1–Use “The face behind the blog” tag to post a bit about yourself.
2–Tag two or more blogs that you love or leave an open invitation to.
Who am I?
I’m Helen. I’m a 31 year old multifaceted American and lifestyle blogger. I blog about life, the way that I see it. The way that I see life is from the perspective of someone who has been marginalized in society, and yet is trying to make it work.
Where am I from?
This is a question that I have gotten asked a lot in my life. Depending on who is doing the asking and why, my answer tends to vary. If the person is really asking me where my family is from, I say here. I say America.
If the person is asking me where I (separate from my ancestors) am from, I could say Texas. I was born in Texas. I am technically a Texan but I don’t remember the state. I was only a baby when we left. Or, I could say South Carolina, because that’s where I grew up. But I don’t, because people usually look at me with looks of disbelief.
So, instead, I find myself just settling for Earth. I’m from planet Earth, what about you?
What’s a perfect day?
I have a few different scenarios of a perfect day:
I am walking into the store sans mask. I can smile at everyone. I can grab a shopping cart that hasn’t been sanitized. I can dawdle in the store for as long as I please.
I am sitting on my patio with the laptop on my lap. Both kids are outside, playing, getting dirty. My fingers are poised over the keyboard, typing furiously fast, trying not to let that idea be forgotten.
I am in bed, about to go to sleep when I hear the sound of rain go pitter-patter on the windows. I snuggle up closer in the blankets, feeling comforted, as I doze off to the sound of the rain.
What do I do?
I wear many hats: I am a self-employed entrepreneur. I am a freelance writer. I am an English consultant. I am an ESL teacher. I am a writer. I am a blogger. I am a social media enthusiast. I am a knitter. I am a chocoholic.
Why do I blog?
I hope to write, to blog, to help inspire change. The world is not perfect. It is up to us to write about the issues that need to be fixed. It is also up to us to take that first step to do something about it, no matter how small. Together, we can create change. Little by little, we can make the world a better place to live.
Even if you haven’t been nominated, I still encourage you to do this so that we can all get to know each other better. Let’s make the blogging community just a little bit smaller.
I want to get to know you too! What one word would you use to describe you?