So I’m introducing a new segment to the blog titled Petite Chats. Every other Friday, I’ll take questions I’ve received on Tumblr and answer them here. I think it’s a great way for you all to get to know me a little better and maybe dig into my mind anonymously. If you’ve been with me since my Babycakes Briauna days, it was inspired by the Screenshot My Month features I started. I thought about doing this via podcast, but who wants to hear me ramble on. Since I’ll be answering these with a cup of tea in hand, you all should yourselves one too while you read along.
You Ask, I Answer
How do you usually respond to those “get to know you games” in class? Or when someone says “tell me about yourself”? – Anonymous
Hi little anon,
When it comes to “tell me about yourself” questions I typically respond with “where would you like me to start” or “is there anything, in particular, you would like to know?”. This takes some of the pressure off of me while giving me time to think of topics I’m willing to share with a stranger.
As for the “get to know you” games in class, I tend to follow the flow of other people’s responses. Typically I let the other person(s) do the talking first, so I can feel them out and decide if I like the flow of the current conversation or if I want to shift it. Also, if I don’t get good vibes, I already know some responses I won’t be sharing with this group.
Basically, I give people a sense of agency while tailoring the situation to my advantage. Find ways that allow you to be in control of the situation. Hope this is of some help to you.
What’s your worst flaw? – Anonymous
Being a recovering procrastinator would have to be my worst flaw. It stems from being a perfectionist, working well under pressure, and often getting my best results under that kind of environment, but I’m slowly how to rid myself of that trait. I cannot expect things to be perfect 100% of the time. Plus when I work ahead of schedule, it leaves room for second opinions and other resources.
What would you say your values are – or how would you answer the question, “Who are you?” I’m doing some soul searching and, since you’re one of the most secure people I know (based on what I’ve seen online), I wanted to ask you. – Anonymous
Hi there little anon,
I would say I’m someone on an endless journey with a thirst for knowledge, a desire of help others, and a goal to better myself. The majority of my values, ideals, and beliefs are rooting in Christianity, but I’m more spiritual and less religious. I believe we’re all children of God and should be loved, respected, and valued and that none of us were created to be hated for our religious beliefs, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. I live knowing no one on this earth has a heaven or hell to place me in.
Might I suggest you read various religious texts, philosophers, and other forms of literature. Try to incorporate meditating and journaling into your daily routine; they are practices that will reveal a lot about yourself never would’ve consciously sought.
I hope this was of some help to you. Feel free to drop by anytime. Take care of yourself.
That’s All She Wrote
So that’s all I’m going to tackle for today. Do let me know what you all think of this. If you have any burning questions shoot me an email or use the ask feature on Tumblr. I promise they won’t all be this deep. There’s still some inbox cleaning to do on Tumblr, so there will definitely big funny questions and witty responses.
Until Next Time,