Sleep Deprived Survey

As crappy as lack of sleep feels, in combination with copious amounts of caffeine it leaves me feeling pretty inspired too. So, I wanted to do a little writing rant because I feel my blog has been lacking real meat lately and I thought I'd use some questions I've found around the internet to give me a format. Here goes:
1. What is your motivation for blogging?
I first began blogging because I always knew I could. I've read some of the bigger, well-known blogs (Keiko Lynn, A Beautiful Mess, I go by Katie, Little Chief Honeybee) for years, and while I was reading them I always thought- I could do this. Not to at all say that my blog is anywhere near the caliber of theirs- they've got a few years on me, and are all wickedly beautiful amazing women, but I've just always known blogging was pretty much right up my alley. I've been an amateur writer since middle school, and my social networking profiles have always had WAY too many awkward photos of me posted on them haha. This is a creative way to combine the two interests. Also, I'm terrible at meeting people and making friends in real life. Then I found this beautiful, crafty, creative, inspiring community in the blog world and I thought- I want to be a part of that! And in a lot of ways I have become a part of it which makes me so glad :) The timing of this coincided with me switching jobs and suddenly having a whole lot of time to be on the internets. I seized that opportunity to really get my blogging dream going and it has been super fun so far! :) Plus I love meeting you all, and getting a chance to see a little window into your lives. I hope you feel the same!

2. What do you feel are your strengths and weaknesses as a person?
Well, as a friend pointed out recently, I  may sometimes try to make my life out to be too perfect. Especially here on this blog, I try to portray positivity even where it is sometimes lacking in real life, because I just don't feel like spreading that blah around. I also feel a little pressured to do so. My brain understands that we are all normal people with normal day to day issues, but SO many of you on here are like intimidatingly awesome. I'm just trying to get on your level, haha. I hope no one takes that as like, a hoity-toityness. It's not at all meant to feel that way. I obviously have other weaknesses too- such as an addiction to dress buying, starbucks sugary drink consuming, and writing responses to questions that are way too long :P

My strengths I suppose would be compassion, emotional strength, and a pretty expansive knowledge of nerdy things. These include but are not limited to: Harry Potter, LOTR, Star Trek (mostly Voyager and DS9), and all things John and Hank Green of Nerdfighteria.

3. What are your dream accomplishments?
I would 100% crazy love to be published at some point in my life. I don't care if it's a children's book or an autobiography, I would love to see my work in print. I would also be extremely stoked to see this little blog grow up- sponsors, giveaways, a handmade shop, the whole sha-bang heh :D

4. What does your usual breakfast look like?
It is erm, of the invisible variety? If I do eat breakfast it's usually embarrassingly unhealthy but most days we're too rushed so I just grumble and whine until lunch :P

5. One of your most embarrassing stories?
Hmm, I do have a lot of these but the first that comes to mind happened my junior year of High school. We were in a program called AVP where a group of us would go to college classes for the first half of the day then take the 1 hour trip back to our little town and have regular classes for the remainder. Well, one day I thought it would be a good idea to wear high heels with jeans (embarrassing enough) and, while standing at the top of a flight of stone steps at the college, call my friends name who I saw across the foyer. After doing so, my heel caught in the opposite pant leg and I scramblefelltumblescraped down the stairs. So loudly. SO LOUDLY. I'm pretty positive every single person within a 200 ft. radius heard, saw, and subsequently laughed at the whole thing. I'm not going to pretend I didn't wish for death a little lol, or at least an invisibility cloak.

6. The highlight of your life thus far?
Oh whew, I can stop reliving that last story in my head over and over now, lol. The highlight of my life thus far was, without a shadow of a doubt, the day me and the Yeti got married. Not to imply it's been all downhill from there or anything, lol, that day was just such a monumentally amazing day it would be pretty hard to top for me :) Everything went crazy perfect. You can read about it here for more details!

7. What do you imagine your spirit animal to be?
Oooh, I would like to say an owl because I admire them and I would love to possess their cunning, but more than likely I'd get stuck with a turtle or something to teach me patience and how not to rage while driving. :P

8. What is something you miss?
More than anything else, I miss childhood. I miss running in fields and watching the summer age and considering scabs and bruises badges of honor. I miss eating nothing all day but wild rhubarb and having amazonian adventures in a 3ft swimming pool - and the safety of knowing that (as long as I got home before the streetlights came on) everything would be okay, always.

9. What is one trend you refuse to follow?
I pretty much refuse to get on the "fro-yo" bandwagon. I don't know what it's like where you're from, but around here there's one popping up on every street corner and it's just not for me. I'm not huge on dairy products of any variety actually (except that which is present in an iced macchiato :P)

10. What is your favorite junk T.V. show?
Well, I don't know about junk but I do watch a lot of Star Trek these days (Voyager 'cause it has a lady captain...who may or may not be my role model haha) and maybe a little bit of Desperate Housewives sneaks in there >_> We also looooove the show Adventure Time, but without cable we don't get to catch it very often.

Well, I hope you somewhat enjoyed this more in-depth post about me, and feel free to use my template here to post your own! I'd love to read it :)

Have a beautiful day.


  1. I loved reading your answers.
    Oh, and what an embarrassing story. Eeep!

    I'm definitely going to be filling out one of these for my blog; I'll be sure to link back to here.

  2. I love reading everything you have to say, so much :) i find it absolutely fascinating to see your word choice and what not :) <3

    Eternally yours,

    Yetibear<3 :D

  3. Here's mine: http://porcelainheartivorytooth.blogspot.com/2011/10/im-survey-addict.html

  4. And here's mine:

    As much as I like to hear about peoples personal trials and tribulations, I like that you keep your blog pretty whimsical since, well, don't we see enough darkness in the world and in our own lives? It provides for good reprieve. That said, I and other readers would welcome some drama posts, but I think people are more drawn to positivity in general. We know you're not perfect and we know you don't go buy cute little trinkets and eat at retro-styled restaurants every single day. We just like to know someone is having a good day even if, and sometimes especially because, some of us aren't. :)

    I too have expansive knowledge in nerdy things, like Star Wars, Fallout, Dungeons and Dragons, and dozens more. If only I could put that kind of energy into learning something useful like quantum physics, I might be able to change the world. haha

    Never been a fro-yo guy either. I'm lactose intolerant, so I might as well eat actual ice cream than knock-off ice cream.

    Have an amazing day!

  5. Thanks Danielle and Casey for posting your own! I loved reading both :D

  6. Hehe thank you Calvin, my heart. How dang sweet are you! :DD