How well do you know yourself?
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

An Interview with Myself

An article for introduction and self discovery.

61
An Interview with Myself
Woman Looking at Reflection --- Image by © Elisa Lazo de Valdez/Corbis

Do you ever feel like you know some of your friends better than you know yourself? As extroverts, we can sometimes find ourselves at a lack when asked to talk about ourselves deeply. I could tell you a million things about my best friend, but sometimes I don't even know my own favorite color. (It used to be purple, but I'm honestly not sure anymore.) So I think that it is time that we do some self reflecting.

To be completely honest with you, this interview is as much for you as it is for me. This is my first article with the odyssey, and going forward, I want you to know me a little better than if I had started this journey with an article on the 10 best types of beef jerky. (Although, you can tell a lot about someone by their preference in dehydrated snacks.) I also would like to encourage you to ask yourself the following questions. There is always room to know yourself better. And who knows? You might learn something.

Where are you at in your life, right now?

I just graduated from Texas Tech University in December with my Bachelors in Apparel Design and a minor in Business. My current goals are to stay motivated and survive young adulthood. I am currently engaged to my high school sweetheart and boyfriend of 8 years. (Yes, I said 8) We are planning our wedding for this coming April, and that is definitely taking up a huge chunk of my time and energy. My career and my job are currently two different occupations. For money, I substitute teach for local schools. It doesn't pay great, but it is laid back and flexible enough that I can focus on my true dream, being the lead designer for my own women's clothing label.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Giphy

I am creative, extroverted, passionate, open minded, kind, and flexible, but I also find it hard to stay motivated, get bored very easily, and can come across as flighty or disorganized. I find it easy to love people, but difficult to love myself. I am confident in my abilities, but insecure about my physical appearance. I am also incapable of saying "no".

What are a few topics that you are passionate about?

The obvious answer would be fashion and design. I love to watch the seasonal shows and anticipate new trends, and I spend most of my free time sketching. I am also a huge nerd, so I like to write about books, TV, and dungeons and dragons. As a feminist, I like to bring up issues with women's equality and the role of gender in our society. (Deep, I know) I also love talking about horses, art, cooking, music, entertaining, my cats, my wedding, basically whatever I'm up to at that moment.

Where is your favorite place to travel/live?

https://www.pexels.com/photo/london-night-lights-bridge-50632/

I spent 9 weeks last summer, living in London, and it was the most amazing experience of my life. I have been to over 15 different countries so far, and I'm not sure if it was because I actually got to live there, or because it was my first real job in the fashion industry (unpaid internship, but still.), but London is currently my favorite place on earth, followed shortly by Edinburgh, Scotland.

What are your short and long term goals?

In the short term, I want to get my label off the ground, and enter my collections into local and national fashion shows. I also just want to get married already. I got engaged in July of last year, and I thought a long engagement was a good idea, but I am getting antsy. In the long term, I want to be the successful CEO of my own company and clothing line that has become a household brand. I also want to start a family. You know, some real children to torture my furry children.

What is your biggest regret?

I once hurt someone I loved, and cared for. They forgave me, but I still regret the pain I caused them. I am still trying to do everything I can to deserve their forgiveness.

What is something you are proud of?

I am proud of my ability to create. Some people can come up with ideas, but don't have the skill or knowledge to make it a reality. Other people have the skill and knowledge, but lack creativity. I am proud of my ability to realize my dreams as tangible objects.

How well do you know yourself?

I like to think I know myself better than the rest of the world. I have secrets that I keep to myself, and desires I do not share with the world. But I do not know everything there is to know about me, nor will I anytime soon. I discover new things about myself every day, and that is something I look forward to when I wake up each morning.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

79866
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

159936
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments