Steve Rucinski has tagged me in the latest craze: Blogging Chain Letters.
I must confess to a giddy feeling, however, when I was tagged, because it means that "you like me, you really really like me," in the words of sally Field.
Anyway, tough questions you have for me to answer. Can't I just tell you a secret no one knows, like the fact that I once tap danced on stage with Savion Glover or that I basket weave and made the cradle my children slept in as babies?
No? Okay, here goes.
Here are the five questions and my answers:
1. What have you learned so far from visitors to your blog?
I am pleased with the positive, supportive comments. You tend to think that people will take advantage of the anonymity of blogging and be cruel and yet – bloggers are helpful, friendly, supportive, and if they criticize, it is constructively.
2. If someone would offer to pay for a course (or more) for you, what would that course be?
Well, this summer I began a dream of mine – to take cello lessons. It is a totally selfish endeavor and I've thoroughly enjoyed using my brain in a different way.
3. Are you satisfied with what you've achieved in 2006, in general?
This past year has been one of significant change for me in business and personally. I am proud of the network I have worked hard to build and have stretched my brain in new and different ways; learning to blog has been one of the most enjoyable new learns for me. I have connected with new people and with those that I'd lost touch and have been reminded that friends are a precious gift – far more than any financial gain – and should be cherished and nurtured. I give thanks to God for all His many blessings and for the fact that He is there loving, supporting and guiding me with every step I take, even when I falter.
4. Has blogging changed your life or your personality in any way?
Before this year I didn't know what blogging was. Now you can't get me to shut up about it. It is a great way to share your thoughts, observations and feelings and is also a way to connect with people around the world. Blogging forces me to keep my eyes and ears open to the world around me – constantly looking for things to share.
5. If you had the opportunity to meet one person that you admire the most in the world, who would that person be?
She's gone. It would have been Katharine Hepburn. I admired her talent, her perspective on life, her loyalty to those she cared about and her ability to be different without regard for what others thought. She was ahead of her time and an inspiration. I feel the same about Carly Simon (who has a new album out this week that it terrific!) and would love nothing more than to spend an afternoon harmonizing with her. That would be a dream come true.