So if you don’t already know I have a serious blogger crush on Hallie over at Corals + Cognacs. I read her blog religiously and let me tell you if you haven’t read it before well you will love her afterward.
Funny I mention love because Hallie wrote a post on Wednesday about how you can fall in love with anyone after answering a simple 36 questions. If you check out her post, she answered some of the questions on the list in true Hallie humor fashion (told you, serious blogger crush) and then invited fellow bloggers and readers to do the same.
The article is based on mutual vulnerability and how being completely open can create a level of intimacy. So instead of the already scheduled post, I decided to slip this one in today. Let’s see if this works out…will we fall in love? 😉
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? My great-grandmother Me-Me. She was my best friend for 9.5 years and I would like her to see me as an adult and give me advice…she always had the best advice.
Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why? It depends, work call, yes because it is usually a conversation I need to have down pat, but otherwise no or I would over think it and just get tongue tied.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful? My relationships with my friends and family. They are biggest cheerleaders, my constant moral compass and the people who ground me when I need it.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? I wish I was less uptight. I always envy those who can go with the flow when things don’t go as planned but I am currently not one of them. I am a planner and I want things to go as planned.
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? If I was going to get married and when. It is hard for me to say this but I fear that I won’t ever find the person I am supposed to spend the rest of my life with.
Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it? I want to go abroad and work with women and children to show that they too have a voice and right to be heard. I believe this world would be a better place if more women spoke up.
How do you feel about your relationship with your mother? I am lucky to have a mom and a step-mom. I get told I am like both of them and that is the biggest compliment I could get.
When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself? The last time I cried in front of another person was on Jan 3 while watching The Hobbit. By myself was right now as I type this and watching Scorpion’s Christmas episode.
If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet? Gratitude. While I know the people in my life know how thankful I am for everything they do for me, I do not think I express it enough.
Tell your partner something that you like about them already. I like that so far those who have commented have been kind. As a new blogger, I am terrified of that first comment that screams hatred so I like your kindness.
Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why? My external hard drive. It has all of my pictures and files that I treasure.
Would you like to be famous? In what way? Yes, I want to be famous in a way that inspires others to help those less fortunate.
Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible. I was born on November 3. My great grandma, Me-Me, kept me after my mom had to go back to work. My parents divorced when I was five and I lived with my mom until I was 12. We moved around a lot and I grew up pretty quickly. I won’t say that my parents didn’t put me in the middle because they did, but I hope in hindsight they realize the tole it took on me as a child and person. My little sister was born when I was 9.5 years old. I didn’t want her at first but grew to love her. I moved to Michigan when I was 12 and lived there for a month before coming to visit my dad for Christmas and he told me he filed for custody. I definitely went through a mom/daughter struggle in my later teens. I lived with my dad and Teresa until my sophomore year of college when I moved on campus at Young Harris College, one mile from my house. I joined a local sorority and met some of my best friends. I also played golf at YHC. After graduating from YHC, I moved to Athens and eventually graduated from UGA. I got a job in Charlotte and moved there knowing absolutely know one. I lived with a wonderful roommate who has become one of my best friends and introduced me to my current employers. After working for them for 1.5 years, they asked me to move to Mobile and handle our bank relationships.
Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life. I was out with some friends and we were dancing. I started dropping low and then all of sudden I lost my balance and fell on my butt. There was probably a good 25 people who saw my fall…I wish I could say I was graceful but truth is I trip and fall A LOT!