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Q11: What do I really want to do? Am I doing that?

Before I answer that, I think it's only right that you know what I am doing now. I am a Resident Assistant on campus, and I'm settling with this position - a job that I no longer enjoy - a job that brings stress home - a job I didn't sign up for - a… Continue reading Q11: What do I really want to do? Am I doing that?

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Q10: Name some of the closest people to you. How do they affect you?

Hmph. Name some of the closest people to me? I hate questions like these because it's almost like I'm picking the best of the best. I have a lot of friends who I'm close with because of different reasons, but the closest people to me... that would have to be my bestfriend and my mom. Between… Continue reading Q10: Name some of the closest people to you. How do they affect you?

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Q9: What do I fear? How can I overcome my fears?

Okay, so when I initially began writing, I didn't think I had big fears. I had the typical fears of the dark, spiders, and bugs. Then I got a phone call from my papa about how some of my family members were doing. It was something I couldn't handle in that moment. I broke down... That's… Continue reading Q9: What do I fear? How can I overcome my fears?

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Q8: Am I open-minded? Judgmental?

Without a doubt in my mind, I am open-minded - it's in my nature, and it's come into fruition because of my career. In case you didn't know, I am studying psychology and human services. I want to work with adolescents who have chronic mental illnesses. My ideal job will have me encountering all sorts of things… Continue reading Q8: Am I open-minded? Judgmental?

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Q7: Do I see my relationships as successful? Why or why not?

L O L  I really laughed at this question because I immediately thought about my last relationship, and it wasn't successful because we obviously aren't together. Then I thought on it... what kind of relationships are we talking about? Friendships? Relationships? Those dreaded situationships? Well, I've had failed friendships and relationships. I have had rough… Continue reading Q7: Do I see my relationships as successful? Why or why not?

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Q6: Who inspires me? What qualities do these people have?

I really had to think about this for a moment. After some though, I came to realize that there are a number of people who inspire me from my mom, my grandma, my dad, my papa to my best friend. It's clearly a reoccurring thing that my family has a great influence on my life.  The… Continue reading Q6: Who inspires me? What qualities do these people have?

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Q5: What are qualities of a good listener? Do I have these qualities?

Qualities of a good listener... to me it all depends on what someone needs from a listener in that particular moment. However, I do think there are some general qualities that all good listeners have. A good listener pays attention to the person who is speaking,  maintains eye contact, shows interest by adding in gestures… Continue reading Q5: What are qualities of a good listener? Do I have these qualities?

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Q4: What am I grateful for? Do I express my thankfulness?

I am grateful for my life, my friends, and for my relationship with God. I honestly don't know where I would be if I didn't have God, my family (especially my parents), and my friends (especially my bestfriend) in my life. And after the year I have had, I try to express my thankfulness more… Continue reading Q4: What am I grateful for? Do I express my thankfulness?

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Q3: Am I more positive or negative in my speech?

For some reason, when I read this question, I instantly thought about my thoughts as well. So, I had to revise the question a tiny bit... Am I more positive or negative in my speech and in my thoughts?  When it comes to my thoughts, they tend to be more negative. When it comes to my… Continue reading Q3: Am I more positive or negative in my speech?

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Q2: What would I like to change about myself?

Nothing. I honestly wish that was the case because it is honestly too bad that the list of things I like about myself is shorter than the list of things I would like to change about myself. Maybe I am just not aware of everything I do like about myself... Maybe I am just too… Continue reading Q2: What would I like to change about myself?