Day 17 – 30 Day Challenge

What is the thing you most wish you were great at?

I wish I was great at being a ballerina. Ever since I was a young child and saw The Nut Cracker on television, I have fantasized about being a ballerina. I love their elegance, perfect long lines, and how graceful they move across a stage. I admire their sacrifice to become ballerinas, the hard work and daily routines. I was not granted a body fitted for a ballerina.. I am too short, with large bones and only enough balance to walk, but I have my fantasies and my dreams. 

Day 16 – 30 Day Challenge

What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

1. Attending Hollins College (now Hollins University) and getting my Bachelors and Masters degrees.

2. Knowing that if I need to, I can make it on my own without the aid of anyone else.

3. Beating cancer.

4. Getting published in a few magazines and winning some contests with my poetry.

5. Living! for so long, I have been suicidal. Now I just want to live. (This is an attitude change since discovering that I had cancer.)

Day 15 – 30 Day Challenge

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

I would be a raven because of it’s keenness and beauty. This is also my animal spirit guide, which I discovered during a dream while at a Cherokee gathering with my tribe. I’ve always been fascinated by ravens and any black birds in general. I love the range of colors their black feathers take on when the sun shines upon them. They’ve been associated with being tricksters and predictors of death. Being an Edgar Allen Poe devotee only solidifies my love of the Raven.