Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Interviewed by Bohemian Single Mom

I've been intrigued with being interviewed lately. The interviewers have given me wonderful questions that have prompted me to look deeper inside myself, for which I thank them. Today's interview is courtesy of Bohemian Single Mom, whose blog I love and find inspiring.

Interview Questions for Celtic Buffy

1. For what reasons did you start blogging, and has it turned out how you thought it would? I started blogging because, from the age I could first write, I've been journaling. In 2000 I quit because someone I was close to started using words I had written against me. I quit writing anything and actually burned all of the old journals I had on hand. Blogging was my step to not only journal again, but to put my words out in the world and justify to myself that what I write is not right or wrong, it's simply my words/feelings/opinions. My blogging journey has turned out to be mostly good. I've "met" some wonderful people through it. However, there's an inner part of me that is still terrified that anyone from Mr. Ex's family or our former friends would find my blog and attempt to use my written words against me just to tear me down for their fun.

2. You're a rock star single mom! What do you find the most difficult about single parenting? And the easiest, if there is an easy part? Thanks for the compliment! I certainly don't feel that way. The most difficult part is wondering if I'm teaching them everything I need to in order for them to be good, self sufficient adults. Then there's also being so tired that a lot of little things fall through the cracks, the guilt of not being able to help them experience everything I'd like for them to do and try, and trying not to overcompensate because they don't have a "normal" family. The easy part? Loving them. There's also the selfishness on my part of liking the fact that I make the decisions without having to consult their dad, the independence of being a single mom.

3. What do you do for yourself, to nurture yourself, your spirit, and you recharge yourself when you're feeling exhausted and out of balance? Not enough. I am learning to take time for myself so as not to become completely out of balance. I like to read, write, paint (the walls, not paintings) and go home to my parent's for a weekend.

4. What's your favourite month of the year and why? What's your favourite day of the week and why? These are actually the toughest questions! I think July would be my favorite because it's hot and sunny, great for being at the pool or the lake. I have the most energy in that type of weather. My favorite day of the week is the Saturday's that I have off from work. Why? The day holds so many possibilities of what I could do with my time with the promise of Sunday to recuperate if need be.

5. Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years from now? That's easy. Five years from now I would like to see myself employed as a registered nurse/paramedic, working on my writing having given in to letting loose the creative part of me (if there is one hidden in there somewhere!). It will find me with Anime graduated from high school, Actress as a sophomore, Action as a seventh grader, and hopefully me, even more independent than now, with finances well in hand.

Here's the instructions to post on your blog after your interview answers:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me".

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

So, anyone else up for an interview?


Kate said...

I'd love to be interviewed! And I'd love for an interview of me to actually be published, even if it is by me on my own blog! (Heh.)

I'm liking this interviewing/facts about me trend floating around the blogosphere.

Vanessa said...

Awesome answers! I love where you'll be in 5 years.

Anonymous said...

I'm up for an interview!

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW!!
Great answers...I love them!

I hear ya on the whole single mom thing...really!

And I'm the same way about my writing. I love blogging for the anonymity it provides....truly don't want certain people to see it!

Thanks for doing the interview, it's great!