Tackling the next set of questions that I have shamelessly stolen from the fabulous Jenni blogging over at Flying on a Rainbow. Thank you for still being my friend :-)
21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
That's hard to say. Would the genius be happy, too? I think I'd rather be the genius, because I'm a very, very impatient person. And I'm seriously annoyed by my mommy-brain sometimes if I realize how slow I am.
22. Why are you, you?
Because my passport says so? Because there's this pretty weird mix of interests, neuroses, and even a few strenths that answers to my name.
23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
I have to admit, I'm sometimes phony. I promise things that I end up not owning up to (mostly about visits, because all-too often, life happens). But if it's important, my friends can always count on me. In general, I try to be the friend to others that I wish for myselves.
24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
Why would I loose touch with a friend that lives nearby? I know that I don't see my friends as often as I would like to, because I work full-time, I have a family, and on the weekends, there are all-too-often errands to run. But there are always evening phone calls, long emails, and somtimes even overnight visits to catch up. But back to the question: since I have already had good friends moving away and the contact still continuing, I'd say that losing touch wich a friend who lives nearby is worse.
25. What are you most grateful for?
My family and friends, the people close to me, my job, health, and many, many more things that money can't buy.
26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
That's very difficult. I think I'd rather lose all my old memories. Thinking about my past and the memories I have made, my life only became really, really good after I had met hubby and even better after having children. My (high-) school time was mostly hell, and college was not the best either. So I'd rather keep making new memories with the people I love most.
27. Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
I'd go so far as to suggest that something like "the truth" hardly ever exists, at least in life. Ask 10 people about a situation they have witnessed and you will most likely hear 10 different stories. In science, new theories definitely always have to be challenged and tested before being proven, disproven, or accepted as probably true.
28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
Luckily not, and hopefully never will. My greatest fear is losing my family, and since I still have everyone here, I'm save for now :-)
29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
Well, 5 years ago I was pretty content. But there was a situation about that time, 9 months earlier that upset me to the extreme. Everything got figured out and it SO does not matter now! But I sometimes have the feeling that extreme situations like that require me freaking out completely in order to be all fine at the end :-)
30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
That's really hard to say. I'd like to say my fondest childhood memory is growing up with extended family, cousins, all the big family gatherings a couple of times a year and my grandparents' home. I'm a little sad that the girls won't have this experience that way, but they are certainly growing up with a lot of people around them, who may not necessarily be family, but who love them just the same.
For Jenni's answers, please visit her blog Flying on a Rainbow!