If you have siblings, how is your relationship with them? Has it changed now that you’re adults?
- I have two younger brothers. My youngest brother (10) and myself are very close and love spending time together, he’s my best friend and brother all in one. Our personalities differ but at the same time we have some quirks that are similar, like both being awkward individuals and he enjoys schools as much as I did growing up and does very well in school much like myself. He loves playing video games much like myself and we connect very well, I feel as though he can tell me anything and vice versa.
- My younger brother (24) grown up together and we used to be close growing up but then after a while, we grew apart and would fight more than anything and didn’t get along whatsoever. It sucked because he was the one I’d play with all day outside with our friends and he would defend me as a kid when I was being rendered consequences and I never thought it would end up we would fight and not like one another for so long — but now we get along and it works well, because this is something I want; especially since we are both at different stages in our lives with different plans and priorities but when we see each other it is nice and usually very positive and quaint. I wish we would talk more and maybe spend more time together as siblings but it will happen in small steps, just going to take both of us communicating and putting this thought first.
Were there secrets in your family? How did that affect you?
- I believe my family had secrets but for the most part none of which affected me, at least I didn’t feel as though. The secrets that my family has I either grown to ask about when I became an adult or things I would overhear as a child between two adults. There may be secrets I have no idea about, but there is a saying “What you don’t know, can’t hurt you” so it can’t affect me if I don’t know about it.
This is such a weird question, but I suppose there are families where they keep secrets from the outside world or perhaps from their kids, etc. I have heard of secrets from others that they had to keep because to tell it would ruin the parents marriage or cause chaos. Thankfully, I don’t think my family has that sort of secret but again, I may not know everything.
What was your favorite family vacation?
- There is one vacation I remember vaguely. The trip to Maumee Bay and staying in cabins. My family doesn’t take very many vacations, so when it comes to traveling and visiting new places, most of the time, it was on my own.
What is your saddest memory?
- My saddest memory would have to be when my grandfather passed away a week before Christmas I believe it was. Our family had just moved to a new state and it wasn’t too long ago I was visiting him at the hospital, he was talking but I knew he was in pain and that his condition was serious. I never figured his time after that would be cut so short, I loved him and I think the fact I couldn’t make it to his funeral sucked, and the fact I never got to say goodbye sucked, and I was younger, in my preteens, so of course it was just difficult all around.
What was your saddest memory?
What time in your life do you always want to remember?
- I’d say all the good times. Specifically times I had with loved ones whom past away, the times I have had with old and new friends alike, the times I have spent with my siblings and mom. I’d like to remember the times I have triumphed and the times that I struggled but made it through, I want to remember all the positive that has entered my life and helped shaped me into a better person. There isn’t just one time I would like to remember, because I have had many good times in my life that I will cherish.
Is there a specific time in your life that you want to always remember or are you like me and have more than one?
What mistakes have you learned from in the past?
- How to make better financial decisions with credit card use
- how important your credit score is when it comes to everyday life
- Not to allow family members to take advantage of you financially
- Being happy with myself truly before involving myself in a long term relationship with someone else
- Stand up for myself
- Take risk instead of passing up opportunity due to fear
- Make more of an effort to keep in touch with loved ones and friends
- Don’t do too much all at once — know your limits
- Don’t change who you are in order for people to like you
- Don’t be afraid to be honest about your feelings
- Date someone who brings value to your life, instead of basing things off looks alone
- There is nothing wrong with being single, no need to rush into a relationship
- put yourself FIRST
- Live below my means
- listen to what someone has to say before deciding to react and then regretting it later
- Walk away from relationships that hinder, scare, control or makes you feel less than your best
- choose friends wisely and be cautious of whom you allow in your circle
- Pray more often because you need help from a higher power more than you know
What are some lessons you have learned from mistakes you have made?