Is there any better way of getting to know someone than have them answer 100 questions on everything about themselves, their life, and their beliefs? I don’t think so, so that’s what you have from me today. I was tagged by Kate at Reading Through Infinity. Thanks for the tag Kate, I had a lot of fun answering the questions for this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
1) What’s your name?
2) Any nicknames or aliases?
Most people call me Beth, and some people at work call me Bethan but I think this is more a case of them getting my name wrong. My sister calls me Bee and she’s the only one who does that.
3) Your gender?
4) Your star sign?
5) How old are you?
6) Your relationship status?
7) Any children?
None, and honestly I don’t see children in my future either.
8) Any pets?
Yes, we have a few fish in the pond in our garden, and a retired greyhound named Tommy (who is, in my opinion, the most gorgeous dog in the world).
9) Any tattoos or piercings?
I have three piercings in my ears and one in my belly button.
10 What do you like about yourself?
I like that I’m a fast-learner, it never takes me long to pick things up which has been a big help in my job, and I like that I’m a generally easy-going person. One thing I love, and this is something that developed thanks to blogging, is how confident I’ve become.
11) What do you dislike about yourself?
How anxious, worried and stressed I get when things go wrong. Normally it’s something small that’s happened but I build it up in my mind and convince myself that the worst case scenario is going to come true. It never turns out that bad but I can’t turn that part of my mind off.
12) Righty or lefty?
13) The last thing you drank:
Pepsi Max Cherry. It’s my favourite fizzy drink and I’m addicted.
14) The last thing you ate:
Cadbury Crunchie bar. If I had to choose, and who can choose, I’d say it’s my favourite chocolate bar.
15) Your last phone call:
Southend hospital. I’ve been referred to them and am now trying to book an appointment.
16) Your last text message:
To my sister talking about the exchange rate on UAE Dirham currency. It was for her birthday present.
17) Your last email:
It would have been something work related, I rarely send personal emails.
18) The last song you listened to:
Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. I’m currently watching 4Music and they’re playing a Justin Bieber/Ariana Grande Face Off.
19) The last book you read:
I just finished Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (at the time of writing this). I loved it but then again it’s by Neil Gaiman so there was no doubt in my mind I would love it.
20) The last time you cried:
I don’t cry often so I had to think back for this one. It was at the beginning of May while I was walking Tommy after I was verbally attacked by a stranger on the street. I had a panic attack/crying fit that pretty much lasted until I got home again.
21) The last blog you read:
22) The last person you spoke to:
My family. Sorry, I know this isn’t a person but we’re all in the same house at the moment so it was a conversation between me, my mum, my dad and my sister.
23) The last place you visited:
24) Your last holiday abroad:
Romania, me and my friend were on a tour so we travelled to quite a few different cities.
Your Beliefs and Opinions
49) Do you believe in aliens?
Yes. Given how big the universe is and how little of it we’ve explored it would be pretty arrogant to assume we’re the only life there is. I don’t even believe we’ve discovered everything on our own planet yet.
50) Do you believe in miracles?
Kind of. I don’t believe in the big miracles like how some people claim they can heal cancer with only the power of their mind but I believe in small miracles; something someone can do or say that will unknowingly turn someone else’s day around for the better.
51) Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
Not really. This may be because I’m a pessimist though, and I’ve never really seen much evidence of positive thinking working because more often than not I struggle to think positively.
52) Do you believe in love at first sight?
No. I believe you can have a connection with someone you’ve never met before, when your eyes meet for the first time, but you can’t call that love. That comes after time when you know someone beyond what your eyes alone can tell you.
53) Can money make you happy?
I think having money certainly helps, because a lot of the things you need to be comfortable in life require money. Still there’s more needed than money, and being happy should come from inside before it comes from outside, so I guess my answer for this one is 50% yes and 50% no.
54) Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
Yes, I think equality between men and women is something we need and it’s so important. You hear about all the things happening nowadays that men never have to think of or fear, but you know that for women having that fear is part of their everyday life now, and we need to do something to change it.
55) Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
Definitely, 100% pro-choice. I don’t think the life of a foetus should mean more than the life of a full-grown woman, which in some places isn’t the case.
56) Do you have strong political beliefs?
Not really. I support Labor and I voted for them in the last general election, but I wouldn’t call my political beliefs strong. I tend to let politics and the like pass me by more often than not, which I know I shouldn’t do because it’s my future and my countries future being decided right now.
57) Do you have strong religious beliefs?
No, I don’t really believe in God but I don’t believe there isn’t a God either. Like politics I tend to let religion pass me by.
58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Love and support. Giving them the space to grow and make their own mistakes, but also giving them somewhere/someone safe and loving to come back to when they need that.
59) Are you eating anything right now?
Nope, just finished eating my lunch actually.
60) Are you drinking anything right now?
Orange squash. I have a headache I can’t shake so I need something more refreshing than Pepsi.
61) What are you listening to right now?
Love Me Harder by Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd. 4Music is still on and they’re still playing a Justin Bieber/Ariana Grande Face Off.
62) What are you thinking about right now?
63) What are you waiting for right now?
Nothing really, I don’t have any plans or anything happening for the rest of the day.
64) What are you most excited about right now?
My upcoming holiday to Dubai and Mauritius. It’s really not long to go now.
65) What’s your pet peeve right now?
Other drivers who don’t seem to realise that they don’t have the right of way, and who drive out of their intersection into a roundabout and force me to slam on the breaks to avoid a crash even though I HAD THE RIGHT OF WAY.
66) What’s your favourite thing right now?
My laptop. I dunno at any given time my laptop is always going to be the answer to questions like these because it’s got my whole life on there, and my whole blog as well.
67) If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Probably reading, or mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest or Tumblr. 4Music would still be on in the background though.
68) Your first best friend:
Her name was Sophie, and I think the main reason we were friends is because she was born a day after me and our mum’s got talking in the hospital after delivering us. Looking back she wasn’t a nice person, and pretty much tore my confidence to shreds when we were in primary school.
(Did anyone else notice the questions jumped from 68 to 74? What happened to questions 69 to 73 because I couldn’t find them?)
74) Your first job:
I worked in Primark, a cheap and fast-fashion retail chain, when I was sixteen on Saturday. I stayed there until I was twenty-one, going back to earn some extra money when I was home from university for the summer. It was hell, and pretty much put me off working in retail for life.
75) Your first childhood memory:
It was raining and I was sitting in the front of the buggy with my baby sister in the back. That’s pretty much it, I can just remember staring through the cover on the pram protecting us from the rain waiting to cross the road at the traffic lights.
Which Would You Choose
76) Love or money?
77) Twitter or Facebook?
78) Hook up or relationship?
79) Dogs or cats?
80) Coffee or tea?
81) Beer or wine?
I don’t drink but if I had to choose I guess wine.
82) Sweet or savoury?
83) Introvert or extrovert?
84) Vampires or werewolves?
85) Seaside or countryside?
86) Summer or winter?
Winter, mainly because I love Christmas and curling up with a good book when it’s cold and dark outside.
87) Books or movies?
88) Horror or comedy
A Few Random Questions to Finish Up On
89) Do you wish you could change your past?
I would change what I did once I finished university. I wish I’d spent the time finding a job I enjoyed doing rather than settling on something to earn some money, staying there too long, and ending up being signed off for health reasons.
90) What’s your dream job?
I’d love to work in journalism, or do something writing-related, but honestly I’m happy working where I am at the moment and that’s what means the most to me.
91) What’s your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate, it’s always going to be chocolate.
92) What are you afraid of?
Heights, and falling from a great height. I’m also slightly claustrophobic.
93) What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
I think either a teacher or an actor. Either way two job professions that I don’t think go well with me being an introvert.
94) If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Teleportation. I love to travel so the ability to go anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye would be incredible. Also I have a three hour commute to and from work so being able to cut that out would be amazing.
95) If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
It would be how much money I spend on travelling into work. I don’t mind the length of my journey as much, I get such a lot of reading done, but the amount of money I’m spending on travel is insane.
96) Would you want immortality?
Yes, I’d love to see how the world progresses in the future. I feel there’s still a lot of exciting things to come and I’d want to be a part of them.
97) If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
V.E. Schwab (stealing Kate’s answer for this one). She’s such an incredible author, and she writes such amazing books I’d love to interview her.
98) Would you say you are happy?
99) What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
Do something that makes you happy. You don’t have to decide your entire future right now, you have the time to make sure you’re making the right choice.
100) Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
I don’t know whether I still see myself working for the same company as I am now, but I’d like to be working in the same field because I do enjoy my job. I’d love to be living in London and to just be happy and healthy overall.
So what pets do you have, is there anyone out there who also has a retired greyhound? Do you believe in miracles, the power of positive thinking, or true love? What’s your guilty pleasure and do you prefer sweet or savoury? Let me know, and if there’s anyone out there who wants to take part consider yourself tagged.