#NoBloPoMo November 23-30 I made it – sort of

Monday, November 23

What do you do better than anyone else?

I’m me better than anyone else. It took a long time for me to be comfortable about that. Me is a little bit strange, not so much like other people, often awkward and uncomfortable. But I’ve found that I like me and I like being me and things work best when I’m just me  instead of worrying about how other people see me, if other people like me, and wondering why I’m not more like other people.

Tuesday, November 24

Who is an expert you admire and why?

I like people who are really good at what they do out of love, devotion, hard work, and a sense of purpose. I like people who are creative and innovative but who also have a great sense of tradition and history. I like people who work in dignity, responsibility, and with a great sense of honor.

Wednesday, November 25

Do you think its better to be a recognized expert for one thing, or known to be really good at lots of things?

I think it depends on the person – some people don’t need more than one thing to devote themselves to. Personally, I enjoy a number of pursuits and I work toward being an expert in many of them. For me, if I’m into something, I am all in. It’s how I operate.

Thursday, November 26

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving today (or even if you’re not!), tell us about the best cook in your family.

My grandmothers were wonderful cooks. Then it all went to pot. My mom was and is a terrible cook. I learned to cook as a survival technique. I’m told I’m quite a good cook. *sigh* I’ll never be skinny again.

Oh, and I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I do eat turkey in November.

Friday, November 27

What’s the best purchase you ever made?

Ballet classes.

Monday, November 30

What do you like to do to celebrate an accomplishment?

Steak, beach, ballet. Repeat.

#NoBloPoMo Writing for November 16 – 20

Monday, November 16

Pretending you have the expertise to make the product a reality, what do you wish you could invent?

Oh, I am not interested in things enough to wish an invention into existence… well, maybe a Manu channel on television but then I would have to get television wouldn’t I!!! I would very much like to create – books, sculptures, paintings, dances – but products, not so much.

Tuesday, November 17

What is one place you need to see to feel like your life is complete?

My life is complete. It makes me super happy to travel, to experience things, meet people but I don’t need to see any one single place to be fulfilled. I don’t have a bucket list.

Wednesday, November 18

What do you hope people remember about you after you’re gone?

I hope that the people that I love will always know that I love them. In the end, I think that’s all that matters.

Thursday, November 19

Where would you want to retire if money wasn’t an issue?

I want a busy retirement. I want to continue to travel, to teach, to write, to play, to be silly, to dance, to make new friends, and to laugh every day. I’m not sure that I care where this all takes place as long as I have my Carboy with me.

Friday, November 20

What do you hope happens by the end of this year?

I intend to go back to ballet class. I try more to plan and work with intention than I do to hope. Hope is a nice concept but it doesn’t take the place of work.