It’s funny I had this crazy idea of interviewing myself on the blog, this novel idea? well it was more of a solution than an idea. The problem is that bloggers, myself included are compelled to share. It’s in our DNA. I don’t know why but I feel compelled to tell you everything from my flossing habits to what movies I love. And since no one has asked me anything in a verrrrrry long time I though well heck I will just interview myself and called it..”I’m So Glad You Asked.” Luckily someone finally asked. The beautiful and talented photographer Meghan Davidson of Life Refocused tagged me to answer 11 of her burning questions. I also get to pass the torch and tag some more awesome ladies with lenses so we can turn this into one HUGE over share! Yeah!
So for those of you who have been tagged here are your rules:
~ You must post the rules (hence, here they are!).
~ Answer 11 questions the tagger posted for you.
~ Create 11 questions to ask the people you tag.
~ Tag 11 people.
~ Let them know you’ve tagged them.
1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I wanted to travel out of the country ANYWHERE, that was my goal. I had never owned a passport until 3 years ago. I got my wish when I was asked to travel to Mainland China. With Asia off the list I would have to go with Europe (Paris, UK, Italy) but NYC is a close second. I feel somewhat unAmerican not having traveled to the city that never sleeps. That and I REALLY need to get myself to the 9/11 Memorial.
2. What is something about you that people would be surprised to know?
I often hear people say, you are much quieter than I thought you would be. I think people assume I am uber social and talkative and I am. I’m not introverted by any means but I definitely take on more of an OBSERVER role in social situations especially when they territory is new. It takes me awhile before I get settled and more importantly comfortable to really open up but when I do? watch out and here’s where you will be surprised again, I am very open and honest when I share. I have never been the one to shy away from a subject, the more personal the better I think we all have something to gain in sharing. I very much believe in the butterfly effect.
3. What’s your go-to book recommendation?
That is a touch one because honestly I don’t read books cover to cover I’m a little ADD in that department. I have a handful that have a permanent spot on my bedside table. The first two that come to mind Autobiography of a Yogi (I prefer the audio version on my iPod and the purring voice of Sir Ben Kingsley), I am fascinated with the relationship between yoga, meditation and spirituality. slowly through this book I am beginning to understand the importance of their presence in the simple quest of finding happiness. I recently read The War of Art I think anyone who struggles with the process of creating anything whether it be photos, writing or painting will GAIN something from reading this book. It has really opened my eyes to the value of paying homage to my “creative space” and tending to my work with care and thoughtfulness. I keep reading it over and over.
4. What do you like best about yourself?
My optimism. I am sooooooooooooo thankful. Seriously a thousand o’s don’t do this justice. I don’t know how I would get through the ups and downs without my mindset. Sure I get down from time to time *cough* *cough* two accidents in two days *cough* *cough* but these things linger with me for a couple days tops. How about when I dropped my beloved new iPad yesterday, upon further inspection I saw that I had flattened a corner where it made contact with the tiled floor, did I pout? Nah. Instead I went to the hubs and said I just need to share this so I can get over it quickly. Here I pointed, “look, bad isn’t it.” That was my way of ripping off the BandAid. Over and done, quick.
5. Share an image that captures a special moment for you. Why did you pick this moment and this photo?
Summer 2010. My daughter a little over 4 years old had just gone underwater albeit very briefly, she hardly ever ventured past the steps and she didn’t like getting her head wet. She has always had a strong fear of water, this photo will always remind me of how much she needed her dad to help her get past that fear. They share a very strong bond.
6. If you could have a super-power, what would it be?
Oh this is easy I talk about this one all the time, pun intended. I want to be able to stop time. Like a remote for your television you just point and hit pause. I would catch up on all my projects, returned calls, emails, archiving and editing and then when I was ready to rejoin the word hit play. Tah-dah. Lovely dream isn’t it?
7. If a movie was going to be made about your life, who would play you?
Well they always said I looked like Molly Ringwald when I was in high school and since Sixteen Candles is the best movie made …like evah I’ll go with Molly. Plus she’s tall like me and after googling her name I have to say we looked alike on more than one occasion.
8. When other people talk about you, your life, who you are, what is that you hope they say?
I hope they say I was generous, kind and thoughtful. I hope they over look the piles on my desk and remember my creative spirit over my chronic distractions. I hope they remember that I care deeply for others even in their absence.
9. Share a photo of one of your favorite people. Who is it and what makes them one of your faves?
It would have to be a photo of my sister without her I am not whole. This was taken around 1975 I think, we had just been transplanted from the south shores of Boston to sunny Southern California. To buffer the transition our parents let us pick two kittens out of the box in front of the Alpha Beta store. Green ribbon was Andrea and pink was Fats, my choice of bizarre pet names started early.
10. If you could have your perfect meal made for you, what would it be?
The perfect meal would be ANY meal I didn’t have KP duty afterwards, seriously. As much as I love to cook I am not keen on the clean up as evidence of the pile in my sink. My meal of choice would be a good coconut curry with just the right amount of heat and shrimp..
11. Which of your blog posts is your favorite and why?
What’s In Your Wallet was one of my first posts after I started this blog. Its a story about humbling moments and finding out who the true friends are. Although the vanity plate has since gone the friend I wrote about two years ago remains in my back pocket stronger than ever.
Ok TAG YOU’RE MY ELEVEN:
Mae (Here in the House)
Maureen (Cottage 960)
Kim aka Mosey (Mosey Along)
Tonya Staab (Create Celebrate Explore)
Lana (She Lived In A Shoe)
Chelsea (Hearts & Scars)
Julie (Angry Julie Monday)
Barbara (Among the Saguaros)
Tammy (Bliss & Folly)
Here are your 11 questions:
1. Describe yourself in no less than 11 adjectives.
2. When did you get your first camera and what was it. Bonus if you have photos.
3. What do you find is the biggest challenge to photograph and why.
4. What story does your family always tell about you?
5. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever what age would that be and why?
6. What do you miss most about being a kid?
7. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
8. What would you name the autobiography of your life?
9. Where is the farthest place you have traveled?
10. Where is your happy place?
11. Name 3 of your favorite photographers (well-known or not).
Come back and make sure you leave a link to your answers in the comments so I can link up. BIG THANK YOU to Meghan you helped me get my blogging mojo on again a million besos for you.
And with that ladies and gentleman I think I am back to the business of blogging. I have been busy behind the scenes working with Darling Studio on a blog re-design, I am VERY excited about the new layout, its so clean and easy to navigate just think of it as a closet reorganize – for once you are finally going to be able to FIND what you re actually looking for on the modchik – **and the crowd goes wild** …. I hope you are as excited as I am. Stay tuned we should be starting the coding process in the next few weeks.
xoxo – Linz