Last week, I started this totally stolen (thank you, Jenni!!) 5-part journey to mentally prepare myself to the inevitable 1st anniversary of my 29th birthday (no, in truth, I am actually a little excited for this new decade of my life). Today, I am tackling part two (questions 11 through 20); if you have missed questions 1 through 10, you can find them here.
11. You're having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They
all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your
friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
I would definitely stand up for my friend. I am that sort of people, I'll do everything for my friends and won't have it if others speak badly about them. And honestly, it would definitely decrease my esteem for the three people I'm talking to, because I can't stand people who talk badly about others behind their backs.
12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Never lose your confidence in the good.
13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
I would break every law necessary to save the life or health of my loved ones. If they have simply brought themselves into a tricky situation because of stupidity, negligence, or even on purpose, I might help them enough to still ensure a learning effect, depending on who it is and what they have done, but I probably won't get myself into troubles.
14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
Probably Monty Python. When I first watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I was about 12 or 13, I did not get it at all; I remember I thought "What the f***" for the entire movie. Today, I think The Montys are geniuses!
15. What's something you know you do differently than most people?
Not sure, I'm pretty boring. I have a pretty distinct way I brush my teeth, but I'm not sure that this is truly unique. Maybe it's more OCD.
16. How come the things that make you happy don't make everyone happy?
Because I am me, and not everyone. I am happy with what we have, and don't constantly yearn for more. Some people don't understand that, but coming from a life where we really struggled, we consider ourselves incredibly happy.
17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What's holding you back?
Travel more. Back when hubby and I were first married, the Army held us back. Now, with two little kids and part of the family being on another continent, we can't really do much city-hopping or spontaneous overnight-trips. But I know that once the kids are grown up, our time will come :-)
18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Way too many grudges. I know it, and I also know that they are not worth it holding on to, but somehow I'm not ready to let go. I just am a person who hardly ever forgets and oftentimes also has difficulties to forgive. Not small things, but if I'm really hurt, I will never forget.
19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
Scandinavia or Great Britain. GB because hubby speaks English and the countryside is beautiful. Scandinavia because the quality of life is equal or even a little better than in Germany and I love the wide, lonely countryside.
20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
Depending on whether I'm in a hurry or not. If I'm in a hurry, I probably press the button more often, not because I believe tje elevater arrives faster, but because pressing the button keeps me occupied :-)
If you're interested in Jenni's answer, please head over to her beautiful blog Flying on a Rainbow!