Beginning in April, I will be focusing on several endeavors: Poetic Asides Poem-A-Day in April, Blogging from A-Z April Challenge with a Science Fiction theme, and finally a 30 day challenge revealing personal details about myself. All of these will take place on my prompting blog: Promptly Written. I invite you all to join me there in the month of April. It should prove to be an exciting and busy month.
I also invite you to take a look at my review blog: Ravyne’s Reviews. I will be posting my first review there in the upcoming days. I plan to review every book I read on this blog. So if you are a book lover, a reviewer, or even an author, please join me there.
List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for. (in no particular order…)
1. my poetry
2. my short fiction
3. my novels
4. my generosity
5, my love for animals
6. a compassionate heart
8. someone’s greatest love
9. a mindful Buddhist
10. someone’s greatest friend
been sick… again… so behind as usual
What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
I am a very private person, an introvert and get anxiety in crowds. So I tend to stay to myself a lot. I think people assume that I am selfish, rude, and aloof. I’ve even been accused of not liking people, which is far from the truth. I dislike ignorance, racism, and prejudice. I have little tolerance for people who display those attributes.
What is your love language?
I have to admit, I had to look this one up. Didn’t even know there was such a thing as “love language,” but you live and learn. After looking over the list and taking the quiz, here is my result:
Words of Affirmation
Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important – hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten. Kind, encouraging, and positive words are truly life-giving.
I got the quiz here.
This does fit me, even more so lately. I’ve been trying to eliminate negativity from my life and prefer positive words and actions.
What is your favorite part of your body and why?
My favorite part is my legs. Compared to the rest of my body, my legs are shapely, long and slim. I get compliments from women and men about my legs, which makes me feel good. Anything that builds my self-esteem is a good thing.
What popular notion do you think the world has wrong?
There is a huge stigma in the world about the mentally ill. We are not all gun-toting murderers, nor are we all dangerous. The press doesn’t help. Every time there is a shoot-out, the press automatically assumes the shooter has to be mentally ill. This plays on people’s fears and if they hear the words “mentally ill” or “bipolar,” people freak-out. Of course, there are some dangerous mentally ill people and one can only hope that those are being treated, but some fall through the cracks. Some families do not want to admit they have a mentally ill parent or child. All we can do is continue to educate the public and encourage those who are mentally ill to seek help and for families to intervene if they have a dangerous mentally ill family member.
If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
John Lennon, just to hear him speak and maybe sing a tune again. Dinner would consist of a vegetarian display, a butternut squash soup, a lavish salad, roasted root vegetables and a vegetable stir fry and rice. I know at one point John was a vegetarian but he went macrobiotic with Yoko. He loved black pudding, so I would also have some British fares like bangers and puddings, as well as tea and biscuits. I am mostly vegetarian and I think John would be polite enough to eat the vegetarian foods.