The other day I was talking to a girl who was trying to figure out what she should do next with her life. She told me that she took a quiz online at findyourspot.com, and the quiz came back with her answer. It happened to be the city in which we live. I guess she is living in her spot. I was curious as to where my spot would be, so I took the quiz.
My top five spots were:
1 - Hampton, Virginia
2 - Asheville, North Carolina
3 - New Brunswick, New Jersey
4 - Hickory, North Carolina
5 - Norfolk, Virginia
Provo-Orem, Utah was #17 on my list. Interesting...
My thoughts on the matter are that on most of the questions, I didn't really care, so I don't know that this quiz is necessarily ... meaningful to me. I guess that I feel like I could enjoy a lot of things about a lot of places. I really worry about living in too small of a place with no ability to get out of the location. Sometimes I feel like I live in too small of a city, anyway, so I can't really imagine living someplace smaller. I really like options. Flexibility. Also, there are some places that I feel like I would be trapped if I lived there. There are some places that are probably too big, as well. I'm not sure how well I would do for an extended period of time as a single female in a large city, like NYC or Washington DC. I'm sure I'd be fine (I'd probably really enjoy it) for a while, but for an extended period of time, I don't know.
I also thought that they should have had a question about... where does your family live? How close do you want to live to them? My quiz would have produced different answers if that had been the case, especially because that is a very large contributer of my decision of where to live.
Dear single men who are reading this (perhaps there's only one of you): do you get the same answers I do or is this perhaps a contributing factor to my singlehood? Would all other males who live in my close proximity get the answer of where I already live? Am I sort of like a fish out of water? Do I know who I am? I mean, do I have concrete opinions and dreams?
And now I ponder my weirdness: Am I weird? Is it strange that I am happy living where I am, yet I would also like to live other places and some computerized test gave me a different answer of where my spot is? Or is it just that I don't necessarily care about the environment of where I live, as long as there are nice people around me? Or do I just have a strange perception of myself? What really makes me happy? Is it other people period ? Am I easily pleased? Am I hard to please? Am I really pleased? Am I too passive about my situation? Or am I just really, REALLY lazy (definitely an option)? Do I fear change? Do I fear? Am I scared to give up what I recognize as being very good for the unknown? Do I need to even wonder about things like this?
I like where I live. I feel like I am in my spot for who I am right now, yet, I also feel like there's something missing. I don't know that moving to a different city would really solve that, and I don't know if it needs to be solved right now. Am I just desensitized to my current situation, or is it that I am truly happy just being who I am where I am? Again, am I just really lazy? Am I even really contributing to society in my current situation? Am I making a difference in the lives of those around me?
I've been having some pretty strange dreams lately. I don't necessarily want to describe them specifically, but they're unrestful because they've caused quite a bit of pondering on my part. The dreams are causing a strange unsettling feeling, like I need to change something. This isn't necessarily strange in itself because I know that there's always something that needs to change about me. ...and I don't know that I necessarily need to move locations or anything, but I know that something needs to change above and beyond my typical weaknesses. Huh. What is it? I don't know. Will I ever know? Do I need to know?
I feel like the possibilities are endless in who I could be and what I can do. I like to do a lot of things. I have a lot of interests. I like to try out a lot of things, and I usually have a lot of fun doing them. I even have fun sometimes doing things that I don't really like doing. Am I a hypothetical garbage man? Is a quality that I possess the fact that I can enjoy doing things that aren't really that enjoyable to me or ... worded maybe a little more accurately: maybe I don't enjoy them, but I'm okay with having to do them (I am willing to do junk that nobody else wants to do)? This is all very perplexing.
To wrap up this post with a beautiful and fitting ending, I talked about findyourspot to my coworker, so she just took the test and her #1 answer the city in which we live.
Disclaimer: I know that it probably seems like I'm always posting my answers to different quizes on here. Sorry about that. I really do more than just take quizes online with my life.