If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? This question is actually the last one I came back to fill out. I know as a person, America as a country, and society all over the world have made mistakes that we would all want to change, but honestly, I can't think of one thing that I can change without wondering what the effect that change would have on present day or the future. We all learn from these mistakes, learning experiences make us who we are.
What makes a person respectable? Patience is a big part of being respectable. You can't expect to respect someone if you don't even have the patience to deal with the good AND the bad. Honesty to me is a HUGE factor. How can I respect someone who won't respect me enough to be honest...I understand when a friend wants to be helpful and chooses to hold onto some information at the risk of causing more pain. Which can also be seen in my opinion as a sign of true friendship. I guess it's a grey area. Anyone who is open for more knowledge and is never afraid of learning new things is someone I not only respect but look up to.
What do you look for in a friend? I need someone who can appreciate me if my good times, and won't push me down and abandon me when I have my bad moments. I haven't had much luck finding the right friends, but I've always been someone who sticks to things, and is loyal. So many "friends" claim they will always stick by you, but if you can't share the tears as well as the laughter I would rather do without. Nothing hurts more than thinking someone is there for you and when you need them most they push you away. I'm not stupid, I know nobody is perfect, I definitely am not...which is why if someone is willing to be true to me even with all my imperfections, to me..that is someone I want to call a friend.
What are your hobbies? I love graphic design. I'm not as good at it as some but I love it. I love art, it's an amazing way to express yourself. I am a total girl when it comes to talking on the phone, I'm always looking for a laugh and what better way than to share it with friends? I love baseball, I don't play but I love to go to the games with my father and support the home team.
Have or would you give time and money to a charity? I have never gotten the opportunity to donate money, but I have done charity work...and given the chance I know I would. I try to donate blood ever 2 months and I'm always in my school community center looking for ways to help out.
What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish? I want to have a family. I want to meet someone who will understand me and share their life with me. I don't have the best home life, but I want nothing more than to show some of my family members that I can do it. I always saw myself as a determined and ambitious person, but the fear of not finding someone to share the success is enough to make me strive even harder to achieve it.
Who is your role model? As much as she gets on my LAST nerve, I can't help but acknowledge the fact that my mother is a strong, successful woman who has pulled herself up through her toughest times. She survived an abusive relationship, and severe economical and financial issues and as a single mother always but her children first. I may not agree with how she does things when it comes to my sister and I....but she has taught me SO much, I know I can share that strength and wisdom with my kids one day. Knowing it's OK to make mistakes, and show the world what a strong and great person a woman can be. She truly is an inspiration, always pushing forward and never looking back, standing up for those she feels have been done wrong and never letting anyone tell her she doesn't matter. She's strong and I want to be that strong, not nearly as annoying (kidding mother! <3) but everyday I gain more of those traits, and deep down...I'm proud.
What trait most annoys you about other people? Ignorance and backstabbing. I'm disgusted at the sight of someone lacking the courage to tell me to my face what they would rather say behind my back. The ignorance of some who can't see the transperant people standing right in front of them. I pride myself in having the courage to tell people how I feel, and as much as I may not always be quick with the first impressions, I'd never play the coward and be transperant about any of it.
What do you want to do for a living? OI. I'm still not sure. I say to myself I want to be a Graphic Designer, I love working with computers and expressing myself....but I thought of getting into some law studies makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I love the idea of investigation and just being able to speak up for what I believe is right. Ever since I was a child I had always said I wanted to be a lawyer. Defend those I believe need defense and accuse the culprit. However as I started taking Computer Art and got more and more into it I am not so sure anymore. I'm still a Junior in High School, I like to think until next year I still have my options open. =D
If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do? Anything and Everything. Friends, the ones you can truly call friends, are worth more than anything. Especially for me who doesn't make so many friends easily....so if I see someone who is like family to me, you best believe I'll do whatever comes to mind. Weather it be jumping in front of a bullet or anything else that pops in my head I'll be there doing it.
Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason? If I said no I'd be the biggest hypocrite. So many people have walked all over and used me, I can't say I wouldn't. Sometimes I wonder if karma really does exist, because I see so many horrible people, live such happy lives. I guess it would all depend on the crime. I won't go around cursing people left and right....but yes, I would. I believe people should get what they deserve too. Good or Bad.
What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
Outspoken - I'm not one to sit around and conform to what everyone else thinks. I think it's why I wanted to be a Lawyer, I want my voice to be heard and be taken seriously especially when it comes to serious issues. I hate to be shadowed and ignored. ESPECIALLY when I know people could benefit from my opinions. This gets me into a hell of trouble, but I think being outspoken and standing up for what I believe in makes me an honest person.
Understanding - So much has happen to this family that we can seriously relate to almost anything and everything. I like to think of myself as being easy to talk to because so many can relate to me. I don't judge my friends, I've said I'm not perfect, who am I to sit here and tell you you're in the wrong.
Passionate - When I want something, I won't give up till I get it. I pride myself in being dedicated and working hard for what I want. I'm not one to say "I give up", I give 100% to everything I do and never cut myself short.
Funny - I always seem to be the one to make everyone laugh around me. I love making fun of myself and just letting lose and having fun, takes a lot of trust for me to bust out but when I do I am always involved and always making jokes. However there is always a time and place, and I can be serious when things call.
Compassionate - To this day, I still care very much about the friends I had and lost. Weather we drifted apart or we had our fights. I am one person who has so much love to give...I try to find a way to relate to everyone and open up my heart for them.
What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
Too Trusting - I don't think before I let people in. I try to tell myself I am different, that they won't do me wrong and they do. I see myself always being, well ignorant (one of the most annoying traits I think people have) and letting people in who continually hurt me.
Insecurity - I never feel like I'm good enough, even when I actually am. I see myself in a world where everyone is prettier, smarter, much more talented and I always feel lost and left behind. I know I have my talents, but as obvious as they may be to some, I can't seem to see them in myself sometimes.
Over Analyzing - I seem to always analyze the most stupid and small things. For instance, if a friend says "I'll call you.." and never does...a million thoughts run through me, like "what if she is mad at me, or she called someone else"... it's annoying I know but dammit It's true! LOL
Jealousy - Yes, I turn into a very nice shade of green every now and then. I can't help it. It goes hand in hand with my insecurity and I hate it. I try not to be, but since I constantly over analyze things it adds to it even more and I turn neon. It's not a pleasant sight.
Impatience - when I want something, I want it now. Makes me come off as a brat but it's just in my family everyone is so fast and just ARG! I wish I had more patience but it isn't my virtue. It always leaves me getting into trouble or people being annoyed with me which makes me hate myself a bit.
Define in your own words the following key traits:
Courage: To me, if you're willing to go through with something you're dead scared of, it's courage...Fear plays a huge part in displays of courage, someone who can face it with pride and confidence.
Loyalty: Something everyone should be. Knowing you can be trusted and be respected for it. I think this trait is something few are capable of having. Now a days so many are willing to back stab and talk behind their "friends" backs, and I'm not down with that. Those who possess loyalty need to be held on to.
Intelligence: You don't have to have a 4.0 to be intelligent, or have had much schooling. There are two types of intelligence; book smarts and street smarts. My mother never had much schooling, yet I know she is intelligent and willing to learn anything. Having an open mind and a thirst for more.
Ambition: Willing to strive for what you want no matter how difficult the obstacle. I know at times ambition can be seem as someone who will do anything and walk over anyone to do it, but true ambition is when you do it the right way, working hard and never giving up.
What house do you think DOESN'T fit you? (This question is optional for those who feel they just DO NOT fit in a house. Please explain WHY.) I feel I have qualities that represent each house in some kind of way. I'm sure wherever I'm sorted will eventually work itself out.
Where did you find out about us? amyshaped & holdmesam @ Gryff <3