Friday Five

It’s a hard one this week. 🙂

1. What do you most want to be remembered for?

Being the life of the party.

2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life?

a. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars — you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding exactly as it should.” — from Desiderata.

b. “Life is too short for you to be the caretaker of the wrong details.” — Alexandra Stoddard.

3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?

Gaining editorship of the Veggie Patch Gazette — the surprise wasn’t that I was qualified for the job, but rather, that my superiors agreed with me that I rock. 🙂

4. What about the past 10 years?

I’m proud of surviving. Seriously, I’ve grown up so much during the past decade — I’m starting to really piece together the puzzle pieces I picked up along the way (i.e., I learned some lessons and tucked them away for future use) and realize that, in fact, my life is unfolding exactly as it was meant to.

5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide them through life, what would you say?

a. “There are so many selves in everybody, and to explore and exploit just one is wrong, dead wrong, for the creative process.” — James Dickey.

b. If you’re going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all. Giving a half-assed effort or compliment is worse than withholding the effort or praise.

c. Don’t bother with the 9-to-5 world. Find a need and fill the gap — there are people out there who would pay to have the ideas in your head and the skills you possess.

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