Jodene Shaer 

More getting to know me questions – project me day 121

I’m trying to have one of those days where I chill out as much as I can because I have a funny feeling that things are beginning to lift off and weekends are going to get busy. Oh wait … from next Saturday I’m teaching archetypes again, so it is going to get busy. So, today I’m planning to watch tv all day, wait for the puppy to come visit and then go to dinner with a very special friend of mine … but before that, I’m having my ‘project me’ moment and getting to know me a little better.

If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?
Know that where you are exactly where you should be … now search for the gift the moment or situation is trying to give you. It’s always about you!!

What do you value most in other people?
Their ability to laugh at themselves.

If you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
Green … in every shade!

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d see a glimmer of the magnificence that everyone else sees.

If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass on to your children, what would it be?
I think a lot of my personality traits in why I don’t have children.

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Wow, that’s a bit too late. Everything I’m doing now is my attempt at being the writer, teacher and woman who touches the world … So I guess I know I can’t fail!

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t plot revenge … the Universe always has a much bigger plan!

If you could relive one day of your childhood, what day would it be?
This is a tough one. Loads of memories and things I’d love to relive. I had a wendy house and I could so spend a day playing in it.

If you were to choose a new name for yourself, what would it be?
I love my name. Would have so changed it when I was younger and wanted to be ‘Maria’ of which my parent (being Jewish) tried very hard to explain to my why that wasn’t a great choice.

If you were given extra change by a cashier, what would you do with it and why?
Give it back … that’s just me!

What are you wearing today which is most reflective of who you are?
No shoes … yes, even in the freezing cold!

Choose a unique item from your wallet and explain why you carry it around.
I have a silver emblem of the Virgin Mary who always reminds me of the Goddess within.

If you were given a million dollars and 24 hours to spend it in, (no depositing it in the bank or investing it) what would you buy?
Damn … no investing it! Well considering that a Million dollars is like 8 million Rand for me … I’m buying my dream house by the sea and I think I still have change to get my Jaguar … oh … and the rest is all going on Dolce and Gabbana!

Have you ever cheated on a test?
Yes in high school … I wrote tiny little notes and lined my pencil case with geometry formulas … I still failed maths!

Have you ever hit rock bottom?
Yes … in about 2004 when I was taking something to sleep and something else to calm the nerves during the day and would lie on my mom’s bed too scared to even go to work.

What do you have handy at your bedside?
Mints or sucking sweets … I wake up coughing sometimes … usually when I’m stressed and it saves me from coughing myself into a coma.

What would you cook to impress someone on a first date?
Oooh … I love to cook and especially when it’s to impress someone. It would be a toss up between my steamed thai salmon and a pasta I learned to make in Italy.

If you could experience one love scene from a movie, which one would it be?
Um … it would so have to be from top gun … song and all! But we’d have to lose the Cruise!

Do you wear pajamas to places other than at your house?
Yes … I’ve been known to arrive at people’s houses in my pj’s

Ever had surgery?
Oh what the hell … Yes, I had a boil on my bum when I was about 8 … that’s all 😉