Continuing my mission to complete a ton-o-tags a bunch-o-bloggers tagged me in (I’m super flattered. Thanks!!), here’s my answer to the Perfectly Imperfect tag! Thank you to Luna over at GamersUnitedGG for nominating me. If you haven’t checked out Luna’s blog, you totally should!! She hosts some really cool writing events (the latest was a huge contest to design your own video game… prizes and everything… wow!), and she also writes great opinion pieces on a variety of interesting topics (check out the first post in her new series on the evolution of black characters in gaming).
- Copy/paste the image of the tag in your post. (What’s an image? *whistles innocently*)
- Make sure to share a little blurb about the creator of the tag. (Copy-paste from Luna’s post, and I quote: “According to Mahddyboy’s blog, the creator of the tag post was a blogger named Asqa. Asqa writes posts about poetry, quotes and DIY’s. Definitely give their blog a look!” )
- Give a shout out to the person who nominated you. (Done! Luna rocks!)
- Talk about what your strengths are, and what you love about yourself. These can range from anything positive about you, or your future aspirations and goals. (This will be hard… see below)
- Who/what are you inspired by, and how do you want to make a difference? (See below)
- What’s your advice to those that struggle to love themselves, and to those that doubt themselves? (Will try to answer below, but I’m really not qualified)
- Lastly nominate as many bloggers as you would like (ranging from 1 to whichever amount you choose) and let them know that you nominated them. (I love everyone who is reading this so if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged! Let me know and I’ll add a link to your post.)
My strengths, aspirations, and what I love about myself… HA!
Nothing. I’m useless…
Seriously, I hate talking about my strengths and usually fumble with this question on job interviews. I blame being bullied a lot while growing up and other life things. It took me a very long time before I stopped hating the woman gawking back at me in the mirror, let me tell you. BUT, I’m mostly cool with her now so I can think of some nice things to say about her, er, me!
- Loyalty: There is nothing I won’t do to help the rare people in the world I consider true friends. I will gladly stick by them until the bitter end of it all.
- Thinking outside the box: I’m skeptical about this one, but people often compliment me on some of the ideas my brain stumbles upon. I’ve had more than one boss/supervisor tell me “Wow! I would have never thought of that.” which always makes me smile.
- Sarcasm: People can always count on me for a sarcastic outlook on life. Sometimes this is more of a weakness, but it makes me feel happier at least…
In terms of aspirations, I really want to finish a novel thingy I’m working on. I’ve recently tricked a really good friend I trust into taking a peek at the raw mess of words I’ve created so far. It was scary as hell to let another pair of eyes look at my work (for the first time ever), but the feedback I got was invaluable. I hope I can turn it into something readers will enjoy someday!
- Meet Ali Hillis and show her my tattoo. For those who don’t know, she’s the voice of Lightning Farron from Final Fantasy XIII, Liara T’soni from Mass Effect, Lady Palutena from Kid Icarus Uprising, and Scout Harding from Dragon Age Inquisition)
- Finish Dragon Age Inquisition sometime this year, or before the end of time.
Who sparks inspiration for me?
Um, Lightning Freaking Farron from Final Fantasy XIII.
For a real life shero, I look up to Milla Jovovich the actress/model. Yes, I like the Resident Evil movies (haven’t seen the latest yet) and the Fifth Element was pretty cool! I actually saw Resident Evil Apocalypse before I played any of the games, and that made me brave enough to get into the video game series. Yep, the movies are mostly mindless violence with a very thin plot, but sometimes that’s just fun to watch! Stop judging me…
Anyway, during my miserable high school days, I was inspired by a behind the scenes segment I watched on my Special Edition DVD copy of Resident Evil Apocalypse. Milla described all the intense physical training she had to do in order to turn Alice into the badass bioweapon she becomes in Apocalypse. That’s dedication! Ever since I saw that, I’ve always wanted to be as strong and as beautiful as Milla. She played a big part in inspiring me to join the Canadian Army Reserves for 5 years, back in the day. Milla also does charity work and just seems to be an all-around awesome human being.
And, how do I want to make a difference? Well, there are A LOT of problems in this world. So many of them are beyond my power to fix (I’m not a world famous actress/model… yet). What I can do is treat everyone I meet with respect and help out whoever I can. Even the smallest act of kindest can brighten the day of someone who is struggling alone in the world’s overwhelming darkness.
My advice, kiddos.
Disclaimer: The following spiel will be a case of do as I say, not as I do.
No matter what happens to you in this life, the only person you will always have is you. Others will come, and others will go, but that voice inside your head will never leave you. If you don’t like you, you’re going to be in for a miserable existence. Stop trying to change you, and stop wishing you were someone else. You are an amazing person, and don’t let anything make you feel otherwise. You have to learn to love yourself before you can accept that others can love you.
The glorious battle of life is hard enough already… why make it harder by waging a war against yourself?
⚡Thanks for reading!⚡