Lulu over at As the Pendulum Swings just posted an item entitled ‘Tag I’m It!’ which is all part of the tagging game currently going around. Wisely (IMHO) Lulu didn’t tag anyone but since the questions (just like Lulu’s answers) really interested me I thought I would play along too.
And, seeing as I have already posted a couple of posts on my Voices of Glass blog and taking into consideration that some of my answers are very relevant to the subject of this blog, I thought I would answer them here.
So here are the same questions and but with my answers…
1. If you could go back and tell your younger self something. What age would you go back to and what would you say?
I have to say that I am feeling somewhat emotional right about now. The truth is that I have already answered this in as much as some time ago now – back in November – I, (following the example Stephen Fry had previously set) wrote a letter to my younger self.
The letter was to a ten-year old me. I chose that age because it was before somethings happened that should never have happened. Hoping that by doing so I would help others understand me and also encourage others in their healing process, I published this letter on my Voices of Glass blog and letter that can be found here.
Re-reading it made me a little emotional but I do think it was a good thing to do and I do think this is a good question.
2. Favorite food.
Oh I have many favourite foods. Melted cheese on a plate being eaten with a fork along with some bread and real butter being one of them and Indian Curries being another.
3. When did you start your blog? Why? And has the purpose changed as time has?
I think I started this blog as recently as the beginning of February. Having been open about my mental health and indeed having sometimes mentioned my history with self-harming on my main blog, I thought I would start this blog which is specifically targeted at the subject of self-harming.
As for the purpose changing, not it is still too young but I am not sure it ever will change. But I do hope that the content will develop further.
4. What do you think your best character trait is?
Oh Lord, I am so not good at this kind of thing. You may have noticed I have a real problem with looking for positives in myself. But I would hope that I am right in saying my best character trait is how loving I am. Which confuses me even in my saying it.
5. What do you think is your worst character trait?
Indecisiveness. not wait not that, or perhaps it is. Could it be? No wait its… LOL sorry I couldn’t resist. Ok I will be serious. Being over critical of and too negative about myself.
6. What is the last thing you read?
The continuous answer to that is my Bible since I am always reading that. But in terms of books it would be a book called, ‘The trouble with Alex’ by Melanie Allen. I am still reading it.
I also don’t have heroes. Very few people actually impress me enough to even come close to hero status in this world. I respect and admire certain character traits, achievements, attitudes etc., but have never really found anyone who has enough of any of them to rank as a hero. Sorry.
8. How much time do you spend on the internet in an average day?
Far too many. Possibly between 8 and 12 hours or more a day. But to qualify that, I do design websites, plus I write several blogs and I also use the internet to keep in contact with my family. A lot of the time when I am ‘on the internet’ I am chatting with family whilst working or writing a book or something.
9. If you had to chose only one social issue to fight for what would it be?
Intolerance. I just can’t tolerate intolerance. (That was meant to be a joke) But yes intolerance or indifference would be the one I would choose as it speaks into so many of the other issues. Additionally it speaks so much into how we see and treat ourselves sometimes.
10. If you could live anywhere, where and why?
With my adopted family in Pennsylvania. I have dreamt of that for so very long now.
11. If you could chose to have the power to read people’s minds/know their thoughts, would you choose to? It’s not something you could turn on or off, you have it or don’t. Why?
Not in a million years would I want to be telepathic! I have enough trouble dealing with all the thoughts and voices in my own head without hearing everyone elses. Additionally, given my paranoia and the deep nagging belief that people don’t really like me, I would simply hate to know that my fears are justified on that score.
Likewise I find very few people understand me and to be constantly reminded of that fact by actually knowing their thoughts would be horrendous.