Sunday, 9 March 2014

Weekly Wondering // Week 23

I found this set of questions, '365 thought provoking questions to ask yourself this year', last year and bookmarked the webpage. After having rediscovered it I am answering 7 of the questions each week  until I complete the year. 

154.What did you want to be when you grew up?
The two things that stick most firmly in my mind are a vet and a marine biologist. I don't even know where a child under 10 learned the word 'biologist' never mind named it as a career possibility. I couldn't of just said a Princess or something... 

155.How will today matter in five years from now?
It won't. Nothing of significance has happened and like I say to Jake everyday when he gets angry about loosing a game of Fifa, this moment won't matter in a year, a month, a week or even a day - so don't let it bother you!

156.How have you helped someone else recently?
It makes me feel depressed to have to think so hard about this... Urm, obviously at work I always strive to go above and beyond and help customers find what they need. There was a particular old gentleman recently who obviously just wanted someone to chat to. He told me since his wife had passed away he relys on the 'lovely ladies' like myself to help him get his shopping and thanked me for my time as he 'knew that it's an unforgiving job where most people treat you like crap' and told me he appreciated it. 

157.What is your greatest skill?
I think the phrase 'Jack of all trades, master of none' probably refers well to me. There aren't many things that I feel I am particularly good at, let alone possessing a greatest skill!

158.Do you see to believe or believe to see?
Well this post might give you a hint. 

159.How are you pursuing your dreams right now?
I'm not! Unfortunately I'm stuck in a rut, just working to pay the bills and lacking the motivation to do anything else. I have been looking online for positions and/or courses to do with the field I want to be in to earn the money we need to buy our first home and get us in a position where we can live without pretending to be mice. I am aware this may seem rather vague to most people but I this is one thing that, for safety reasons, I do not feel I am able to delve into here on the blog. 

160.What’s the next big step you need to take?
I suppose we both have to push just that extra bit. As they say, if you don't ask - you don't get!


  1. At least you could decide what you wanted to be when you grew up! Mine changed every 2 mins. Teacher, vet, nurse, doctor, actress, singer, police woman.. ha.

    Where do you work? I work in retail too and it's pretty pants.

    Corinne x

    1. Haha That is quite a wide variety of jobs!

      I don't really wanna say on here as I have people I don't want to know but it's a big chain discount store. I'm desperate to get out! :(


  2. It is evident that you have always had a genuine love for animals.
    The elderly man story broke my heart. After my dad passed away, that's all my mom did. She would go shopping; it took away the lonely feeling, if only for a moment.

    1. I really have haha! Way better than people :P Or alot of people anyways.
      I know, I'm such an emotional person I struggled to hold it together when he told me that. Aw bless your Mom :( my Nana has been struggling the same way since loosing my granda but she can't get out much. It's so sad. I wish I could do more.

  3. I just found your blog and decided to start answering these questions too! I also have a job where I work with the public and I always try to make a little time for those older folks who clearly have no one else to talk to. You can tell they are just dying for human interaction and you might be the only person who smiles and chit-chats with them all day. If it was my grandma I'd want someone to give her that kindness!!

    1. Ahh fab I'll check it out! I'd love to see others answers :)
      Exactly, you have to put yourself in that position and give the care that you'd what your family to receive.