Time flies, it really, really flies. 10 weeks ago, I started filling out this questionnaire in order to open up myself a bit more to my audience, hoping it’d be a nice introduction of myself to everyone who stumbles upon my blog. Now, after all this weeks, this small project is coming to a close. The last five questions of the 50 questions that will free your mind, well, here we go.
46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
I’d speak up a lot more. Oh, and I would probably do more things I’m scared of.
47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
After reading this, actually. I normally never notice it, but I did after reading this sentence, haha.
48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
I love learning new things, helping others, being creative, writing, the list could go on and on. Every single day I try to do at least one thing I love. That way, my recent actions always express that love.
If someone would’ve told me I’d almost complete a survey that made me question my existence big time, then I probably would’ve laughed a bit. Yet, here we are. 8 parts down, only 2 to go.
41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
I’d say my mum, since she is the one who raised me to be the person I am this day. I’m eternally grateful that she is a part in my life, so I’d definitely stop by to see her.
Now that June has almost reached its halfway point, and the summer holiday is coming closer, I start to notice that I get even more determined to actually finish this questionnaire. 7 parts down, 3 to go.
36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
Definitely not. We humans aren’t perfect creatures. We make mistakes, screw up and blame people for things they did not do. Then how can we perfectly know what good and evil is?
University is a time for personal growth. You’re not in high school anymore, not obligated to eat at a certain time, to show up to class or not do stuff you don’t enjoy. It’s truly a time for finding out who you really are, and by filling out this questionnaire, one part at a time, I hope to find out who this ‘Student Pamela’ really is.
31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
I think it was right after starting university. I finally found something I truly enjoy studying and my heart was racing when I realised all of the lovely jobs that I could do after graduating. That burning passion inside of me is still there and I doubt it goes away anytime soon.
I’d like to think of myself as a dedicated person, whether it comes to university assignments, personal things or blogposts. Since we’ve crossed the halfway point of this blogseries already, that feeling keeps growing, as well as the knowledge I have of myself.
26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
Considering I’m only 18 at the moment and have a whole life in front of me to live, I’d say lose all of my old memories. Right now, I’m in university which means I make tons and tons of memories and not being able to make them for the next three years frightens me.
I just realised the final part on this questionnaire series will be posted a few days after I finish my first year at university. Coincidence or not? Enough with the rambling, time for you guys to find out more about me as well.
21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
I’d rather be the joyful simpleton! Worrying to the extreme isn’t a healthy thing to do, so I’d rather live a simple but joyful life than worry about all these tiny kinds of things.
22. Why are you, you?
I am ‘me’ because I was born this way, shaped by my environment and all of the experiences I had up until now. No one in this entire world did everything in the exact same order as I did, so that means that no one is the same as me. I am ‘me’, the only ‘me’ walking around on this earth.
23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
Without sounding overly cocky, I have. I try my hardest to always stay polite and be reasonable when it comes to people. Not only because that’s a nice thing to do, but also because you never know people their stories.
24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
We currently live in the digital age where people their hands seem to be glued to their Smartphones and everyone has Whatsapp or somethingsimilar, so I’d say it’d be to lose touch with a good friends who lives near me.
25. What are you most grateful for?
This is a really hard thing for me to answer. Not because I’m never grateful, but because there a many, many things I’m grateful for. ‘The most grateful’ sounds very daunting, since I always pay attention to the small things. If I had to say anything, it’d be the fact that I live right here, right now with the people I love.
Wait? Did any of you notice that that was question 25 already? We’re halfway there! Time really seems to fly when you fill out these kind of questionnaires.
‘Consistency’, yes, that’s a word that I love. Being able to do something on the right moment, at the right time. Today marks the fourth consecutive week already of me filling out this questionnaire in order to find out more about myself, quite consistent right?
16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
I think it’s because every single human being is unique. There are seven billion people on this earth and if everyone loved the same things, life would be so boring. You’ll never have your own little thing or secret that makes you happy, since everybody around you would love it too. When I was born, I got my own blueprint and for the last 18 years, I’ve been erasing certain parts and redrawing some things. The result is a unique human being with unique qualities and a unique taste when it comes to loving things.
Time flies when you’re filling out questionnaires.
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?
It really depends. If I knew my close friend was a ‘friend’ of them too, I’d confront them with what they said, since you shouldn’t criticise a friend of yours in such a distasteful way. However, if they didn’t know my close friend personally, I’d stay quiet but tell my close friend afterwards so she knows that they’re no good. I personally would never see these people the same again. My trust in them would be scarred, maybe even for life. Who knows who they are distasteful about as well?
It’s already time for part two of the ’50 questions that will free your mind’. After filling out the first five questions last week, my head felt so much clearer, almost as if it had a mental workout. It was a truly amazing feeling and because I’d love to experience that feeling again, I decided to do the next five questions today.
6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
That’s a good question. I think that if I ended up working with media, such as a newspaper or television, I’d be one of the happiest people alive. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to do something with communication so I think I’d be pretty rich if I ended up in that sector.
I’m a sucker when it comes to filling in questionnaires for fun. They make me laugh, understand myself better or cringe whenever I reread them a couple years later. One questionnaire I’ve been wanting to fill in for quite a while is called ‘50 questions that will free your mind’, written by Marc and Angel from marcandangel.com.
As an incentive to push myself to fully complete it, I’m going to answer 5 questions a week on here. That way, not only I will discover more about myself, but you get a peek into my life as well. Shall we begin? Here we go…
1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I’m currently thriving as an 18 year old and would have to say that I really feel as if I’m 18. A young adult who is starting to do things on her own, finding out what her purpose in life in, what she’s destined to do. Yes, I would think I’m 18.