100 Questions: 11-20

11. What did your father teach you?

What it’s like for a relationship to break beyond repair.

12. What did your mother teach you?

To not build my life from what everyone expects of me, from what I think I am ‘supposed’ to do or who I am ‘supposed’ to be. To not base my self-esteem on how well I fit the given mould. To say No. There was a point when I reminded myself of my mother in a relationship, and that’s when I knew I had to change. 

13. What’s the best gift you’ve ever given?


14. Best gift you ever received?


15. How many times a day do you look in the mirror?


16. What do you bring most to a friendship?


17. If 100 people in your age group were selected randomly, how many do you think they’d find leading a happier life than you?

50%? There are a lot of people carrying around a lot of invisible pain.

18. What is or was your best subject in school?


19. What activity do you do that makes you feel most like yourself?


20. What makes you feel supported?

A simple attitude of kindness would do… For ‘advanced level support’ – someone taking time to be with me, and to listen carefully, allowing me to voice unfinished thoughts without judging me for them, without jumping in to fix them, trusting that I’ll get somewhere helpful in the end, helping me to feel safe in that process so I can think my way into places I couldn’t (allow myself to) arrive at before. 


(The questions are taken from this source.)

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