Month: March 2014

Thought Questions, day #7: Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?

While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)

Day #7: Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?

I’m constantly questioning. The “how” and “why” of things fascinate me. And the more I learn about things, the more I want to know! I would definitely describe myself as perpetually curious.


Thought Questions, day #6: What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?

(photo by Jennifer Trovato via Unsplash)

While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)

Day #6: What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?

Learning. It could have been college courses, brushing up on my photography, reading books–anything, really. I went through a period when I was younger when I spent a lot of time doing what young women often do, reading celebrity gossip magazines, shopping, gossiping, and generally not doing much to make anything of my life. I wish I hadn’t been so mentally lazy for so long (even though, in retrospect, it probably wasn’t that large of a chunk of my adult life…but still).

I also think I was blissfully ignorant of the world. I didn’t bother to educate myself about world issues, politics, social problems, etc. I was pretty selfish and stupid. And yes, I was young, and I suppose that’s a part of it…but it really bothers me to run into people who know more about the Kardashians than the current crisis in Ukraine, and I cringe to admit that I used to be that girl.

Random Thursday: I started blogging because…

I started blogging because I wanted to share my love of makeup and fashion and connect with other girls who felt the same way! Over time the focus of my blog has changed a little: I blog about vegan makeup and fashion now, and I also talk about animals, food, books, music, art, and whatever else pops into my head. But the reason hasn’t changed: I still love “meeting” new people who have similar interests. I’ve met some of my best friends through blogging, and now I finally have a vegan bestie in Katrin, who shares my love of vegan desserts and understands why a baby bat is adorable, even when other people go “What?!”

It’s especially a big deal for me since I live in a small-ish town where things like veganism and an all-consuming love of books make me the odd one out. Since there aren’t a lot of chances for me to find like-minded friends locally, blogging has become the perfect outlet for me to find other people who will understand the joy of finding a vegan substitute for an old favorite food, or nod knowingly when I explain, “I can’t go out today. I have a book to read!”

If you blog, why did you start? Has it been everything you thought it would be?

Thought Questions, day #5: What life lesson did you learn the hard way?

While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)

Day #5: What life lesson did you learn the hard way?

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It doesn’t just apply to men and careers, I think it can apply to anything you pursue or are passionate about versus your relationships with other people. You can change to please a boyfriend, a pal or your family, but people can be very fickle. I’ve learned the hard way that it isn’t worth it to give up what matters most to you in order to keep a person happy, because if that person really loves you for who you are they will be supportive of you, and if they’re not then they probably don’t really love you as much as you deserve.

Thought Questions, day #4: What gets you excited about life?

While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)

Day #4: What gets you excited about life?

Coffee. :)


Okay, if I’m being serious…the fact that no matter how badly you screw up one day, the sun still rises the next day and you get a new chance to be a different person than you were when it last set. When I have a really crappy day–hair looks terrible, ate too much junk food, argued with someone–I remind myself that the next day is a blank page and I have a fresh chance to write myself an awesome story.

Perhaps with the aid of coffee.