I’ve been dithering about this blog post on and off all day. I’ve started it and stopped. I’ve written an entirely different blog (I’ll save that for a rainy day). I’ve stewed this over and over and, in typical me fashion, have totally over thought it all. “No change there”, I hear some friends cry.
This morning, armed with my second mug of coffee for the day, I sat down to interview myself for this week’s blog. I’ve been really restless with my writing and not been making much progress – well not as much as I had hoped for over the past ten days- and thought an interview might be the way to refocus my train of thought.
But what questions to ask myself? ……..
I’ve wracked my brains (didn’t take too long). I’ve Googled and then I’ve Googled some more until I had a list of questions to ask myself.
I’ve whittled the list down to ten and I’ve not actually answered them …yet.
Q1- Describe yourself in ten words.
Wife. Mother. Friend. Writer. Short. Introvert. Caring. Loyal. Habitual. Worrier.
Q2 – What am I really scared of?
Spiders, boats and bananas – long story.
Q3- When did I last push the boundaries of my comfort zone?
Last week when I took my Baby Girl out to practice her driving. She was great but I was a nervous wreck! Really tested me.
Q4 – Does it matter what others really think of me?
No. I used to tie myself in knots trying to please people but not anymore. After a huge amount of soul searching I’m comfortable with “me” as I am.
Q5 – Which is worse : failing or never trying?
Never trying, definitely.
Q6 – How many friends would I trust with my life?
Two and, no, I’m not naming them.
Q7 – Have I made someone smile today?
Yes, I think so. I’m also grateful to the people who have made me smile. Never under estimate the importance of that. There’s a lot of power in a wee smile.
Q8- Am I source of inspiration for my friends and family?
I honestly have no idea! Several people have said so in the past but I don’t feel inspirational. I am just “wee me”. My family may argue strongly that I’m a source of frustration rather than inspiration!
Q9 – If I could live anywhere in the world where would I live?
In a house right on the beach. I’d love to live in a beachfront house that leads down onto the sand with the ocean beyond. (Those that know me know which beach.)
Q10 – Hold old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
OK, if I exclude the fact I have two teenage children which kind of impacts the answer here, I feel about 25 inside. I don’t have any hang ups about age. I still do the things that I enjoy doing and don’t think “I’m too old for this.” Age to me is all about mental attitude and I’m not grown up enough to be as old as I am. Several years ago someone at work gave me a backhanded compliment about a necklace I was wearing. They said it was an unusual choice of necklace for someone as “mature” as me. She obviously didn’t know me well…I’m not as mature as me and long may it continue!
Ok folks, now it’s your turn to interview yourselves. Makes you stop to think a bit….