Here is a thought-provoking questionnaire with my answers. I might even open the comments section if you are bold enough to share yours.
- What are you most likely to be very wrong about? Directions
- What chapters would you separate your autobiography into? I don’t know the rest of my life so I’m not sure, but I would probably copy the common outline on Wikipedia- early life and education, career, personal life.
- What are some things you’ve had to unlearn? As an adult, I’ve made a concerted effort to ignore both compliments and insults. Some of them I have internalized, and I’m working on unlearning them, and just letting negative people go. I’ve unlearned some bad flirting habits 🙃.
- What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? I’m a teacher, and occasionally when plan A doesn’t work out, you have to do exactly this. I feel like this would be fairly simple with a computer, a screen projector, and a sincere and contributing audience, but I can’t think of a topic offhand.
- What question would you most like to know the answer to? I am trying to read more about productivity. I’d like to read this book by Gretchen Rubin.
- If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Work another job!
- Why did you decide to do what you are doing now in your life? I’m currently teaching. I accepted a teaching job because I knew I could help my students learn. I would like to work in tech for the same reason.
- What’s the best and worst advice you’ve ever received? I have received two pieces of advice that have stuck with me. The first is that if you love someone, you will not want to change them at all. If you want to change someone, then you don’t love them. That has helped me. The second piece of advice came from a bishop’s wife who said that when you have a tough time, it’s ok to throw yourself a pity party, but then move on. Have a good cry or a good break, but then come back to life hungry. I can’t think of specific bad advice I’ve received, although I would say 99% of the unsolicited advice I’ve received is worthless. Even advice that is revered by experts in best-selling books I often find very unuseful. I ask for advice from people who know me and who I trust, and ignore the rest, as a general rule.
- What’s the most impactful ‘no’ you’ve said recently? I’m not sure.
- What has been the happiest experience of your life? I don’t know! Too many to count. I really like teaching, traveling, and food, and I have had a fabulous experiences teaching so far this year. Learning piano was a great experience for me and traveling in Europe was really fun too.
What are your answers!? I would love to know.