I am not afraid

Posted on March 23, 2011

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11: What is your favorite quote? How does it relate to your life?

“I am not afraid.  I was born to do this” – St. Joan of Arc

I’ve always known I was born to do big things (and by big things I mean not be a drone and produce, create things, change, live life to the absolute fullest). In college, when i began the journey of enlightenment and self discovery/realization I was lucky enough to have a mentor/role model.  This was the first feminist activist queer progressive role model I ever had, and still is one of the most amazing women I’ve met.  When she moved and was cleaning out her office she gave me a sticker with that quote.  I don’t even know if she knew how well it fit my journey (physically and spiritually).  That quote has gotten me through some very rough times, times when I doubted myself or my capabilities, when I didn’t know if I would succeed or if what I was working on was worth it.  It was scary doing things like staging a protest, having to face people who blatantly oppose you, it’s scary and intimidating to do things against the norm… especially at first.  Especially as a woman (albeit my race and socioeconomic status worked to my advantage)… women are not taught to be bold or aggressive or believe in themselves or even, really, to think beyond how they look/how to get a mate/to have a family.  So while fighting the patriarchal bullshit, i felt empowered by this quote.  On a spiritual level it speaks to me as well, though.. this is the life path i am supposed to be on, so I have no need to fear.

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30 Day Personal Challenge

1: Name two of the most significant people in your life and explain why.

2: What is your stance on religion? Would you affiliate yourself with any?

3: What band / musician is most important to you?  Explain why.

4: If you could chose a time period to be born at , which one would it be and why?

5: At what age were you the happiest?

6: Name five things from your wishlist.

7: Do you read? If so, what are your three favorite books and why?

8: If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why?

9: How old do you think you act? Explain.

10: If you could only live off of one food and one beverage for the rest of your days, what would they be?

11: What is your favorite quote? How does it relate to your life?

12: What item of clothing do you wear the most?

13: What can you not live without?

14: Name things that you do every day.

15: Who is someone you admire. Why?

16: If the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do with your remaining time on earth?

17: What do you want to be when you get older? Why did you choose it?

18: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? What would you say to them or ask them?

19: What is your favorite film? Why is it so important to you?

20: Would you consider yourself an optimist or a realist? Why?

21: Do you want children? Why or why not?

22: What subject did / do you exceed in / at school?

23: Are you a fan of art? If so, who is your favorite artist? What artistic movement do you prefer?

24: How attractive do you consider yourself?

25: Would you rather date someone plain with an amazing personality or someone beautiful with a plain personality?

26: Choose two: mentally stable, intelligent, attractive. Explain why you chose those two.

27: Which do you prefer: films or television? Why?

28: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Why or why not?

29: Do you wish for anything at 11:11? If so, what do you wish for? Has anything ever come true?

30: What do you imagine your life like at age fifty?

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