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My 5

25 Jan

The internet is a funny thing. I check it every morning to make sure the world’s still there, read my favorite blogs, drop in for a bit of Facebook and Twitter. I come to my blog to see what’s new and try to think of some new things to say to my wonderful readers :)

But those things aside, isn’t it amazing how connected you can feel to someone you’ve never met? Technology and I have always had a bit of a tumultuous relationship, but for all of it’s faults, I love it and will always come back with open arms.

The 6 Weeks of Bliss Challenge for this week was to share some quirks about myself. I jumped on this because these are the things you really wouldn’t know from the internet.

1) I collect journals. I don’t know whether it’s my general love of books, or my perpetual writer’s block but I find solace in surrounding myself with beautiful books. My goal is to fill an entire journal. It hasn’t happened because try as I might, I just can’t bring myself to sit down a write everyday.

2) I was in a play in middle school and got a boot stuck on my leg. It had to be pried off with a bar!

Certainly didn't look like this- but still!

3) I hate sailing. I was in a summer course while in the Bahamas that lasted a couple of weeks. I kept getting burned, hit with the boom and lost a girl’s shoe while capsizing. It was traumatizing.

4) I’m a travel fiend, but airports make me nervous. I always think I’m late, all the rushing and procedure. But I’m totally fine when I’m on the plane. Weird, right?

5) I love soft lights, so much so that I have Christmas lights up in my room all year.

I would love this

 

Your turn! Feel free to share some of the quirks that make you so special :)

{pics courtesy weheartit.com}

Six things that I know for sure

8 Jun

I love a good list. A friend of mine was an inspiration for this idea because she’s also a list maker and also a twenty-something self discovery searcher. Let’s think of it as a combination of twenty questions and Oprah’s ever popular “What I know for sure”.

1) For a creative person, I don’t doodle. I always thought it was a bit odd that the only thing I really draw is an awkward sunflower, like this:

2) I love knowledge and I have an insatiable curiosity for random bits of information. Honestly, the more useless the better. But I do enjoy new things, for instance I took a course on Einstein’s theory of relativity just for the hell of it. Trust me, nothing can confuse a physics student faster than sharing a table with a literature student. It was difficult, but I like to think of trying things like that as yoga for the brain. You don’t have to do it all the time, but the more you do it the better off you are.

3) Since living in the Bahamas I am completely water spoiled.  The crystal clear water has yet to be rivaled, and even though I live in Florida the comparison still stands. But really, who can complain about this?

Florida Bliss

4) I really love a good conversation. It doesn’t have to be anything heavy, I’ve talked to people for hours that more or less ended will all of us in tears from laughing so much. (I always think that’s the best kind). But I think listening and hearing stories is really how you get to know people. It could also just be the writer in me begging to hear something great. :)

5) That being said, drama free is the way to be. I strive to keep drama at bay and while it doesn’t always work, it has served me well. Nothing is as much of a conversation killer as the never-ending unloading of personal baggage. As a friend of mine used to say, “travel light – your emotional baggage should be able to be stowed safely in the overhead compartment.”

6) I am an eternal optimist. I believe there is a lot of good that goes unnoticed because it’s human nature to focus on the negative. I think it works because I know I don’t have to prove anything to anyone.  I know that I spread a little care and love into the universe today and that’s a good feeling, even if I’m the only one that knows.