Here are my answers for Week 4. Again, I was challenged by a few of these questions.
24. Do you believe in ghosts? Why?
I believe there are spirits who live among us. The day of my mother’s funeral, we were tidying up the kitchen and started throwing a few – what we considered unnecessary – objects out. The lights flickered. We threw out another little tchotchke and the lights flickered again. We got the message: too soon to start decluttering “her” house.
25. What’s your proudest accomplishment?
This answer would probably change on any given day. In thinking about it right now, I’d have to say that going back to school to get my BA in English is a pretty big accomplishment. It was something I have always wanted to do and I did it while working full-time. It was a challenging six years but I’m proud that I stayed the course and did it.
26. What makes a good friendship?
I think empathy, respect, love and acceptance make a good friendship. We all have busy lives and we all get run down and feel like crap. And while they’re not always easy to live by each day, the four agreements are a good template for friendship:
- Be impeccable with your word.
- Don't take anything personally.
- Don't make assumptions.
- Always do your best.
27. If there’s a heaven, what does it look like?
In my heaven, I would be surrounded by all the people I’ve loved in my life. It would be located near a lake (Paugh Lake preferably) and the temperature would be perfect.
28. Which moment from your life would you choose to relive if you could?
I think I would choose any moment around the year 2000 when both my parents were alive and healthy. Spend some good quality time with them, pay closer attention and tell them that I love them one more time.
29. If you could have any view from your back porch, what would it be?
Paugh Lake of course.
30. Who would you trade places with for a month and why?
I may have to cheat on this answer as well as I don’t think I’d want to trade places with anyone for a whole month. It would be cool to be Patti Scialfa for two weeks so I could experience living with Bruce and going on tour with him. And then maybe I would trade places with Portia de Rossi so I could live with Ellen and help her give away stuff. She would be fun to hang out with too.