Possibility.

Today you will be able to practice your scrolling skills, so are you ready?

What would you do if someone sent you this one day? Or would you have the courage to send it yourself?

What would you do if someone sent you this one day? Or would you have the courage to send it yourself?

What is the most beautiful thing you have ever been told?

What is the most beautiful thing you have ever been told?

Love at first sight, does it exist? Do you believe in it?

Love at first sight, does it exist? Do you believe in it?

Love at first sight, does it exist? Do you believe in it?

Love at first sight, does it exist? Do you believe in it?

Reality check...

Reality check…

A question about women

A question about women

A question about men (we had one positive too - and negative for women - without any answers before this was published, unfortunately)

A question about men (we had one positive too – and negative for women – without any answers before this was published, unfortunately)

Are you willing to confess?

Are you willing to confess?

Are you willing to confess?

Are you willing to confess?

Are you willing to confess?

Are you willing to confess?

Are you willing to confess?

Are you willing to confess?

Deep question during an ordinary day...out of the blue...what would you say?

Deep question during an ordinary day…out of the blue…what would you say?

The question most of us are dreading to be asked...

The question most of us are dreading to be asked…

The question most of us are dreading to be asked...

The question most of us are dreading to be asked…

How can we become better decision-makers? The question about emotions vs rationality.

How can we become better decision-makers? The question about emotions vs rationality.

The unlikely event...that might happen! I mean, why not?! What would you say if...

The unlikely event…that might happen! I mean, why not?! What would you say if…

What are you dreaming about? That "crazy" dream that only you know about...

What are you dreaming about? That “crazy” dream that only you know about…

So, friends….please forgive me for harassing you today! This is why. (I have not lost my mind…). I might have appeared like a bit of a weirdo today. I was researching reactions to shocking (or not so shocking) situations.

The thing is, let me explain, I was talking to some of my good friends yesterday. Thinking about life chilling around a nice dinner table. Surrounded by memories, dreams, reality checks…and questions without any answers. It made me think of some of the earlier topics we’ve been treating here at LS. More specifically about my previous post The words you never said. Once again I was thinking about how we are running that hamster wheel, facing sudden ups and downs in between, thinking about all these questions that we never ask. Or do we? No, let me re-phrase that, do you? I feel like we never ask it out loud why those inner-questionnaires grow longer and longer. Our inner encyclopedias are working 24/7 without ever facing the daylight (as to finding wings in reality). This usually means, at least according to my own thinking, that we seldom or never do anything about this issue. For example, it could be about trying to get myself in the situation that I would say those words, out loud, whatever they would be about. I would say them to the person that I’ve been trying to say these words to for a long time. Damn, it was hard! I felt all those strings holding me back.

Main question being:

“What will he/she think?”
(And I am usually not so bothered by this issue…)
Other questions being:
“How can I phrase what it is that I want to say..?”
(Wait a min…) “What is it really that I want to say?”
“Shit, what if he/she shows it to anybody!
I will be the viral laugh of today!”
(Yes…reality check; we are living in a digital world today)
And the cliché…the possibility
“Is it too late?”

The reactions? I laughed so much (that’s perhaps sad considering some of the answers that I received). Some people directly asked “…huh?” or “Is everything alright?” when being faced with a question from another context (in an everyday situation). Does this mean that we should not send “I love you” to people that we don’t regularly say it to? Are people able to give you the direct support that you may need when throwing out that deep question that you cannot figure out about your life, or is it simply too much at once? A need for smalltalk first? How would the people around you react if you did a U-turn in your life? What would they say? Sometimes it’s fun to play similar tricks on people to see their reactions, not saying that this would be the actual output in those real cases.

It was a bit frustrating having to find out what a chicken I have become when it comes to asking certain questions, or confessing certain things. (Just to be clear, for my friends at least, the first question was sent to my brother – who BTW thought that I had lost my mind for sending these big words out of context to him, just like that, that we do quite often other wise but more like after a talk or so). What if those words would have been sent to someone else? It would have been something completely different. If my brother reacted like this, how can we possibly think bravely about the outcome of sending it to someone else?! Despite this, we do. We try. We won’t give up. Or do we really try? I mean really? Do we say all those things when we have time, or are they meant to become floating questions haunting us in our future? I don’t want that!

But now, guys, I wanted to introduce you to our team. I think a more personal introduction is in order. Since most of us joined this team as strangers I thought it would be fun to see what the rest of the girls would say about each other! I mean, how well do we really know each other? What would people say about themselves in the same questions when comparing the answers? I asked the girls to participate and introduce each other, LS and themselves to share a little bit more infos with you. So they did (without reading each others’ answers or knowing who said what) and here are their answers:

From team member 1

From team member 1

From team member 2

From team member 2

From team member 3

From team member 3

From team member 4

From team member 4

From team member 5

From team member 5

From team member 6

From team member 6

So guys, what do you think? Any similarities? Close to reality? Or perhaps you have explored some new sides of your persona?! Haha…I certainly enjoyed laughing out loud after hearing I would be a cat or a white swan in another life!? Haha…scary…

Well that’s it for tonight. Point being; if you have something to say, then say it for god’s sake! And do it now, not tomorrow. Other wise the moment just passes you by…

I’m going to take my opportunity: I am so completely grateful that I met these wonderful, inspiring and crazy girls that work their butts off for this blog and their everyday life. We have so much fun together, my friends, without even having to met each other a single time (with most of you). Just think how cool that is! You are all so unique in your own ways.

Dagens inlägg var en återkoppling på ett av mina tidigare inlägg här på LS “The words you never said”. Om ett experiment som jag gjorde idag (haha…på mina stackars kompisar som säkert trodde att jag hade tappat förståndet…). Om hur mycket osagda saker vi har och som flyter omkring (dagligen) och tar utrymme i våra hjärnor, fast meningen kanske är att vi sätter dessa i ord för att få till stånd någon av dessa förhoppningar, eller åtminstone testa vår lycka, lära oss något nytt eller vad det nu kan handla om. Resultatet gav många intressanta konkreta bilder av vad som kan hända i en situation när en person får ett oväntat meddelande eller hamnar i en situation som på något sätt inte hör dit…vad händer då? Finns det något vi kan lära av det här? Givetvis att våga, förutsatt att du innerst inne vill, våga ställa dessa frågor eller säga dessa saker till personen som borde få höra det. Och i det tillfället de dyker upp i dina tankar, inte tio år senare när det kan vara för sent.

En del av inlägget tilldelades även utrymme för att presentera mina kära teammedlemmar, baserat på deras egna svar om varandra, bloggen och sig själva. Frågan är ju om dessa stämmer med verkligheten och hur vi egentligen är som personer. Säkert är det så att vi visar olika sidor med olika människor, även om det givetvis finns en mer allmänt accepterad uppfattning om vem vi är, och kanske vi t o m kan upptäcka nya sidor i sådana här projekt där de flesta av oss började i gruppen som främlingar för varandra. Det har minst sagt varit en sjukt kul grej att köra på med det här projektet och en ovärderlig upplevelse där jag har lärt känna ett gäng underbara och skapande tjejer som kör på med sin grej. För att lära sig nya saker och förhoppningsvis kunna bjuda på sin konst så att någon annan kanske också gör det. Jag är obeskrivligt tacksam för hur kul vi har haft och alla fina minnen vi ännu kommer att skapa i framtiden. Kan absolut rekommenderas! Har du en dröm eller något du vill ha sagt, se för sjutton till att det händer något! Vänta inte, kliché kliché, men det är faktiskt så att tiden är det värdefullaste vi har. Utan tvekan.

 

All about soul. Music addict. Business mind. Digital Marketer and PR Professional for a living. Passionate. People's person. In love with life and challenges. Swedish, half-Finnish, lived most of my life in my suitcase but moved back to Sweden in 2013. So here I am. Follow my journey!

4 Comments

  • March 8, 2013

    Marija

    Great post, Alex! Really great. :)

    • March 8, 2013

      Alex

      Thank you Marija, great to hear!

  • March 8, 2013

    Amir

    Keep up the good work and the positive spirit. Congratulations.

    • March 8, 2013

      Alex

      Thank you once again Amir! :)