Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?
My middle name is Elizabeth after my Aunt Betty. I prefer my middle name as it is more feminine, but i compromise by spelling Jean as Jeanne. (I am not John, that was my brother.)
Music or silence while working?
Silence. My thoughts need to be my own and not compromised or dirtied. I do listen to music before and after I write, if and when I feel secure in what i have to say.
If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?
No possessions are worthy to fret over. It would be the special places, such as the mossy seat at the bottom of my fav tree in the middle of the forest of our lakehouse! And the possession would be my thoughts to store away in a found crevice. I leave myself behind in those woods. I feel like a shell most days.
The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?
Be the ballerina i was meant to be. 😞 i might have mentioned this before but worth repeating as it makes me feel better to express my anguish. I was selected to dance in the Milwaukee Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker in the 3rd grade but my parents forbade me. It was a devastating blow and it is the only reason i feel i was born to be. Note: they never brought me back to ballet class because they had no intention to let me pursue dance professionally. 😭
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Looking forward to making a private space to cry. My thoughts are dreary right now and i so wish i was near a beach. Might have to make the 3-hour trek to the Dunes. Soon!!