Like I promised, I am rounding out this week with another tag! This time, one I actually tagged in. 😛 The amazing and wonderful Rukky @ Eternity Books (which, have you taken the time to stop by and check out her AMAZING redesign!? Holy shit, I’m in love) tagged me for an Liebster Award! Thank you so much for the tag, Rukky, and please, go check out her blog if you haven’t! I’ve only been following for a little bit, but I already love it and I have no doubt you will, too!
- Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
- Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
- Nominate 11 people
- Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions
What are some goals you’d like to reach by the end of the year?
This is such a good question (and a terrifying one, since we’re already in September, somehow). I think, to pick a couple, it’d be:
- Edit and query BLOOD PRICE again
- Become active again
- Find a healthy balance between grad school, working full-time, freelance editing, writing, reading, blogging and everything in-between
What are looking forward to in the next decade of your life?
Let’s see, this year I turn 28, so over the next ten years, I’ll be 38 (holy fucking shit). That’s a pretty big decade, I think! I have a quite a few goals and dreams with that which I hope to experience, including:
- Publishing multiple novels
- Write even more!
- Getting married and starting a family
- Getting another doggo!
- Finishing my MFA
- Getting a promotion at work
- Having a regular list of clients for freelance editing
- Visit as many countries as I can, but especially: New Zealand, Japan (with my partner), Italy, Greece, Romania and return to England
- Move out of KS and buy a house
- Get another sleeve and tattoo my upper back (oops)
- Learn a language
- A lot of family time, figuring out how to continually enjoy each day, pursuing my passions and making the best out of it
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned during the last decade?
So many suffer who do so needlessly and I need to fight back so that stops.
Which books shaped you as a person?
Most certainly Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Tamora Pierce’s Alanna: The First Adventure. Tolkien showed me what imagination and determination can do, while Pierce showed me how women can break the molds and boundaries that anyone places upon them.
What defines you as a person?
Geez, these are not easy questions, huh? 😉 That’s such a great question and one I’m not even sure I know how to answer. I guess I’m defined by my voice and my passions and my beliefs, which are all so intricate and numerous, it’d be hard to nail it down to one distinct thing. To try, I’d say I’m a nerd with a passion for justice, creativity, and nature.
Who inspires you to be a better person?
My dog. Which, I realize, sounds like the absolute most ridiculous answer, but it’s true! She already loves me unconditionally and puts up with me when I’m having the worst days or when I have to work and can’t play or am being lazy and don’t take her for a walk. She already loves me no matter what and it’s like kind of unconditional love that makes you want to strive to be better, you know?
What’s your dream job?
Ultimate dream job is to be able to write full-time without the financial stress of supporting myself (I know, it doesn’t exist). I am really happy with my current job at the university, but I also wouldn’t mind going full-time as a writer and an editor. I really like the idea of having a job where I can create and be flexible with my own schedule and work from home, especially when we start a family.
If you were to travel to 2030, where do you think you’d find yourself?
Hopefully not here. 😂 Ten years from now? I hope to have my own in the woods, with a partner who supports and loves me, books I can visit on the shelves written by my hand, a child who amazes me and enough pets for people to question my saniety.
Which books can you read over and over again?
That’s hard, because I don’t reread books too often, mostly because there are a lot of books I would enjoy rereading–or books I feel I should, because I’ve forgotten all of the intricate details and I haven’t read the sequel yet.
How would you title your autobiography, where you to write one?
If I’m Not Overworked, Overthinking and Overweight, Did I Exist: A Memoir
What’s the most important thing for you to look for when reading a book?
There are a lot of factors! But, I think, at the end of the day, it really comes down to if the book made me feel and it what way it did.
I had a lot of fun answering those questions! Thank you so much again for tagging me, Rukky! Like I mentioned in my last tag, I’m the worst at actually tagging people, so anyone who wants to do it, may! These were some really challenging yet enjoyable questions, so I highly recommend giving it a shot, if you’re interested! Here are the questions as a list, in case that’s helpful!
- What are some goals you’d like to reach by the end of the year?
- What are you looking forward to in the next decade of your life?
- What’s the most important thing you’ve learned during the last decade?
- Which books shaped you as a person?
- What defines you as a person?
- Who inspires you to be a better person?
- What’s your dream job?
- If you were to travel to 2030, where do you think you’d find yourself?
- Which books can you read over and over again?
- How would you title your autobiography, were you to write one?
- What’s the most important thing you look for when reading a book?
And I hope you enjoyed it! Next week, I have more book reviews and discussion posts planned, so back to some of my regular content! But I hope you didn’t mind me shaking things up a bit.