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What misconceptions do you think people have of you?

Wow ... I've been sitting on this for awhile, because I wasn't sure how to answer it. Let's see. The one that people have said that always surprises me is that they find me intimidating and not in a scene type way. I don't think I am, and am unsure how to not project that.

A lot of people also thing I have my shite together all the time and really, sometimes I don't. I just don't talk about that much in LJ.

What is the best way for someone to make you feel appreciated?

This is another one I had a hard time answering. Really what makes me feel appreciated is when somebody notices that i've done something. Sometimes it's nice if there is also a thanks of some sort, but it's not always necessary. If someone wants to make me feel appreciated (gift wise), paying attention and knowing what I like is awesome (like knowing what my favorite color is, or what my favorite thing is like my love for grapes, grape motifs, etc.) Knowing that I love beading and crafting and going shopping with me there .... A heartfelt hug or smile is also really wonderful.

What, if anything, scares you?

Losing any of my children, not being there for them. Living a life without making a positive contribution and impact on the world. A life without love, family or friends near by. Hurting those that I love and losing their love/respect.

How do you react to the thought that so many people form affectionate/lustful images of you?

It still takes me by surprise. I'm really, genuinely flattered.

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If I asked really nicely, could I take a nap in your lap? *yawn curlsup*

Yes, in fact I would really enjoy that. A lazy afternoon. Lots of chatting about interesting fan fic and lots of scrumptious hair petting.

I'm curious what you could have done in the past to make you believe the wacky folks on your lj wouldn't accept it as 'the past'. Do you feel what happened was really that bad, or are you just tired of judgemental pricks?

Well, as a start , I don't trust anything to the internet that I'm not willing to have come back and haunt me at a later date. The other thing is I'm not that close to everyone on my LJ that I would consider laying out my life story for whatever reason. Is what I have to say relevant to anything in particular or would it look like I was attention whoring? (which BTW, I really, really dislike). So, I'll write it out if it's important to remember, or if I think sharing it may do some good.

You asked if I feel like 'what happened' was really that bad. If the 'what happened' is my past, then the answer is No, I don't feel all that bad about it. I've made some choices that I would not make now at this point in my life, but every experience I've had has formed who I am now. Am I tired of judgemental pricks? Oh, ab-so-fucking-lutely. I no longer have a desire or the patience level to deal with folks who will look at any one single thing (or set of things) and decide who I am, or what motivates me. Generally if someone wants to get to know me, I'm pretty much an open book.

When do you think I might see you and the family come down here?

This year if I can manage it. I miss you so much!

What is the best way for someone to make you feel appreciated?

I love it when someone says "thank you" and means it. Little moments of thoughtfulness like a note or a letter. Having someone notice something and doing it (either for me, or with me). This is a hard question for me to answer. I'll think on it some more.

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Are there any questions you're *afraid* people might ask?

A couple of them. Questions regarding my past. Not because I'm ashamed of it, but I'm *past* the point where I have a lot of patience dealing with other peoples reactions to it. If you have the balls to ask a question, than one hopes you'd be open minded enough to not immediately judge or make assumptions about the answer.

The other one is why I haven't yet fully achieved my goals regarding becoming a midwfe.

How do you tend to keep in touch with friends?

Depends on the person. I prefer phone calls, but if they're busy I don't mind email or LJ. If they are close friends, I like to have some sort of regular 'in person' contact. Semi-regular dates/dinners (and in a couple of cases with my long distance canadian friends that may only be once or twice a year).

If we had one week to spend together, all scheduling and financial issues aside, what would we do together, where would we go, and what new experiences would you want us to share together? I want da' details.*wink*

I would want to travel overseas. Preferably someplace with a lot of shared interest like Scotland, Ireland or England. We'd hit some fabulous museums, battlegrounds and sites. Take in the pubs and music every night. Maybe catch a fabulous production of Shakespeare in a real theatre. Sleep in well appointed Bed & Breakfast for most of it, maybe have a night of camping on the Moors. Take lots and lots of pictures and write interesting travel journals. We'd share lazy mornings and before we'd left we'd indulge a little of my love for shopping.

What has been your greatest accomplishment in life?

Being a great parent to my kids. I/We do all that we can to give them a good life, but not hand them everything they want. We're trying to set a good foundation to make them happy, healthy and smart. They love reading, they enjoy being outside, they love being with family (both blood and chosen). We expose them to lots of different ideas and situations and they're not afraid to try new things.

What are you the most proud of?

A few things. Giving birth to my children in a way the empowered me. Teaching and supporting others and empowering them. And being there when I was (and am) needed.

What do you consider your greatest flaw?

Oh, that's a list as long as my arm. But if I had to pick one? That I don't use my time as well as I should to do accomplish all that needs done. I'm fond of procrastinating if I can get away with it.

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I have admired you mostly from afar and think you are pretty damn cool. How do I get to know you better?

We need to coordinate our schedules and actually "see" each other. I get to know people best in person and I would really like to get to know you better too. What do you have available? Tuesday nights are bellydance nights.

I'm asking pretty much the same question I'm asking everyone... Quality time with you... Yes? =)

Can we have a meal sometime over the weekend of the 21-23rd? (if you're going to be there).

If you could undo one mistake in your past - would you?

Yes, I have regrets, and if offered the chance I would do things differently. However, I feel like all the experiences I've had were valuable and the ones that I might changed were probably the ones I learned to most from.

What's the best part about being a parent? The worst?

The best part of being a parent is happy children. I love it when my kids spontaneously laugh, or do things for each other (and us) "just because". Unprompted snuggling (especially now, given their busy ages and independence) really feeds my soul. I love that they love to learn about a wide variety of things - I want to teach them so much more, and there just aren't enough hours in the day.

The worst part - sometimes the worst part is the day in, day out repetiveness. Add on top of that lack of sleep if I choose to stay up late to do adult things and I get short tempered really fast. I miss the ability to plan and do things with my husband that don't require extensive orchestration (and $$ for sitters). But we wouldn't change it, not one second.

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Black and white stripes.... if they're horizontal they mean 'prisoner'. If they're vertical they mean 'pirate'. Why?
make_your_move: (Mym hair)
Why did you grown your hair so long?

Well, the simple answer is because I could. Truly, I did not know when I started growing out my hair that it could or would grow this long. Once it got past my butt, I thought ..."well, let's see how long it'll get" .... and apparently the answer is "to my ankles, and possibly the floor" -- although honestly I don't think i'll let it get there.

Is there anything big or small missing in your life right now?

The first answer that comes to mind for 'missing in my life right now' would be my friend Cait. But for things? Hmmmm, big things? Need more money. Need to get our finances in order so we are not penniless when we choose to stop working. Would like to be able to afford to help my kids through college and possibly getting started in their own lives. Would like enough money to take a vacation every year to somewhere-not-here (not including Pennsic). Small wise? Time to do all the things for my family, my work, my hobbies and have some left over for myself.

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Are there any questions you *want* people to ask?

Not in particular. If you interested in last years questions, check the archives. We covered things like my hair and bellydancing and some pervy questions.
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Therefore I must lemming. I did the question thing last year and got some interesting ones, so I'm up for it again this year.

Ask me a question (they'll be screened). I'll answer them in my journal. If need be, some answers will be appropriately screened and filtered.

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