Wednesday, September 12, 2012

not what this post was going to be about

This post is supposed to be about the 5K that I ran this past Saturday, but the pictures haven't been posted yet and what's a post about running around covered in color without some pictures?

Marj from Raising Roscoe posted a couple of questions from 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind a couple of weeks ago and I had to stop over and see what the rest of the questions were. So here are my answers to the first 25. If you have to take a break while you're reading them that's cool. I won't judge, just make sure you come back and finish.
  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? mid to early 20's and that how old people think I am. I'm older though. 
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? never trying, you're not failing if you at least try
  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? because sometimes you have to do things you don't like and we're weird and scared and want to do things but are afraid and it gets the best of us. we should just do things.
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? I don't feel like I say much and I totally tend to do a lot, so I don't think I'll have said more than I've done. BAM!
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? Get rid of some of the negativity and the hate. It's pointless. We probably need some of it for balance and drive, but there is a lot of it that seems very useless.
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? crafting, blogging, keeping a home.
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? I'm working on doing what I believe. I've become a little content though and need to shake things up and get moving. Sooner rather than later even.
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? I don't know. Would I have learned some things earlier on? It's hard to say. Sounds like a cop out answer, but really it is.
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? Not a very large degree. I'm very much a go with the flow type. Things kinda just happen to me. I'm starting to take control of my life though. I realize now what I want and am doing things to make that happen.
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? I guess I'd say doing the right things, though I don't think I really worry about much. Like I mentioned previously I'm pretty much go with the flow.
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do? Tell them that I wish they wouldn't talk about my friend like that in front of me.
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Stop crying, I'm trying to sleep.
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one? Depends on the situation. If they're doing illegal things that get them into trouble. Man...I don't know.
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? Say what?
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people? I don't know what everyone else is doing so I really can't say. I do sit on my toilet bow sideways when I'm at home though.
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Because everyone is different. Simple as that.
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
  18. Travel all over the world. I don't currently have the funds to do so, just you wait though.
  19. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? Probably so.
  20. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? Probably California. I liked it there when I lived there previously. I need a change of pace. I'd like to check out Austin too.
  21. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? Sometimes. No. I usually press it more than once because it didn't light up the first time.
  22. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? Joyful simpleton. Life is easier when things are simple.
  23. Why are you, you? Because I'm me.
  24. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? I think so, better even.
  25. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? Losing touch with a good friend who is local. Even though that friend has moved away at least you are still in touch and know what's going on in each others lives. And there is the possibility of getting together again.
  26. What are you most grateful for? Waking up in the morning and seeing another day. If I didn't have at least that, nothing else would really matter.
If you plan to do these, please leave a link back to your post in my comments so I can see your answers. :)

    4 comments:

    Morgan said...

    great questions...i actually really liked the insanity/creativity one. as someone that likes to consider myself a *creative,* i am always trying to make sure that i'm not approaching the insane line. i know that great artwork is often to result of people losing their minds all throughout history, but i actually like having a mind that mostly works properly!

    (found your blog via wonderful wednesdays link up! now following!)
    http://quitetheblog.com

    MarlaJan said...

    Hi! I too found you on the Wednesday linkup. Love your stuff! Now following.

    Feel free to stop on by and say hello
    MarlaJan @ Luck Fupus
    luckfupus.blogspot.com

    Evani Gatsby said...

    Loved reading your answers, the newborn one made me crack up! I'm always really curious when people say they'd go back to their early 20s because I'm in my early 20s and I'm not entirely sure I like them that much. What advice would you have for your early 20s self?

    Alyx said...

    These are great questions. Loved learning a little more about you!!