I’ve been in a bit of a blogging funk recently and admittedly quickly running out of ideas. However, I saw this great post by the lovely Sare over at Diary of a Teacherholic, and despite the fact that it is supposed to be part of a tagged post, I thought I would join in and answer the same questions myself… After all, who doesn’t enjoy talking about themselves first thing in the morning?
1. If you could go back in time and change one decision you’ve made, what would it be?
There are lots of decisions I wish I could go back and change, but all of those decisions have led to this point in my life, which I am happy with, so given the opportunity I would probably do everything in the same way. However, the decision to start smoking is one I have always regretted – I’ve wasted thousands of pounds and now have the lung capacity of a small asthmatic child.
2. What do you wish you had more time for?
If it was sixth months ago, I would have said time to live – work had pretty much taken over the majority of my life at that point – but now I am in the fortunate position that in less than two weeks I will have indeed have the time to do just that, for a little while at least. I have plans and goals, and I couldn’t be more excited!
3. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Made in Chelsea and all of the Real Housewives shows. Rich people attending parties, throwing tables and arguing with each other about nothing while travelling to beautiful places. Fabulous.
4. What’s your favourite smell?
Freshly laundered clothes and linens straight from the washing line.
5. Where do you want to be five years from now?
Is it too cliche to say happy? After the enormous changes I’ve made over the last six months, I honestly couldn’t think about where I would want to be and what I would be doing, but as long as I am happy doing it then that’s fine with me! (It’s ok, you can stop vomiting at the sentiment now…)
6. If they would make a movie of your life, who would play you?
I was once told that if you drink ten pints and squint a bit then I bear a very slight resemblance to Julia Stiles. Personally, I think they were trying to avoid hurting Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s feelings as I’m blatantly her doppelgänger. Hmm, maybe not. However, I think the most obvious choice to play me in a film would be Sally Lindsay from Coronation Street – she’s northern, got curves and tells it like it is. And she looks like she enjoys a laugh.
7. What would be your ultimate job?
There are so many… in a fantasy world chief chocolate tester for Ferrero Rocher, food critic or spa tester would certainly be high on the list. Secretly, I’ve always wanted to be a backing dancer, but have the coordination skills of a frog-in-a-blender. However, in the real world I’d love to be a writer or a photographer – I adore doing both.
8. Which goal should definitely be on your bucket list?
To be living a life that I don’t need to take a vacation from.
9. What have you wanted to do for a long time, but keep procrastinating about?
Start running again. I got into it a few years ago and managed to get much fitter and built up my stamina. However, I’ve let it slip over the last year and in an effort to motivate myself I have signed myself up for the Birmingham half marathon in October.
10. Which achievement are you most proud of?
Getting to this point in my life by myself. Of course, I’ve received support from those around me, but I’ve worked hard to ensure that I am in a place that I feel happy and safe.
11. What would the autobiography of your life be called?
Oh Well, She Tried…
What about you guys? Can you answer these questions?