Alexandra Franzen is a really cool chick who periodically sends out some food for thought in the form of random questions. (I like her.)
She said this:
Here’s a collection of 100 questions to inspire self-discovery + understanding … and maybe your next blog post, journal entry, book outline, first date or dinner party conversation.
Since y’all are dead tired of me whining on these here pages (I know I am!), I thought I’d try this. Some of the questions (she posed 100 of them) make me squirm but I decided to try and answer them anyway as an exercise in self-discovery.
You’ve been warned.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
“You are so fucking intense” – said in a good way (I hope). I think it had to do with being a wildly erotic creature at an earlier point in my life. I never showed that side to many so it felt good to know it was appreciated the few times I did show it.
What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé?
My decision to support Lauren’s soul in its wish to leave the physical plane. After I tried bargaining and 800 other things to keep her here, I understood it was her soul’s wish to go and so I chose to walk that path with her, knowing she would leave in the end. It was hard because I wanted her to stay so so much and yet understood that my wishes were not at play here. And I surrendered to the Universe.
What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?
I think it was to take the Series 7 test (the Registered Representative licensing test). I am not good with logical stuff and math stuff and this encompassed both. It was a HUGE stretch for me at the time and it took me several tries to pass it (over which I felt enormous shame but also realized I couldn’t half-ass my way through it) but in the end I prevailed. I will never, ever take that test again. Ever.
If a mysterious benefactor wrote you a check for $5,000 and said, “Help me solve a problem — any problem!” … what would you do with him or her?
This is a tough one for me – not sure where I’d start. Probably locally, helping needy families in my community. The way this question is written, I can’t tell if the $5000 is to be used for that or it’s for me and we can totally solve a problem. ::boggle::
What’s going to be carved on your (hypothetical) tombstone?
Here lies Lisa, perpetually wondering “What’s that about?” – I’ll wonder about all kinds of things until the day I die (and hopefully get some answers on the next plane).
Feel free to snag all the questions and play along. Click on this link —> (right here) to get them all.