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Saturday, 31 March 2012
Meeting Myself Coming Back-Week One
Welcome to Meeting Myself Coming Back, a little Blog Hop Linky created by A Twenty Something Mum and Makeshift Mummy. Every other week we will post a series of questions which you are welcome to join in at your leisure.
First there are a few rules:
1. You MUST copy the rules before you write your answers.
2. You MUST include the introduction and original header saying how these two fabulous yummy mummy's created it.
3. Don't hold back and enjoy ;-)
1. List the names of up to 10 people you wouldn't mind being stuck in a list with and why.
Well for me this is an opportunity to let my pervy mummy fantasies come true! Not that a lift would be ideal because I'm not a big fan of the thought of being stuck in a lift, especially after I actually saw a load of people get stuck in one in our local shopping centre recently! Anyway, The obvious would be Edward Cullen as a first choice, only if he had hunted before getting stuck or else all that vampire/need for blood may cause a problem. And yes I mean Eward Cullen the character, not Robert Pattinson the person! Then I think I would quite like to be stuck with Alan Carr and Lee Evans, both HILARIOUS! They would deffinately help make light of the situation and keep me entertained! I think Jennifer Anniston would be a good one too-just so I could find out what REALLY happened with her and Brad. Then I wouldn't really mind if McDreamy from Greys Anatomy was there, nor Gabriel Macht, Chris Evans (the actor not the british presenter!) and maybe Lucas from One Tree Hill just for good measure. And of course Hilary Burton and Rachel Mcadamas who are my favourite actresses.
2. Aside from being a parent what's your greatest achievement and why?
My greatest acheivement aside from having Josh would be the success I acheieved in my career before becoming a full time mummy. I was given a chance in a role I hadn't worked before for a huge new company and it paid off, by the time I left at 23 I was one of the youngest, most succesfull Account Managers they had. I was nominated for a national business award for my acheivements too. It's something I'm proud of and worked hard for.
3. Who's your naughtiest crush?
I can't say who my naughtiest crush is because they are all listed above but none of them are naughty-sorry for lack of gossip there!
4. Whats the one thing you want but don't have? And how far would you go to get it?
A daughter. Don't mis read that, I don't wish I had a daughter in stead of my son. He's my world and the love of my life, but I've always known I want, at some point in my life, a daughter of my own. I don't think I would feel fulfilled if I didn't have one. It's because of the close relationship I have with my mum and I want to have that as the daughter in a relationship and a mother in another relationship. I would do anything to have a daughter, even adopt if I couldn't have one naturally myself.
5. Do you remember your dreams and if so whats your most memorable one?
I do remember dreams as mine always are quite vivid and as a light sleeper if they are too emotionally charged I wake up. Not just the bad, scary dreams but the sad ones and the good ones too. I had one recently where my boyfriend died in a car crash and I woke up because I was actually crying. That one still gives me chills.
6. What are your biggest regrets and why?
Regrets are a weird one for me, of course there are things in my life that haven't gone to plan but I made a choice a long time ago to not regret things. I strongly believe that everything makes you who you are, the good the bad and the ugly. So for that I can't allow myself to regret things. I also think there is a lot of truth in the saying about only ever allowing yourself to have regrets for things you have done in your life, not regrets for things you haven't done. I tend to live by that saying. I would rather do something and it go wrong or the results be not so good and of bad consequences than not do something and live a life regretting and wondering 'what if'. For that reason I'm happier living without calling something a 'regret'.
7.Does your imagination get the better of you?
I'm an over thinking so I have a very active imagination, you've read my posts of winning the lottery! I wouldn't say my imagination gets the better of me, as I don't live in a dream world. My life is full of drama and trouble and strife (boo hoo get the violins out, I know!) so really I don't even have the time to allow imagination to take over. Or really the inclination to let it! I think if you live in a dreamworld then reality is only going to be more of a horrible contrast than it already is.
8. What's the one thing you would change about yourself both mentally and physically?
I read a saying once "To wish for the person you want to be, is to waste the person you are" and that is another quote that rings very true to me. I have major issues with my chest, I'm very small chested and it causes a lot of stares etc when in bikini's and for a long time it's made me very insecure. If I won the lottery etc then I would probably pay for that to be changed but to be honest I've kind of accepted it now and I wouldn't save, or get in debt to change something that is me. I was made this way whether I like it or not! Mentally I would probably like to remove the part of my brain that allows me to suffer from depression, it's a battle I wouldn't wish on anyone.
9. What scares you more than anything else?
The thought of loosing my son or something happening to him. I wrote recently how the world isn't a safe place anymore for our children and with all these horrible people out there I often find myself laying awake at night worrying about all the awful things that could happen. If I lost my son, I wouldn't be able to cope with the grief, and the pain I would feel knowing he suffered would cripple me. That scares me more than anything else.
10. How do you hope you are perceived to be by others?
I hope that people see me as kind and compassionate. I always want to help people, to cheer them up when they feel rubbish and be their shoulder to cry on. Likewise I love it when people want to share good news with me too! I also hope people know I'm honest. My honesty can appear blunt sometimes and uncaring but it's quite the opposite. I believe if you love or care about someone you tell them the truth in order to help them grow and learn as a person. I know lots of people, especially British people don't always like this though! And most importantly I hope people perceive me to be a good mum. I blog in order to generate this perception, because when people see me out with my son they assume I'm a lot younger than I am and the assumption that younger mothers are bad mothers follows me around. Therefore being in my mid twenties I hope blogging gives other people a reason to look at me and think I'm a good mum. As much as I fight it, it's always nice to know people think you are good at the things that matter and the most important thing to me is being a mummy.
Those are my answers for the first in ther series of Meeting Myself Coming Back-head over to the linky to add your own and check out others!
Love Chloe xx