A Little About Me {And A Little About You}

September 06, 2011

Blogging is a funny thing. You get an “inside” into my life, my family, my home, my inspirations. But it’s mostly just a one-way street. Sometimes it’s just plain strange when I meet a stranger and they know a lot about me because they read my blog. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve met a lot of awesome friends through my blog (mostly friends of friends) and I am so freaking flattered when someone tells me they read my blog!

Really. Flattered. (say “flattered” ten times in a row and it starts to sound really strange)

But I would love to know all of you guys too!! There have been many times when someone has sent a kind or encouraging email just when I needed it. You guys rock! Seriously.

All that to say – if you read my blog, please leave me a comment sometime if you haven’t before. I’d love to know who YOU are!:)

Today I thought I’d give you a little “scoop” about me and answer some questions:

:: Introvert or Extravert?
I’m an introvert. I enjoy meeting new people, but at the end of the day, I’m shy and nervous and not comfortable being in a group of people that I don’t know. I get energized by being by myself, having time to just be in my thoughts. I could be a really good fisherman. Out on the water, for days on end, just by myself.

:: When was the last time you tried something new?
I ate sushi for the first time a few weeks ago and really liked it. It’s not my favorite food, but I’ll try it again for sure.

:: Favorite quote?
I have many favorites and one of them is by Theodore Roosevelt. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Sensible, encouraging, no excuses – how I like to roll.

:: What gets you excited about life?
I get the most excited about life when I feel like I’m able to use my creativity. If I feel bogged down by everyday life (preparing meals, changing diapers, cleaning the house), and I don’t have a creative outlet, I can get really discouraged. I’m so thankful that God has given me an outlet where I can feel fulfilled and be someone other than a wife and mommy (although I love those roles too, don’t get me wrong).

:: Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Well, let me put it this way – my husband says that I tend to “shoot, then aim” instead of “aim, then shoot”. I’m not at all afraid of trying new things, but I tend to just go for it instead of thinking things through, preparing, prepping, all that boring stuff.:) All that to say, I would much rather fail at something than never trying it. Except skydiving. I want to try it, but I really, really don’t want to fail at that. It would not be good.

:: Where do you find inspiration?
I get really inspired when I’m around people who are genuinely themselves and are passionate about what they do. Other people’s blogs, books, magazines, the ocean, traveling – these all inspire me too.

:: What are your favorite simple pleasures?
Having someone else cook dinner, my kids falling asleep while I’m holding them, thrift store shopping, foot rubs, clean floors, putting my kids to bed for the night, dates with hub, lunches with my sister at the coffee shop, a quiet house and a loud, happy house.

Ok, so now it’s your turn!

What is your favorite simple pleasure?

I want to know!


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