The Self

QNA Wednesday

selfaware

blackyellowThe one dream you have that you just can’t stop thinking about

Just one? Can I have at least three?

Become a mural artist. Travel the world. Be a caretaker in an animal shelter or a wildlife reserve.

The biggest way you’ve changed in the past year

I’m more open to abundance now.

Three rules you try to live by

Let authenticity and joy be your compass. Don’t lose your childlike sense of play and wonder. Use self-awareness as a superpower.

A list of things you love about this season of your life

Tough self-confrontations are teaching me how to be grounded. The time to work-out and grow stronger. Spending lovely times with my dogs. Enjoying quality and fun conversations with my boyfriend. Healing in our family.

A list of your favorite books and why you love them

Out by Natsuo Kirino, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson, In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, Gone Girl by Julian Flynn, Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel, Quiet by Susan Cain, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa by Lualhati Bautista, A Great Love by Alexandra Kollontai, Water by Bapsi Sidhwa – they are about kick-ass women who defy stereotypes and/or are written by kick-ass women. They go against the grain and are well-written.

Your bad habits

I’m a binge eater and I crave for refined carbs. I judge myself and others easily – all the time. I can be manic when it comes to work and productivity.

A tradition you want to have with your own family.

A round-table session where we criticize ourselves and each other openly and regularly.

One way you’d like to grow in the next year

I’d like to stick to the basics – Act normally in most social situations.

A project you’re working on

Sculpting the abs of my dreams

A skill you wanna learn

How to be funny

How you think you’re making the world a better place

By reinventing myself over and over again – showing others it’s possible and even beneficial

Questions from The Girl Who Loved to Write.

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