regardless of how long or recent you've been following me, or how i am trying to change the direction of this blog to something that is more purposeful for me - many of you know that i am bad at keeping up with blog awards and awarding them to others as well as following rules and such. had to get that out of the way because i will only be answering the questions posed by my beautiful blog sister, tamara. the questions she asked are all very useful tools for me as a self-reflection as i try to figure out where the direction of this blog is going. i won't be nominating others and creating new questions. i feel that everyone in the blogosphere who continues to contribute the positive atmosphere of this community, deserve some type of recognition or another. so, do me a favor, pat yourself on the back and get yourself a treat! you have just been recognized!
what has been your biggest loss in life?
this is tough one, but probably the idea of what a true family is like because the structure of my own family changed when i was eleven.
if you could go back in time, what would you change?
i've already started the change a while ago, but it would be not being an angry teenager.
how do you take criticism and why?
i didn't take them too well when i was younger, but most definitely as i got older, had more experience in life along with years and years of schooling, i learned to take them gracefully. there's always room for growth and you will always know which criticisms are genuine and when they are, it is a very powerful motivational tool for change.
what separates you from every one else and makes you unique?
this is a hard question because we're all so different from each other but i think it is my ability to embrace change and start over. i am one of those people, when given a chance to do something else, i will drop everything and move.
how did you get into blogging?
wow, it seems so long ago. it started in 2009, when a couple of my friends started blogging about their newly-wed lives. i thought the idea of learning about their across the miles lives was pretty neat.
how did we meet/ become blog friends?
one of us commented on a blog post - not sure who did it first, but the rest is history!
what’s your most treasured possession and why.
my education, career and travel experiences. no one can take those away from me. even if the course of my life changes, memories, experiences and everything it taught me will always remain.
if you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
i would love to have anthony bourdain's job and have a show like no reservations. like really, to travel, eat, drink and explore other countries and cultures?! you've got to be kidding me to say no to that!
if you were rich, what would you buy?
i don't really know to be quite honest.
what’s one misconception people have about you?
only one? there's so many misconception about me, i can't even count them anymore. one that stands out is that just because i grew up in los angeles people assume i am stuck up and all about the materialistic life.
what’s one flaw about yourself that you dislike? what would you do to change it?
you all close to me on the blogosphere should know this - impatience. i try to write more when i am impatient. i feel like it helps me process things and slows me down to where i need it to be. having written thoughts and feelings also help me verbalize them eventually.