10 Revealing Questions In 100 Days Of Self Exploration

In addition to my grateful journal and this blog, writing has been keeping me busy lately. In my quest to becoming better, it is crucial that I know myself intimately then build on that.

It has been a very interesting 100 days. Here are 10 of them I enjoyed the most.

Day 1 (May 1). Who are you?

I do not know where to begin.

I am 36 years old, female, single, living in the Philippines with my 7 year old daughter Sophia.

I am going through a rough time right now, and I am learning a lot. For the last year, I have been obsessed with self development. This question is something I have been trying to answer for the past few months. I believe getting to know myself is the first step. I want to work on my weaknesses and build on my strengths.

My weaknesses – a list of my weaknesses.

Now what are my strengths…

I am very creative when it comes to making money. And given my plans to move or at least explore the world with my daughter (and hopefully a hot older man with a big heart!) I could use this skill. I am kind, and I believe, or at least I hope, that it will go a long way into building rewarding relationships with people who are important to me. I would remember to always choose to be kind.

I am very loving (and sweet if I put my mind into it). I miss being in a committed relationship with a man who accepts me for who I am and pushes me to be the best version of myself. I would support him with his dreams and always be loving and kind. Whenever we have disagreements, I promise I will be patient and understanding and will not sleep fighting. Literally, make love not war.

I am easy going. I try to avoid conflicts if I could. Because, why not? I would rather laugh and be loving than cry and be angry. I am so very easy to please. I want time and attention, not gifts and jewels.

I have the ability to laugh at myself. And make jokes when I am mad and sad. This trait is something that I treasure so much.

I am not there yet, but I want to be someone who brings sunshine wherever I go. To be a source of positive energy, and touch as many lives as I can and make a difference.

Day 5 (May 5). What are the 3 biggest things you’ve learned in life to date?

  1. Trust my heart. Sometimes it’s ok not to think. Sometimes I need to feel more than think.
  2. Choose kindness. And love. Always.
  3. Life will not always go according to plan. Make sure I have an (and is at peace with) Option B.

Day 6 (May 6). What advice would you give to yourself 3 years ago?

  1. Enjoy your life, Sarah. You’re gonna have a good 2 years before a heartbreak, make sure you get the most out of your experience.
  2. Be strong, Sarah. You’ve yet to go through the worst time of your life. It’ll be tough, but you’ll survive.
  3. Take one day at a time, Sarah. Whether going through a great time, or not so great, you’ll learn that these moments pass, too. So when it’s good, savor it. When it’s not, I promise it will get better.

Day 8 (May 8). What are you worried about? Will it matter 3 years from now?

I am worried about my and my daughter’s future. I am almost convinced I want to leave the Philippines. Unfortunately, it will matter in 3 years. That is my target date to migrate to a better country. Right now, I’m eyeing Australia. But if a certain good friend helps me establish a new life in New Zealand, then I’d consider that, too. It is scary, but at the same time, I will test my limits again and stretch myself and that is exciting, too!

Day 16 (May 16). What is something you regret doing? Is it affecting you to this day?

I so regret not boarding a plane to Singapore before the lockdown last year. I try not to let it bother me, but sometimes I still could not help but wonder what could have been if I did. More on this here Happy 56th birthday, Singapore!

Day 26 (May 26). How can you make your life more meaningful starting today?

  1. Live a more mindful life.
  2. Appreciate the small things.
  3. Cultivate important relationships.
  4. Learn something everyday.
  5. Spread positivity.
  6. Feel my emotions.
  7. Love unconditionally.
  8. Be kind to everyone.
  9. Find my purpose.
  10. Just live.

Day 44 (June 14). What would you want to say to yourself 3 years in the future?

Fuck it bitch, you fucking made it! (Please excuse the crass language)

Day 61 (July 1). Write 10 things you would like to say yes to:

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Health
  5. Wealth
  6. Friends
  7. Kindness
  8. Laughter
  9. Time
  10. Sex

Day 64 (July 4). Write one thing you wish others knew about you:

Sometimes I smile and laugh even if I feel like crying.

Day 100 (August 19). What are you going to do differently after completing this challenge?

I will always try to be mindful and continue to discover the (hopefully wonderful) person that I was, am and becoming. But more than that, I will be more intentional in striving to be a better person.

It has been fun getting to know myself a little better using this book. Day 99 is “Again… who are you?” and I am like “again… what?” Some of the questions are relatively easy, but some requires more than a few minutes. I am glad I did this.

More on getting to know myself here: Would You Rather Reflect Or Be Unconscious

Would you like to try, too?

#ToABetterSarah #FindingSarah

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