Get to Know Me: Part 1 of 5

Anyone else feel like they’re shouting into a vast empty arena, where the one friend you’ve managed to coerce is sitting in a corner somewhere with flags sincerely cheering you on?

Yeah, me neither.

Reflection image of a closed barbershop in rural Japan
The Author, January 2017

Get to Know the LiberaTarts Author

I’m going to do the real narcissistic thing and assume people want to know things about me, so what better way to kick things off than have a quick quality questionnaire about… anything and everything, really.

I just Googled something along the lines of ‘get to know me challenge’ and clicked on the first thing that caught my eye. Not the first link on the page (thank you very much!) but it was right near the top so it’s not that much of a difference.

Are you guys ready? Here goes!
Are you named after anyone?

Funny story. I was not named anyone specifically, nor was I named after any real people my family knew in person. However, I was named after this really, really obscure video game character and I guess it has taken twenty-odd years for me to come to any sort of peace with that information.
When was the last time you cried?

I was watching a video clip of a Korean television show called Return of Superman on social media. The little toddlers were being cute and adorable and they were crying because that’s what young children do when something inconveniences them slightly. It was cuteness overload.
Do you have kids? If no, how many do you want?

No kids, no pets, no plants that can die on me.

no children traffic sign mock-up

Bold of you to assume I want children in the first place.
If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

I don’t know. Maybe? I sure do complain a lot.
Do you use sarcasm a lot?

Sarcasm? What’s that…?
What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Their clothes and how they carry themselves. I put a lot of thought into the way I look and the way I express myself depending on the situation, and it helps alleviate some of that anxiety of ‘am I fitting in?’ ‘do I look okay?’ into people-watching and taking in what they look like and how they behave as a means of calming myself down.
What is your eye colour?

Dark brown, like a fudge cake with layers upon layers of cake and icing.
Scary movie or happy endings?

Happy endings. All the way. Life is horrible enough already without me having to seek them out in movies.
Favourite smells?

Freshly mown grass. A forest after a long hike. My grandmother’s cooking.
What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

I think a better question to ask would be: where is home and how do I find it? That is essentially the very premise of this blog. I hope I find home along the way, but most of all I want to have a lot of fun finding it!


Over to you guys: Take some time and ask yourselves, when was the last time you cried? What is your favourite smell? Did I enjoy this post enough to subscribe to LiberaTarts?

Look out for Part 2 of 5, coming to a blog near you.