This is my first normal post I guess… I mean all my previous posts were either part of the 12 Days of Blogging or introducing you to my blog, so I figured I’d kick it off by telling you all about me with the Identity Tag! I saw this originally on Elm’s Blog (which is brilliant, you should totally subscribe) and thought it looked pretty cool, plus you’d get more of a sense of me. Some of you may know me, some of you may not know me at all, but you’ll all know me a little better after this so hold on:
1. If they made a song about your life, what genre would it be?
I am obsessed with musical theatre, So I like to think that it would be a musical number, much like the ones in Crazy Ex Girlfriend (great show, you should check it out it’s on Netflix). Based on what I’m like, it would either be one of those slow emotional ones about building yourself back up again, or one of those quirky musical numbers celebrating a protagonist’s awkwardness. Okay, knowing me it would definitely be the latter because woooooow I can be awkward sometimes…
2. What is your sole purpose in life?
I like to think I’m not bound to a sole purpose, and that I have many options open for me, because honestly, one purpose seems like a lot of pressure. I guess I want to make a difference some day, whether that is on a wide scale (which would be pretty awesome) or on a small scale. If I can help just one person’s life immensely I will feel like I’ve lived up to a purpose.
3. What do you regret doing?
I have made sooooo many mistakes in my life and had a ridiculous amount of embarrassing moments, but I can wholeheartedly say that I have no regrets. Everything that I’ve done so far in my life has lead me to who I am today, and right now I’m quite liking who I am, so I’m thankful for it all.
4. What are your strengths?
(I haven’t been recently) but I am incredibly ambitious – once I set my sites on something I work as hard as I possibly can to get it. With that ambition comes a lot of tenacity; during my school life I had a lot of set backs and changes but I fought my way through and now I’m at Uni, still fighting. Won’t lie, I’m a little proud of myself for it.
5. What are your weaknesses?
I am ridiculously hard on myself; I’m my own worst enemy and it’s sooooo bad for my self confidence. I’m so ready to tear myself down 24/7 and it’s a horrible trait to have. However, I’m working really hard on changing it this year, as part of my attempt to make 2017 way more positive :).
6. What’s one thing that not many people know about you?
Urm…. Well it used to be the whole writing thing but I’m putting myself out there a lot more now, so it can’t really be that. I can recite the alphabet backwards? That’s not something I really share?
7. What has been the best decision of your life?
I feel like saying “this blog” is too typical of an answer, even though recently this has made me so much happier… so I guess I’d have to say continuing with English Literature. I wrote about my journey and what it meant to me in my previous post about how things work out. Continuing English Literature, even in my darkest days, has really pushed me to find my passion now, so I could not be more thankful for it.
8. What are you afraid of and why?
I am deeply afraid of death. Not because of the fact I won’t exist (okay, partly because of the fact I won’t exist), but because I’m so scared of being forgotten. Like yeah, I’ll exist in memories but pretty soon people forget things and will forget me and that absolutely terrifies me. I used to let this fear freak me out and stop me from doing things, but now I make it motivate me: if I’ve only got one life to live, better do what I can while I’m here and make an impression.
9. Where are you going in life?
Who knows! I think that’s what’s so special about life… nothing’s written in stone; you partly choose your path and your path partly chooses you. I’d like to think it will have something to do with writing, and I’d also like to get better at controlling this whole anxiety thing, but honestly, I’m ready to just see where life takes me.
Okay, this was pretty fun! If you’ve stuck along til the end, I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about me. Now time to tag 5 bloggers that I’ve really been loving, I choose:
Hope you guys enjoy doing it, and that the rest of you enjoyed reading it!
Lots of love,