The principal motivation for my creativity. Beauty; harmonies; reaching someone.
The principal motivation for my sobriety. Self-betterment; hangover-free life.
My favorite qualities in a person. Humor, kindness, creativity, adventurous.
What I appreciate most about my friends. Their acceptance of who I am.
My main fault. Sensitivity (on the flip side, could call it compassion) but I’m a people pleaser, through and through.
My favorite occupation. Hobby or job? Let’s say karaoke.
My dream of happiness. Parents taken care of, financial security, travel, friends, future family of my own, a doggie.
My idea of misery. Death. And small talk.
My greatest regret. Getting myself into a pile of debt.
My proudest moment. Every July 14th.
Other than myself, who would I like to be? A time traveler.
Where I would like to live. SoCal.
My favorite color. Peacock. That’s a color, right? ;)
My favorite authors. Recovery authors: Sarah Hepola, Sacha Zimmerman-Scoblic, Koren Zailckas. Fave author as a teen: V.C. Andrews. (haha).
My favorite poets. I’m not really a poetry person (dodges tomatoes) but I actually loved William Shakespeare’s sonnets.
My favorite composers/musicians. The Beatles; early Jason Mraz; John Barry (the composer); Motown and 60s girl groups. See: my thousand page list of faves.
My favorite painters/designers. Georges Seurat
My heroes. My parents. And my substance abuse counselor from 2007.
My favorite food and drink. Guacamole and ice cream. Also, all the things. Cold H2O.
My drug of choice when I was using. Booze. Especially wine. Pinot Grigio.
What I hate most of all. Besides wars and people who cause pain, the fact that I claim to be open minded and still have prejudices of my own.
The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with. Fine art (painting, drawing, sculpting).
How I want to die. I don’t.
My present state of mind. Calm-ish.
Faults for which I have the most indulgence. Shopping.
My favorite motto. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And…ODAAT, baby! ;)
About Recovery Revelations™
Our Recovery Revelations Questionnaire is based on the questions of a late 19th century English "confessions album" later mistakenly attributed to French novelist, Marcel Proust. Vanity Fair uses a version for their Proust Questionnaire and James Lipton uses a variation on Inside the Actors' Studio.
You are encouraged to engage the interviewee and explore their answers further in the comments.
If you'd like to be share your Recovery Revelations, please contact Chris for details.