Meet Misskikim!

We caught up with new member MissKikiM and asked a few fun questions. Get to know your new community member and don't forget to say Hello!

EP: Good afternoon and welcome. Wonderful to have you join us. Let's get started right away. If you had the chance where you could do anything you wanted, with money being no object, what would you do?

MissKikiM: Pleasure to be here. Glad you brought that up. I would travel the world with a companion. I'd take just what I need in a backpack, along with a camera and a notebook to document everything. We’d start in our home state, then work our way across the country, then off to see the rest of the world we would go. We’d stay in hotels, sleep on the beach, crash on couches, and rest in hostels. We’d pay as little for transportation as possible, and would hitch rides with kind strangers as much as we could. I’d sample food from all around the world, and make friends on every continent. It’d be a dream come true.

EP: Thanks for sharing that. What is the best advice you have ever received? Who gave it to you?

MissKikiM: I was just thinking about that the other day. A couple of years ago I was feeling really depressed because I wasn’t in school, and I felt like many of my friends were accomplishing more than me in life. I was feeling like I’d failed in life at age 20, and that I might as well just give up on ever doing anything. I talked to my mom about it, and she laughed at me. She told me that she was proud of me, and that I was a smart woman, so I needed to stop talking like I didn’t have any sense. She went on to say that I shouldn’t measure my own success and happiness by what others say I should do, or by what my friends have accomplished. She explained that everyone has their own path in life, and I shouldn’t buy in to the “college, marriage, house, baby, dog” plan that everyone seems to have. She didn’t think that was really me anyway, and would be disappointed in me if I “gave in” to the social pressure. Instead she encouraged me to take as much time as I needed to discover myself and what I wanted to really do with my life. She was right. That isn’t me. I do want to go back to school, but I don’t particularly want the house or husband, and I certainly don’t want the baby, so I can afford to take my time. Since that conversation I’ve been much happier, and my life has felt more fulfilling. I’m enjoying the here and now with faith that everything that should happen will, when I am ready. I’m glad that it was my mom who gave me this advice. It’s nice to know I am making her proud by doing what feels right for me.

EP: That was so interesting, I almost lost my place in the question deck. What activity have you always wanted to try, but haven't yet? Why?

MissKikiM: Who wrote these questions. I have always wanted to work on some sort of large creative project from start to finish. Whether that would be a recorded, written, or performed project varies with my mood. I suppose I haven’t done anything of that nature because I lack the confidence to believe that I am capable of creating something that anyone else would be interested in, as well as the discipline to follow through on things that I start. More than anything, I tell myself that I will write a book someday…I just don’t know when “some day” will be.

EP: Very well. It's been a real treat to chat with you today. Well, that concludes our up close and personal interview with MissKikiM . Stay tuned readers, for our next New Member Interview.

Until then, be sure to pay a visit to MissKikiM's profile today and say Hello!
MissKikiM MissKikiM
22-25, F
Mar 1, 2010