So we were all given the exact questions- and after thinking long and hard, okay, only slightly long, not that hard I formed my answers and here they are!
1. What's your most prized possession?
I have a lot of things that I hold dear- there is nothing that I can actually say, that doesn't hold a piece of my life, I have lost do many things over the years though, so it all just becomes Stuff. The boys ultrasound pictures, their first curls from their first hair cuts, pictures they have drawn me that I have saved over the years- but this is a reminder;
This is PJ Bearington, a symbol of the beginning of me and The Husband's relationship. It was buckled into the passenger seat on our second date. When he opened the door, there PJ was, in his adorable cuteness. He sit among other such fuzzy animals and gifts that have accumulated over the last seven years. Dressed in a flannel Inch wore at his very first Christmas. When I look at the bear it reminds me that chances are worth taking because sometimes you get lucky and I really did get lucky when I took a chance on The Husband.
*note- it's not something I couldn't live without, but I definitely like the symbol it represents*
Well, it really depends on the day actually! But usually it starts with pajamas and fuzzy socks!
Then I make my way to one of two places;
My bed- I love you bed! I hear you whispering, calling my name!
My much abused recliner in the living room.
If I am not feeling the full unwind the recliner is the place I do much of my wandering and writing.
My bed is the lucky one, because usually The Husband is in it and we cuddle (or more than cuddle) When he is working nights (which I hate) I put on Forensic Files or some history documentary, maybe Doctor Who or The Hobbit, grab a book and a cup of tea and just let the moment take hold! It really does depend on the day and my brain shut down level- even lost in a book it doesn't shut down until after 4 am; so yeah, those are my places of choice. What I do once I sit or lay down depends on shutdown mode!
Well, to be totally honest, I can't just find one song. It's not that easy when you have had play lists throughout your life that pretty much define whole time periods.
However the one song, that every time I hear it makes me go back to my childhood, appreciate my life now, travel through time and see every small and big moment of my life is Sunshine on my Shoulder- John Denver - if you don't know my story, you don't know that John Denver played a huge role in my life growing up. The seriously happy moments and the traumatic sad ones! I think I will forever count him to be on every play list of my life!
If you could give one piece of advice to new bloggers in your field, what would it be?
Write from the heart! Stay true to yourself! Once you take yourself out of your writing, it stops being relatable, it lacks emotions. People like real! If I was told to edit so much that it no longer sounds like me I wouldn't do it, so never ever subtract yourself from your writing.
"You are given a lot of chances on this journey called life, cherish each small moment, not just the big ones!" - Gretchen Kellaway
So, welcome to my blog- a bit of a glimpse inside this Bunker Punk! Find the others by looking for the hashtag when I share this piece #BunkerPunkTour
Sunshine on my Shoulder- John Denver