- I’m positive in negative situations
- I like to learn the raps of songs I like
- I take selfies on other people’s phones
- When I was at high school I taught my friends to do skids in their cars
- I occasionally forget to wear sunblock and get burnt badly (like really badly)
- My favourite fruit of all time is a feijoa
- I gave my pets weird names - Trevor and Gurtie
- I have a deep appreciation live music
- I’m good with money
- I have my steak on the rare side of medium-rare
- I always bring egg toasties to Uni for lunch
- I’m obsessed with hydrangeas and sunflowers
- I’m not scared of spiders, but I am scared of snakes- even though I have never seen one in real life
- I enjoy a Speights or Corona on a hot summer day
- My default dance move is the ‘Point n Point’
- I try to bring out the black girl inside of me
- I dislike conflict
- When I was 7 I cut all the hair off my sister’s Barbie doll and somehow convinced her and Mum that she had done it
- I have a freckle on the palm side of my right hand in-between my thumb and index finger
- I enjoy speed and adrenaline
- I have a secret love for Pinterest
- I appreciate music and lyrics created by talented musicians
- I really love the ugliness of those googly-eyed fish
- I get cravings for olives
- My favourite movie is Blood Diamond
- I have learnt how to move my little toe on my left foot without moving the rest of my toes (But I can’t do it on my right foot)
- I enjoy writing lists
- I love swimming in the sea at 5pm just before tea
- I enjoy crayfish, mussels, paua and seafood in general
- Sometimes I pretend my name is Ainslee when I buy pizza from Domino's or when asked for my name when ordering coffees
I thought I’d write 30 things about myself that you may or may not have known, just so that you can be that one step (or 30steps) closer to knowing the true Sask!
1. Getting Hair Stuck in Your Mouth
3. Giving Birth
4. The Relief of a Quick Concealer Cover Up
5. Pash Rash
6. A Bad Sports Bra
7. The Feeling Most Girls on the Planet Get When They See Any of the Following Guys:
8. The Feeling You Get When You Have an Accidental Double Chin in a Photo
9. The High-Heel Dilemma
10. Conversation Over-Analysis
11. The Chilly Pre-Party Walks
12. Leakage Freakage
Thankfully, a lot of the points in this list don't apply to me this year because I'm in a super warm flat, and actually get sunshine in my room! However, my previous flats have not been so kind to me. This list details some of my experiences from flatting in Dunedin!
List: a number of connected items or names written or printed consecutively, typically one below the other.
Most people who know me well enough will be aware of my need for lists. I write lists for everything! And by everything, I literally mean, EVERYTHING! I have even downloaded an app called Wunderlist, which allows me to write many different lists for different problems and go back and add on more items when I think of them.
You name it, I’ve probably written it! Pros and cons of different formal dates, shopping lists, to-do lists, mufti day outfit option lists, annual goal lists, summer job option lists, bucket lists, things to do before I turn 30 lists, movies I need to watch lists, the list goes on…
So today, I’ve decided to write a list of reasons why I think you should start to write lists!
- I’m a visual learner, so when I can see everything I need to do in a day and I can cross each one off when it’s completed it makes me feel happy with my progress.
- Organisation. Organisation. Organisation. You know what you need to do, and you get it done, simple as that. No need for stressing about forgetting anything when you have a list written down that remembers it all for you.
- Lists stop you from procrastinating. When you see what is on your to-do list you can’t avoid it by ‘forgetting’ or ignoring it. Lists help us understand the bigger picture, and when we are able to see a big task broken down into smaller parts it doesn’t seem so daunting. However, sometimes I’ve used the action of writing lists as a procrastination tool to avoid facing the bigger issues, so be careful with how you use lists.
- Most lists are predetermined and have an end. There is a beauty in starting and finishing a list, crossing each and every item off. Emotions that accompany the completion of a list include feelings of satisfaction, excitement, relief, pride, and reassurance.
Of course, lists aren’t for everybody, but for me they seem to work. They key is to use lists in moderation. Too many lists, and you’ll find yourself feeling hopeless and annoyed for never finishing anything you start; too little lists, and you may find yourself dealing with unnecessary stress and complications.
Start out small, maybe a shopping list, or a to-do list, then work your way up to goal lists and lists that require sentences rather than just single words, you will be amazed at how easy it is!
You may call me crazy, but I call it passionate.
I am a daughter of the King, a passionate expresser of positivity and a lover of lists, food and creative expression.