I would like to thank the awesome Lacey from The Delusional Diaries for passing the “Life is Good” award onto the Bewitched Bookworms.
To accept the award you must link back and thank the person who gave you the “Life is Good” award. Answer the 10 questions and pass it along to 6 other blogs.
Heather (Call of Duty Widow) is answering the Q&A today:
1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
I don’t think I’ve ever really been anonymous. I’ve linked to my blog and the Bookworms blog on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads for a while now. In real life, a handful of people including my husband know about the blogs and I’m happy to keep it that way.
2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
My stubborn side isn’t inner, it’s so outer it can sometimes take up 5 feet around me. There’s too many incidents to recall just one.
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
Boy, are these deep questions or what? I see the same person I’ve always been, a little heavier and starting to get white hair unfortunately (damn you, genetics), but the honest, caring, smart girl in the mirror is pretty much the same.
4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
I mainly drink water, coca-cola, and unsweetened iced tea. No matter if it’s 90 degrees or 20 degrees outside, the glass must be filled to the brim with ice.
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
I’ve been a mom for a year and a half and I work full time with a long commute, so I don’t really get time to myself. My “Me” time is usually delegated to my commute to and from work on a train. During my total of 2 and a half hours of time, I nap, write fiction, blog, and read a ton of books. Unfortunately since this time is spent with a bunch of annoying strangers, a little of my “Me” time is spent giving dirty looks to my fellow commuters.
6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
One thing that I really miss from school is music. I sang and played several instruments over the years, but I haven’t done much since I finished school with the exception of singing at a wedding here and there. I’m really looking forward to helping my son participate in music and sports. I have found that I really like to write and want to actually complete NaNoWriMo this year.
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
I was the classic underachiever-overachiever. The things I really enjoyed like music, math, and science, I was easily an overachiever. The things that I didn’t really like so much I found that I could put forth a little effort and still do well. To my friends I was the class clown and I have certainly never been shy.
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?
The birth of my son is really this moment for me. Even though nothing went as planned (went a week late, went into labor and got induced anyway, wound up having a c-section), through the chaos a little angel emerged and has made my life shift in such an unbelievable way. I do regret waiting so long before we tried to have a baby (I was 33 when he was born and my husband and I had been together for 16 years at the time), but only because I’ve shorted us how ever many more years we would have together. But on the other hand, if we’d had a baby earlier on I might not have a PhD or MS to my name and such a great job.
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
Those who know me in real life know that I’m not capable of hiding my true self. I’ve always been a “tell it like it is and not sugar coat it” kind of person. I’m comfortable with writing about both, but when writing book reviews you’re really writing your opinions. I think you owe it to everyone to be honest.
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Sit down and read, hands down. I’m such an efficient multi-tasker that I’ve been known to do both at the same time.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a little insight into this blogger’s head. Here’s the six blogs that the Bewitched Bookworms have picked. (Thanks Danny for the links!)
Please check these blogs out, they’re worth the time.