I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award way, way too long ago.
So, thank you, Caroline. Check out her blog – it’s amazingly awesome and her writing and personality will capture you within moments. And, while you’re out there doing some light stalking, her Instagram is pretty neat too.
I had a lot of fun with this post! While I’m a bit (3 weeks) late, I still found Caroline’s questions worth a response. You know how crazy it can get with traveling . . . seeing places . . . constantly moving . . . It’s stressful, yet so addicting.
Enjoy reading about me! :p
1. Why do you blog?
I love to write – I studied literature and I’ve published a few short stories and articles. However, blogging is way different. I really like the personal aspect of blogging. While literary writing is personal in itself (I’ve heard people relate their stories to babies), it doesn’t have the same feel. I’ll always love literature but, for me, blogging is like writing to a dear friend.
I also blog to keep the writers block at bay. If I’m stumped, a scene isn’t going well, or I just don’t know what to do next, I won’t stare at a blank page until my vision goes blurry. Blogging gets out thoughts I didn’t even realize I had, while at the same time keeping me writing. My mind always has more going on up there than I realize.
2. What is your first memory?
Truthfully, I don’t have a first memory. If I had some clues, a month, a thing I did, something I ate, I could probably remember bits and pieces. Sometimes I think I have a bad memory, but it also might be because I was such an awkward child I’ve just repressed a bunch of stuff.
3. If you were a painter, what would you paint?
Maybe it’s all of the Italian art and pasta still running through my veins from my trip to Florence, but I would love to paint people. I do love to photograph portraits though I’m terrible at drawing hands. As a kid, all of the people I drew would hold their hands behind their back so they didn’t end up with sausages for fingers.
4. If you could live in any book, which would it be and why?
I really loved this question and I thought it would come easy to me because I love reading, but I took a long time with this.
Of course I would love to live in the Wizarding World or Narnia . . . Panem, maybe not so much . . . Some of my favorite books tend to be semi historical, but would I really want to live in the Middle Ages without access to Penicillin or running water? So then I thought of books set in the future, but then you get as so far into the future it becomes another Divergent/1984/Kurt Vonnegut dystopian society all over again.
It’s a very simple, interesting question that I decided to take way too seriously.
Yeah, the Wizarding World (sans Voldy) would be pretty nice.
5. What was your dream job when you were 5?
It was a toss up between the next Indiana Jones and the guy who drove the ice cream truck. That always looked fun. So much ice cream. Though, not going to lie, almost 20 years later I would still love to be the next Indiana Jones.
6. What is one thing you will never do?
Visit Mecca, which is disappointing.
7. In an alternate reality, which country are you born/raised in?
It’s not a big leap, but I think I’d be English. At the moment, I am in London and feel like I fit in better than I ever have in the U.S. I absolutely love it here.
8. If you could create a new food, what would it be and why?
Wine that could replace meals – like those protein shakes. Wine everyday, all day.
9. What is your favorite smell/scent?
Burning wood, like the scent of a bonfire on a chilly night.
10. What would be your superpower if you had one?
As a kid, I always wanted to go to Neverland so I most of my dreams involved flying without wings or airplanes, with the wind in my face and the stars on my back.
11. At some point in your life, would you like to know the future? (never, only under certain circumstances, absolutely, etc.)
In my very most recent David Tennant obsession (revived by seeing him in an amazing West End play), I watched everything I could on Netflix with him in it. I stumbled across his 2005 TV series Casanova.
Of course, he’s Giacomo Casanova, the infamous womanizer, but David Tennant’s character was interesting. If someone needed a doctor, he became a doctor. If there was a need for an astrologer (the Renaissance, everyone), he became that astrologer. He was a self-taught artist, writer, musician . . . anything he could think of. He lived in the moment, for his passions, and made the world his. He didn’t limit himself.
That part of his character fascinated me. At the moment, I don’t know what I’m doing, what will happen, if I’ll make it, if I’ll fail, and I like that. I’m happy with the unknown and it excites me.
So much to do, so little time.
Thanks again Caroline for giving me a reason to write such a fun post!! Xx
Until next time,