-Previously posted on Snippets of SnapDragon–
So I sat down with amateur blogger SnapDragon X., to ask her a thing or two about life. She wore an over-sized teal dress/shirt thing, which she said seems to have become her unofficial uniform as of late. Her polka-dotted leggings undoubtedly completed the Practical-Mom outfit. Plus, there may or may not have been a smear of child-snot on her hip. But, who’s to say?
Question 1: Why do you blog?
I blog because I find it satisfying. Like a journal, it helps me clear my head. It helps me articulate those crazy swirls of thoughts that tend to give me anxiety. But more than a journal, having an available audience adds a layer of. . . accountability, I suppose? Anyway, it’s almost a form of therapy for me. Plus it’s pretty dope to connect with other bloggers.
Question 2: Not counting people, what three things in life make you happiest?
Travel. It doesn’t matter if it’s a town in Pennsylvania, or a stroll in Venice. Seeing new places makes me feel more alive.
Food. I mean. . . come on. Yes we need it to live, but it’s so much fun. And tasty. Going out to eat is truly one of my favorite activities. Calories be damned.
Stories. Whether it’s on the screen or in a book, I just can’t get enough fiction. I’m obsessed with characters. It astounds me at the power they have on our psyche; their influence is timeless. I mean, Ebenezer Scrooge? Frickin’ ingenious.
Question 3: What brings you stress?
Feeling rushed; clutter; when someone’s trying to talk and the TV’s on; being even a minute late; thinking I’ve hurt someone’s feelings; animals in distress; being misunderstood.
Question 4: What three things do you hope to accomplish throughout your life?
I want to be a published author. I want to see my work on a library shelf, or in a magazine.
I want to complete at least 15 years of teaching high school, preferably in an urban setting. I’ve got six so far.
I want to have my own art show. Nothing fancy. But I want to actually have the balls (ovaries?) to put my bizarre paintings on display, and have key players in the local art scene dissect every inch of them.
Question 5: Describe your perfect weekend.
Sleeping in. Egg and cheese sandwiches. Artisan markets. Iced coffees. Craft beers. Watching a brilliant show like BoJack Horseman. Laughing with my two best girls. Talking with my oldest brother about the perfection that is Pink Floyd.
Simple pleasures, yo. They make this world go ‘round.
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13 thoughts on “SnapDragon Speaks: On Herself.”
That’s a good stress list: I very much relate.
Why fifteen years? Why an urban setting?
Risking rejection is hard, especially when we’re risking a bit of our soul. 😊
Thanks, Em. All of my teaching experience has been in the city; it’s what I know. I also love the diversity found there. As for the 15-year goal, it has to do with my plans as a parent, as well as my hope to retire by 50. 😎
Thanks again for your thoughtful comments and questions, friend. Wishing you well. 🕊
I loved the way she explained herself and her ambitions. I could very much relate to her. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Thank you, friend! 🕊
Love this personal interview Snap! Travel, food and stories – I’m in complete alignment! (maybe family too, although that would also go in the causes stress category 😂) Wishing you well 🙏
Thanks, AP2! Same to you. 🕊
Thank you for sharing. 😊
My pleasure! Thanks for reading. 😎
Hey. It’s nice to get to know a bit more about you. I see that you like fiction and I thought maybe you could read a few of my stories and see if you’ll enjoy them. Here’s a link: https://ofaweirdo.wordpress.com/category/tales-by-moonlight/
I wouldn’t really call myself a writer, but I have been told my stories are somewhat enjoyable.
Thanks, friend. I’ll check it out! 🦋
I also dream of seeing my work published. Who knows? Maybe someday, our stuff would be arranged side-by-side in the same magazine/library shelf😊
That would be most excellent! Keep on workin’! 👏🏻