Last week I had a project at work that had me researching and writing interview questions for a client’s video. It was a lot of fun because I secretively have a fetish about being interviewed and asked a random slew of questions. I love the feeling of having to think on my feet and express what pops into my mind. For years, as a chronic insomniac I’d lie at night and daydream about being on Dave Letterman talking about everything and anything (I was his favourite guest). Whenever I get a call from one of those survey people I jump at the chance to participate. I answer all the celebrity interview questions at the back of Vanity Fair and I even quite enjoy job interviews, just for the sheer opportunity to hone my employee of the month answers. From online dating emails to offline dates – I love the whole process of delving into the corridors of both my mind and my audience’s mind, poking around, planting seeds of curiosity, exploring reactions, readiness and responses. I even had a friend who on long car rides would pretend to interview me – asking the most ridiculously wonderful questions (now that’s a good friend). Like I said – it’s a fascination of mine.
It made me wonder why I like it so much. Maybe I feel unheard? Maybe I feel I have something to say? Whether being asked the questions or being the one asking – I know I am a very curious monkey who is interested and inspired by how people think and feel.
One thing for sure – I know my noggin is a joggin 24/7. I think about my day and my evening, my week and upcoming weekend. I think about people in my life and at work that I care about and wonder how they are doing, what they are thinking and feeling. I think about my Mum & Dad and the zillion questions I wish I had asked. I think about what my pets are thinking…just yesterday I witnessed my hamster having a dream and it made me wonder what was in that little head of his…peanuts? Hamster love? I think about when, where and how I will meet my partner in crime. I think about what I want to be when I grow up, my island, my tribe, my petting zoo, my late night talk show, what impact I can have on my world. I think about colours, textures and patterns of fabric in my closet. What new craft I want to learn. I wonder what I am going to wear tomorrow and if I will ever find my dream purse. I also worry – a lot, which is a whole different kind of thinking and questioning…and those questions usually end up being spoken to my ceiling.
So I am wondering and I’d like to ask you to engage a little banter and sharing because I am looking for inspiration and I am curious what’s on your mind! If you’d be so kind to ponder the following 5 questions and let me know what you think then I will aim to surprise and delight you with my response overtime in my blog! I promise to keep names out of it and if you feel more comfy sharing privately just connect with me in the “You had me at Hello” section on my website! Remember the mind is a beautiful thing! Thanks friends xx
- What would you like to see more of in this blog? Any specific topics or issues you’d like me to tackle and hug?
- What makes you, you?
- What’s the best advice you ever got?
- If you could be anything…what do you want to be when you grow up? (Your ultimate dream).
- What makes you feel alive?