Share Your World 2015 – Week 6

I love Cee’s Share Your World. It’s always something that I can handle. I am sick, again. Whatever stomach bug I had a week or so ago has reared its ugly head again. I’ve fallen further behind in everything before I got a chance to catch up. Share Your World may not be a huge check mark on my To-Do List, but it’s still a check mark which is always a positive. It’s a pleasant way to jump start getting my brain going again.

Here is week 6!

What was the last time you went to a new place?

I went to several new places this past weekend. I spent the weekend in Toronto. T.O. isn’t new since I grew up there, but I went to several different places that I had never been to while I lived there. The first was Curry’s Art Store. I picked up some fun art supplies there. I went to The Brides Project where my sister picked out her wedding dress. They sell dresses donated from other brides and salons to support cancer research and various cancer-related programs. I tried some new restaurants; Canyon Creek and Earl’s. I also visited my cousins in their new house.

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels, other?  And what type of genre would you prefer?

When I was younger and wanted to be a writer, I was thinking children’s literature, short stories I guess. I wanted to be able to write fun stories and illustrate them myself. Now, having not exercised my imagination muscles in many years, I would probably prefer nonfiction. I’d write about my own experiences with depression as I do here, or I’d write research articles for magazines or newspapers.

Out of your five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing) which is your favorite?

I can’t decide between sight and touch. I rely on sight for so much; getting from place to place, reading, communicating, my doodles. Touch is important too. I don’t think I could survive without hugs!

If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

I’d probably find 95% leading a more satisfying life than mine. It’s all about perception though, isn’t it? How much of these lives would I actually see? What you see and what is the actual truth are usually very different. Would I get to know how these people really feel about their lives? What I may think is a satisfying life may not be to the person living it. I feel like most people my age are way ahead of me. They have careers, they have kids, their lives have started. I’m still trying to figure it all out.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last Week: I am grateful that I got to go to T.O. I got to stay with my aunt, I got to spend time with the cousins I don’t get to see very often, I visited with my friends from elementary school and I picked out my sister’s wedding dress! Despite coming home with another bout of stomach flu, it was a great little trip. I am also grateful for awesome bloggy friends! I sent out some Happy Mail for a few people in my art journal groups last week. They received their packages this week and I got some smiles and nice messages in return. I also got some valentines from another friend which made my day! Thank you NotAPunkRocker!! The popsicle is actually a scratch and sniff!! I didn’t think they made those anymore. It smells like fruit punch. Ewok really likes it.

This Week: I am looking forward to starting to feel better and getting caught up on things.

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Share Your World 2015 – Week 4

It has been a really rough week. I had a lot to get done this week and got none of it done thanks to contracting the most recent stomach plague. I’m still feeling rather dreadful, but things must get done. I’m thankful to have Cee’s Share Your World questions this week to warm up my brain and get it back in working mode.

Where did you live at age five?  Is it the same place or town you live now?

I lived in the same home in west end of Toronto from the time I was born until I was 17. It was a cute little red brick bungalow that my sister and I named Red Willow. It had a huge backyard with a willow tree, hence the name.

You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met.  Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?

I’m not a big fan of parties and large groups of people. Normally, if I felt some sort of obligation, like networking for work or something, I would go. In my current state of mind however, I’d probably ignore the obligated feeling and not go.

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

I grew up in the suburbs of a big town. I liked it. I enjoyed the variety of things to do and see. I lived there for 17 years, but there was always a new neighbourhood to discover. I also really enjoyed the anonymity, that comes with being part of a big town. I could go out and be totally invisible sometimes. If I didn’t feel well, but had to go out and get things done, I knew I could still handle it. I knew I wouldn’t have to smile the whole time and have conversations. I could just run my errands and go home. For an introvert with depression, this is a true blessing. Now that hubby and I are talking about moving north….I’m wondering how I would cope in a small town.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a kid I wanted to be Anne of Green Gables when I grew up. I knew I couldn’t exactly be her, so I settled on wanting to be a teacher and a writer, just like her. That was the phase that lasted the longest. I also remember wanting to be an animator for Disney, a forensic scientist, an optometrist and a pathologist at some point or another. I also remember saying that I never wanted to do research. Now that I am grown up, I am a research scientist. Funny how life works huh? I wonder what happened to that Anne girl…..


Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week: I am just grateful for getting through last week.

This week: I am looking forward to being able to eat solid food again.

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