Before I was tagged in it I hadn’t actually seen this one around anywhere, but it seemed like so much fun. There are few tags it seems that actually focuses on the blogger rather than the books so I was excited to get started on this one.
I was tagged by Lila at The Bookkeeper’s Secrets. Thanks so much for the tag Lila, like I said this was a completely new one for me so I was very excited to take part in it.
“The Night We Said Yes”
A time you felt like you were on top of the world and could do anything.
When I graduated from university back in 2011. I’d finished all my education; got good grades in my GCSEs and A Levels, as well as completed my BA (Hons). It felt like a big change to actually be leaving school for good and going into full-time work but at the same time it felt like I could do anything, like the whole world was wide open for me to do whatever I wanted.
Describe a time you were irrationally in love with someone or something when you know you shouldn’t have been.
I’ve never actually been in love with someone or something I shouldn’t have. Unless you count book crushes that is.
A place or person that you can call home.
This is probably going to sound kind of simplistic but for me it’s home. When I was at university I was studying in Brighton, which is about two and a half hours on the train from home, so quite far away. The first time I went home for the holidays was during Reading Week and travelling the last leg of my journey I looked out the window and saw across the sea (well, the English Channel) the outline of Kent. A sense of nostalgia hit me and I just felt like I was home again.
Talk about what you love most. Your favourite things, people, books whatever.
Well first there’s my family and my dog Tommy. I love them all to pieces and couldn’t imagine my life without any of them. My parents have always been there for me and my sister can be one of my best friends at times, my dog is adorable and I love him so much, even if all he does is sleep and try to eat our food.
Talk about who (outside of your family) has been the most influential person in your life.
Probably my best friend Catherine. I’ve known her for ages now; we became best friends in high school, went to the same university to study the same course and lived together for three years, and even though she lives in Croydon and I live in Southend we still meet up at least once a month. Honestly the reason I’ve done so many of the amazing things I have is because she suggested it first and asked if I want to go as well.
Do you feel like our society now are headed in the direction (or are already in a state) of a Dystopia.
Yes. A few weeks ago my friends and I were talking about the caste system in India, and honest to god it sounds like a couple of the dystopian novels I’ve read before. Also with the situation in America surrounding the election, as well as everything you see on the evening news, I do wonder if we’re not heading in that direction. Hell at times I wonder if we’re not already there.
Describe a moment where you felt like you where exactly where you were supposed to be, a moment where you felt on the right path.
Probably when I handed in my notice at my old job. I wasn’t enjoying it and had previously been signed off from stress related anxiety issues. So when I got the call from one of my interviewers telling me I’d gotten the job I’d applied for, and was able to write and hand in my notice at my old job, it just felt so good. I was leaving to do something I wanted to do and something I felt like I could have an actual career in. Over two years later I still feel it was the best choice I’ve ever made.
Tell us about a person/experience that taught you to LIM (live in the moment)
It’s mostly when I’m on holidays. I worry a lot about money and I always feel like I need to save more than what I currently do if I want to move out. But, standing on top of the Empire State Building in New York, swimming with stingrays in Cancun, staring up at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City in Rome, seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland, it just all seems worthwhile. I don’t worry so much about saving because I have so many great experiences I can look back on.
- Analee at Book Snacks
- Anna at My Bookish Dream
- Bre at Forgotten Pumpkin Pie
- Brigitte at The Book and the Bone
- Jenna at Fictional Neverland
- Melissa at In A Bookish World
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.