For this Q&A, to make it as honest and sincere as possible, I will not be writing it myself.
I asked my girlfriend to “interview” me so that my answers would be as honest and straightforward as possible. I realised that when I write a Q&A post I tend to over-edit my answers; for some reason I never think I sound interesting enough!
So, I challenge all of you bloggers to do the same: ask a friend or family member to interview you and post the answers unedited and raw!
I hope you enjoy this little experiment!
Which six famous people (past or present) would you invite to a dinner party, and why chose them? Einstein, Robin Williams, Mozart, Angelina Jolie, Gordon Ramsay, Heath Ledger. Because it’d be both a hilarious combination of people and also a deeply fascinating conversation. I feel that it would be such a random yet interesting combination that would provide a very unique dining experience!
What do you do when you’re stressed? Due to my anxiety when I stress, I stress hard. I panic a lot. Although I have learned to deal with it over the years it’s never gotten any easier. It helps to just be aware of the situation and do whatever is in my power to change the situation like watching cute cat videos or just finding something random to distract myself. There’s two kinds of stress: stress about a something you can change and about something you can’t and if you can’t change it there’s no use in stressing about it. On the other hand if you can do something about it, fixing the issue is better than stressing about it.
What is your one make up item you could never live without? (thinks long and hard) There’s two items, but i just need to know if eyelash dye counts…It doesn’t, does it? Well in that case a dark lipstick does the trick. It makes it look like I’m wearing a full face of makeup.
If you could have a perfect day, doing anything you wanted anywhere in the world, what would it be? This might sound really basic but, right now I feel like I just want to be somewhere in the Maldives just snorkelling and enjoying life just by myself. Just zone out, feeling like for a moment I’m all alone in the world. (chuckles) I’m sure if I wasn’t so tired my answer wouldn’t be so boring.
What’s your ultimate dream destination? Be on the top of the Mount Everest. (laughs) I know I wouldn’t ever be able to climb it, I just want to stand on top of the world. That, or Iceland. Something about the country inspires me. Someday I’d love to “touch” the northern light.
If you had to leave all your possessions behind and just take one thing, what would it be ? When you say thing, does that mean a person or animal..? Or just objects?
Objects only. Ok, it would probably be my phone. Because in the society of today, everything can be found in my phone, or be replaced by an app.
If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for? (thinks hard) I’d wish, that no animal on this world would never have to suffer again, that every living creature could just live in harmony. I ‘d also wish that earth would no longer be in danger of running out of resources. And last but not least, for myself to just not have to worry about money ever again. I don’t mean being rich, I just mean having just enough to live comfortably.
Why did you start your blog? I originally started a blog years ago. I think I was 11…? I just wanted to discover myself. I saw all these other blogs and I loved to read them as well. It inspired me to leave my footprint, to have something of me on the internet to collect my thoughts, things I like, all random sorts of things. Just all in one place.
If you could go back in time into your past, what memory would you choose and why? (takes a minute to think) What do you mean ? To re-live it? I think I’d choose the last time I heard my little niece. After she passed away I feel like I never embraced it enough. I never enjoyed her presence as much as I could have. (she said with in a deep and sad tone)
What’s your favourite dish? My girlfriend’s lasagna that she doesn’t make nearly enough!
What is the one thing you appreciate most but also regret at the same time? It’s all the opportunities that my blog has given me. I am so grateful for all of the chances I got but at the same time I regret focusing too much on numbers at some point, and not enough on my love of writing. My blog turned into a place where I was focusing on how many people I was reaching and what they were thinking and.. I just forgot that I have this blog because I just love writing and creating inspirational things on it.
What’s the one thing you wish you knew when you started blogging? It’s not all about numbers. when you first start off with a blog and you share it on social media your friends and family will read it and support it. This causes your numbers to start of really high, but after a while the people who are not 100% interested in the same things as you are and fall out of your target audience they drop which sometimes works demotivating.
In the end you just have to realise that you started your blog for you and not for the numbers.
What bores you? Actually not a lot of things.. But sitting on the toilet without my phone is one good example. I admit it’s not very hygienic, but everyone does it! (giggles)
What would you do if make up got banned due to totally legit reasons? Depending on what the legitimate reason is: start an illegal market in makeup.
If you were a make up product what would you be and why? (blinks 10000 times) I’d be a bomb ass highlighter, because (laughs) I bring light to the world around me ! No, just kidding, I’m not sure actually. Let’s kinda pass this one. Or just say I’m a highlighter because I like to reflect upon the best things in life.
Bonus: rate the level of your girlfriend’s make up skills on a scale of 1/10. I’m gonna say a six and a half (I can tell she’s lying so bad when she says this) Because I have a selection of very good products. She can’t blend for the life of her, but at least the quality of the products make up for it. (here she is honest)