I graciously received a second nomination for The Sunshine Blogger Award from Miss Saliha Waseem! Thank you for thinking of me and my blog! It’s been very exciting getting to know more about my fellow bloggers! I appreciate you taking the time…I feel super special! Since I’ve previously participated, I thought I’d use Saliha’s interesting and thought provoking questions as a “get to know me” post. I hope y’all enjoy my answers! Some of these were difficult.
Also, I’d really love to hear from you! If you have any questions about my answers or have some of your own, please do not hesitate, fire away!
— XOXO, Eleanor
1. Have you ever been at that state of contentment where you are at peace regardless of the external circumstances?
It is a very very rare occurrence and even then — fleeting.
2. What is that one thing you Love the most about yourself? My smile.
3. What is happiness to you?
4. What does spirituality means for you? The experience of being a part of a larger whole. Einstein said, natura naturans, Latin for everything is connected. That is how I think about spirituality, its connection is vast. Spirituality is linked to every part of my life and is distinct from, but also associated with my religion.
5. What is the one thing you would change about this world?
Whew! This one is tough. I would change healthcare. Specifically, the global ability for every individual to access proper healthcare, which would be predominately free, and the rest “reasonably” priced and affordable.
6. Are you a morning person or a night owl 😀 ? Total Night Owl
7. Describe yourself in three words? Neurotic, Curious, Overachiever
8. What was the last phrase or a line that you read and it touched your heart? “You’ve got me feeling that feeling, make my heart free. You’ve got me alright, you know how to pull every string.” It was a couple lines from a song. It’s nice to know you have someone like that in your life, you’re lucky if you do because it is a rare kind of friendship, indeed! The last part alluding to knowing an individual so well you know all their heart strings is special. It’s almost like being able to see one another completely and to know each other effortlessly.
9. What are your views on if we are to be given the life of eternity? I think if we are given eternal life we should be grateful and contemplate on why we’ve been given such a gift. Eternal life is defined in many different ways across various religions and therefore, we should respect each definition, and vice versa. It seems as though the latter is more difficult for the world today. Respect, in this instance, doesn’t equate to condoning the belief, but rather accepting others views without judgment.
10. Do you believe in superstitions? I fall in the moderate section here. I’m selective with my beliefs when it comes to superstitions. They have their place and serve a specific purpose. Like when reality becomes too difficult to tolerate and/or you’re searching for meaning. Likewise, there are incidents, experiences, circumstances in everyone’s life that can be seen easily and fit, manifesting itself as a confirmation, an affirmation, a sign. I believe these elements which are associated with superstitions are real, filled with possibility, and open to interpretation.
11. Is it easy for you to let go of hurt and forgive people? Given my past, unfortunately not. While it might sound as though my approach could be misconstrued as negatively biased and result in a negative outcome, I can assure you it does not. After years of therapy and real life application, I developed a skill that acts as a coping mechanism. Letting go and forgiveness are always in a state of “a work in progress.” I explain myself in detail in this post: An Oven of a Woman – The Plath Principle