1000 Questions to yourself

Some time ago I received a cute small booklet with the magazine FLOW. This booklet is called: 1000 Questions to yourself. I’ve loved it ever since I got it and been answering questions myselfs, but also used it to get to know my friends better :) During evenings with a nice glass of wine, we let eachother say a number under 1000 and answer the corresponding question. There are easygoing questions, but also some questions on a more deeper level. Today, I will pick 10 random questions from this booklet and answer them for you (no I didn’t cheat in picking them!;))! So hopefully, you’ll be able to answer the question ‘Who the fuck is Elles?’ better after reading this post! ;)

368. What do you want people to say on your funeral?

DAMNNN Why couldn’t I start with an happy easy question?? Well first of all, I would hope that my funeral is still extremely far away! And then in that far future, I hope that my future children, husband and friends would say they were happy to have had me in my life and that they will miss me a lot! That they thought I was a happy and loving person, who was always there for them when they needed me. Andddd I kinda hope that I would become a rolemodel for my children like my parents are to me now: wise and always giving the best example!:) But, let’s move on to the next question fast now!

855. Are you holding on to something that you should’ve let go a long time ago?

Well, I don’t think so actually! People come and go in life and I’ve learned to accept that :)

909. What would a painting of your life look life?

I would say a painting with soft and happy colours, and a peaceful and flowy vibe to it! With maybe some influences of nature (flowers & sun) and music. I’m quite a positive person and ofcourse I also have struggles which can be portrayed in the painting as well, but they shouldnt be the focal point of attention ;)

150. Do you often have conversations in your head?

Haha that sounds kinda weird, but yes ofcourse I sometimes do. Mostly when I feel like I have to discuss something hard with someone, a conversation that I would prefer not to have. Then I think it’s good to practice a bit what you want to say. Also for job interviews this is something I do a lot, cause I’m not very good at improvising when I hard question gets fired at me. I try to think of answers to different questions beforehand as well :) Annnnd there are conversations in my head when I play back a conversation that I’ve already had and then afterwards think: ahh I should’ve said this and that!

401. What’s your favourite comfort food?

Hmmm that’s a tough one! I’m not much of a sweet tooth. As many people know: I don’t like chocolate (even though I’ve been liking it a bit better recently) and the typical ‘Ben & Jerry’s eating’ I don’t do either. I think in general I just eat more when I’m sad than when I’m not, no special food in particular. Maybe patatje joppie chips if I have to choose ;)

22. What’s your favourite part of the day?

Definitely early evening. I love to watch sunsets and I’m more productive later on the day :) But sunny afternoons are naturally great as well.

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627. What meal would you like to eat every day?

Hmm another food question, it’s making me hungry haha. Well, to be realistic I would say bread haha cause I am eating that every day and I feel like I can’t function properly if I don’t have eaten any haha. But as that’s a boring answer, other foods i love are: Pita Gyros (Greek dish which I looooove), Lasagne and Kletskoppen (type of cookie)

841. Did you ever swim at night?

Yessss but never in the sea or in a lake, I find that too scary if it’s all black and you don’t know whats in there haha. I think the other times were just in a swimming pool on a holiday. With swimmingpool lights shining in the dark water, I had goggles on and it looked really creepy underwater haha. Did you have that irrational fear of sharks in swimmingpools as well? I did and it was super scary in the dark haha!

599. When was the last time I had butterflies in my stomach?

Haha that’s a pretty personal question! I will answer it vaguely haha I haven’t had the feeling of being in love for quite a long time. But some excitement butterflies where definitely there when I kissed a nice guy recently. And later thinking back of a moment like that can give me that tingly feeling again as well :) Dating is fun haha!

772. Do you consider yourself a good role model?

That’s a coincidence! In the first question I said I’d like to become one for my future children and the last question ends with I feel I am that already. I think in some ways I am and some ways I am not. In general I have had an easy and stable life, everything at school went well, I always tried to keep a positive eye on things and I luckily didn’t face much struggles. Also, I think I can read situations well and reflect on them logically and give good advice. So in that perspective I feel like I can be a good rolemodel to others. On the other side, I have a lot of learning to do still, mostly related to figuring out what I want in life and what are skills and traits that I can truly be proud of. These things mostly relate to selfconfidence; I wouldn’t say I’m super insecure, but sometimes I can be a bit hard on myself. I relativize things I’ve accomplished or personal traits and think that they’re not too special and just normal. So in that way, I’m not a rolemodel at all, cause I think a rolemodel should be more confident about themselves, knowing what they want and can do and inspire others. But I’m trying to get there! :)

Sooooo that were some questions, did you like them? Sometimes it felt a bit like a thing we would do in highschool: answering lists of silly questions of friends on their social network wall (Hyves in the Netherlands!). But still I like using this little book, it makes you think about things you normally don’t think about. Let me know if you have any other number you’d want me to answer! ;)

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