Recently I’ve been trying to really learn who I am, what I want to do with my life, and just get better in line with those things. I will say this, I know that this is something that will change, and obviously, in five years I will probably be a completely different person, with completely different thoughts, but I thought this would be really interesting to give a shot.
I found this blog a few weeks ago, saved this link and I kept saying that I would do this, but I kept putting it off.
So I am going to be answering the 25 questions from Misty Ansom – Know Who You Are With These 25 Questions after reading this article, I realized that I needed to give this a shot! I have also been reading through the rest of her blog and I’m really in love with it! She has a ton of different type of pieces, and I defiantly think y’all should head on over to her blog and see what’s she’s all about.
So here are the questions and my answers.
- What does your ideal day look like? My ideal (more realistic) day looks like this:
- I wake up at 8 am. Get a cup of coffee, watch a few youtube video, and just enjoy my cup of coffee.
- Be productive for the rest of the day, until I have what I need to have done, done. I would love to have my own business and be my own boss, and I would love to have a productive schedule.
- 12 pm, have a healthy lunch.
- Be able to get a good workout in, in the afternoon.
- 7-8pm have a nice dinner with a friend or family member.
- Finish my night with watching some youtube video, showering and getting to bed a decent time.
- What did you want to be when you were younger? When I was younger I wanted to be a singer, and then I never really knew what I wanted to be. I would say I wanted to be a teacher and then a lawyer, and then I’m not really sure. I knew I wanted to do something that taught someone some how, but I never really could figure out exactly what I wanted to do.
- Who are you most inspired by? Why? Growing up I probably would have said someone famous, and as a young adult, I can honestly say I am very inspired by a few people. You have my mom, who raised my brother and me and has over come a lot of things. But then you have someone like my uncle who was 30 when he finally got his Bachelor’s degree and has a career. Or my aunt who worked her way up in a company. All of these people really do inspire me, not just because they’re family but because they’ve all showed me that anything is possible.
- Who would you love to meet? What would you ask? I thought about this for a long time and I couldn’t really come up with an answer. I think this comes down to, I admire qualities in a person, and so I think that if I ever had the chance to meet someone who was running their own business, or was a CEO in a big business, or someone who does social media as a job, I would just like to ask how they manage it all. How do they not get tired of doing what it is they are doing, after doing it for so long?
- What habit would you most like to break? What habit would you most like to start? One habit I would love to stop biting my nails, it’s one of my worst habits. I say it every year that I’m going to stop biting my nails, but it also fails.One habit I would love to start is to start going to be a decent time. I, of course, say this while I’m writing this at almost 1:30 am but I would love to be able to get into by no later than midnight.
- Think of a person you truly admire. What qualities do you like about that person? I already know that this is going to sound really bad, but when I think about a “person” I admire, there really isn’t a person that I admire. Which I think could be taken in a bad light, but I don’t exactly admire someone, but I do admire qualities in different people. I tend to gravitate to people who are strong headed, strong willed, and can do what the want themselves. I tend to admire people who can make something from nothing, people who build their own empires from nothing. Also, people who do what they want, even when everyone is saying that you can’t.
- How do you like to relax? I love to just turn off all the lights, have my fairy lights on, have a cup of either hot coffee or hot chocolate, and just be on my computer without having to do any work. So, like watching YouTube videos, listening/watching podcast, browsing Pinterest, I find that really relaxing.
- When was the last time you did something you were afraid of? I honestly can’t say. It’s been along time since I actually put myself in a situation of doing something I was afraid of. I defiantly need to change that.
- What are you most proud of? My blog. I am so proud of what I am building here and what I know this will eventually be. This blog has been my baby and something that has changed over the past 2 years. I’m finally starting to feel like I’m getting traction. I know that numbers are just number but they do make a difference.
- What are you most afraid of? I’m afraid of the unknown. I’m afraid of what I don’t know and that’s because I like to have things planned. I don’t like just flying by and guessing as to what is to come next.
- If life stopped today, what would you regret not doing? Nothing. I sat and I read this questions multiple time and I’ll be honest I can’t think of anything that I would regret not doing. Maybe traveling, but really, not really. I just can’t think of anything that I would regret.
- Who would you like to connect (or reconnect) with? Why? Probably, my dad, there is a yes and no to this. I think I’ll always to want to try and build a relationship with him, even though it’ll never be a “father/daughter” relationship, but he is my dad and I don’t really know much about him. But then there is the no side that says, “he’ll never change, he’ll just do the same things forever.” Unfortunately, that’s what he’s shown me my whole life and I’m 23 now. I don’t think it’ll ever be too late, but I defiantly think it’s past the point where I can be as accepting.
- What qualities do you admire in others? Well, since I answered this early, I’ll just list them. I admire people who are strong-willed, strong minded, self-assured, strong people.
- What practical skills do you wish you had? I wish that I could draw. I really wish that my stick figures didn’t look like scribbles and that my suns didn’t look crazy, but they are.
- Imagine you’re in your 90s. What memories would you like to have? What stories do you want to tell? If I was back in the 90s, and I was the same age that I am today (23) I would love to be able to talk about all the technology! So like the pagers, computers, cell phones, etc. I would love to be able to talk about the changes and how they are affecting our lives. So like how we used to be able to enjoy dinner together and now all we want to do is talk on the phone or go on the internet even though it takes forever to load. Or how much money we’re making our parents spend to get these.
- What is your favorite book/movie/song? Why? My favorite book is actually one that I read way back in middle school. “If we kiss” by Rachel Vail, it’s really amazing and I think that everyone should read this book. It’s a very innocent book about two young kids learning about french kissing and learning about a little more. I think it’s a great book for kids to read who are that age because it shows that it’s not all romantic. It’s actually quite awkward the first time or even the first few time. I love this book, you defiantly should go check it out.
- If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? Most people would say racism, and while yes, that would be nice to take away, I don’t believe that will ever be possible. I believe that racism is more of a yin and yang type of this, you can’t have good without bad, it’s just how the universe works. The one things that I would change is the terrorism. Now, I know that that sounds backwards, especially based off what I just said, but I’m talking about the terrorist attacks, not your everyday racism. Coming off the day after September 11, one of the biggest terrorist attacks on US soil, that is one thing I wish I could change.
- What do you love to do for, or give to others (not an object – something from you personally)? I love to give people my time, I’m always willing to talk to someone on the phone, just because they need to chat. I’m always willing to go out of my way to make sure that someone is okay. I love giving people my time, it’s strangely one of the things that makes me feel good.
- What excites you? The future. Building something that is my own, something that is from the ground up, that is so different than anything then my family has ever done/seen.
- What do you wish you did more of? I wish I slept more. I know that this sounds like a simple fix but between running my blog, youtube, social media accounts and then also have insomnia, I don’t really sleep very much. At least not at night, I have a weird issue where I can’t sleep at night but I can during the day.
- Pretend money is no object. What would you do? I would travel the world, I would take my family with me, my friends, who ever possible and willing, and just experience everything that the world has to offer. The cultures, the histories, the people, everything.
- What area of your life, right now, makes you feel the best? Which area makes you feel the worst? Why? The area that makes me feel the best is my creative, blog, youtube, side. That side makes me feel like I’m doing something right like maybe I won’t be the girl who’s 30 and still just make coffee. But on the other side, the area of my life that makes me feel the worst is the side that is constantly telling me that I can’t do what I’m trying to do and that I need to give up. I obviously fight this every day but I really wish that I didn’t have that “you’re going to fail” mentality.
- Let’s jump forward a year. What would you like to have achieved in the past year? I would love to have finally gotten into the social media managing/virtual assistance/freelancing field, I want to be successful in that and be able to make that a full-time job/career. I want to have grown all of my social media platforms, including my blog. I want to have my hard work finally be good enough.
- What piece of advice would you give to five year old you? Sixteen year old you? Twenty-one year old you? Right now?
- 5 year old me: Be a kid, you’ll never get this back.
- 16 year old me: He isn’t worth all those tears, in a year he’ll mean nothing to you.
- 21 year old me: Get black out drunk once and then never do it again, it’s really not that fun.
- Right now: Life isn’t as bad as it could be, it could be a lot worse, so make the most of it.
- How do you want to be remembered in life? I want to be remembered as the girl who was there for the ones who needed her and the girl who make something out of nothing.
Those are the 25 questions, those took me 2 days to finish because once I started, I realized that I really need to take time to dive into these and really give honest answers.
I think that this has opened my eye a ton, especially questions #23, the one that’s talking about what I want to have accomplished in a year. That is really a great starting point for me to finally start jumping into that.
Now at the bottom of the article, there is a quiz that is called “What’s Your Purpose Profile?” and when I took this I got “idealist dreamer” and after having answered these questions, I think it’s a good fit. I want you to go on over to her website and not only take this quiz but also take some time to answer these questions as well. I think that we all come to a point when we need to learn who we are and what we want from life.