Jennie at Generation You has started this idea of The Campfire Network in which you swap thought provoking questions with a fellow blogger. The intention is to break the mold of your traditional blogging and engage in some candid conversations with your readers. Reveal as much or as little as you wish, but the posts tend to be more relatable and more robust when you open up. In turn, pick some other bloggers you want to swap questions with. No promises that they will open up. Remember, sharing stories around a campfire often times gets emotional and ends up with someone killing the vibe by crying, stomping off into the woods or wanting to fight someone.
My girl eQ over at Misguided Me and I have swapped questions. I asked her a few random, fun questions and she did the same for me. She's an awesome chick, and I would definitely recommend reading her blog, if not subscribing! She's a fun and interesting read!
Welcome to any visitor's from Misguided Me!! I think you'll enjoy her answers!! Please comment and let me know you came over!
If you would like to swap questions with me, let me know! It's fun and a good way to cross audiences and find cool new blogs!!
(See my answers to eQ's questions here)
Gen: What are you most afraid of not accomplishing in your life?
eQ: I am afraid of not making my family proud. It is easy to assume that they are. But I rarely feel like that is the case. I know my success in life (in their eyes) isn’t measured by how much money I make or the job I have or if I am married and have kids. I know that they will be proud of me if I just go out there and try. But I feel some pressure sometimes, since both of my siblings are married and have kids and good careers. I sometimes think they are waiting around for me to do the same. I just don’t want them to feel sorry for me. That would be the worst.
Gen: What do you like best about yourself?
eQ: Physically? I like my wrists. They are dainty and feminine. As Far as in my character is concerned I would have to go with the fact that I try to keep the drama in my life at a minimum. I am an avid believer that you need to flush the negativity out of your life before you truly feel at peace. Now that doesn’t mean that I myself am this perfect balancing act. I just think you need to stop letting the losers in your life get under your skin. Fuck them. The perpetual whiner, the slack ass roommate, the negative Nancy, the cheating BF/GF, the condescending parents. You know who they are in your life. Get rid of them, life is too short to be caught up in someone else’s drama. Now when I say “get rid of” I don’t mean hire a hit man or go stabbing them in the middle of the night. I mean either minimize interaction with them or stop communicating with them. Just and FYI
Gen: 3 Guilty pleasures?
eQ: This is a good question because as I am pondering what my guilty pleasures are I am smiling and slightly salivating. Mmmm, guilty pleasures….
1. Really expensive shoes. If I were wealthy I would have a serious shoe problem. Thankfully I can’t afford them. But that doesn’t stop me from going to Saks to sit in the midst of shoetopia. I get a little high when I am there.
2. Tattoos. I have 9. Collected over the past 13 years. I am in the process of removing 2 but not before I add another one on my back, which will cost around $450. They are addicting. I swear they put something in the ink!
3. Chocolate. This is an obvious one. All my friends and family know this about myself. Chocolate brownies, chocolate cake, little Cadbury eggs, Hershey kisses, Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate ice cream, chocolate covered anything. Gimme!
Gen: What is your favorite thing about being in a relationship, what is your least favorite?
eQ: One of the best things about a relationship for me is sharing my life with someone. I have a person who knows every little nuance about me. He knows how to manage me, anticipate my moods, to listen and give advice. I have a travel buddy and a snuggle partner. We are best pals. We are very opposite but I think that’s part of the magic.
My least favorite thing is trying to manage my expectations of him. I want to believe that he will change and adapt over the years. This may be true in some instances, but at the core you have to accept your mate on all levels the way they come. You can’t ever “expect” things from your mate if you do you are in for a world of hurt. Expectations just lead to frustrations. This is the hardest thing for people (especially woman) to understand of a relationship.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Okay, so I finally have my hands on a real computer with real internet! Yay!! I miss blogging something terrible! But it's really hard to write a good post on a phone, let me tell ya!
So, you all know that I have moved out with my brother and we are now getting settled into our place. My room is a mess, but guess what, it's mine!! Lol. I just have a lot of stuff to unpack, but I'm so very excited! I actually have a place to put everything! I've never had my own room before, as you know, and it's really quite fantastic. As far as decorating it's slightly overwhelming though. I have no idea how I want to place things or what I want to put up! Not that I'll have money for any of that right now!
I had my first article post on Every Girl Blog about online dating, and it got a lot of responses! It was fun to write, and I can't wait to do my follow up articles, you should check it out!
If you've been reading, you know about my friend Jeremy and his accident. So many of you have been praying for him and being so supportive and I thank you soo much! Well, he is recovering very well! Yesterday, his dad asked him to hold is baseball for certain pitches and he did it exactly right! So, it's looking good, praise God!! We continue to pray for him and ask for continued healing and complete recovery!!
That's all for now! I have some more juicy news, but I'll save that post for Monday!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It's been a while! Good to see ya, glad you came to say hi!
If you've been following my posts, you know about my friend Jeremy and his accident. Well he is progressing quite well. It started last week, when his nose was twitching, and he scratched it! I've never been so happy to hear about anyone scratching themselves, lol. Now he is watching TV, and he's even speaking through gestures and sign language! And he hasn't even started rehab yet! We're all so excited to see what God is going to do for Jeremy, thanks again to everyone who has been praying and thinking about him and his family! It has all been a blessing!
In other news: I'm. Writing this blog from my phone cuz I don't have internet at home. Why don't I have internet? Cuz my brother and I have our own apartment! That's right it finally happened, we did it! It's really fantastic. We didn't end up with. The other place I showed you, but it's still nice! Hopefully I can post pics soon. It's so late and I'm exhausted, I'll try to blog again soon.
My friend EQ and I are doing CFN questions, and she has posted my answers to her questions on her blog Misguided Me, go check it out!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Things have been a little crazy for me lately, which why I haven't blogged. My last post was about my friend Jeremy and his accident, asking for prayers! boy did you guys come through! I had so many positive and encouraging responses, and I am so grateful for all of them!
My mom and I went to AZ last week to visit Jeremy and his family. We mostly hung out with is family in the ICU waiting room all day, then went back to the hotel and did it all over again the next day. I didn't mind at all, that was what we went for. Jeremy was still in a medically induced coma, but they let us go see him in his room. It was surreal to see my friend lying in the hospital bed. I would pray for him while I stood in the door. There was good news followed by bad news. When one thing was better, another issue would come up. I was able to go see him once or twice a day. The night before my mom and I headed back to CA, I went to see him for the last time in what would be a while, and I started to cry. It always amazes me the things that make me cry. I don't really cry a lot and I'm usually pretty strong and hold myself together. I hadn't cried the entire time we had been there. But I think knowing that I wouldn't get to see him again for a while, until we could make it back out there, it just hit me. That and seeing him lying in a hospital bed just broke my heart.
But I know the Lord has a plan for him. He has Jeremy in His hands and His will will be done.
I really love Jeremy and his family, they mean so much to me, and I'm reminded of that every time I spend time with them.
All of your prayers and encouragement means so much to me! And I am so grateful! Since you were all so sincere, I wanted to give you the update from yesterday. Jeremy has opened his eyes. He's not responsive yet though, but he's off of medications and they are transferring him to another medical center tomorrow. He still needs a lot of prayer, but what you guys have done already has helped!
Again, thank you all so much! I am going to try to blog again tomorrow, I just haven't felt like anything I have to say about my life is quite as important as what has been going on with him. Everything else just seems to fall by the way side.Since he's on the road to recovery, maybe I can begin to write a little more again. But I can't promise I won't be saying a prayer for him in my blogs or that I will cease asking for prayer!
Question: Do you or have you ever felt like your blogs really pale in comparison to greater things happening in the world?