Welcome back, Monday!

I took a break from #Blaugust over the weekend from Friday – Sunday. After flying out to SoCal to visit a potential new work opportunity I just needed the downtime to recoup energy and motivation. Also, seeing it’s also “Get to know you” week what better way to kick off my return to blogging with responses to Naithan’s ‘Real Neat Blog Award‘ nomination!

What hobbies or interests do you have that you might not regularly include on your blog? 

I put many of my hobbies on pause for the last 2 years while I’ve focused on pursuing my career and education. However, I am an avid collector of Asian Ball Jointed Dolls (primarily Fairyland). I also an avid con-goer, traveling for nerd conventions across the country.

Are you learning any skills at the moment? If not, what would you like to learn?

Right now I am working on a business degree online at Community College of Denver! I am also honing skills in content strategy with a laser focus on consumers and SEO. Soon, I’ll also be working on a Salesforce certification. I think my plate is quite full on that front for the remainder of the year.

If you were invited on a one-way trip to Mars to establish a new colony, would you go?

Absolutely! I am a huge fan of space and space colonization. While I am sure it would be a very difficult endeavor the impact it would have on our ability relieve the Earth of our burden would be an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

What is the one thing that you most want readers to come away from your blog with? A feeling, thought, or understanding.

This is a tough one because, for the most part, my blog is pretty personal. I think if there were something I would readers to come away with is that this is a safe place to talk about what’s important to them and know that they’re not alone. I know what struggling with adversity and mental illness is like. I work everyday to overcome anxiety and depression while creating the best work I can. You can do it, I believe in you and I’m here for you if you need to talk.

What excites you most about having a blog?

The ability to develop my writing and to have a place where, when I am ready, I can share my opinion on the things that are important to me. I don’t write about alot of the things I feel strongly about because the simple emotional energy it takes to create those pieces is better invested in work that matters. I would like to learn though this blog that my opinion DOES matter and I can write it without it taking up precious energy simply by becoming more comfortable with expressing myself through this medium.

If you could make one thing from a book, TV show or movie real, and in your possession, what would it be?

The watch Cooper gives to Murphy before he leaves on the mission to go through the wormhole in Interstellar.

They say everyone has at least one book in them — if you were to write a book, what would it be about?

I have the first paragraph for a book I’m really interested in writing saved in my google docs for like 6 years. It would be about a robotics engineer on a space station that ends up in an interstellar escapade to save the universe.

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