First off, you know you are normally the person holding the camera when you have to go back five months in time just to find a photo of yourself alone. This could also be due to the fact that I will delete any and all photos that do not pass my ultra-critical tests. Meaning, for every thirty photos of me, only one survives, but whatever. Back to the point of this post.
Last week I was tagged by not one, but two of my favorite bloggers to join in on a little blogger Q and A. Selena and Sara asked the questions. And I’m supposed to do the answering, three questions from each of them. So here goes nothing…
1. What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
Being born into an international family. If my parents hadn’t been brave enough to leave the town they were born in, move across the world, and bring their two girls with them, I’d probably still be living in that very same town. I wouldn’t have grown up living in and traveling through Southeast Asia. I wouldn’t have moved back to the US years later with a burning desire to see more of the world. In short, I wouldn’t be exactly where I am right now. And that would be a shame.
2. What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?
Eat your own grass. There will always be someone smarter than you, or prettier. They’ll make more money or have more class. They’ll get more opportunities than you, take better vacations, be better at things than you. Their grass will look greener, but if you’re wasting your time wishing for their grass, you’ll go hungry. In other words, learn to be content.
3. What are you most afraid of?
Well, that is one loaded question and I could dodge it truthfully by telling you that spiders scare the ever-living crap out of me, but that’s too easy. I think the thing that scares me the most is death. My own mortality, of course, but also that of the people (and animals!) I love. I don’t deal well with it at all. In fact, it scares me so much that I don’t want to talk about it anymore. Someone call a therapist. Emergency session, stat!
4. If you could go back in time and change one event in your life, would you? If so, what event?
I’ve got a bunch of minor things I’d change. I’d never have used a tanning bed, for instance. Gross. But the biggest thing I’d do differently is use my college scholarship for something useful instead of radio broadcasting. Sure, I had a ton of fun, but what good does that degree do me now? Knowing what I know now about myself, I’d probably pick either photography or journalism. Maybe a combination of the two. Oh well, eat your own grass, Sarah.
5. If you could switch careers and instantly be qualified for it, what would you chose?
Easy – I’d be a host for a television show on the Travel Channel. Sometimes I still, literally, dream about it. Sadly, I believe that ship has sailed, or more precisely, my ship never even left the harbor on that dream. No need to fret, I’m a traveler with a blog. That’s the next best thing, right?
6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Right here, baby! I am exactly where I want to be, and I’m thankful for it every single day.
I’d like to invite all of my new readers to play along! Answer the questions in today’s blogger Q and A, and then tag me so we can get to know each other a little better! Also, if you really want the skinny on me, check out my About Me page.