The 365 Question Challenge is based on the 365 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself this Year  written by the folks at Mark and Angel Hack Life. It’s simple, just share your answers in the comment section and lets all get to know each other better…a lot better. Answer as many questions or as few as you like. Follow the Challenge on Twitter, Facebook or RSS to keep up to date.

82. Do you own your things or do your things own you?
A little bit of both, but I am consistently working on simplifying my life so that they don’t own me. Many years ago I thought my existence should be all about acquiring more. But, have now realized that with that “more” comes more responsibility, more debt and more stress. Now I actively pursue…less.

83. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones?
I would rather lose all of my old memories, though the thought of not remembering my grandmother truly breaks my heart. But, because so much of my life is about creating experiences that I can share with others, I’m not sure that I would be happy without being able to make new memories.

84. How do you deal with someone in a position of power who wants you to fail?
Prove them wrong.

85. What do you have that you cannot live without?
If we are talking deep here, then I couldn’t live without happiness and that comes in the form of friends, spirituality, love, learning, etc. If I am being on the shallow side, I would say eating out! Happy butterflies flutter in my tummy whenever I am going to have a meal at a new restaurant.

86. When you close your eyes what do you see?
Okay, I actually had to close my eyes to answer this one. Unfortunately, I see all the current and future days events unfolding like rapid-fire at the shooting range. But, more importantly, what I want to see is the serenity of the present moment.  

87. What sustains you on a daily basis?
The thought that I could have a new experience, learn something or inspire someone. And butternut squash risotto.

88. What are your top five personal values?
Gratitude. Honesty. Simplicity. Experience. Inspiration.

89. Why must you love someone enough to let them go?
Because when you truly love someone  you want them to be happy and sometimes that means without you.

90. Do you ever celebrate the green lights?
I just celebrated on my way home from the market. I opted to take the side streets instead of the freeway during commute traffic, which was a total crap shoot. I hit every green light on the way for five miles, I was practically high-fiving myself. And my lemon sorbet was happy too!

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