Wednesday, May 2, 2012

why do I blog...and other questions answered

Recently I was "tagged" by my sweet blog friend Tanya at A Glass of Wine and a Good Book  Just the name of her blog tells you she is my kinda gal! Anyway, here are my answers to the questions she posed to myself and various other bloggers...

1. What do you like to do for fun?

I'm kind of weird, but under the category of "fun" I put:  running, working out, gardening, taking photographs, and cooking.
  Don't worry, I won't write "folding laundry."  That is under the "relaxing" category...

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live?

Here! I love to travel...but I like our neighborhood and the city we live in, and we are renovating the "dream home" I kind of want to be here for that.  :)

3. What made you decide to start a blog?

I love to write.  I kept reading these beautiful, artful, inspiring blogs and thinking, "I could do that - or at least try!"
 Plus, blogging is an awesome creative outlet -- a positive place where I can "put" all my happy thoughts.  Maybe some sarcastic ones, too. :D

4. If you could give new bloggers advice, what would it be?

Be yourself, write about things you love, and post lots and lots of LARGE photographs.

5. Who is the most influential person in your life?

Okay, weird answer: my baby.  Or at least right now.  He influences how much I eat, how active I am, how much sleep I get, how little alcohol I drink, when I can go out on dates {is there a babysitter?} etc, etc.

6. What is one talent that you have always wanted to learn, but haven't yet?

Salsa dancing.  I've tried.  I love to dance.  But I am not good at salsa.

7. What is the best life lesson you have ever learned?

Let stuff go.  Still learning this one.  I'm super passionate with a easily flared temper.  I have found that I wasted a lot of thought/energy on people/things that weren't even important to me.  Some things just aren't worth wasting your time being mad about.  Better to focus on what means the most to you.

8. What would your dream life look like after retirement?

Living in the 'dream home,' grandkids popping up here and there, lots and lots of travel -- oh, and still running and feeling GOOD!

9. What message{s} do you hope others "hear" when they read your blog?

To enjoy life.  To do things that make you happy.  To be strong and healthy.  To write/journal!!!!  Your life is a journey and others can learn and gain from your experiences, as you can from theirs.

10. What are your favorite blog topics to read about? {ex: crafting, style, life, humorous, etc...}

life, home decor

11. What is one thing that you could never live without?

Coffee.  Why would I want to?  ;)

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Thanks for the tag, Tanya! 

Another installment of the "my life" series to come...

Is it Friday yet?


  1. I love 9 and 11. Could not live without it either.

  2. Interesting advice for new bloggers...BIG pictures. I've always made mine small, I don't really know why, but I think I'll take your advice on my next post and make the pics bigger! :) Great post, love to learn more about you!

  3. LOVE #4, 7 & 9!! Too true! when I started a blog I made all my pictures tiny, so happy I learned better!! And I love that you said people can learn and gain for your experiences. Love love love it. Thanks for answering! :)

  4. Babies do influence everything, don't they!? ;) Hehehe.


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