A Little Get To Know Me Post

So Natalie and I have kind of felt a bit lost at sea recently and I challenged us both to answer 26 questions to “get to know ourselves better” that I found on pinterest. I thought it might be interesting for those of you who want to get to know me better to read my answers, I have included personal and blog related answers.

So here are the questions!

  1. What are your strengths? Empathetic, good with written words, good friend, good mum, good cook.
  2. What are my short term and long term goals? S.T. – hit 1,500 views a month consistently, get 100 email subscribers. L.T. – become self sufficient with my blog as a main income, have one sponsored post a month.
  3. Who matters to me the most? 00Steve, Ra-Ra and Button.
  4. What am I ashamed of the most? Getting frustrated with my children.
  5. What do I like to do for fun? Bubble baths, walk in the woods, cook, read and listen to music.
  6. What new activities am I interested in or am I willing to try? Salsa dancing, metal stamping and making fresh pasta.
  7. What am I worried about? “Support” from social services.
  8. What are my values? What do I believe in? Smiling at/complimenting strangers as you never know what people are going through, treating others as I would want to be treated and respect is earned not given.
  9. If I could have one wish what would it be? Those I care about be financially stable and not in debt so they could live their lives without that stress.
  10. Where do I feel the safest? With 00Steve.
  11. What or who gives you comfort? Being under a blanket, I’m pretty much always under one!
  12. If I wasn’t afraid I would? Hold a Tarantula.
  13. What is my proudest achievement? Completing Total Warrior; I had only been out of hospital for 2 weeks!
  14. What is my biggest failure? Not working hard enough in sixth form the first time around because the second I was kicked out due to poor attendance from illness.
  15. Am I a night owl or an early bird? Night owl
  16. What do I like about my job and what do I dislike? I love that it is rewarding, I dislike the fact the government works against the people who actually need help.
  17. What does my inner critic tell me? That I’m fat and useless.
  18. What do I do to show myself compassion and self care? I put make up on for me not others, have bubble baths and use face masks.
  19. Am I an introvert or an extrovert? 00Steve says I’m an extrovert but I like to think of myself as an introverted extrovert!
  20. What am I passionate about? Patients having as much knowledge from others experiences alongside medical fact to form a well rounded opinion on their treatment/surgery.
  21. What is my happiest memory? Flying a plane and hearing teesside airport saying we didn’t have authorisation to fly over, we were trying to escape to the sea!
  22. What do my dreams tell me? That I am a boring weirdo!
  23. What is my favourite book, movie, band, food, colour and animal? Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguru, Labyrinth, The Creepshow, cheese, green and I can’t pick between Pandas and Polar Bears.
  24. What am I grateful for? 00Steve, our kids, my friends, my family and being given a “third chance” at life since having my ileostomy.
  25. When I’m down I? Listen to music – my happy song is “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits.
  26. When I’m stressed I? I rub my feet together.

So those are a honest answers to some really annoying questions, but I think that if you “know” yourself you are able to support others better or know when you need to be supported.

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