When I woke up this morning and got around to checking my email, I discovered that flawedsilence had nominated me to do the 2016-2017 tag. (Thank you so much for thinking of me.) If you haven’t checked out her blog, I highly recommend you do so. Whether you’re into poetry, blog posts, or photography, you’ll find something you’ll enjoy.
And without further adieu, here are the rules and my response to David’s 2016-2017 tag!
Mention the creator of this tag.
Use the image that you find in this tag.
Mention the blogger that chose you.
Answer the questions.
Mention 9 other bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.
Describe your 2016 in three words.
Stressful. Shocking. Short.
Write the names of two people that have characterized your 2016.
My parents for being patient with me and my younger brother for causing much needed insanity (It’s okay, I still love you. Things would be far too easy without you.).
Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.
I enjoyed the drive to Virginia with my relatives last summer. The winding roads, the cliffs, the feel of absolute freedom and insignificance in the vastness of our breathtaking earth. I adore it all.
Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.
My cousin’s homemade Indian rice pudding. At least, I think she made it in 2016. The beginning of last year and 2015 blurs together.
Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016 (even a global event).
Finishing my first full-length novel. It took me about 578 days spent hunched over my desk, seven initial drafts before I began the official rough draft, and hundreds of mugs of coffee to do it, but I did it. I’m really looking forward to the rewrites.
Write the finest purchase you’ve made in 2016, and, if you want, link a photo.
I ordered Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys curated by April Genevieve Tucholke, and RoseBlood by A.G. Howard from Amazon. I also bought over fifty books from the local library book sale, but it would be far too inconvenient to take all of the books off my shelves for a photograph. (Apologizes for the picture being upside down. I’m a menace with my cell phone camera.)
Write three good intentions for this 2017.
I want to be healthier, more supportive, and focus on what’s important in life.
Write a place you want to visit in 2017.
There are no specific places, but it would be fun to creep around crumbling cemeteries and explore old houses. There are also a handful of places in biking distance to visit and a few that would require me to call a friend who has a car. A famous serial killer lived about half an hour away, so I might check that out…
Write one plate/food you want to eat in 2017.
Tiramisu. I’ve never had it but it has intrigued me for the past year or so.
On another note, I’ve been thinking of interviewing bloggers. I’ll be asking things ranging from favorite foods to what blogging/writing means to you. Nothing too serious unless you’re comfortable with it. If you’re interested in being interviewed, let me know and I’ll get back to you.
I hope you all have a soothing weekend and a productive week. It really is nice to wind down and relax with your loved ones. I myself am planning to read, continue working on my current work in progress, and, perhaps, take a bubble bath. (*Sighs.*) It’ll be lovely.