1. How did you decide on the title of your blog?
I wanted a title I could carry with me as the seasons and my writing changes, which is why I chose my literal name. Something you can always keep. I also hadn’t entirely defined what this space would become when I first started writing. I’m happy with what I chose though!
2. What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?
I would most definitely choose heart. This space exists to hold hearts. I write from my heart to connect with yours. Nothing is better than creating a “me too” moment between my readers and my words.
3. What’s your favorite pastime other than blogging?
Ooh.. Well.. I’m a fairly avid reader even though grad school kind of hijacked my reading list for the time being. I’m an inconsistent yogi and miss playing volleyball something fierce. I also love love love exploring my new city with my partner. We can’t get enough of new breweries, coffeeshops, and local eateries.
4. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
Blogging opened up a whole new world and community to me. I discovered my inner creative and muse, which was pretty crazy to me. I never used to consider myself even remotely creative. I mean I have always felt most at home in beautiful words and now I get to try my hand at crafting strings of syllables into something you’ll love to roll over and over in your mind. I love when a sentence or phrase utterly captures me and it’s fun to try to do this.
5. If you could spend the day with one person who would it be?
Oh goodness. That’s pretty tough. My favorite YA author growing up was Sarah Dessen – her talent still amazes me. Her ability to take you in with her characters and weave them in and out of all her stories. And anyone who knows me is aware of my total writer crush on Hannah Brencher. Her style of writing is what made me feel like there might be a place for my own words somewhere. Sooo one of them :).
6. Where does your blog inspiration come from?
I’ve always been held captive by why we do what we do. We are all so intricately complex. I feel like George RR Martin is the king of capturing this in his characters. You love them and hate them all at once. So I suppose my inspiration comes from all the people passing in and out of my own life. The situations I’m living and watching others muddle their way through. Or sometimes an idea just presents itself to me and I want to explore it through writing. Inspiration is sneaky you know.
7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?
Only one? Really guys? Well… I’ve been lucky enough to visit Greece and briefly France. I’ve always had some sort of odd fixation on visiting England (as a child I told people I was going to attend Oxford…), but naturally if I’m there I would want to hop around to quite a few other countries 😉 .
8. If you have children, what are their names? If not, what are your favorite boy & girl names?
The best Pomapoo in the world is named Jasper Theodore. He’s a handsome fluffy little feller.
9. A long-lost relative leaves you a large sum of money. What do you do with it?
Hmm… I would realllllly have to ponder that. I think I would feel like I needed to give at least part of it away. And then I’d probably put the rest on student loans or something. I’m exciting aren’t I.
10. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you’ve written so far? (Include the link!)
I’m not sure if it’s my best writing, but Coffee with My Sister will always be my favorite and hold a special spot with me. I felt every single word of that post and was actually writing it as a letter to one of my closest friends. Definitely will always be memorable for me.
11. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Done with grad school! (happy dances all around) I will hopefully have at least one book out, and be practicing as a licensed therapist. And possibly be in a new city (somewhere warm pleaaaase) with my partner because of him attending graduate school. Oh and definitely with a new puppy. 🙂
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