Q&A

Some of my readers are curious, and clearly very bored. They like to ask me questions, about lots of things that I’ve written about, or that end up as posts on my blog. When I sent out my first ‘Send Me Questions’ style post, I got a response I never expected: 15 questions within the first 24 hours. With this amazing response, I planned to write a post, as promised, with the answers to these questions, but I felt that, with such an amazing reply to my plea for questions, I’d upgrade the post into a page. A page, that will be displayed, forever, at the top of my blog. And so here it is, and here are some questions which I have answered for you guys; Enjoy!

The following questions were submitted by Myteenagemadness
Q: In your opinion, what or who is the most important thing in your life?
A: You mean besides you guys? I think that a small circle of my close friends, maybe two or three of my friends, are the most important people in my life. They’ve kept me afloat for the last couple of years, and are quite literally the reason I’m still here, typing this today. Thank you guys; I appreciate all of you.

Q: What’s the best thing about you?
A: I think, in my humble opinion, that the best thing about me is my ability to write exactly how I feel, and not be scared to do so. I don’t hold back when I’m writing; I let everything in me flow out, for others to read. I think most of the time I’m fairly good at portraying my emotions, and I think that this blog is a perfect example of that; my readers [I hope] understand how I’m feeling when I write, sometimes without me directly saying ‘I’m sad’, or something of the sort. Funny how I immediately jump to the negative emotion… what does that say about my psychological wellbeing?

Q: When was the last time you wished you could go back in time, thinking “if only I hadn’t said/done that”?
A: I think maybe when I lost one of my best friends of the time, and I said a lot of things which I shouldn’t have said, and did a lot of things that I should never, ever have done. I’m sorry, if you’re reading this… I think you’ll know who you are.

The following question was submitted by Dziey
Q: what made u start blogging?
A: One of my closest friends, Elm, had been blogging for a while. I admired her ability to channel her stress, anger, positivity and other emotions into words, as a form of stress relief I suppose, but also as a way to spread joy. Without being big-headed, I know that writing has always been one of my stronger points in life, so I thought I’d give it a go. my first blog failed miserably; I set it up, with the best of intentions, but when I had 0 followers in a day, I gave up. Now, I realise how childish that was, and around 18 months later, I set up lifeofblind. And here I am now…

The following questions were submitted by Elm
Q: What’s your least favourite thing about Christmas?
A: My least favourite bit of Christmas is probably the strained relationships that people try to restore. For example, when family come round at Christmas, but they haven’t spken to you or your family, well, since last Christmas, the atmosphere is always very tense, everyone waiting for someone else to make a wrong step. It’s the same with gift giving; you feel you must purchase something for that third cousin twice removed, although you haven’t spoen or seen them in 6 years, and sent them a present last year, even though they’ve never sent you so much as a card.

Q: If you had to recommend one book to someone, what would that be and why?
A: I think I’d recommend Noughts and Crosses, by Malorie Blackman. It’s set in a semi-dystopian environment, but tackles a lot of issues that we see in society today. I think it’s important that these issues are not allowed to continue and grow in the up-and-coming generation. Aside from that, I’d also suggest Confessions of Georgia Nicolson [any in the ten book series], by Louise Rennison; they’re beyond funny… Words can’t explain

Q: What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you?
A: The best thing that has ever happened to me, I think, is the day that I realised people judged, and it meant nothing. Judgement from others merely shows a lack of understanding, or willingness to undersantd, and being judged is not a fear that anyone should have to live with. Unfortunately, society teaches us that we have to be a certain way, and we will be judged for not following those unspoken, unwritten rules. That’s just the way it is.

The following questions were submitted by Maddi1Paige
Q: What was your opinion of mocking jay part 2 in 5 words?
A: Fantastic ending to the trilogy

Q: Who is your inspiration in life?
A: My inspiration in life is Scott Mills [Radio 1 DJ]. He is gay, and has got through so much, including anxiety, to achieve his life-long dream. I think that he is so strong, and that everybody should be able to achieve their dreams, as he did.

The following questions were submitted by Luna
Q: What’s one thing you’ve learned this year?
A: This year, I’ve learnt that despite everything in life, despite how bad a situation is, there are always people who are ready to listen, to give advice and to support you through life, whether they be your friends, or, in my case, my blog readrs. Although, I consider you guys my friends… Is that weird?

Q: What’s your favourite song at the moment?
A: My favourite song at the moment is warwick Avenue, by Duffy. It is just so honest, and easy to relate to, plus she has a fantastic voice. I love the song, and always will do. However, I am also liking Papercuts [demo] by Lucy Spraggan right now. It’s so upsetting, and in some ways I relate to it so much. The music is beautiful, and Lucy’s vocals just make me cry every time.

The following questions were submitted by Selfie
Q: what are your weird habits?
A: All of them? WordPress might get angry, for too long a post… I like to make myself cry with depressing music; it gets the stress and sadness of the previous day out of me, and lets me sleep in a relaxed state. I also like to play with elastic bands on my wrists, because it helps me to focus, when reality and fiction get mixed in my head.

Q: would you rather: ask out someone or wait until they fall in love with you?
A: I don’t think I’ll ever have to think of this, unless that was a indirect way of asking me out? I think I’d judge it on the conversation; if they seem interested and inviting and, most importantly, a nice person, then ask them out, if you so desire. If they like you, even just as a friend, they’d rather you told them how you feel, than bottle it all up.

Q: what is the purpose of life?
A: The purpose of life is to enjoy yourself, and to achieve the dreams you have, however big, small or silly they may seem to others around you. Life is there for you to bend to your wants, needs and desires; use it wisely.

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