Originally, I saw Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) do a post like this, but Ashley from Your Super Awesome Life came up with it.
If we were having coffee... I would tell you that I'm very happy with where I am in life. Last time I wrote a post like this, I was very disappointed in life, in people, in circumstances, in my job... everything, but I am in a much better place now. I'm not in the job I was before. I'm back in school, finally pursuing the Masters degree I wanted for so long. Something about school puts me at ease and challenges my mind. Yes, it's stressful, but it's sooooo worth it.
I would ask you... How do you feel about where you are in life?
If we were having coffee... I would tell you how excited I am about my blog! I feel like the new layout I got represents a different chapter that is going to be all my own! It will only ever have my name on it. I'm sole owner, and I can do whatever I want. I don't have to ask my co-blogger or anything. It's very freeing. I'm also finally in a place where I'm happy with everything that is on my blog. Over the past couple of months, I have gone through all of my posts and have cleaned out a lot of the ones that I either didn't like or didn't want on my blog... then somehow ended up losing a month an a half of discussion posts on accident -bummer. Anyway, I'm super proud of my blog, and I'm really excited about what this next year has in store.
I would ask you... Do you blog? What do you like most about the content your are posting?
If we were having coffee... I would tell you that I have just recently moved to a new town. I moved to Edmond, Oklahoma in August for school, and though there have been some crazy and not so good things that has happened this past semester, the good totally outweighs the bad. I have actually made Edmond my home, and it's been a long time since I've felt like a place is truly my home. I have made a lot of really great friends, Becca from Pivot Book Reviews to name one. And I began volunteering with teenagers again. It's been a couple years since I've intentionally hung out with teens in a mentoring fashion, and now that I'm doing that again through my church, I have fallen in love with it all over again. It's such a great feeling working with people and working with teenagers again.
I would ask you... Have you ever moved to a different city and had to start over? Was it difficult for you? Do you volunteer?
If we were having coffee... I would tell you that for my New Years resolution in 2014, I promised myself I would travel more in the United States since I'm not going out of the country much anymore. In 2014, I moved to a different state (Texas to Oklahoma), I visited Washington DC for a week, I visited California for a little more than a week. The big trips were visiting family, but I loved every minute. There's just something about taking trips without your entire immediate family dragging you along on a road trip. I decided that in 2015, my resolution will be the same. I want to travel more in the US, and I already have one trip in the books: BEA! WHOOOOPPPP!!! I'm so excited!
I would ask you... Have you done much traveling out of state or country? Do you enjoy it? Are you going to BEA?
If we were having coffee... I would tell you how many new authors I have discovered in the past year of blogging. I have more than doubled (nearly tripled) my annual reading goal, and with that I have discovered so many books and stories I wouldn't have found if not for blogging. Part of me wonders what treasures I have lost because I haven't been blogging for the past several years.
I would ask you... What have been your favorite reads since you became a blogger or active reader? Do you feel like you would have found them if you weren't a part of this reading/blogging community?
So tell me... if we were having coffee, what would you say? Or what would your answers be?