"Probing into myself isn’t easy. I’m so thick-headed. I can adequately probe someone else, but when it comes time to ask myself, “what do I want?” I always come up blank. So as an exercise for myself and you, I’ve created a list of questions to ask ourselves to help define that passion. They are not in any particular order, except for my own random stream of consciousness. I tried to avoid common cliche questions, as I’ve never found them helpful and you probably wouldn’t either."
Right now, I am updating my blog and reflecting upon my life in Phoenix that past 18 years. Thus far, it's been ... eventful. I have certainly come into my own here. I have learned here. I have made mistakes here. And now, I am leaving here. But I'm ready for the next part of my life to begin.
2. What is your fondest childhood memory? Who was there? What was going on?
Perhaps my fondest childhood memory is simply that of soaking up the wonderful summers: relaxing, swimming in the pool, playing at the park, and enjoying growing up with my sisters. I think strawberry soda may have also been involved :)
3. How comfortable are you in your home?
Being technically homeless, I am as comfortable as one can be. But if I choose to define "home" as my happy place, I live with the most amazing roommate, and I know that we can make a home out of any house.
4. How comfortable are you in your town/city? State?
I only recently began to feel somewhat comfortable in Phoenix, but I have always loved Arizona's natural beauty. My new city (Oakland,CA) is going to be filled with adventure. I hope I will rather love California.
5. What kind of weather do you like?
Sunshine. A rainy day. As long as the temperature stays above freezing... I like it all. I try not to let weather dictate my moods.
6. Do you believe you can have your cake and eat it, too? Why or why not?
Why not?? What torture it would be to have cake, but not be able to eat it. If I am working hard to have my cake, you bet I will reap its rewards by eating it, too.
7. What is one quality about your parent(s) that you really loved?
They allowed me to make mistakes, and be independent.
8. What is one quality about your parent(s) that you really do not like?
I wish I had more time being less "little mommy" and relinquishing my childhood.
9. Do you like what you are doing for money?
I love it so much that I would teach without a paycheck. (Now, if only we could remove all the bureaucracy, then I would really enjoy teaching!)
10. What do you feel is your greatest skill?