books or went through a literary magazine. All of you guys who blog. Seeing other people write with love and succeed.
I kept this short and sweet, but feel free to pick one question and expand upon your answer. I’m curious to see what you all have to say. Adios!