How do you like to blog?

In solitude? While working on other projects? With background sound? Or no distractions?

When I’m writing, I prefer to be in my living room, alone, with snacks. If there’s too much noise (aka, if anyone else is home), I’ll go to my room. Depending on what I’m writing, I either listen to music or find it distracting. I like to have my phone with me in case I get any other ideas for future posts, so I can write them in my notes. I like to feel more or less neat, clean, and professional while I’m writing, so I make sure I’ve done everything else I need to do before I sit down to start. And I hate having to stop mid-post, so I try to pick a time when I won’t be interruted by anything or anyone.

How do you prefer to spend your blogging time? Let me know in the comments. :)

 

This Moment

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This Moment ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo – expelling no words – capturing a moment.
Inspired by barnraised and originally inspired by SouleMama.

Who Am I?

Who am I? Call me crazy, but I was trying to figure that out this morning. Am I still the quiet horse girl I was years ago? The one who used to ride for hours every day and do every crazy thing she could think of with her horse? The homeschooled kid who made stupid funny videos with her brother and went exploring every day?

The answer is, yes. I’m still that girl. I haven’t changed, I’ve just grown in more way than one. I’m trying to figure out this crazy thing called life, but in the process I’ve never been anyone else. I’ve always been me.

So who am I? I’m a horseback rider, a liberty horse trainer, a photographer, a videographer, an explorer, a race car driver, a zombie killer, a singer, a writer, a blogger, a guitarist, a sarcastic nut, a math lover, a rock climber, a skier, a snowboarder, a four wheeler driver, a homeschooler, a computer nerd, a cashier, a Christian, a country girl, a Canadian, a sister, a daughter, a friend. In some way, I’m all of those things, but I’m a lot more than that too. I’m proud of who I am and who I’m going to become. Maybe in a few years, I’ll be even more things. I can’t say that I can’t wait to get there though; because for now, I’m happy where I am. I’m enjoying the ride.

As I sit in the barn writing this, I can see the warm rays of sunshine out the door. I can feel the warmth on the bare skin of my hands. My hair is still wet from my shower, but it hasn’t frozen. I can hear the soft sounds of the horses munching on their hay. It’s peaceful and quiet. I’m standing here, leaning against the wall facing Destiny’s stall. It brings back so many memories. But now I know that they’re not JUST memories. They’re the future too. There is still a lot of fun to be had, and I know there’s going to be a lot more great times there.

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The Sunshine Award

Thank you to Leah from Life as a Homeschooled Teen for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! It took me a while to get around to doing this but I’ve had quite a busy week!

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  • Thank & link the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions asked by them.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 11 new questions to answer.

My Answers

  1. If you could do anything right now, what would you be doing?
    I would be hiking into the Grand Canyon! I went to Arizona with my family last year and that’s one thing I really want to do someday.
  2. If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
    I would definitely be a horse. I’m already half horse, so it wouldn’t be so big a stretch. ;)
  3. What do you like most about blogging?
    I love that, by blogging, I’m always learning something new about myself and pushing myself to be the best version of myself that I can be. It lets me see myself as others probably see me, and I think it’s really interesting.
  4. What is your favorite quote?
    “In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.” -Unknown
  5. What is your favorite day of the year?
    I don’t really have a favourite day of the year, but if I had to choose, it would probably be October 5. :)
  6. What is one book that you would recommend to others?
    I really liked the Divergent series. I know that’s not one book, but I haven’t read much besides series recently!
  7. Coffee or Tea?
    Neither one. Caffeine and I are not a good mix.
  8. If you could only travel by sea or by air, which would you pick?
    Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I guess I would have to choose air. There’s something surprisingly fun about flying. (Even though I, yes, was the one who refused to get on an airplane until last year when I finally did).
  9. What type of music do you listen to the most?
    Mostly pop, but I listen to a little bit of everything.
  10. Do you have any hidden talents?
    I learn surprisingly fast. Oh, and I’m really good at math, especially calculus.
  11. Do you have any plans for the summer?
    I have a few things planned. ;) I’m going on my usual weekend August trip, and in June I’m hoping to go to the USA.

I Nominate:

  1. The Shameful Sheep
  2. Charlii and Meg
  3. The World According to an Introvert
  4. Mixolydian Musings

I don’t know who else to nominate who hasn’t already been nominated, so if you want to be nominated, comment and I’ll add you, or just go ahead and do it. :) And if you don’t want to do it, that’s okay too.

My Questions for you:

  1. If you were to learn a new language, which one would you choose?
  2. What’s your favourite dessert?
  3. Computer or laptop?
  4. Where is your “happy place”?
  5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  6. What was the last movie you watched? Did you like it?
  7. Describe your dream vacation in one sentence.
  8. What are your plans for the summer?
  9. What is your favourite colour?
  10. What is something really stupid that you’ve done in your life?
  11. What is something that not many people know about you?

Good luck and have fun! :)