Ooh, hello there! Have you been enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend? Apart from the miserable August weather, I have been. Sitting by an open fire, reading, reading and more reading. Who would have thought the last month of the summer would start with a fire? It has been totally relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable to be lost in a good book!
But I'm back to blogging with the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers tag.
Catherine at Silver Linings blog nominated me, and I was delighted for the following reasons - 1) I love Catherine, she's always been super friendly, 2) I also love her blog and 3) Tags are so much fun. You can check out her blog here!
So, here are my answers to Catherine's questions, with my questions for my 10 nominated Bloggers below! Enjoy guys.
1) What is your favourite pass time, aside from blogging?
Reading. Without a doubt. I’ve spent all summer demolishing book after book and it’s been such a nice distraction from everyday life. You can’t beat the escapism you find in a good book.
2) Who/what do you draw inspiration from?
I think inspiration comes from all aspects of life. I am inspired to write a blog post after a throw away comment, an article I read, or a random thought I get in the shower. I am inspired by other bloggers, writers, journalists, and authors. I am inspired by feminism and feminists, by bravery and acts of courage. I am inspired by my friends, my family, by strangers.
3) What saying/quote do you live by?
This changes every year or so. This year, I’m revelling in my youth ever since my mother said; “Sure, you’re only young once.”
4) Finish this sentence: "In 10 years time I hope..."
to feel settled
5) 3 things you would change "in a perfect world"?
6) Do you find it easy/difficult when making decisions?
I’m terrible at decision making. “I don’t mind.” “It’s up to you.” It’s why I love hanging out with my friend Rachel so much. She’s terrible at decisions too, so one of us has to be brave and just go with something or we’ll get nothing done.
Possible life altering decisions are the worst, because they feel so huge and scary. Lately, I’ve been trying to always follow my gut. I don’t think it can lead me wrong.
7) Something you feel is most misunderstood about you.
Having depression doesn’t mean that I’m an unhappy person. In fact I would say the opposite. I look out the window and see the sun coming out from behind a window and I smile. I laugh at funny jokes. A real laugh, not a fake one.
Yes, at times my default setting can be at ‘miserable’. But that’s why I surround myself with amazing friends who can remind me that there’s always something to smile about.
8) What were/was something you were afraid of when you were younger?
The wall at the end of our hall. In reality, the only thing strange about this wall was that it hadn’t always been there. It was added on as an extension to the house. But to me and my sister, there was a giant, angry face on the wall that would eat us if we went close enough to it.
9) Do you have any quirky talent?
I feel extremely untalented. I don’t have a party piece. I wish it were like that scene in The Breakfast Club and I could just apply my lipstick with my boobs or something, but no. I am a very bad singer however, and I think that sort of out-of-tune crooning should be considered a skill in itself.
10) 5 things that complete the perfect night in.
My questions for bloggers are below!
1. How has blogging changed you?
2. What saying/quote do you live by? (I love Catherine’s question so much)
3. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a younger version of you?
4. Are you a morning or a night person?
5. What book, movie or video have you seen/read recently you would recommend? And why?
6. What’s your idea of the perfect day?
7. What do you have faith in?
8. By the end of next month, what in your life would you like to be different?
9. And what would you like to stay the same?
10. When times get tough, what’s your life mantra to see you through?