Get to Know Me: 15 Questions.

These questions were gathered from the internet, but please feel free to add to them in the comments, and I will happily answer them.

What is your biggest accomplishment?

Achieving a BA hons, an MSc, and now starting my PhD.

What is your biggest fear?

Losing loved ones.

What is your biggest regret?

Staying in a toxic and emotionally abusive relationship.

What inspires you?

Seeing others triumph over tribulation, hence why I love to watch Ted Talks. If you haven’t seen any of the videos then I highly recommend doing so.

What has required the most courage of you in your life so far?

Alongside losing my mum, it would be my struggle with mental illness, it is a daily battle. Being agoraphobic, I have to push through the panic and depersonalisation to leave the house, and even see my brother at times, things that many take for granted.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Definitely America, more so Tennesse. It has been a dream of mine since being a child.

If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be?

Speak up about the bullying and how you’ve been feeling – you do not deserve this.

If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

To improve mental health funding, training, and services available.

What has been the hardest thing for you to face or learn?

Losing my mum at the age of 10, and learning how to live without her.

What kind of books do you like to read?

I have quite a generic taste in books, but it would have to be a thriller – Stephen King is one of my favourite authors.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Definitely a night owl. I’ll happily nap all day, as my brain tends to function better at night.

What is something you are gifted at?

Writing, or so others have said. I am currently working on my memoir.

What is something you wish you were gifted at doing?

I wish I was musically gifted. A resolution of mine is to learn to play the guitar.

What is your favorite song?

Step by Step, by Whitney Houston. Listening to it has helped me through some of the darker periods in my life.

What is your favorite quote?

‘Keep calm now, for it will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever’.

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