Hi everyone, sorry about the rough start there. Welcome, thanks for showing up, we are broadcasting from the Urban Hive in Sacramento, which is kind of exciting. It’s the co-working space I belong too. Let’s get started… Thanks everyone who viewed the video from last week. I’ve decided I’m going to keep doing these videos every Friday at one, let me know if there’s anything you want to talk about. I think we are going to go in the direction of how social media is affecting our lives, our families and how we communicate.
So, to get started:
14. What do you value most in a friendship?
Loyalty. I think it is one of the most important things you can find in your friends.
15. What is your most treasured memory?
Growing up I lived at the end of a gravel road, next door to us was a rarely used summer home. My brother and I use to call it the, “Private Property” because there was a big sign in front. We would go in there and always pick flowers for my Mom. We wouldn’t pick the California poppies but there was a field of them in this overgrown backyard, apple trees were like caves, and it was just really magical. I think having really good memories of that are my most treasured.
16. What is your most terrible memory?
Well, I think you guys I’m going to have to save that one for the memoirs. Your have to read the book if it ever gets written.
17. What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship means family. I came a part of my best friend’s family in high school. It’s really important to me. I have a really unique relationship with the friends I have in my life.
18. What roles do love and affection play in your life?
I’m not a big hugger but I think that love, especially, is one of the most important things we can have in our lives.
19. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?
I think it’s natural that children don’t understand the intricacies of how complicated life can be, and there is a lot of joy in that. My adopted family and I are really close and as I get older it’s something I’ve really come to cherish. I think after many years of therapy, (Hi, Veronica, thanks for joining) I learned to really appreciate the good things from my childhood and to separate them from the bad, using those bad experiences as stepping stones to moving forward with my life.
20. Complete this sentence:”I wish I had someone with whom I could share…”
My life with. I think finding a partner to share your life with is something I really value.
21. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.
I think it’s important that my partner or people I’m dating is that I deal with depression. I think that can be hard to date at times.
22. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.
Thank you for showing up and watch my show!
23. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.
When I was in 6th grade I was singing for the 6th grade graduation show. In the middle of of my song, I looked at my mom and ran off the stage crying.
24. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?
It would be Tuesday, a friend and I were having an emotional conversation. Last Saturday I cried by myself.
25. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.
Well, I kind of already answered that.
26. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?
Race. I think race is too serious, we have systemic problem in this country and it’s something that should be addressed.
27. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why? I have to say my photo albums. It’s so sad we don’t print photos anymore.
And now to the comments, I have to say it’s really nerve racking seeing the comments come in and trying to read those questions.
Do you think that a soulmate and happiness is possible? I think there are plenty of soulmates in our lives and everyone can find happiness. I use to do wedding catering when I lived in Pittsburgh and you just saw so many different groups of people getting married, and yeah, I think there is someone for everyone. I think there are multiple someones for everyone. Sometimes, I think it’s just a matter of making decisions.
And Veronica, so that’s where you get it from laughing on stage. I don’t know… it’s just a nervous… I laugh when I get nervous.
Well everyone thank you so much for showing up. That’s a wrap! As we move forward I’m going to be focusing my LIVEcast on Social Media and how it’s affecting our lives as a county and in our personal lives, like teenager and social media. I hope to see you next week and take care.