Elizabeth asked, “Have you ever considered taking a risk (or more than one risk) or doing something risky? Or do you always play it safe?”
Ooh, you really know me, don’tcha? Of course, you have the benefit of real life conversations like the one we had about dancing (nope, still haven’t had to go!). Yeah, I do play it safe a lot. But certainly not all the time. I have made two moves without knowing anyone, except for one or two acquaintances (first to Oklahoma, then to North Carolina). I force myself to do things that I don’t want to at first, like going to a party, trying a new food, or joining a book club. I travel, and am willing to travel, and put myself in situations that aren’t ideal for greater causes.
Is there a certain risk you think I should take? And don’t tell me it’s about boys… (those are the hardest kind!).
Jen asked, “How DO you (or anyone for that matter) go about making your life more interesting? How do you get out of a rut?
This is a funny question to follow the last one, doesn’t it? Personally, I don’t really worry about making life more interesting…it seems pretty interesting in and of itself. No matter how much I try to get into patterns and schedules and routines, life throws wrenches and everything changes.
As far as getting out of rut, I like to remind myself that each day is a new day. Fresh, new. Doesn’t matter if tomorrow was blah or tomorrow is certain to be the same, today is a gift of God and I’m going to seek to enjoy it and make the most of it. Of course, this is the attitude I would like to have, not necessarily the one that I do have, especially since I’m not a morning person! I hope you get out of your slump soon, Jen!
Liz asked, “When it comes to friendships, are you are more apt to have many close friends that you are very open with, or do you tend to only have a couple close friends who are your special confidantes?”
I do tend to have a few close friends, but that said, I do tend to be open very quickly and easily. I think I’ve closed off more as I’ve grown up, though those might not necessarily be linked, as it seems like I meet less people than I did in my school days, thereby insuring I don’t have as many opportunities to make new friends. I just told one of my good friends who my crush is–or really, let her guess–(it had been bugging her, because I knew some of her guy stuff, and she knew that I did have a crush), but it took me quite some time to open up about that.
I so wish I could share boy stuff with you, my lovely bloggy buddies, but I can’t be certain who will read this or what conclusions they might jump to! I’ll stick to my promise though, and will share info if anything juicy ever happens (and believe me, it hasn’t). Besides, I couldn’t have you all thinking I’m just as vapid boy-chaser, could I?
K-Lai asked, “What, in your opinion, makes up a great friendship?”
Selflessness, openness, honesty, and being grounded in the truth.
“Is there a fine line between love and hate?”
Probably not true love and pure hate, but between like and dislike. My house was once TPed, and I thought my ex might have done it, but when I asked him, he said something like, “I don’t like you, and I don’t hate you. If I did either of those, maybe I would have done it.”
“If you had to write a personal statement for winning the Nobel Prize (you pick which category), what would it include?”
Ooh, could it please be in literature? Pretty please? I think that would be so cool! (You would think that the future winner of the Nobel Prize in literature could come up with a more descriptive sentence than that!) I would hope to be witty and funny, but when it comes down to it, I hope to give a clear presentation of the gospel.
“Do you have a recipe for lasagna? If so, what is it?”
Umm, I really don’t like lasagna, so no recipes here. The one time I “made” it, for a church small group function, it was just the Stouffer’s frozen kind. In fact, it’s an issue of much teasing in my family as lasagna points back to the days when my hormone levels were a bit more volatile.