Fandango’s Provocative Question #71

FPQ

Find the question here: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/27/fandangos-provocative-question-71/

How old are you* and how old do you feel — older or younger than your actual chronological age? Do you generally act your age? And what does “acting your age” mean to you?

I am 49 but feel like I just graduated from high school. I don’t feel old enough to have to make many of the decisions I have had to make in life. On the contrary, I am happy being home doing crafty stuff or reading. I can I am also a “repurposer” so I hate throwing things away that I might be able to use again some day.

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Fandango’s Provocative Question #92

Fandango wants to know: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/21/fandangos-provocative-question-92/
Do you blog anonymously? Why or why not?

I had thought about this not only when starting my blog but also throughout this whole time of being an active blogger. I do not blog anonymously. I guess I don’t because when I started this whole blogging experience it was around losing my husband and my son. I didn’t really know what blogging was beyond “telling your story”. As time went on, I started enjoying all of the challenges and different forms of writing. I think what I write would not insult anyone, so why change now.

On the subject of anonymity, I don’t always tell readers where in the US I live. I guess if someone reads enough of my posts they probably know. Unfortunately, with Google and whoever knows what else, anyone could drive up to my door and I would never know how they found me.

I respect whatever anyone chooses but I do have to admit, I am more curious than a cat and it kills me a little (just joking, but sort of) to not know who people really are.

Fandango’s provocative Question

If you could choose anyone, past or present, and walk that proverbial mile in his or her shoes, who would you choose, and why would you choose that person? https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/20/fandangos-provocative-question-70/

This is going to sound so cliche but Mother Teresa.

I love the work that she did but mostly I love that everywhere she went everyone knew she was there to do good. No matter where she went she gave a good feeling. On top of that she traveled to so many places!

If I could go back and rewalk in my own shoes (please don’t take into consideration my children or late husband) I would have joined something like the Peace Corps and traveled to help people. There are supposedly missions that anyone can still participate in but how do you do it now? I don’t worry so much about my daughter because she would travel to see me wherever I went, but I couldn’t leave my dad or Laurette. Laurette too would travel with me; her own grandmother traveled well into her 90’s. My dad hates flying and now with the dementia if he is away from home and not somewhere familiar (like Publix or Walgreens) he starts to panic.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #66

Do you believe in giving people second chances? If so, why? If not, why not? https://fivedotoh.com/

I think everyone deserves a second chance but that doesn’t mean they have to take it! People screw up in life and sometimes just do dumb things. If they feel badly about what they did, they will show remorse. If they don’t care one way or another, then why should I? It is almost like saying thank you. Thank you for what? Forcing youngsters to say thank you means nothing unless they know what they are thankful for. Sometimes you’ll get a little one that says they are not thankful! Haha, so cute!

Anyhow, I don’t believe that coercion or other means of forcing someone are giving a second chance. I think if that is the case then we need to reexamine our needs. Maybe it is us that wants the second chance. Maybe we want better for someone else. Well, you can’t want it more than they do!

Overall, if they want it, I’d give a second chance, but I’m not begging anyone to let me give them a second chance.