I am so excited to say: I Have A Buddy!! That’s right folks the Be My Buddy Campaign worked and I had the pleasure of exchanging questions this week with Leslie from Life In Every Limb. Leslie has an amazing Blog where she shares her life and experiences as a woman, wife and mother of 5. Be sure to go by and check out her answers to my questions when you finish here! So are you ready to know a bit about #AskAwayFriday and why we’re here…?
Hello Ladies! It’s Thursday and it’s time for one of the best ways to get to know Bloggers one question at a time – #AskAwayFriday!! So this week is another week where I haven’t seemed to be able to secure a Buddy. That’s why I’ve decided to take my search for a Buddy to another level. I have created a quick & easy form so I can have a chance to get to know you 10 questions at a time. Simply fill it in, pick a date and you can Be My Buddy!
Welcome back to the best link up around…#AskAwayFriday!
What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…
We wish Amber nothing but the best as she works to pursue her business and fitness ventures. We will miss having her as a CoHost but know that she has nothing but great success ahead.
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drum roll please…
Welcome Echo from The Mad Mommy!
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Echo from The Mad Mommy
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Leslie sent me over some really great questions that cover a few parts of who I am and my site…
- Do you agree that politics and religion shouldn’t be discussed in polite company?
I truly do. If we are family or very close friends then yes but if I am not familiar with the company’s background, moral foundations or beliefs then those are topics I will normally not approach at least not until we know each other better.
- What kind of writing did you do in your pre-blogging life?
I wrote poetry and creative writing. A lot of free form and free thought type writing. I also wrote sermons and inspirational essays and messages.
- As a mom of a big family, what do you say to people who make comments like, “Better you than me,” or “I don’t know how you do it!”
Honestly I don’t usually respond. I still haven’t found an appropriate response. There are time where we face judgment for having a large family and I rather not give power to those words by acknowledging them. I am still working on something witty to diffuse a normally awkward silence after those sorts of comments. Lol
- What can you tell me about the friend you have had the longest?
Hmm easy question but not so easy an answer. I’ve never been one to make ‘friends’ easily. Acquaintances yes but true friends not so much. I’m very introverted (really I am) so growing up my friends were mostly family members.
I do have a friend I met in my late 20s whom I consider a sister despite how rarely we actually get to see each other. We are so alike it is funny at times and no matter how much time passes we can always pick up the phone and talk as if merely moments have passed.
- Tell me about a book you remember from childhood.
I was a bookworm to my heart. I could always escape into the places and characters I found between those pages. Often finding comfort humor and even splice within their stories. I remember reading Little Women and wishing I had sister who knew me the at they knew each other. Like Joe I saw myself as the odd ball out but oh how I envied her strength of will and character. I still love that book and can’t wait to read it with my daughters to see which sister they identify with the most.
- What was your very first job and what did you learn from that experience?
My first job was at a local drug store. My grandmother took me there the day I got my working papers and I worked there from 13 until I was nearly 19. When I left I was in the MIT or Manager In Training program. That job taught me a lot about working for the things I want in life. I had my own bank account and paid a majority of my own bills including my home phone in my room, a pager (yes I’m that old) my clothes and even a monthly amount towards the household.
- Does your family read your blog and if so does this affect what you say or how you say it?
Not that I know of. I think a few family members have stopped by here and there but none are regular readers that I know of. Still even if they were it would not impact what I say. This is my free place and honestly if they didn’t like my thing I said they could easily click the x button. Lol
- When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a lawyer and sometimes a teacher. I never saw myself as the ‘mom’ type but more corporate. Funny where life takes you and how God can prove you wrong 😉
- What is your dream job?
I’m living it. I truly enjoy Blogging and all the things it has brought me. I would love to increase my influence and eventually become a Social Media Manager for a few companies.
- What do you do to take care of yourself?
Momma Days. I go get. Mani/Pedi, go shopping or just go for a cup of coffee. I just take a few hours to breath in my own space and hear my own thoughts clearly. That gets me ready to be Momma again.
Weren’t those fun? I think so and thanks so much Leslie for giving me someone to chat with again. If you’d like to Be My Buddy just fill out the short and easy form below and pick a date 😀
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