ask me anything
I caught glimpses of something akin to Spring today. I thought I might be hallucinating but I dare say, I spotted the tiniest patch of grass this morning and it pretty much restored my faith in life, the universe and everything. Hark! The sound of ice melting and birds singing. Such joy to my soul.
Spring usually brings with it a swelling surge of creativity and yet, it seems I have reached a whole new level of “uninspiration” these days, if that’s even possible. Perhaps I need to wait until winter is cold in her grave before sending out SOS messages to the muses but I was never a patient girl.
I suspect the culprit of my waning creativity is work. Peak season is upon us and we be peddlin’ like mad little mice on a wheel (we’ve gone from insane to batshit over the last 2 weeks). And in the midst of that, I’m trying to juggle the challenges of a long distance relationship (mainly my incessant pining), which drains me so and leaves me doubling my efforts to search for work in the UK because I fully intend to move there come summer, so help me!
Still, I miss blog land. I come here sometimes, to this WordPress page (so white, so blank), and I look at it with my fingers ever poised over the keyboard just waiting for the ah-ha! The moment when inspiration strikes. Alas, those moments are few and far between and generally seem to be reserved for when I’m in the midst of slaying alligators in the work swamp. Nothing like a good financial statement to get the creative juices flowing. And then I come home wiped, ready to write about that thing that seemed so genius earlier in the day and I find myself here again. In front of the screen. Blinking.
A girl emailed me, why just the other day, and she had this to say: “I have to tell you, it’s so weird to follow someone’s life through a blog. There are times when I feel kind of intrusive or something. So many times I was like “hmm maybe I should email her, introduce myself and just let her know I’m peering in.” I love it when people take the time to say hello (hello people who say hello). And I know exactly what the mademoiselle means. I feel the same way about other bloggers. I’m strangely curious about their day-to-day life outside of blogging.
So here I am, dear readers, offering you the opportunity to ask me anything you like in the comment section. Some might say it’s self-indulgent and I’d have to agree that yes, it is, absolutely, unequivocally self-indulgent. Owning a blog is a little self-indulgent in and of itself, non? Might as well indulge the shit out of the indulgence. The fact is, I need some inspiration, people and I’ve come to the conclusion that that inspiration is you. There is only so much blinking a girl can do after all, so I beg of you, ask me a question, give me something to write about. Even if you couldn’t care less about my day-to-day life, ask me what I think about duck-billed platypuses (Are they cool? Hells yes! Did you know that males have a horny spur from which they can eject venom from while fighting; venom that can kill small animals! Whoa! Like I said, cool!)
Alors… until all the work demons are slayed and creativity comes ‘a knockin’ on my door again, I am turning the microphone over to you, mes amis. Go ahead, don’t be shy. It’s easy. For example, you might ask: “Jeanine, what up with the fish photo?” to which I might respond: “Well, reader number 138 (yes, I am delusional), that is a very good question. The fish photo in question is a shout out to all my Pisces friends. Also, I was craving a little escapade so I started looking through pictures of my trip to Spain and found these fish just chilling at The Alhambra. To you, it looks like a photo of a bunch of fish. To me, it feels like the heat and freedom I felt that March day 2 years ago. That’s the thing about photos. Sometimes, they tell a story, sometimes they just say “Hi, I’m a photo of a bunch of fish“.
See how fun that was?
So, ask me anything. There is no such thing as a silly question. And there ain’t no mountain too high, nor no valley too low.
Hell, I’ll even throw in a free print to the person who asks the most original question. Or a mixed CD? Cookies?
With love and gratitude,
UPDATE: Absolutely loving the questions so far. Keep ‘em coming! I’ll start answering them next week. (Also. Thank you. xo)