TMI Tuesday

It’s been awhile since I participated in TMI Tuesday, but since right now I am trying desperately to re-establish a writing routine, I’m taking pretty much every prompt. Not to say that there is anything wrong with prompts…in fact, when I’m lost, these prompts are my life savers (in a writing sense and sometimes in a very real sense).

So here we go:

1. Who in your life do you wish you’d met sooner?
No one. I think people come into our lives right when we are ready for them.
2. Who in your life do you wish you’d never met? Why?
Again. No one. I think every person, even the ones who cause us grief and misery are important to our emotional growth.
3. What personality trait or description that others attribute to you do you hate?
That I’m an introvert. I wish I were better at socializing, and I wish I liked it more. Because I’m not consistent with my interest in social activity, it’s not always there when I want it. And when it’s not, I feel lonely and disappointed…even though my own behavior is what leads to the absence.
4. If you have children, do you want them to be just like you?
No. I want him to be just like himself. I hope that my values and beliefs help to shape him in a positive way, but ultimately, I want him to have his own ideas about the world and to follow his own dreams.
5. What have you given up but yet used to love?
Writing. Unfortunately, it tends to be the first thing to take a hit when my emotional or mental health are weakened. I used to write all the time when I was depressed. It was like a healing element for me. But now, I just can’t find the motivation to write when I’m feeling like crap. It doesn’t provide me the same healing feelings that it used to. But, writing is still a litmus test for my mental and emotional condition. When I’m writing, I’m usually in a pretty good place. When I’m not…well…I’m not. It’s sort of like a chicken-and-the-egg-thing…I’m not sure if I write because I’m well or I’m well because I write. Maybe it’s both.

Bonus: Why do people say “heads up” when you should duck?
It means “attention” or “look ahead,” so when someone says that, they are simply saying, “Hey, pay attention.”

(That was a random bonus question.)

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