It is almost mid-February and therefore time again for the next set of five questions that Nic asks on her blog luziapimpinella every month:
1. Are you wide awake as soon as you wake up in the morning?
That depends. I have realized that this changes depending on the time I set my alarm for. I am way more awake when I wake up between 5.30 and 6.30 a.m. than at any time afterwards. This requires of course that I have gotten enough sleep. This school year I am doing pretty well. I usually go to bed around 10 p.m. and then read a little or listen to an audio drama. Recently, I have felt so awake that I even forgo my first cup of coffee at home. On other days I am so tired though that I don’t want to get up at all. But for those rare cases I’ve got a lovely cat, who decides that my alarm also means his breakfast. If I don’t get up within ten minutes, Canavar will give it everything to force me.
2. Would you like to be able to foresee the future?
I am not interesting in knowing everything, like what my life will look like in thirty years or what kind of technical devices we’ll use by then. Sometimes I’d just like to know my nearer future, e.g. where will I live in half a year, who will I have coffee with then … I strongly believe that there is some kind of destiny which nobody can change. So if I knew too much of the future, I might also find it depressing.
3. Do you like being alone?
I even need to be alone every now and then to calm down and relax. As a teacher I spend most of my day dealing with and talking to many different people, so I want to unwind after work. Of course I enjoy company and doing things with my friends, but at the end of the day I really need an hour just for me so that I can collect my thoughts. Actually, I guess I am never really alone … the cat is always there :-). It can be hard to be alone when I go on vacation with friends – although my best friends know me. But otherwise I have to explain why I just want to be without any company for a short while.
4. Do you dare to be first on the dance floor?
I don’t have a problem being the first there. Dancing is fun and as long as nobody’s judging, I am all down for it. I might not be always greatly coordinated, but I make that up with my enthusiasm. I still remember the last graduation dance at school (last June) when I danced so much on my beautiful high heels that my feet hurt for several days.
5. What has been the most spontaneous move in your life so far?
Now that I think about it, I realize I have made many spontaneous decisions. Some of them were short trips from Istanbul. Several times I would decide on Friday evening at around 9 p.m. to fly somewhere the next morning. This is how I got to see Mersin, Adana and Sis for instance. Other decisions were more dramatic, like when I moved out of the apartment that I shared with my ex-boyfriend in the middle of the night. For good reasons.
In general I think I am good at making fast decisions – when I have to – otherwise I find it really hard to make up my mind.