Sunday, July 4, 2010

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

I've always wanted to do this. It's the 4th of July, which means I can't sleep due to excessive amounts of fireworks going off in every direction. I'd be outside watching them, except there is this HUGE tree in front of my balcony that pretty much destroys the view. We did make a point to watch some though. There's a soccer field right across the street, so we grabbed some fold-up chairs and carried them over there and watched our 2nd firework's display with Tubs. Only this year, he could actually really enjoy them. Last year he was still too little to really know what was going on. It was really awesome to see him get all excited any time one would light up the sky. He'd point and babble and kick his legs. It was awesome. Seriously, yo.

ANYWAY, back to this. I've always wanted to do this, as I said previously. I'm not going to actually answer all 50 right now. But the first 10 would be neat. And then I'll add an additional 10 whenever I feel like it. Woo, right? And if you feel like answering these questions yourself, well, go right to Marc and Angel Hack Life and get the questions!

As their website says "These questions have no right or wrong answers. Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.". That's deep. I like deep. So here I go...
1. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
The first question and I'm already stumped. I suppose this would really depend on my mood and what's going on. Sometimes I act like a 5 year old. Sometimes I act like an 80 year old. Sometimes I act my age. Most of the time though, I act a little older than my actual age. Not because I'm lame and boring (or at least, I hope not!), but because I'm quite young, by society's standards, to be married and have a child. Most of the people I know that are my age and single, childless, and going out and partying all the time. But back to the question...I'd say my average age, if I did not know my actual age, would be...uhh...25. Yeah, 25 sounds good! That and it's like my favorite number.

2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Never trying! You can't even possibly know if you haven't even tried! Try anything. There's a lot of things that you can try and not even fail at. There are lots of things that you can try and fail at, and try again and succeed. And sometimes, you'll try and fail and will always fail at that...but that doesn't mean life is over. I fail at math (more specifically, algebra!), and always have and always will, no matter how much I try. Because I've tried. And tried. And TRIED. But trust me, I don't lose any sleep over that. At least I know that I really have honestly tried to get a good grasp at it. And at the end of the day, I've tried and succeeded at a great many things...and I have a ton more things to try throughout the rest of my life!

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?
I think that, for me, the biggest reason why I do things I don't like, and don't do things I do like can pretty much be blamed on finances. Unfortunately, there are a great many financial obligations in this world, and being a stay-at-home Mom, we really have to pinch and stretch our pennies. Which can really hinder our ability to do more things that we enjoy. But we (as in my husband and I) try to stay optimistic (because sometimes it gets a little depressing) and think that if we stay strict with our "entertainment" for the next few years, the years after that will be filled all sorts of fun trips and vacations and all sorts of fun, awesome things.

4. When it's all said and done, will you have said more than you've done?
At this point, if it were to be all said and done right now, then yes, I'll have said more than done. But I have a lot of hopes and dreams and goals, and I do plan on accomplishing most, if not all, of them. So hopefully when it's REALLY all said and done, I'll definitely have done.

5. What is one thing you'd most like to change about the world?
One thing, really? I can only pick one thing?! I suppose if I really can only pick ONE thing, as cliche as it is, I'd really advocate WORLD PEACE. Seriously, peoples. We do not need to be mean to each other. To steal. To kill. To hate. To shame. To embarrass. We don't need ANY of that. I think A LOT. And something I've always thought about for as long as I can remember (since the elementary days!) is that every single person in this entire world is connected. Think about it. You know somebody, who knows somebody, who knows somebody, who knows somebody...on and on and on. Eventually, we all know EVERYBODY through people we know. So essentially, by association, we know everybody. Why kill your friend's friend? Why steal from your family's family? Why curse your best friend's Uncle's Cousin's best friend's neice's father's brother's friend's neighor's boss? Why? So yes, I would definitely make it so that everybody loves everybody. We'd accept each other's differences and all be happy and peaceful. I know that it's a lot more complicated then that, but if I could change something, that really is what I would change. I'm all about peace, love and happiness, baby.

6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
I really need to answer this question. Soon. The pressure is ON. I've got to get back to college and get my degree soon. I stopped mid-way when I got pregnant and married and all of that stuff. I didn't stop just because I got pregnant, I stopped because I still have no idea what I would really like to do, other than be a stay-at-home Mom. Regardless of if I ever use my degree, I do want my degree as a back up in case, God forbid, it's just me and my kid(s) and I have to support them myself. Of all the majors I have considered, income potential has not been a deciding factor in any of my considerations, because I can't do work that I don't enjoy. The problem is, there are A LOT of things I really would love to do. Photography, journalism, law (more specifically, constitutional law), baking (also more specifically, making cakes!), psychology, criminal profiler, fashion designer, interior designer, graphic design, english/history teacher, veterinarian...all sorts of things. All I know is that I want to be creative, but I also want to help people if I can. Right now, I'm leaning towards photography because I can be creative and I think that photography can really move people sometimes. Inspire people. All sorts of things. But then, when it comes down to my REALLY big dreams...I dream of raising 6 beautiful children with my husband and running a dog rescue. I LOVE dogs. I'd do anything for any dog if I really could. But then you know how everyone talks about what they would do if they won the lottery? Yeah? Well, I'd love to feed all the starving. Give all the homeless people a house. Put clothes on people that don't have clothes. Provide education to those without access. Give proper health care to those that don't have it. So, I guess when it comes down it, if I REALLY could, I'd be super woman and save the world. And I still don't know what I want to get my degree in...but I have only a couple months to decide...because when I go back, it's time to pick my major.

7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
I can say that what I do do, I believe in it. But there are also some things that I'm settling with. But I hope that's all only temporary. I'm young, so I hope that I have a great many years a head of me to accomplish every single thing that I want to do. If I am blessed with the ability to do all that I want to do, I am going to be a very busy woman some time in the hopefully near future.

8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently
This question really tugs at the heart strings. I want to say that I wouldn't live my life differently for a couple reasons. The first being that I love my son and my husband and my dog and all my family & friends and I wouldn't want to change a single thing. I think that if I went back in time, and changed even one single breath, nothing would be the same. Every thing we do has an effect on our life in someway, and most of the time, we don't know that effect right away. If I had simply decided not to go to my friend's graduation party on August 19th, 2005...I would not have met B, and therefore, I would not have him nor my son nor my dog...and those boys...they ARE my life. Making that ONE decision just to go to that party has greatly influenced my entire life. I mean, had I been really sick, or lazy, or something that life would not be what it is today. So I think that I can honestly and confidently say I would not have lived my life any differently, because life without my boys and my family & friends would not be life. I couldn't imagine it any other way, and I wouldn't want it to be any other way, even if sometimes I think I would.

9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
I think I've controlled all of it. I think we all do. This question kind of pertains to my answer in number 8....every single thought, choice, decision, anything of that nature, controls what happens in our life. Even if we don't see the impact it has made right away. As I said, I did not think that going to a friend's graduation party would get me married and knocked up, but it did. And that was such a simple decision to make. So yeah, to keep this answer from getting ridiculously long, even if we feel like we're out of control of our lives, we really never are.

10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Doing the right things. I don't even need a long answer for this, I do what I feel is right to myself, my family, my beliefs, my hopes and dreams, all of that.

Alright blogosphere, it is 1:30 am now, fireworks are done, and I tired. I have a wonderfully long day of going swimming at my mom's house tomorrow with my boys and I want to be awake and happy to enjoy and live in every single moment. Good night!

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