|| PENSIVES AND MIRRORS ||
There are a lot of happy times from my childhood that I'd want to save there. Really simple things like family outings, nights I stayed up laughing with my sister, and times with friends. I had a happy, healthy childhood and I miss it a lot.
My sister and I used to have this computer game that we'd use to make hilarious videos. I've never had more fun in my life than I had with her and that game. Those are the memories I would go back to. No one gets you like a sibling does, and even though she and I have had problems in our relationship, she still understands me better than anyone, and can make me laugh harder and more easily than anyone else. Sometimes that's all you really need.
Simply? I want to be financially successful. Over the last few years, I've been hit with quite a few hardships and I never want to deal with that again. I actually do believe that, to some degree, money buys happiness. If I didn't have to stress about bills getting paid, I'd consider my life well lived.
That aside, I have a lot of interests that I'd like to develop into a potential career. Mostly, I like aviation and would like to be a pilot for an airline or for the military. I also like school and academia and may become a professor. At this point, there are just too many potential paths I could take, so I'm waiting for a sign from the universe about which path is best. The first sign will be word on my grad school apps in a few months! The nice thing is that I am a very determined person and I always manage to get where I need/want to be, so the hard part is making the decision! Once I do, I'l do what it takes to get there.
Wiser. I've made mistakes in the past few years and haven't really known how to deal with them. But I've become stronger and learned, and I want to continue down that path. What exactly I'm doing doesn't matter so much as long as I'm strong, independent, and wise.
I hate these questions so much. I don't believe we could ever know our heart's desire. If I had to guess, I would see myself recogonized for excelling at something - anything, really. I want to be widely recognized, I want to be an icon, I want to be immortal. I would see myself as a star in some sense of the word, no matter what that might mean or entail.
|| CHOICES SHOW WHAT WE TRULY ARE ||
I'm pretty adaptable; I can do either. Whatever gets the job done, I'll go with that. I like to be a leader, I can be dominant and I like to be in charge. But if someone else is better suited to the role, I'm fine with having a smaller part in order to achieve what needs to be achieved. The sooner we get the job done, the sooner we can all move on and go further.
Make life more convenient. Still tired in the morning? I'll use my time turner to get more sleep. Need more time to work on a project? My time turner will give me enough time to ensure that it's perfect. Last call? With the time turner I can keep on partying! If you could be in two places at once, life would be so much more convinient.
1. Self-Discipline. I have great discipline and I hold myself to very high standards. I listed this in my sorting app and it's still my favorite thing about myself. If I say I'll do something, or if I decide to do something, I do it. I've always had no problem with self-control. I tend to be a very restrained person. In recent months, I've become much more patient. I've started to understand that sometimes fighting for something just doesn't work, and it's more prudent to wait and see when things will align for the right move to be made. I still live my life in a somewhat militaristic way.
2. Unpretentious. We all remember those fantastic compliments someone gave us - the ones that told us we have become the person we want to be. Mine? A friend in college told me, "You're the realest person I know." I'm not a pretentious person, I'm down-to-earth. I don't believe in blunt honesty by any means, but I don't believe in being fake either. There's a middle ground and I'm proud to say that that's where I lie. I don't think anyone would say I'm phony, but they probably wouldn't say that I spoke my mind unabashedly, either.
3. Resilient. I bounce back from bad situations. It's hard to keep me down. If a plan falls through, I usually have a Plan B anyway, so I make it through. I've just made it through the worst year of my life. I lost my job, my husband lost his job, I got sick numerous times...things just all went to hell at once. But I made it, even though some days I wanted to give up. I'm putting my life back together again and it's been rough, but I still believe in myself.
4. Encouraging. Need a good listener that's going to give you a shoulder to cry on? Well, that's not me. Need someone to light a fire under your ass and remind you that you can do anything? I'm your girl! I may not be the best person to listen and give advice and be emotionally supportive, but I sure as hell can make you believe in yourself. And if you need someone by your side to help you fight for your dreams, I'll be there for that too.
5. Good work ethic. When introducing me to newcomers, my boss' speech always goes something like, "She's working hard every day. She's never lazy." I show up on time to my job, I do what I'm supposed to do, and I go above and beyond in my work. I care about doing a good job and I enjoy seeing the rewards of my hard work. I was promoted to manager at my job after only six weeks because of how hard I worked. Being punctual, showing initiative, and getting the job done reaps rewards.
1. Aloof. I put up walls. I don't like to get very close to others and I don't like to share all that much about myself. I can come across as a person who doesn't care to get involved in other people's lives, and honestly, most of the time I just don't. I have a small circle of friends, and I can be a hard person to get to know. I'm polite, but I rarely get involved.
2. Dominating. I like to be in charge. My family members like to joke about how much I enjoy power. Honestly, it's true. I do like power, a lot. I like having influence over other people. There's no real concrete reason why I'm like this, it's just something about the way my brain works. I like to have influence and I like to hold the reins of power in situations. I wouldn't say that I abuse it necessarily, but deep in my heart I think I enjoy it way too much.
3. Absent-Minded. When it comes to mundane, day-to-day things, I can be very absent-minded. I'm forgetful and it's very troublesome. Just a few hours ago I went to get gas for my car. Before leaving the station I thought, "Maybe I should double-check that I closed the gas cap." I did, and I hadn't closed it. I shudder to think of how often I forget that kind of thing. It's a real problem for me. Little things, when forgotten, can have a big impact. I'm just not that careful about mundane things.
4. Jealous. Yeeaah, I'm one of those super-jealous women that gets upset when one of her man's exes walks into the room. The kind of girl that usually ends up crying when she gets home because that girl was so much prettier than me! It stems from me being very, very insecure. Again, it's something that I'm really working on, but for now I have to swallow my discomfort pretty often. I know I'm not the only girl out there who has to deal with this flaw, so that's comforting.
5. Materialistic. I've recently come to the realization that I can be pretty materialistic. I like to have things. I like to buy brand-name clothes. I like to go shopping. I like to have the newest phone, or MP3 player, or what have you. Whenever I'm feeling down, I like to go buy something to make myself feel better. I attach a lot of value to the things I own and have a tendency to judge myself based on what I have or don't have. I definitely get way too attached to having things, and get way too excited about the purchase of stuff. I get really envious of other people who have more money and material things than I do. The grass is always greener, right?
|| WE MUST UNITE INSIDE HER, OR WE'LL CRUMBLE FROM WITHIN ||
I'd probably be friends with Cho and her gal pals. I wouldn't say I'm a social butterfly or anything, but Cho and her friends seem a lot like me - intelligent, clever, somewhat skeptical (hello, Marietta!), and ruled by emotions at times (especially in love). I'd probably get along best with that group. People like Lavender wouldn't be my type at all; much too flighty and gossipy. And honestly, the Trio might piss me off. I think I would find them too overbearing for me.
Some sort of majestic bird. I love to fly and the sky feels like home to me, so a bird is logical choice. Plus, a large bird like an eagle would be able to protect me. And it evokes nobility, strength, and a guardian nature, which are things I value and admire.
I've read them all, and Chamber of Secrets is my favorite. I like it because of the twist ending. On your first read-through, Ginny's role in the events of the book is a huge shock. On your second and third, you pick up hints that you missed before and are able to put together the puzzle. It's all a huge mindfreak and just amazing; it gets you thinking and figuring out what exactly happened. Slowly you put it all together, and it's just so much fun to figure it all out!
It's from the movies, not the books, but it's Sirius' line, "Those who love us never truly leave us." It resonates so much with me. I've lost people who have really touched my life; most recently, my Chinese teacher. I miss her so much, but I see her in the hearts of all the people who she taught, and all the people in the Chinese community who she helped and showed kindness too. Every time I speak Chinese I think of her, and so I know she's never truly died. She lives on in me and all her other students and all the people who she ever touched. Good deeds can never be undone. Her work continues to be done in others.