There are certain risks in asking someone about themselves. When I ask, I sometimes get a few uncertain words, followed by “um, yeah”s, and then silence. It’s frustrating, but I can understand. When someone asks me, I’m just as hesitant- wondering what I could reveal without being boring or weird. Trying to get to know someone shouldn’t be so difficult.
But when Emily @ Ink,Inc tagged me for the One Lovely Blog Award, I felt a certain excitement. The only rules seemed to be: 1- state seven facts about yourself, 2 -Pass it on. I realized that this was a chance to talk about anything and everything. Now, I still waffled about what to put down, but it was fun overall. I keep silent about so many things, and I appreciate being able to talk about how much I love tea, or hate whistling.
So without further ado and without rhyme or reason, here are my seven facts:
- I enjoy needle felting (which is the art of stabbing wool with a barbed needle to make a felted picture or sculpture).
- I loathe the sound of whistling. That’s putting it mildly.
- I’d love to own a plot of land someday, and build my own house.
- Some may call me a pack-rat for keeping so much of my old ‘art’ and ‘stories’. I prefer the term record-keeper. I like to know where I’ve been. It helps me dream where I’ll go.
- I’m approximately 1/5th of the way through reading James Ussher’s Annals of the World. (But I’m taking a break for now.)
- How do I take my tea? Very seriously.
- I have had many people ask me where I am from, saying that they hear an accent. I don’t really know what I’m doing to sound this way, but apparently I speak as if I’m from Europe.