A friend recently told me about this New York Times article that shares a list of questions that are supposed to foster closeness. The idea is mutual vulnerability that leads to (or strengthens) love. In honor of my 100th post I thought it was about time to let you get to know me a little better. I tried really hard to think of "100 facts about me" but even I didn't want to read that. Instead I decided to answer a few of these questions for you. Enjoy!
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? I decided to add on to this question "dead or alive" because that's usually how people phrase it. Princess Diana is my hands down choice. First and foremost I love her because she looked a lot like my mom. But also Princess Di is the epitome of a rebel to me. She didn't let power or status force her to quietly fall in line. She wore what she wanted and she loved those in need. She was a woman with a heart and a backbone.
If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be? Nothing, my dad was amazing. He was one of those parents that was conservative but real.
He told me way before I ever went to a party or drank to never put my drink down and come back to it if it's been out of my sight and never to accept a drink I didn't see being made. I think a lot of my friends had parents that only focused on the "don't, don't, don't" list and those are the people who turned out the worst. I'm thankful my dad told me "you shouldn't, but if you decide to". I think I better understood consequences because of that.
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? I wouldn't. I'd rather it all just be a surprise. Knowing would probably keep me on edge waiting for whatever to happen.
What do you value most in a friendship? Honesty, I want to know the true you not your mask.
What is your most treasured memory? The first time I got my heart broken. My dad picked me up from school and drove us straight to the movie theatre so I could cry it out. No questions asked.
When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself? In front of another person: Wednesday at my best friend's house and her son was like "are you crying again?!"…By myself: Thursday night. I'm not sure if it counts as crying but I got all teary eyed when I read a sad Instagram post.
What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about? I use humor as a deflector and awkwardly joke at really sad or stressful times so I'm gonna go with nothing (given the appropriate waiting period).
Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why? My little brother. He's the first person I've known since birth so I'm kinda attached. Also, I'm not really sure where he stands spiritually. I feel like he's at the age where he needs to start taking more ownership of his faith outside of hurriedly saying grace or reading the story of Jesus just at Christmas time. He's 9 so I know I'm being a little intense but y'all death is real and can come in the blink of an eye.