This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this!
Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold? Always cold. I love winter and snow. ❄️? Although it’s kind of strange, because even though I have a cold intolerance (I’m freezing most of the time) because of my POTS, so you’d think I’d hate the cold, I feel quite sick when it’s hot outside. At least, I can gauge that much after having had a few days already this year the 80s and I felt really sick. I’m dreading summer for that reason.
Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? I had to have my hair long when I was growing up because I was a dancer; we needed enough hair to make a bun. Also, as being a member of my high school’s elite show choir, we were under contract that we had to ask permission to cut our hair more than 1/4″. Our director loved long hair on her girls. I rebelled the day after my very last day of high school and cut my hair to my chin. Since then, I’ve mostly worn my hair between my chin and shoulders. But I’ve recently decided to grow it out a bit to see what happens now that I’m in my 30s.
What is your favorite month of the year? December! I love Christmas and cold and snow and Christmas trees and holiday decorations and Christmas music and a warm fireplace and, and, and…how many days until Christmas?! (238 days according to Siri. Ugg!)
What is the easiest way for you to learn something new? By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom? I have a photographic memory, which I realized in 7th grade when I started color coding my notes and assignments in school, a process which continued all the way through my six years of college. By color coding, I can then visualize the page in my mind (usually with my eyes closed), down to what color something is written in and where the information is located on the page. I would often study by writing out my notes over and over again until I could do it from memory (picture on the right below); then I knew I was ready for an exam. (If my college professors ever looked at me during an exam, they’d see me spending a lot of time with my eyes closed!)
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last week I found out I am eligible for long term disability at work. (While my position was posted in February, I am technically still employed until the new girl actually starts the job, which might be August?) Granted, this is something I should have been informed of last November when my short term disability ran out. But anyway, I am grateful that they are still trying to help me, despite many stressful miscommunications along the way. ? I am also grateful to have reconnected with some old friends who I haven’t had a chance to talk to in quite some time. ?
I’m really not looking forward to anything this week. Just existing. Hopefully I’ll get some reading and writing done. Who knows?