Shh, interview in progress…

imagesJanuary 31, 2014 – It’s Friday, two days before the Super Bowl, and the last day in January. It is also the day to post something different, an idea sparked from this blog.

Here are 15 questions designed to interview yourself that allow readers a peek behind the curtain of the blogger. If you know me, maybe you’ll learn something new. If you don’t, you definitely will.

What do you do for a living?
I work as an internal communications specialist for a major software company.

Who do you love?
My family and friends, and the artists Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe. I also love my son’s dog, Sunny, even though she isn’t with us any longer.

Do you have enough money?
I want to say no because I can be a little greedy, but I do have enough money to live a decent life.

Do you think you are a good person?
I have my moments when I doubt myself and feel I don’t do enough, but most of the time I believe I am a good person.

What is your childhood dream?
I wanted to take acting classes at the playhouse up the street from my childhood home because it seemed like such fun. My parents squashed that idea when they told me I was already dramatic enough.

How often do you laugh?
Thankfully, I am able to laugh several times a day. I feel fortunate to find even the stupid things funny.

What makes you smile? List at least 10 items.
It shouldn’t be hard to list 10 things that make me smile, right? Why am I drawing a blank? Let’s see: (1) My son when he shows compassion, (2) A beautiful day, (3) Finishing the cryptogram quickly in the Philadelphia Inquirer, (4) Babies laughing, (5) The wonderfully entertaining men in the garage where I park every day, (6) A sunset at the beach, (7) Hearing a song I love on the radio, (8) Someone who passes me on the street and offers a smile, (9) An old couple holding hands, (10) The first day of both spring and fall, (11) Snow days, (12) Photographs. Many more, as well, but these things came immediately to mind.

Do you think you are strong?
Sometimes when I feel insecure, I think I am weak, but most times an overwhelming YES!

Do you love yourself?
Not as much as I should, but I’m working on it.

What do you fear the most?
Someone finding out that perhaps I can’t write, after all.

Do you regret anything?
Yes. My only regret is a relationship I had when I was 19. I should have known better, and I still haven’t forgiven myself for it. I’d like to say I learned from it like the other mistakes I’ve made, but this particular time still haunts me.

Sum up your life if one sentence.
My life is mostly good, and when it’s not, I’m able to handle it.

What annoys you the most?
I am most annoyed by people who throw trash out of their car windows. I want to say something more profound, but that is the truth.

Do you have secrets?
Absolutely.

Are you happy?
Most times, yes I am happy. Like everyone, I have my moments of unhappiness, but thankfully they are few.

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