These are the last questions from the 365 Provoking Questions challenge I took earlier this year. I saw this challenge on Danielle’s blog underlandtowonderland and I wanted to give it a try. All the questions can be seen on marcandangel.com.
If you want to see the answers to the other questions, see: 28 Provoking Questions; Which is worse, failing or never trying?; 30 Questions about me; 100 Questions in 10 words or less; Let’s talk about money; Questions about the past and the future; Questions about me and others; 23 Questions. It was a fascinating thing to do.
1. What do you love to practice?
My hobbies, like blogging, my work, I love doing many things.
2. What questions do you often ask yourself?
Why have I done this in this way? Can I do it better next time?
3. What are you an expert at?
I’m not sure expert is the best way to describe what I’m good at. I think I’m a very good cook, but I’m not a Michelin star chef, so am I an expert? The same concept can be applied to other things too, like work and so on.
4. What is your favorite time of the year?
I think the winter, or the period from the start of October to Christmas. My husband and I met at the beginning of October many years ago and we celebrate that, we have our birthdays and other anniversaries. Before Christmas we’ve got Festus, another thing we are celebrating.
5. What is something you have always wanted since you were a kid?
I wanted to study Psychology and I did. I wanted to have a dog and many animals, I had them too.
6. What is the most recent dream you remember having while sleeping?
Not something I would like to share online.
7. What confuses you?
How some things work, but I’m not too bothered by that.
8. In what way are you your own worst enemy?
Enemy is a strong word. I don’t think I’m my own enemy.
9. What artistic medium do you use to express yourself?
I write on my blogs, I also have a job where I have to do art related things too.
10. What is the closest you have ever come to fearing for your life?
I remember when I was in the car with my husband and a lunatic was coming at a great speed towards us, while he was overtaking a lorry. My husband avoided the collision because he is a great driver with good reflexes and very experienced. I feared for my life. I had another couple of near-misses, one on a mountain and another one in the sea.
11. How do you deal with isolation and loneliness?
I have a chat with someone, I go out, any kind of interaction makes you feel less lonely.
12. What’s a quick decision you once made that changed your life?
Every decision “changes” my life, or, better said shapes it.
13. What have you lost interest in recently?
I don’t know. The types of foods I used to eat as a child, as now I want to experiment and try new things.
14. What makes life easier?
Technology, networks, accepting that not everything is or can be perfect.
15. What stresses you out?
Sometimes work, other times something else, but it’s a part of life.
16. Where do you spend most of your time while you’re awake?
At home because I work from home, so I need to be there.
17. When in your life have you been a victim of stereotyping?
Sadly, we all are stereotyping. Is the way our brain works, putting things we think we know in their little boxes. That is very helpful when we are seeing a vehicle to know it’s a car, but not as helpful when it comes to complex aspects like people, for example.
18. When was the last time you felt lucky?
19. When did you first realize that life is short?
I’ve always been aware that life is short.
20. What can someone do to grab your attention?
Say “Hi” or “Sorry”. Joking aside, they should be polite.
21. What do you usually think about on your drive home from work?
I work from home. Hopefully, everybody that drives home from work think of the same thing: what’s on the road!
22. What’s one downside of the modern day world?
We rely too much on technology without fully understanding how it works. For example, many people believe Wikipedia is 100% correct. Wikipedia is written by people, regardless of their ability and knowledge of the subject. I use it often, but I keep this in mind too.
23. If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
No, it would change me.