It's based off this article from the Times, and I find it absolutely fascinating. I was obviously a little skeptical when I read the title of falling in love with anyone, but as you read through and discover the exercise, it becomes real. Just reading through the article and that specific experience my my stomach flutter. I'm such a sucker for love, guys.
Back to Hallie...I love the way she styled her post, and actually answered some of the questions. And then challenged other bloggers to do the same, and all fall in love with each other. Well, it totally worked cause I'm totally convinced she's awesome and definitely love her (although that may have happened when I saw her fashion week recaps or her blooper posts). So, I'm going to answer the questions as well, and challenge all my blogger babes to do it too!
(you should all know that I love cronuts, right off the bat)
Would you like to be famous? In what way? I think a part of me has always wanted to be famous. Maybe a little vain of me, but oh well. In my dreams it was always me as an actress, but I'd take being a famous blogger ;)
Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why? Oh my goodness, yes. I definitely have phone anxiety and hate talking on it.
When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? To myself, yesterday in the car. Belted the soundtrack to Wicked. To someone else, in the car on Saturday with my friend. Taylor Swift came on, so obviously.
If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want? Definitely my mind. I've seen what losing it can entail, and I just don't ever want to go there if I can avoid it.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful? As cheesy as it is, my family for sure. I have no clue what I would do without the support of my parents. They are always there for me, whether it be about school or my blog or just life in general, and I think that alone has shaped me into the person I am today.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? Teleportation. PLEASE.
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? When I'll meet that right guy, the guy I'm going to want to spend forever with. (Remember how I said I'm a hopeless romantic...)
Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it? I've always dreamed of traveling the world, and going to new exciting places. I haven't yet just because I don't have the funds to do it. Those college loans are a real pain.
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life? I'm not sure I've had a greatest accomplishment yet. I think my greatest accomplishments will come when I'm working as a nurse and I'm able to actually make a difference in someone's life. (And honestly, I think finding love and making a life with it is a very big life accomplishment. I know I want kids in the future, and while I don't know the feeling of actually having kids yet, I would say that it will probably be something that's going to rank very high on the list.)
What do you value most in a friendship? Honesty and just being real. I love my friends who I can just be a complete dork with.
What is your most treasured memory? Disney is pretty big in my family, so all of our time spent at the parks are some of my most treasured.
If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why? I would be way more outgoing and put myself out there more often. I'm an extrovert when I'm with people and in those situations, but I can also be extremely introverted and too worried or scared to do things. So I would just try to live my life to the absolute fullest. (And cross things off my bucket list.)
How do you feel about your relationship with your mother? My mom is easily one of my best friends. I actually never went through that phase in my teen years where I hated my mom. Sure, we got in fights (and still do!), but our relationship has always been pretty darn amazing, and I am so lucky to have her. (This pretty much all applies to my dad too. I got very lucky in the parents department.)
Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share…” my life with. (goodness, I did not mean to get this cheesy. but in my defense, I did warn you about being a hopeless romantic.) I have yet to fall head over heels, madly in love, and it's something I'm definitely starting to want more.
When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself? In front of another person would be my mom, and I was just incredibly stressed out. And by myself, pretty much the same reason. There's some issue with the ceiling in my apartment and every time it's super windy, it makes loud noises (sounds weird, I know). So when it's happening all night and you're trying to sleep, it sucks.
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? I don't know if there are many things I regret not telling people, but I definitely believe you can never say I love you enough to the people you care about. And I don't know if I'd ever be able to find the right words to let my family know how much they mean to me.
What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about? I actually think a whole lot of things are too serious to be joked about, but a lot of people deal with things by making jokes. I don;'t think that abuse (sexual or not) should ever be joked about. And if I hear one more guy do the whole "Wanna hear a joke? .....women's rights." things one more time, I may actually punch him. I don't find my rights to be a good subject of a joke.
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 school bag. That way I safely grab my money, my phone and my laptop ;)
As Hallie said in her post, the mic has been passed. Now it's your turn to answer some questions, and let that vulnerable side show. You're all obviously in complete love with me now, so we better make it reciprocal ;)
This is officially the most I've ever written in a blog post. And about myself no less. So it is now time to sign off.