Life is Good Blog Award

I received the Life is Good award from Kate of Literary Explorations and Jennifer of Goddess Librarian. I’m incredibly thankful to both of them! I don’t know that I can pass this on right now because all the blogs I have recently discovered are the same ones that they have, but I thought I would fill out the questionnaire that goes along with the award for now and try to pass it along later.

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 ever even considered blogging anonymously. Perhaps if I was a minor, this would be more of a concern for me. I generally like having my name attached to what I do, and I like that who I am as a person can show up in how I write about books. Our experiences shape our reading, so it feels important to me to include some personal information. It has also helped me build a community of book blogging friends in a way that I think would be difficult to do anonymously.

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side:

You might have to ask my parents about that. I think I’m very easy going.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

Wow. This isn’t one of those coffee or hot chocolate types of questionnaires, eh? I see somebody who is still very much struggling to figure herself out, but is trying extremely hard to be open to whatever that journey entails.

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?

I like these kinds of questions better 🙂 Iced tea is delicious.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

Read. Blog. Tweet. Play with puppy.

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?

Well, I’m 21, so I feel like there are a lot of things I still want to accomplish in my life. I’d hate to think I’ve done all I’m going to do. I’m not sure what those things are yet, but I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?

I tended to be the overachiever and the shy person. In high school, though, my overachieving was directed more toward Academic Decathlon than my classes, so my grades weren’t always the best. In college I focused more on my classes than extracurriculars. I have never talked much in classes, though, so a lot of teachers didn’t quite know what to expect of me until I started to turn in things I had written.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?

This is kind of odd, but I see the moment I decided to leave graduate school. I think it’s so poignant to me because it feels like one of the first times that I quit something really big. I decided to jump off the fast track and start to figure out who I am and what I want for my life a little more openly. I still haven’t figured that out, but I also have not yet regretted making the decision to leave behind my PhD program.

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?

I feel pretty comfortable sharing things about myself on this blog. There are some limitations to what I want public, and I try to keep my posts from getting too tangential, but I don’t mind sharing things about myself.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

Read. No question. I hate phones.

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