Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Magickal Melissa Interviews Me!

Here's an interview from Melissa I urge you to go check her out! Just click away on her name!

1) If you could be any animal, what kind would you be and why?

I think I would be a ferret. Then the people who didn't understand me would stay away and leave me alone, due to their pre-conceived notions, and those who did have me in their lives would love me endlessly. I just re-read that, what a strange answer, huh? Can you tell I love ferrets?

2) This question is from a movie called To Gillian on her 37th Birthday: "If Life were like a big truck, what would be get run over by it or for it to just pass you by?" and why?

I think it would be worse for the big truck of Life to just pass me by. Without it, I'm going nowhere. I don't choose for it to run over me, I'd like for it to stop and give me a ride, but even if it runs over me, I'm still getting somewhere and it would be a whole new experience!

3) What is your best advice for raising children?

My best advice for raising children is complicated. Love them without smothering them, teach them without preaching, and when they are developing who they are, give them enough space to figure it all out, but remain close enough to catch them when they spin out of control.

4) I believe most of us are living as Earth-Friendly as possible. In what ways are you living Earth-Friendly?

I recycle, I use earth friendly, reusable grocery bags. I buy clothes from re-sell stores. I donate clothes and used items to the same stores. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could go exchange one used item for another? Like, I don't want these jeans anymore, but I would like that pair. I think even more people would recycle that way.

I kinda live within my own little bubble, and my family is in that bubble, but I stay so busy that not ver many other people get in. If I had a bunch of girlfriends though, I think I would organize an exchange night, say once a month, where we brought stuff over to exchange with the girls for other things we want.

5) What do you feel you are currently learning through you Earth Walk? (patience, boundaries, courage, self-love....) What wisdom can you share with someone who is also learning _____ (insert your answer)?

Wow... Melissa, I think you outdid yourself. I think my biggest lesson of the year is patience. I've written about it many times on my blog. Of course, I'm constantly learning boundaries, courage, self-love, motivation, etc. But patience has been my biggest struggle.

If you are currently learning patience, my advice is to breathe. And if you are waiting for something that can be worked towards, then take the first step, then the 2nd, etc. I'll use Etsy as my example. Waiting for those sales was the most difficult thing I have ever done. However, sitting and waiting (and clicking on my site 8000 times a day) was making me insane. So, instead of that, I began examining my shop. I revised prices, I listed more, I am currently redoing photos for the hundredth time, and working on better descriptions. In my spare time, I market.

Here's the instructions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions and a link to my blog.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

Melissa, thank you so much! Your questions really made me think and I totally enjoyed them!


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