Monday Musings #1

January 06, 2014

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Oh look. A whole new series for a whole new year. Isn't that so exciting?

A while ago, whilst reading Underland to Wonderland I came across her Weekly Wonderings posts which came from a list of 365 questions to ask yourself daily in this post on Mark and Angel Hack Life. At the time I had decided that I wanted to give my Tuesday's Thought of the Day posts a rest and thought that this would make a lovely new series for 2014. Each week I will answer seven questions from the list.

Let's get cracking at this week's questions...

When was the last time you tried something new?
Christmas is the perfect time to try new foods which was actually one of my Before I'm 25 tasks. I tried some apple and sage stuffing which I didn't really like and some new cheeses I'd never had before which I did like. I do like trying new things but sometimes I'm too much of a wimp!

Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
This is something I'm so guilty of doing. In real life, I continually compare myself to my sisters and old schoolmates. It normally is caused by feeling down, particularly about my lack of actual employment. In the society that we live it is increasingly hard not to compare yourself to someone whether it is about looks ("Gosh, she is so beautiful. I wish I looked like her.") or lifestyle ("Why don't I earn as much as she does?") We are all guilty of it but it is something I hope to do less of.

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
 "You're better than nobody and nobody is better than you." Wise words from my mum.

What gets you excited about life?
The idea of spending the rest of my life with the other half. I'm sure it won't be much of a surprise to some of you that all I really want from life is to get married and have children. Well, that isn't very ambitious. The thing is family is everything to me and so I think that it's only really natural that I want my own some day. Thinking positively about it is what gets me most excited. .

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
I'm not really sure what to answer for this one. Whilst I haven't had a "bad" life it hasn't always been plain sailing but nothing springs to mind when this question is asked.

What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?
Working and saving. This might sound terrible but while I was at college I didn't have a job. I had a bursary (and student loan) which gave me money for the odd thing here and there as well as covered my travel and equipment expenses. I didn't spend that money socialising or on lots of clothes and make-up. I feel like I should really justify my decision to wait until after college to get a job. It wasn't as though I thought I shouldn't work but with all the college work, busy home life, taking care of my younger sisters and anxiety issues, getting a job was just too big a challenge at the time. I regret it now as not only could my savings have been potentially higher, I would have more on my C.V. and be deemed more employable.

Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know? 
I probably settle for what I know more than I should. When I was younger, at school, I didn't always speak out and ask questions that perhaps I should have for fear of looking stupid. That being said, nowadays I am quite an inquisitive person and I like to know more about things I am interested in. I can spend hours researching topics that fascinate me.

I hope you liked the start of this new series. How would you have answered some of these questions?

Until next time!

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  1. This is a great idea for a series! Looking forward to reading more :)

    1. Thanks. I like that the questions will maybe make me think about things I wouldn't normally.

      Debi x

  2. I'm always asking questions which I think bugs people - I always want to find out more, wonder and questioning everything and anything I can. I'm always asking "why" and Joe's like "i donno ask google" lol

    1. Haha. I've always been a bit envious of people who are just to afraid to ask questions. I've always been a bit shy, a bit of a wallflower really, so I don't speak up much. I'd rather scurry away and research things on my own! Haha.

      Debi x


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