Hello Sunday! Long time no see. Well not really. After ending my weekly reflections series at the beginning of October last year, I have actually posted 3 random posts on Sundays as they needed to go up but I had nowhere else to squeeze them into the normal schedule haha.
Anyway, I had spoken about thinking of something to replace weekly reflections with, come 2017. Before that Sunday series, I had another named Weekly Wondering where I answered 7 questions a week from a list of 365 that I had found online. I've decided to re-answer those same questions 3 years and 3 months later. I won't be looking at my original answers until after I have completed each week's questions and then seeing the difference in them.
The list of questions can be found here and I take no credit for them. Here it goes.
When was the last time you tried something new?
Hmm. Kicking it off with a difficult one. I really hate trying new things, food in particular so it's not often I do. Food wise it was probably ratatouille in Disneyland and I didn't like it. I am extremely fussy and have a bad past with food so it was a big feat for me to even put it in my mouth haha.
Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
Other people my age. Like actors and other successful people. There are people my age and younger who are award-winning actors, writers, musicians etc and here's me; 26 and a part time cleaner. It's what I want to do - I have no interest in being a career woman (though wouldn't turn down a job behind the scenes on a Disney production) - but it still occasionally gets me a little sad to think how rubbish I am for my age.
What's the most sensible thing you've ever heard someone say?
Oh gosh, now you're asking! It was probably something David Attenborough has said, to be honest. He talks a lot of sense about our world, environment and extinction etc.
A couple of my favorites are:
''Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment''
''Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it.''
''If we [humans] disappeared overnight, the world would probably be better off.''
What gets you excited about life?
Sunrises, sunsets and beautiful skies in general. The birds who visit my garden or I pass on my way to work and the other amazing wildlife I am so lucky to experience, including the local seals, otters and more. Actually, there is another David A quote that sums up what gets me excited about life! -
''It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.''
What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
To listen to my family and friends opinions of people I bring into my life. A best friend of mine (who is very sadly not with us anymore) always said she didn't like my ex and of course I ended up being in a bad domestically and psychologically abusive relationship. However, had I not gone through that I wouldn't be who I am now nor would I be where I am, with who I am with... That being said I would never take any of it back and I did learn a lesson or two from it all.
What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?
Saving bloomin' money. Well that would be more than five years ago when I was in a good job and the situation to be able to save. Five years ago exactly from today was January 8th 2012 and at that point I was with Jake and we had been living together for 3 months. Crazy. I don't think there is actually anything in particular I wish I'd done more of then really.
Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?
You tell me. I have no idea, it isn't something I often pay much attention to, but I'll say the latter.
If you fancy going back and seeing my original answers you can find my whole series here and week 1 itself here. I have just now gone back and read them after completing this post and it's actually funny to compare the two haha, eerie even.
I know last time I did Weekly Wondering there were many people who asked if they too could do the same as me and of course I encouraged it (they aren't my questions after all) so if you fancy linking up and doing this throughout 2017 too, let me know!