I’ve written before about 20 things you might not know about me, but I thought it was time for me to tell you a few more things.
I’m participating in a Getting-to-Know-You game of 20 Questions with Kris (With a K) from the With a K Writing Academy. I’d love it if you joined along! Just go to check out Kris’s post about it here, and get started.
Here are my answers:
1 – What’s a ridiculous nickname you’ve had?
My roommates in freshman year in college called me Peanut. Still baffles me.
2 – Why do you write a blog? Have your reasons changed over time?
My original goal for the blog was to share neat stuff and show that creativity could be a part of everyday life. My aim is still to inject a bit of brightness and color into the ordinary.
3 – Where do you like to be when you are writing?
I can write anywhere. Seriously. I’m always scribbling on scraps of paper and I have “active” notepads and notebooks all over the place.
4 – Peanut butter & __________.
5. What does your Writing Process look like?
My writing process is usually a flash of brilliance in the shower combined with a desperate hope that I’ll remember that idea. On a regular basis, I complete three handwritten pages of free-writing in a cheap notebook. (read about how this has impacted my life here) I also outline and draft everything on paper with crossouts, circles, and arrows to rearrange. Finally, typing serves as a revision step plus a final proofread.
6 – What keeps you up at night?
Bad sleep hygiene like surfing Instagram from bed plus the incessant need to check email in the middle of the night.
7 – What was your last online purchase? Did you hide it from anyone? (I see you, impulse buyers & shame shoppers)
8 – What do you honestly think of elastic waistbands?
My dream uniform.
9 – What blogs or magazines do you love to read? Why?
10 – What is your favourite way to express your creativity?
Colorful lettering. Project life. List journaling. Crochet.
11 – DSLR or iPhone?
It totally depends on the situation. When I’m practicing photography skills and visiting landmarks, I love using my DSLR. My fave lens: the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 for wide angle shots. I also love my iPhone for Instagram photos and regular everyday documenting. Either way, I process all my photos with RadLab.
12 – How do you feel about the semicolon? Do you have any feelings about punctuation marks, in general? (it’s ok if you don’t)
The semi-colon is awesomesauce; I use it all the time. I’m also a fan of quotation marks, periods, and oxford commas.
13 – What is a skill you really want to learn?
Acrylic abstract painting on canvas!
14 – Do you use a planner or journal to keep your life from derailing? What kind?
15 – What does your dream Sunday look like?
PJs til lunchtime. Nice lunch out. Back home for early PJs for the rest of the day. Plus a couch movie date.
16 – Do you have a full-time business or a side hustle?
Side hustle with a five-year goal to turn it full-time.
17 – Coffee or tea?
Soda. Pepsi Throwback or Cherry Coke.
18 – What is your favourite outfit?
Any pajamas. Oh, does that not count? My uniform of a fluffle (fluffly ruffle) or lace blouse with a cardigan, jeans, and flats.
19 – What scares you?
Heights. Fire. Blood-borne epidemics.
20 – Cats or Dogs?
Neither. Totally allergic.
What about you? Head over to Kris’ blog to play along!