March 4, 2015

the ‘fall in love’ tag

fall in love blogger tag

Earlier this year The New York Times published an article entitled To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This, which had a lot of people talking.

It was a social experiment where two strangers would answer 36 questions about themselves and at the end I guess fall in love like it was a Hollywood movie?

Megan of Dream & Scheme decided to take this to the beauty blogger world in order to get to know some of us and I was one of the bloggers she tagged to participate.

In case my blog hasn’t given you enough of a glimpse into my world, you can get to know me even better through my answers to Megan’s 23 questions (extracted from the original 36).

Thanks Megan for tapping me in to play!

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

I’m going to sound like a relic, but Elizabeth I.

I mean the woman built an empire back in the late 1550’s and managed to not let her gender stand in the way! I feel I would have so much to learn from her about strategy, achieving goals, surmounting even the most difficult of challenges and being a strong woman.

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2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

I’m sure we have all wished at one point to be famous in order to bask in the lifestyle having that much money would afford us, but I wouldn’t trade my life as it stands now for any of that. The lack of privacy and constant scrutiny to be perfect is my nightmare, not my wonderland.

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

Depends on what type of call it is. If it’s for business I’ll generally write down a few talking points, as I suck at ‘winging it’, but otherwise I tend to just go with it.

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

Waking up without an alarm clock.

Oh and getting my hair done.

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But in all seriousness, what if everything about the day was already perfect as is? And then we wouldn’t have to try and create a perfect day.

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5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

To myself? This morning when I was getting ready for work.

To someone else? Hardly ever. I’m terrrrible. And I want to keep my friends.

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6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

Or what if you could keep both? If you eat clean, wild foods, drink clean water, get enough sunshine and fresh air and stay active your whole life then I feel like there’s no reason you can’t keep the mind and the body of a 30 year old when you’re 90.

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

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Too morbid. Next!

8. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

I’m obviously grateful to be surrounded by people who love me and are my champion, but I’m also grateful for the daily opportunity to make a dent in the universe with my own love and knowledge.

I’m the kind of person that loves to learn and nothing makes me feel more fulfilled than being able to pass on that knowledge to others.

9. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

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Not a thing. My mother, being a practically perfect woman in every way, did an awesome job of raising us.

10. In four sentences, tell your life story in as much detail as possible.

How about a hashtag?

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11. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

I’d want the strength to ‘own my throne’. From that I can define my life’s purpose, awaken my intuition, map my dream life and walk through it as a Queen.  

12. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

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I thrive on the unknown and the realization that I can change the outcome of my life story at any moment.

13. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

I’m doing it! Each day I’m taking steps to making my life’s purpose about the cultivation and dissemination of knowledge to other’s that life is about more than surviving a reality.

Those who know how to respectfully and skillfully unlock treasures from the powerful plants, flowers, roots and seeds around them will make their journey effortlessly beautiful.

14. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

I believe that part of my story has yet to be told! With only 1/3 of my life lived there are a lot of things I have left to do before I can label one as my “greatest”.

15. What do you value most in a friendship?

Sisterhood.

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16. What is your most treasured memory?

I have so many memories I hold close to my heart, but the ones that shine the brightest always involve my sister and mum. They are the ones that create the music that fill my world.

17. What is your most terrible memory?

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Just kidding. We all have terrible memories, but I don’t like to breathe new life into it by re-telling them.

18. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?

I think a lot of us would. Like a child unrestrained by the “what if’s” and the “I can’ts” I would take more risks and run towards my fears.

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Even if you fail rejection is proof that you tried while you were still alive.

19. What does friendship mean to you?

See Question #14.

20. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

They’re pivotal! It’s no secret that humans are social creatures that seek out love and affection by nature and I’m no exception.

Ok I do have this fear

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but at the end of the day as long as I stay in love with myself the rest will all fall into place.

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21. Share an embarrassing moment in your life.

Do I have to? There are actually countless moments that my friends still laugh about. That’s fine.

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22. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

I tend to believe that humans take everything about life too seriously and need to learn to relax a bit, but if I had to pick something I would say joking about violence against women, men, children and animals.

23. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones, pets, and neccesities, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

My hard drive. It contains a lifetime of pictures that is literally priceless.

Ok now it’s time to tag a few other ladies in to join the fun. Tina, NathIsabel, and Amber come here and tell me more about yourself.

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  • I always wonder where you find all these gifs? Does it take hours? Or wait, don’t tell me, I’ll let you have your thing. 😉

    I’ve conducted my own little studies on falling in love when I was a teen, and I very much agree that you can fall in love with basically anyone. Love is a verb of seeing someones good sides. This study eventually led me into a love triangle that ended badly lol

    “And I want to keep my friends.” HAH 😀 Yeah, I think that’s why I’ve never really let my inner singer come out… Until I met my boyfriend that is. Kind of relieved to be able to sing in front of someone that isn’t a cat or a tree, and who stays 😛

    Thank you so much for the tag :* Excited to go through them!

    • Haha we can sing together, knowing it’s a judge free zone 😉

      As for the gifs, I can find any spot-on image in under a minute…I like to think I could put that as a “Skill” on a resume one day.

      Can’t wait to learn more about you Isabel, I wish we lived in the same city! xo

      • You probably could put that on your resume if you were applying for a blog-job where gifs are the only source of media ^^

        Internet brought more people closer, but then again, what’s the point when all we really want is physical company? 😀

  • You seriously need a t-shirt saying “Read my GIFs!” 🙂

    Thank you for thinking of me!
    And having typed this, right now, reminded me of an email I owe you.
    o.O
    *duh!*
    *runs away screaming*

    • Don’t tempt me! Or one that says “I live my life in gif’s” hahaha

      I’ve been meaning to write you as well and catch up so don’t feel bad! Hope all is well love, looking forward to your answers when you can snag a free moment 🙂 xoxo

  • mwah! love getting to know you better. “run towards my fears” love that. these are great questions. thanks for the tag. it’ll be fun to think about these things. I hope we get matched 😉 xoxo

    • Haha ooh la la 😉

      Can’t wait to read your answers! xoxo

  • Thank you so much for participating in this tag! Your responses were beautiful and candid.

    • Thanks for tagging me! I had a lot of fun coming up with my answers and of course finding gifs to go with them! xo