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Tag found on Starring Pamela so if you want to check that pin out, I’ll link it here.
Happy #BirthMay Pamela!!

20 Questions Blog Survey – Get to Know Me Better

1. Do you have any nicknames?

I did and I do. I used to be called gypsy. At the time that was what I went by anonymously on social media and it was my site identity for an old website I had. My family knows me as Suzi and when I used to write poetry I went by Suzen (which I have since started to pick back up again). Even considering a legal name change. But the nickname I’ve had the longest and the one some still know and call me by is Angel.

2. Are you named after anyone?

Not anyone. But I was named after a song that my Great Aunt loved called Susie Q. My Great Aunt Nany (Nancy) was more like my Grandmother than an Aunt. My Grandmother (Dads side) died very young and I never knew her and my Dads Aunt Nancy stepped up and took on the role.

3. Do you have any siblings?

Brother and sister, one of each.

4. Where did you grow up?

The suburbs of the Cleveland Ohio area.

5. What activities did you do in high school?

Hmmm. My first year of high school was the absolute worst. Once I settled in I was a rebellious cheer leader. I was the anti-cheerleader because I never fit into any of the norms of being a cheerleader lol. In my own quiet way I stood up for all the square pegs that didn’t fit into the round holes.

6. Where did you go to college?

I did not. Classroom education as in lectures and sitting for hours listening to someone talk was never a great learning experience for me. That’s changed over time, but I never had any real interest in college. Learning and education, yes, but college not so much.

7. What activities did you do in college?

N/A

8. What did you study in college?

N/A

9. What was your first job out of college?

N/A

10. What kind of music do you like?

I like a lot of different genre. I’m not a fan of country music at all. I don’t really listen to folk either. It all sounds like the same song to me. And I don’t delve too deep into rap. But I listen to everything from EDM to pop, r&b, metal, reggae, symphonic metal, ambient (meditation type music), house/trance and a bit of blues. I can appreciate opera and I like some musical theater.

11. What’s one hobby that you’d like to take up?

I plan to hike more than I have been. I’m hoping to take up violin soon and I would love to get back to pottery. I’ve been dabbling with learning Tibetan bowls lately.

12. What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a songwriter. I used to write a lot of poetry that was written like song material. But I think I’ve since found different outlets for the emotions that writing soothed because i haven’t been inspired to write like that for a long time.

13. What’s the biggest project on your to-do list?

Career changes for sure. My Reiki certifications I feel are just the beginning of a holistic therapy focus in my life. I’m looking into coordinating fields of education. I had also been thinking of heading back to school to become a vet tech but I worry that doing that job would be too heavy for me emotionally on a day to day basis. And I’m still thinking of studying something along the lines of nutrition. Now it’s all a case of narrowing the focus and making a plan of action for career changing.

14. Do you have an irrational fears?

Yeah. I’m terrified of fake haunted houses that they set up at Halloween, but I have no fear when it comes to real ones lol. I’m also a huge ocean lover that still can’t swim. Why? Because I’m scared of drowning. I know, I know, it makes zero sense. Which is why this is the year I am conquering that!

15. Have you ever traveled outside the country? If so, where?

Canada is as far as I’ve been. But planning is always on the agenda!

16. When’s your next vacation and where are you going?

Next planned vacations aren’t really vacations. We are planning a trip to Ohio to visit family and a trip back to Virginia to see our friends back there. We are planning a short trip to Maryland (a weekender) and are loosely planning weekend trips to New York City and Philadelphia PA. But at the moment no long or faraway trips are in the planning stages for this year.

17. Do you speak any other languages?

Not yet 😉

18. What’s one talent that you wish you had?

I wish I could play an instrument!! I also want to learn Tai Chi or or Qigong.

19. What’s something that you wish you could do one more time?

I would love to go back and explore more of Canada. And I want to go back to Colorado with the hubby!

20. If you weren’t in your current job, what would you want to be doing?

That list is long…
nutritionist
vet tech
massage therapist
life coach
counselor/therapist
coffee shop owner
holistic healthcare practitioner
(multiple areas of focus for overall mind/body healthcare)
holistic business owner
aromatherapist

So that’s my 20 Questions to Get to Know Me Better tag! Let me know if you do this tag since I’d love to read it!!

Thanks for reading!

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Getting to know me….

Getting To Know You

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I posted and answered a few questions Lynn asked her readers to answer, so she and all of you could get to know me a little better.  I would love for you to answer some or all the questions, so I can learn more about you.

  1.  Would you rather vacation in Alaska or Hawaii? Hawaii!
  2. How many pairs of shoes do you own?  Too many, I kind of have a shoe thing…
  3. What’s your favorite holiday?  Halloween because it’s when the air gets a lil chilly and kicks off the whole holiday season!
  4. If you could describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?  I would say my inner spirit is dolphin, what I show the world is Owl, and my totem animal atm is the Butterfly, symbolizing personal transformation.
  5. What’s your life slogan?  atm, live life loud (because I’ve always been quiet, shy and allowed myself to be invisible and I want to break free of those chains).
  6. What outdoor activities do you enjoy?  Hiking, walking, boating, running, volleyball (i’m so bad at it though lol), skateboarding (new hobby I’m picking up).
  7. Where were you born?  Ohio
  8. What kind of music do you enjoy?  Everything but country/southern rock/bluegrass,  and traditional opera (I love progressive rock opera though)
  9. What hobbies do you enjoy?  Blogging, working out, traveling, exploring, learning…

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36 Things

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36  Things about me!

Let your friends learn 36 things about you, snag graphic & re-post on your blog!

 

1. Do you like Blue cheese dressing?  

– Nope

 

2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes?  

– Yes, 4 packs a day for too long, coming up on 5 years smoke free I believe

 

3. Do you own a gun?  

– I do not

 

4. What flavor Kool-Aid?  

– Yuck

 

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?  

– Very

 

6. What do you think of hot dogs?  

– Yuck

 

7. Favorite Christmas movie?  

– Love Actually and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

 

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?

– Water w/lemon, followed by an Arbonne shake and then coffee

 

9. Can you do push-ups?  

– A few from plank, bust mostly on my knees

 

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?  

– My wedding ring/engagement ring

 

11. Favorite hobbies?  

– Working out, renaissance faires, volunteering, travel/exploring, learning….

 

12. Do you have A.D.D.?  

– Nope

 

13. Do you wear glasses?  

– Yeah, I have since I was about 5

 

14. Sunrise or Sunset?

Sunset, although I am learning to appreciate sunrises lately.

 

15. Three thoughts right now?

– I hope I do well in a new volunteer opacity I just undertook, darn, I’m behind again with blogging and groups, it looks like rain….

 

16. Name 2 or 3 drinks you drink regularly?

– Water, protein shake, coffee

 

17. What do I worry about most?

– Other people

 

18. Currently hate anyone?

– Hate’s a waste of energy, so no

 

19. Favorite place to be?  

– With loved ones, or by the ocean, or with loved ones by the ocean…

 

20. Who is your best friend?

– (I am lucky enough to have a few  ❤️)… The one’s who’ve been around forever…E’Lise, Tina, Elizabeth. And the ones who are new in my life but forever in my heart…Rachel & Wendy. And of course, my hubby❤️

 

21. Where would you like to live?

– Italy, Ireland, Canada, Hawaii, California, Washington State, Maine

 

22. Do you own slippers?  

– Yes

 

23. What color shirt are you wearing?  

– Black

 

24. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?  

– No

 

25. Can you whistle?  

– Kinda

 

26. Where are you?  

– In the office

 

27. Favorite season?

– Autumn, followed closely by summer, then winter, lastly spring

 

28. Would you be a pirate?

– A nice one for a day

 

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?  

– Lately, Mr Blue Sky

 

30. Favorite Girl’s Name?

– Kate, Rebecca (Becca), Michaela 

 

31. Favorite boy’s name?  

– Hmmm don’t have one, so Keith (my hubby)

 

32. What’s in your pocket right now?

Empty

 

33. Last thing that made you laugh?  

– A silly dog video

 

34. What vehicle do you drive?  

– I don’t

 

35. Worst injury/pain you ever had?  

– I should say when I sliced my hand open with a box cutter, fraction of an inch from a main artery. But instead I will say an ankle injury that kept re-occurring for about a year or so.

 

36. Favorite Month?

October