A fellow blogger I know from Twitter nominated me to answer 10 random questions about myself. Since I’m trying to become a more consistent blogger, I’m down for the challenge. Be sure to check out KG’s blog here.
Below, you’ll find my responses to KG’s questions.
1. What’s one thing you would do if you weren’t afraid?
If I wasn’t afraid, I would go water ski-ing. I love water and beaches, but I’m also petrified of doing any water activities because I can’t swim. AT ALL. Maybe I should conquer my fear of swimming, so that I can enjoy water activities, LOL.
2. Name the last movie you watched.
Randomly flipping through my mother’s cable one day last week, I came across 300: Rise of an Empire, which must’ve came out sometime in the last year. Something many don’t know about me is that I love Greek mythology, and I love action/historical films. Though I really didn’t understand the story line at first, I did enjoy the special effects and cinematography in the film.
3. Aside from blogging, what is another past time you really enjoy?
This is going to sound so corny, but I REALLY enjoy reading. Books have always been my first love, and I think I love them so much because they always gave me the chance to escape into another world. Plus, my parents always were reading, and I think their habits had a very heavy influence on me. To me, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and watching characters come to life in your mind.
4. Describe yourself in six words or less.
Grrrr, this was HARD. But out of all the words I can choose, the words constantly growing stand out to me the most. I am a work in progress, and though I’ve come a long way, I know I just want to be a better version of myself, which is why my growth is constant.
5. Name your favorite musician.
I’ll have to give this accolade to my dad, Will Howard. Since before I was born, my father has been a professional bass player. He’s extremely talented, and though I haven’t heard his full music catalog, I will say he’s one of the best musicians I’ve ever heard. In fact, learn more about my dad by reading this interview done by Bass Musician Magazine here.
6. Where were you and what were you doing on New Year’s Eve 2014?
I was in my mother’s house with my God sister crying my eyes out. December was a month that wore me out emotionally, and I was upset that I had no concrete plans for that night. In Chicago, it’s not that hard to get around without a car, but not only was it super cold that night, I just wasn’t comfortable with traveling at night by myself. (*side eyes God sister for getting on my nerves that night, LOL*) However, I made a promise to myself that my future New Year’s Eves won’t be anything like the one in 2014.
7. What is one of the happiest moments of your life?
It is hard to pick just one happy moment of my life. But, I think this picture below sums it up. It was taken in 2011, and it was my Grandmother’s 77th birthday. My mom and I threw her a party and it was filled with lots of love, laughter and FOOD. My grandmother is unfortunately no longer with us, but I like to think that her smile still shines through me.
8. How did you celebrate your last birthday?
I turned 20 years old last year, and I can honestly say that it was one of the BEST birthdays I’ve ever had. I have such phenomenal people in my life, and it was a day filled with love, laughter, and just honestly having fun. My friends and I went to Applebee’s and ate good, and we even did the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide with the employees and customers, LOL.
9. Name the most interesting city you’ve visited.
Unfortunately, I am not much of a traveler, so I can’t think of anywhere I visited that I would consider interesting! However, this is the year to change that! I plan to visit Minnesota, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, and most importantly, Los Angeles to kick off my 21st birthday celebration.
10. If you can take a peek at what your life will be like 5 years from now, would you?
The nosey side of me says yes. However, the other, not-so-nosey side of me wants to let life take it’s course. I do wonder where I would live, what kind of car I’m going to drive, will I be married, will I have kids, and what kind of career I’ll have….but as I said, I’ll just let life take its course LOL. I just hope to be alive and a stable person in 5 years.
Hope you all like my answers! Now I’m going to tag 5 of my fellow bloggers. I nominate Inda from Corner Store Press, Akira D from Pandora’s Box of Erotic Tales, Jasmine from Jasmine Diane, Ari from The Curvy Girl Affect and Steven from The SUNK. Don’t forget to link back to my post, come up with your own ten questions and nominate bloggers that you know.
Your questions are:
1. What is one bible verse or inspirational quote that keeps you encouraged?
2. What are some of your goals for 2015?
3. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
4. What’s the last book you read?
5. What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
6. What led you to create your blog?
7. How do you practice self-love?
8. What do you think most relationships lack these days?
9. What are some of your worst characteristics?
10. If you could have lunch with any person (alive or dead) who would it be and why?