So I haven’t written a blog post in a while for so many reasons, but mainly because I’ve been struggling with my mental health. I’ve been feeling a bit lost, questioning who I am and what I truly like. From having extensive CBT I have improved with managing most of the intrusive thoughts that I get from having OCD, but not all of them. I still have a little voice inside my head wanting me to think bad things about myself. Currently it’s about my own self worth. I’ve been ruminating a lot about things that I can’t change from my past, when I should be living in the moment and planning for the future. It’s literally doing my head in, so I decided today to procrastinate instead (a much healthier way to waste my time than worrying, in my humble opinion!)
I went on to YouTube and watched 5 episodes in a row of 73 questions on the Vogue channel. I thought, “I’m going to ask myself 73 questions!” I loosely based the questions I asked myself on the questions they had asked the celebrities. I just thought it seemed fun and wondered if it would help me know myself a bit better. I enjoyed answering the questions so much and found it quite enlightening, so I thought I’d make it my next blog post – so here it is.
Q1) What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
A1) Make coffee.
Q2) What’s the last thing you do at night?
A2) I go on Instagram
Q3) Who’s your favourite Blogger?
A3) Mark Manson- I love the way his brain works.
Q4) Who’s your favourite YouTuber?
Q5) What do you hate?
A5) Rude people!
Q6) What do you love?
Q7) What would your super power be if you had one?
A7) To heal people.
Q8) Who’s your favourite actor or actress of all time?
A8) Dame Judi Dench
Q9) Who’s your fashion icon?
A9) Jess from New Girl.
Q10) What movie makes you laugh out loud?
A10) The DUFF- irregardless! Not a word! well iregardless of that…. I literally could quote the whole film but I wont!
Q11) Who or what is your spirit animal?
A11) Rebel Wilson!
Q12) What was the last movie you watched?
A12) Footloose (original) at an open air cinema, AMAZING!
Q13) What band or singer have you been listening to the most recently?
Q14) What’s your favourite song to sing along to?
A14) Juicy by Notorious BIG- Especially in the car!
Q15) Who’s your current favourite person to follow on Instagram?
A15) Dawn O’Porter, especially her instastories…So funny!
Q16) What talent do you wish you had?
A16) To sing in tune.
Q17) If you could be anyone who would you be?
A17) The guy who invented instagram! Genius!
Q18) Who was your idol growing up?
A18) Mariah Carey.
Q19) If you could appear in any TV series what would it be?
A19) Buffy the vampire slayer- as a vampire extra – of course!
Q18) Who or what inspires you?
A18) Reading, listening to music, photography, art, film and TV.
Q19) Who’s your favourite comedian?
A19) Russell Brand.
Q20) Which celebrity that you have seen/met in real life has made you star struck?
A20) Idris Elba! He was DJing and half way through his set he took his top off! – That was a great day!
Q21) What’s the worst thing you’ve ever had to do?
A21) Go to the toilets at Glastonbury!
Q21) What’s your favourite quote?
A21) Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. Albert Einstein.
Q22) What song can bring tears to your eyes?
A22) This is me…..Man that song is powerful!
Q23) Who’s your current celebrity crush?
A23) Chris Hemsworth.
Q24) Who do you spend the most time with?
A24) My cats.
Q25) If you could do a TED talk what would it be on?
Q26) What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
A26) Quirky, kind and fun!
Q27) What makes you laugh the most?
A27) My Boyfriend
Q28) What shocks or surprises you?
A28) The gun problem in America- just make them illegal already!
Q29) What saddens you the most?
A29) Animal cruelty.
Q30) What makes you the most happy?
A30) Fun times spent with my loved ones…oh and bubble baths!
Q31) What TV programme makes you laugh out loud?
A31) My Mad Fat Diary, Friends and Sex and the City! There’s no way I can just choose one.
Q32) Who’s your girl crush?
A32) Harlequin played by Margot Robbie or just Margot Robbie- I’m not fussy!
Q33) What’s the first thing you notice when you meet someone new?
A33) Their eyes! They are the windows to a persons soul after all!
Q34) What’s the one beauty or make-up product you couldn’t live without?
A34) Lipstick. IT’S LIFE!!!!!
Q35) If you could give any advice to your teenage self what would it be?
A35) Slow the Fuck Down!
Q36) What was the last thing you bought?
A36) A Kindle Paperwhite. Yes I went over to the dark side!
Q37) What do you think is the worst beauty trend of all time?
A37) Self tanning.
Q38) What’s your favourite food?
Q39) What’s your most recent hobbies or interest?
A39) Learning to play the guitar- 5 Chords and counting! I can also play 3 songs (sort of) using one finger!
Q40) What’s your favourite type of exercise?
Q41) Who’s your favourite band of all time?
A41) Oasis. I pray every night for them to reform! Just before I watch funny cat videos on Instagram.
Q42) Who’s your favourite singer of all time?
A42) Amy Winehouse.
Q43) What cartoon character are you most like?
A43) Scrappy do! Lemme at em!
Q44) Where is your favourite holiday destination?
A44) Anywhere in Greece.
Q45) Where would you like to visit that you haven’t visited already?
A45) New York.
Q46) What’s the most random thing you’ve ever had to do?
A46) Once in an audition, I had to act out a playing card! I still cringe every time I think about it. Someone actually filmed it too! The fact that there’s evidence of it is Mortifying!
Q47) What would be your dream date?
A47) Ice skating in Central Park. Nothing too unrealistic!
Q48) What’s your favourite smell?
A48) Coconut but I don’t really like the taste of it unless it’s in rum!.
Q49) What perfume are you currently wearing?
Q50) What could you not live without?
A50) My Dreams!
Q51) What has been your worst Fashion Faux Pa?
A51) Everything I wore during the 90’s.
Q52) What is your must have item of clothing?
A52) Black and white Converse high top trainers. Comfy AF!
Q53) If you could speak another language fluently what language would it be?
Q54) What is your favourite book of all time?
A54) I have two, One fiction and one non fiction. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. By Mark Haddon (5 stars) and Everything is Perfect when you’re a Liar. By Kelly Oxford. (Funniest book I’ve read in years)
Q55) What book are you currently reading?
Q56) What was the last book you read?
A56) The Psychopath Test. By Jon Ronson.….Very enlightening
Q57) Who’s your current idol?
A57) Noel Gallagher because he’s as real as they come!
Q58) What one thing have you done that you can’t believe you did?
A58) I once lived in a tent for 6 months whilst working in France.
Q58) What would your dream job be?
A58) To be a writer/artist full time.
Q59) What do you wish you did more of?
Q60) Who would play you in the movie of your life?
A60) Christina Ricci, we have similar foreheads
Q61) What one thing do you wish you could change about yourself?
A61) My monkey brain.
Q62) What’s your favourite thing about yourself?
A62) My sense of humour.
Q63) What’s it like to be a blogger?
A63) Scary as I’m really new at it but liberating and surprisingly therapeutic!
Q64) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
A64) Blogging, writing, creating more art work.
Q65) What’s your guilty pleasure?
A65) Watching Project Runway and America’s Next Top model back to back!
Q66) What’s your favourite board game?
A66) Scrabble because I’m so rock n roll.
Q67) What’s your favourite make up or beauty brand?
Q68) What’s the best advice you’ve ever received.
Q68) The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate! Thanks Taylor!
Q69) What do you collect?
A69) Bags of all shapes and sizes!
Q70) Where is your dream holiday destination?
A70) Bora Bora – Tahiti.
Q71) What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
A71) Verbalised my intrusive thoughts! Terrifying!
Q72) What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
A72) Verbalising my intrusive thoughts! Still Terrifying!
Q73) What is the one thing your most proud of?
A73) Helping my sister to bring up my niece for the first 4 years of her life.
If your a blogger reading this I highly recommend giving it a go and maybe post it if you want to? I’d love to read it. Even if you’re not a blogger and you just happened to stumble over this blog post, I encourage you to ask yourself these 73 questions too. It’s so much fun and has helped me a little to remember who I am and what I like and dislike. It’s been liberating and surprising therapeutic to blog about as well. x
This post is dedicated to my dear friend Claire…. who is always asking me when my next blog post will be up. Thanks for the push. X