These six things posts have been floating around and I’ve loved reading everyone’s and thought I’d steal some questions to answer myself but just hadn’t gotten around to it. Then the lovely Jamie over at Ink & Adventure tagged me in her six things post so I thought I’d best get a move on and get to answering! Go check out Jamie’s answers and while your there peruse her adventures too.
1) What is the one thing you never leave home without?
My cell phone, chapstick, and bobby pins. My cell phone doubles as a camera when I don’t feel like carrying one around, chapstick because I’m an obsessive chapstick applier, and bobby pins because a) I normally want to pin my bangs/annoying wisps or hair back and b) those suckers have all sorts of uses! You’d be surprised what the humble bobby pin can achieve.
2) How many countries have you traveled to? How many of the 50 states?
Countries :: I’m from the USA so I’m not counting that one, but I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, England, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, so I’m at 13 so far, and I plan to add to that. I still really want to go traveling around Asia, and Thailand is one place that’s top of my list.
States :: I counted it up and I think I’m at 32 states. The main reason it is so high is that after finishing my freshman year in college my family took a three week road trip to go to Oregon to see my mom’s side of the family. We took the southern route there and the northern route back. It was the best road trip I’ve ever gone on and we saw soooo much of America. I’m a firm believer someone should travel around a bit in their own country to really appreciate it.
3) Which room of your apartment/house would you redecorate if you had an unlimited budget?
The living room. I think if we weren’t renting I would say the kitchen, but since no major construction could happen, I’d redo the living room. If I had an unlimited budget I’d buy a few really nice paintings to hang because our walls are pretty bare and the things that are on them don’t really match with everything else. Since it’s the room we spend the most time in I’d love it to match and look a little more cohesive.
4) A decade ago, where were you and what were you doing with your life?
This question came at the perfect time, because I just had my ten year high school reunion (which I had to miss out on due to airfare prices for that weekend). It’s crazy to think that ten years ago at this time I was in my first dorm room starting my first semester at University in Plattsburgh. Those four years were some of the best of my life and the friends I made are still my closest friends today. Of course without going there I wouldn’t have met that boy of mine either, so that’s something to be pretty happy about 🙂
5) Describe the best meal you’ve ever eaten.
I’m a huuuuuge foodie, and have had some pretty spectacular meals because I’m a firm believer that I will pay more money if the food is going to be awesome. The best meal I can think of though was a seafood paella we had in Spain and it was so cheap! A giant plate of paella with succulent prawns and squid with a big jug of sangria to wash it down. My personal idea of heaven.
6) If you could fix one big problem in the world, what would it be and why?
This question kind of scared me and I wasn’t going to pick it, but I decided to because I’ve been thinking a lot lately. With everything that’s been going on in the world, I’ve just been thinking things would be a lot different if there was more tolerance in this world and everyone just got along a little better. I know it seems silly and very hopeful, but that’s what I would love to fix. I think if everyone was just that little bit kinder then a whole heap of other problems could be fixed too. Everyone may think this is an impossible task because of “all the rest of the people in the world” but if you think like that, you are part of the problem. If every person decided to be a little more tolerant, a little kinder, and just made a small effort, I think it could have a domino effect and knock on to the next person who then decides to do the same. So next time you are really frustrated with something as silly as someone taking too long in the grocery line, ask them if maybe you can help them load their groceries on the conveyor or something. Take action and be a kind person.
I tag Jennie, Brittany, Casey, Amy, Erin, and everyone of you to do this post! And if you do answer the questions please let me know so I can see the answers. I borrowed some of Jamie’s questions and added some of my own, so pick whichever 6 you’d like.
1. Would you prefer a city break or a sun sea and sand vacation?
2. What is your favorite animal and why?
3. If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be?
4. What is the one thing you never leave home without?
5. If you won the lottery what would you do/buy?
6. What is the best advice someone has ever given you?
7. How many countries have you traveled to? How many of the 50 states?
8. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be/would you?
9. What is your favourite thing about yourself?