Hi everyone! I know that its Friday right now, and if you’re like me, you’re exhausted from a long week, or if you’re not like me you’re not excited to go back to school after a glorious winter break.
Anyways, I have wanted to do a collaborative post with Erin from Kitty Jade for a while, and now it’s finally happened! Erin is so sweet and just a real person, and since we are both fairly new to the blogging community, we decided to do a Q&A post. I think a good way to think about is is like you’re sitting right across from us and listening to us talk to you in depth about ourselves, like friends.
– What inspired you to start your blog?
Erin: I have always written stories and sometimes a bit of journaling and I found that a blog would be a lovely way to spill my ideas and mix up both of my hobbies, photography and writing.
Noel: I’ve always wanted to blog, and I love taking photos and writing so it seemed like a good option. I really just want to inspire people to live a life worth living.
– What is your favorite genre of music?
Erin: I have a bit of a mix up! I love Pop music and a bit of rock ’n’ roll but I also love country music so I’m kind of stuck to answer this question!
Noel: I can’t choose!!! When I’m studying or doing school I usually listen to contemporary classical music, and when I’m working out i listen to modern pop and maybe some rock and roll… I really just like music that makes you feel something.
- What inspires you to write on your blog?
Erin: My environment, the people and nature around inspire’s me, not only to write but to take great appreciation of everything around me and, like Noel, I know that it’s actually making an impact on other people.
Noel: I think that part of it is my amazing followers. I love watching the number ticking up, and thinking, like, “Wow. What I’m writing actually has an impact on people, and its making a difference”
– If you could give one piece of advice to the whole world, what would it be?
Erin: Love and good beats hate any day. To see that so many people hate each other and want war is just horrific, even just a slight angry glance at someone in school or work is terrible.
Noel: Love. There’s so much going on in our world today and I think that humanity has kind of lost sight of what love really is. It’s not some emotion that makes you go all crazy, its a choice. And just because we don’t agree with people doesn’t mean that we don’t think that they’re an amazing person. We can love a person without agreeing with their life choices.
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
Erin: My dream job would be an author/illustrator. I love creating art and drawing and painting. I also love writing and photography so a job like that would really suit my creative personality.
Noel: My dream job is a part time author, part time mom, and maybe teaching a little in between.
- If you weren’t human, which animal would you be?
Erin: I’d probably be a dog. Loyal and energetic but sometimes lazy!
Noel: I don’t know… At first I was thinking a deer, but now I’m thinking I’d like to be either a bird or a dolphin. I really don’t know.
- Which song are you listening to the most?
Erin: I think I’ve been listening to Ed Sheeran a lot and even some classic One Direction! The song I’ve been listening to the most though is “Confident” by Demi Lovato.
Noel: Again, I have to choose one? I’ve loved listening to Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation, but I guess I’ve also been listening to Hello by Adele on repeat.
- What is one (new year’s) resolution you’ve never solved?
Erin: Self-confidence. You may not think it but in the real world I’m really shy and always compare myself to others. It’s very hard to get over this phase so I’d really like some tips!
Noel: Well I just wrote a post on New Year’s Resolutions! But I guess one of my New Year’s resolutions that has never been solved is the one where I’m way outgoing and courageous. I always let my fears control who I am, and especially this year I’ve been trying to change that.
- Are you always on your phone?
Erin: No, I’m always crafting and drawing although I go on my phone every to set alarms, keep on top of my email inbox and keep up to date in the blogging and social media.
Noel: I wouldn’t say always. I do have a lot of long distance friends that I try to keep in touch with, but I also try to live in the real world.
- What is one bad habit of yours?
Erin: I guess the isn’t a bad habit but I do not have a great sense of style! At the moment I’m wearing a chunky knit jumper with black leggings. I know right?
Noel: And here, folks, is the serious question. Like I said before I really let my fear dictate my choices in life and I’m trying to change that, but also I sometimes let what I want to do get in front of my better judgement. Like recently I’ve gotten a serious shoulder injury during competitive swimming, and the reason why it is so serious is because I didn’t take care of it when it first started getting bad.
I hope you all enjoyed reading this post, and let me know if you too would like to do a guest post on my blog, or if you have some questions you would like me to answer!
Thanks so much for reading, and have a happy new year.