For my Birthday, my mum bought me a 5 Year Diary that I am totally obsessed with (my birthday haul is here).
I have had it for almost two months now and I thought I would share some of my favourite questions (and my answers) that have sprung up in that time.
“What’s the most valuable thing you own?”
I really liked this question, it made me think about everything I own and what means the most to me. I answered that my most materialistic possession that I value is my car. Not because of money but because I value the independence it gives me. The most sentimental thing that I own is my Fraser bear that I got from my Auntie in 2003. It means so much to me as she passed away in January 2004.
“How are you? Write a rhyming couplet”
The diary often asks you to write little things like this which I think is great. I had to do a haiku once which was hilarious! My rhyming couplet was about my friend Jas who cooked me dinner that night. As an English student I am appalled with this crappy rhyme but here goes…. “I feel like a lottery winner, Went round Jas’ and she made me dinner”. Ta-da
“What should remain as is?”
I thought this question was really interesting and I really struggled to think of something that I could write! In the end I answered my relationship with Adam (unless it was a change for the better!) I definitely thought this was thought-provoking (lots of thoughts!) and a question I have never really considered.
“What was the last risk you took?
This one really made me think but I have definitely taken a lot of academic risks of late – my Early Renaissance essay was 3000 words long on a 14 line poem… which is a pretty risky thing to do! I’m also currently taking the risk of doing a hard topic for my Public Health Ethics essay. My tutor thinks it’s a great idea if it’s successful but a crappy one if not so, fingers crossed! I have definitely learnt in my 2nd year to take more academic risks. If they don’t pay off, it’s okay & tutors generally value you taking the risk itself over the outcome.
I hope you liked this post – it was a little different to what I normally write about!