Like many other #bloganuary participants, I’ve struggled to connect with these daily prompts. But since I joined to connect with other bloggers, I’m getting on the dance floor when I like the song. 💃🏽
What is your favorite quote and why?
“The voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but new eyes.” — Marcel Proust
Fell in love with this one in college, memorized it, and have been trying to live it ever since.
If you could, what year would you time travel to and why?
I’ve always answered this question with the future, and I can’t help but think of the 1969 hit song “In the Year 2525” by Zager & Evans.
What book is next on your reading list?
At the end of December, I started reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, and have been obsessed with the series ever since. I’m on book three, King’s Cage.
[And if you like reading roundups, here’s a quick list for 2021 from my newsletter.]
Write about something mysterious.
Nahhh. I’ve had enough of the unknown lately.
What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?
What is a cause you’re passionate about and why?
After living in developing countries for over 11 years, I’ve become even more aware of the treatment of animals and the environment. I look forward to the day when we stop pretending animals don’t have feelings, and stop debating the words “climate change” and just clean up the f*cking planet.
What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?
It greatly depends on the time, person, and place. I certainly needed different lessons depending on where I was, my age, and circumstances. But if I had to choose, I’d go for compassion.
People are more politically polarized than ever, and we’ve gotten comfortable vilifying others. Related to this, I’d want everyone to benefit from learning to think critically and independently. We need it more than ever as the internet becomes more tailored to our proclivities, and tribes double down on us versus them.
What does your ideal day look like?
Right now, any day where I’m not at work. Free time in nature, walking, good food, spending time with friends and family, but mostly ideal days are at home in the company of my husband and me.
How would you answer these questions? What do you think?