Five years ago for my 27th birthday and during my One Little Word: Write phase, I challenged myself to answer twenty-seven questions for a birthday interview.
Today, on my 32nd birthday, I’m back with updated answers to the same questions, along with five brand new questions I came up with for today’s list. The original questions came from a blog post I found five years back, and the five new questions were adapted from questions in my book 100 Days of All About Me, which you can pick up at Amazon.com.
I’m rukristin: Feminist Scrapbooker. I own and operate this blog, and the Awesome Ladies Project — a community for badass women who want to creatively tell the stories of their awesome lady lives. I’m a writer (and now published author), a podcast host, a teacher, a community organizer, and whatever else falls under the purview of being rukristin and the head Awesome Lady.
This is a bizarre question. I have a set of moral standards, and when I don’t live up to them, I feel really shitty about myself. I try to wake up each day and learn from my mistakes (and the mistakes of others) to live better than the day before.
Constantly, haven’t you heard how hilarious I am?
All of the jokes that I make.
Anti-bacterial soap (MRSA is a real threat to us all).
East Lansing, MI — Home of Michigan State University — currently home to the largest ongoing sexual assault scandal in the country.
Yep. Do you?
Move out here to Michigan.
I don’t know if I know how to answer that? Like stupid in the short term? Stupid in the long term? Lately, I guess the stupidest thing I did was not wash my hands every thirty seconds while at Disney World. Clearly, washing my hands every time I went to the restroom was not enough, because I came home with the worst illness I’ve had in YEARS. :/
I have no idea. I don’t think I have a favorite. Nothing specific comes to mind. Maybe super — or like — those are constantly coming out of my mouth.
Yesterday when I got super frustrated that I wasn’t feeling good enough to get stuff done at the rate I wanted to.
I could have a full revelation about how I want to tie my branding together with rukristin: Feminist Scrapbooker and The Awesome Ladies Project, and have an ultra clear path and vision for the future, as well as the means and opportunity to pursue it.
Here in East Lansing. Maybe with a slightly larger family? Maybe not yet? Hopefully still working on making rukristin and the Awesome Ladies as amazing as they can be.
Not going to the all-women’s college at Rutgers.
Get out of bed, have a glass of water, and start thinking about eating a high protein breakfast.
Harry Potter audiobooks. I have the American ones, read by Jim Dale on an iPod next to my bed. I listen to them every night to fall asleep. Tonight, on my birthday night, I’ll start over and listen to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone again.
We went hiking in Boulder, Colorado last year. It made my headaches go insanely bonkers, it was just the worst. The elevation is SO bad for my headaches.
I’d want my house to magically be cleaned and de-cluttered exactly the way I want, and everything to be in the exact right places (I don’t even know what those are at this point) and then, I’d love to have enough incoming money on a regular basis to know that I can hire someone to come in on a regular basis and do the dusting and vacuuming and whatnot.
The women in the Awesome Ladies Project and the ways that choose to creatively tell the stories of their Awesome Lady lives. My Book of Me class is the cornerstone of the ALP and it has made me so proud of the work I’ve put into it. Also, I wrote a book.
rukristin: Feminist Scrapbooker, living a thoughtful, well-intentioned and authentic life, despite overlapping headache disorders in Mid-Michigan.
Everyone has secrets.
Myself. Smart things. Other stuff.
In our mid-century modern house. Either in my studio or on the couch. A lot of couch time this week.
Not watching the World Cup. Elections. Growing more tomatoes and peppers.
Going to Disney World