Friday, February 22, 2019

Getting To Know Me.

To my dearest friends and followers,

I realized something a few weeks ago that I decided I needed to change. Other than the "About Me" tab on my page (which doesn't say a lot about me as a person), most of you don't know who I really am. I want to change that. I told my husband what I wanted, and he took the time to sort of interview me so I could share it with you. Here's what we came up with:

David: Okay, let's start with an age old question, one passed down from generation to generation, one that's answer varies greatly. What's your favorite color?

Me: Green, but purple is a close second!!
So, green has actually been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. I used to have one of those View-Master toys, and one of the pictures inside was a Barbie as the Ireland Princess. I think that's when it started. I really liked the green countryside behind her, the green dress she wore, and her bright red hair. I fell in love with Ireland then and associated the color green with that. Now I like the color for what it is. I think of it as nature's blanket. I like pretty much any green, but olive and sage are my favorite shades.
After that, I like purple. Lavender purple and deep shades like indigo or eggplant. I think it's an enchanting color. I don't know how to describe my reasoning, but I think I understand why purple was a royal color.
I think both colors, green and purple, fit very well into the fairy world I so enjoy, so there's that. XD

David: Recently, you shared Weenie's origin story, how about you? Where were you born?

Me: Santa Cruz county, California.

David: And then you've moved a fair amount, yeah?

Me: Yeah, quite a bit.

David: Where've you lived?

Me: So, I grew up on a ranch in the Central Valley. My family and I raised several hundred boar goats. We had chickens and lots of dogs. It was honestly the best life. Due to - some misunderstandings, my family had to move. We were still in the Central Valley for about 2 years before we moved to South Dakota. I was 15. We lived in a really nice house. I had a huge bedroom with a balcony. We had deer and turkeys in the yard pretty much every day. We also had a lot of snow. I decided pretty quickly I liked visiting the snow, not living in it. We lived in that house about 2 years before moving again. We kept doing this. My parents had their own reasons, but I'll be honest. I hated that we kept moving. I wanted to stay in one place. Anyhow my sister and I lived with our brother in South Dakota for 3 months. She and I then lived in California again for 3 months with our other brother. Not long after that, she and I went to Oregon for the summer and came back to South Dakota once summer was over. We decided it was time to move out and she and I packed up some of our things and moved to Oregon where I lived for roughly a year. I got married and live in California again, this time in San Diego.

David: I thought it'd be fun to add in some things you like to do to cheer yourself up, does anything come to mind?

Me: There are a lot of things which include my hobbies, like drawing, writing, making things, and so on. I guess what really comes to mind for me are having a clean space and my candles. When I'm ready to sit down and do the things I mentioned above, I have to have my space. For me, that looks like having the bed made, cleaning the floor, dusting my desk, putting things where they belong. And then I light my candles, most of which are scented with lavender essential oils. Once that's done, I feel relaxed, I feel happy, I feel like I can get on with my day. It's pretty much daily routine at this point.

David: Alrighty, one last question. What would you say has been the most influential book you've read?

Me: I've read so many books, I would think it would be a difficult question for me to answer, but it's actually not. Most influential book for me is, without a doubt, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. I read it when I was about 12 I think. I was reading anything I could find that I had watched as an animated Disney movie. There was something more enchanting about Peter Pan than the other stories I had read. Mr. Barrie had a knack for turning simple things into beautiful moments. I immediately fell in love with the story and the illustrations. Usually I would get a book that was not illustrated unless the original copy had them, but these particular illustrations brought so much life to the story for me, I wanted that copy regardless. I had written stories all my life pretty much. I never thought anything of it. When I read Peter Pan, I knew I was going to be a writer. I wanted to write something as hauntingly beautiful as that. I then had a dream that was, in a word, bizarre. It inspired me to write my first novella though. I didn't have a computer at the time, so I wrote the entire thing by hand in a journal I had made. The story underwent many titles, but eventually I called it The Enchanted IslandI definitely recommend Peter Pan to anyone who loves to read, regardless of age, because it is a book that is timeless and should be enjoyed by all ages. Though the copy I shared is not the most popular or the newest edition, it contains the illustrations by Elisa Trimby that I so love.

David: I read Peter Pan myself about a year ago, and it was definitely cool to hear the original story! 
Well, thanks for letting me be a part of your blogpost, Love!

Me: Thank you for helping me!! XD

That's all we have for you guys. Maybe you feel like you know me a little more? If you have more questions for me, please leave them in the comments. Thank you so much for reading!!

Yours truly,

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