This week and weekend were devoted to preparing for and participating in the NESCBWI Spring Conference. I attended the full weekend and it was phenomenal! I love this conference because I always leave inspired by the people I meet, the workshops I take, and the feedback I receive. I’m also inspired by the bravery it takes to share and participate the way people do. Every year I get a little braver in putting myself out there and I grow. This year, I pushed myself farther and was braver in my own way, participating in ways I hadn’t before and sharing more authentically because of that. A story idea was also born this weekend. It was inspired by a keynote speaker and it hit me so hard it was like a physical blow to the chest. I’m all at once anxious, apprehensive, and excited to get started on that project. My peer critique group and I were able to spend quality time together, and that was priceless. In the aftermath, I’m inspired and excited, though more than anything, I’m exhausted. It was a lot of extrovert-ing for this introvert. 😳😁
This week I thought it would be fun to participate in a challenge I was tagged in called the Get to Know the Blogger Tag. I was tagged by my friend Kate (thank you!) and you should definitely go check out her answers!
What kinds of conferences or workshops do you attend? Are you extroverted and thrive on the energy or more introverted and love the workshops but need down time after to recuperate? And of course, I’d love to know some of your answers to the questions in the tag below!
Get To Know The Blogger Tag
- Thank the person who tagged you!
- Link back and credit the original creator (GoodeyReads)
- Answer book questions about yourself.
- Answer the other questions about yourself.
- Change the last 5 questions when you tag someone else (if you want! – the more random the better)
- Tag at least 3 people.
- Have fun! (ooh, that was cliche)
I tag Kim!
A BOOK ABOUT WHERE YOU’RE FROM (CITY, STATE, COUNTRY — YOUR CHOICE)
I love the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder, which is set in New Hampshire, but Little Women by Louisa May Alcott also reminds me of New England and home.
A BOOK ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE NON-BOOKISH HOBBY
I love yoga and The Yoga Mind by Rina Jakubowickz is a nice, brief and easily consumable book that delves into some of the basics of the practice.
A BOOK ABOUT A FEAR OF YOURS
Any book about snakes. I’m afraid of snakes. They can smell my fear, and then they think I’m food, and it’s all bad. 😳
A BOOK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT BRINGS YOU JOY
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, because it’s all about the joy to be found in books and knowledge, and it has a dog with this thing that tells time.
A BOOK ABOUT YOUR CAREER/WHAT YOU’RE STUDYING IN SCHOOL
I LOVED Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and I suggest it to anyone I meet who is going after a creative goal. It was a book that I could not put down once I started reading it and it filled my cup as a writer immensely.
WHAT JOB WOULD YOU BE TERRIBLE DOING?
Cleaning snake habitats. 😳
WHAT’S A SUBJECT YOU WISH YOU KNEW MORE ABOUT?
Not so much a subject, but I wish I spoke additional languages.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE BEST DAY ON THE CALENDAR AND WHY?
My daughter’s birthdays.
WHAT IS THE CRAZIEST ITEM YOU SPENT WAY TOO MUCH ON?
I’m typically a pretty regulated spender, so I really can’t think of anything. Though my husband might say some of my Erin Condren purchases count. 😁
WHAT’S A QUIRKY THING YOU DO?
I DO NOT like edges on food. Bagels, toast, cookies, sandwich wraps. They all have edges, and they are not for me.
The next five questions are the ones I’m adding and I’ll answer them about myself as well. 😁
What is your favorite hobby?
I LOVE planning. A good planner is one of my very favorite things.
What is your favorite snack?
I love chips. They are my favorite guilty pleasure. My favorite these days are Lays Dill Pickle Chips.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
I would love to go to Florida and then to Washington to see my family.
What’s something you wish were better at?
I wish I could draw or paint. It’s something I’d love to devote some time to in the future.
What is your quest?
To see my words in print.
I would definitely love to learn other languages too! There’s just not enough time to learn everything I want to learn…
No, it’s one of the most difficult things, trying to find the time to do all the things. They do go on the list for later though!
Awesome! (Who WOULD want to be a snake habitat cleaner?!)
😁 My oldest likes snakes and I’m glad because it means I’m winning in the war to not pass my fears onto my kids. Although it doesn’t help when I see one in the yard and scream. 😳
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How did I miss you at the conference? I even looked for you!
I looked for you too! It was so jam packed and then done before I knew it. 😕 I wanted to congratulate you in person! 😁