Today y’all get the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Wesley from Library Educated! It’s only been a few months of our blogging friendship, but I’m so thankful we connected (of course over those two Inklings :)! I always look forward to her posts, insight and comments as well! Nothing like a good book chat to get you through the day right?
Plus she just celebrated one year of blogging yesterday! Woot!
1. How long have you blogged?
I hit my one year anniversary on October 12th! (Throws confetti, puts lampshade on head). It went so fast! I can’t believe it.
2. What’s your favorite genre (or at least one of them)?
I feel like I’m reading a lot more nonfiction than I used to in the past. But I am always down for reading something with a historical background (fiction, nonfiction whatever!)
3. What are you currently reading?
I’m reading “Hold the Dark” (creepy, dark,short) and “The Cartographer of No Man’s Land“. This one is going not as well as I’d hoped. I think maybe I’ve accidentally read too many war books in a row, I need to take a break from those!
4. What’s another blog you enjoy? (Doesn’t have to be book related)
I wholeheartedly look forward to Inklings every month (and your posts in between of course!). I also love my friend from college Sarah’s blog: Neroli Blossoms. Sarah is smart, funny, crafty and fashionable in a very approachable every (wo)man type of way. And her rescue dog Sitka is so cute!
5. What’s something you enjoy outside of reading?
I like to sew and do various crafts (dabbling in a lot of types, mastering none!), watching movies, plotting vacations and trying new restaurants.
1. What is something about your life right now that you would never imagined 5 years ago?
This was a hard question. I think what would surprise me most would be my relationships with some people. Friendships and relationships take time and consideration by both people and when you don’t have that it doesn’t take long for friendships to change. I think I’d be surprised by the people who I used to be close with who I am no longer close with, and the people who I wasn’t super close with that I’m now much closer with. (That’s a very poorly structured sentence, I’m sorry!)
2. What is one thing that you would go back and do differently if you could?
I don’t know if I would change anything necessarily but I’d definitely give teenage Wesley a pep talk. Something like “All of those things that you think make you weird are what actually make you awesome. Not everyone will appreciate those weird things but that’s okay. This will all make slightly more sense when you are older. Also, you’re not going to marry Brian from the Backstreet Boys, so maybe get ready for that too.”
3. What is one of the happiest moments of your life?
It might be cliche, but it’s probably my wedding. I didn’t really think that marriage was going to happen for me, so when it did I was surprised! Josh is a great gift in my life (except when he jabs his pointy elbows at me when he’s sleeping. I hate that).
4. What is one thing you want the next generation to know?
No one knows exactly what they’re doing in this life. We’re all figuring it out as we go, so don’t feel like a failure when you make mistakes because everyone else is doing it too. Treat everyone with kindness.
Thank you so much Wesley for joining me on Books and Beverages! I told Wesley I was going to marry Keanu Reeves, so I totally would have needed the same pep talk :). So glad you readers get to meet her and I hope you’ll connect with her too!