As a child, who was your favorite relative?
My favorite relative was my dad. When he got home after a long day of work, he made time to talk to me, play board games and word games with me, start tickle fights, and make me feel unconditionally loved.
If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?
I’d be a big tree with wide branches overlooking the forest and seeing up into the sky. Woodland creatures would make their homes in me and be my friends.
What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?
My preference would be to awake before dawn, though I rarely do this anymore. I love the quiet of early morning, running and cycling, getting lots of writing in before the day begins.
Would you like to sleep in a human size nest in a tree or be snuggled in a burrowed spot underground?
If it’s big, really comfortable, and not too high off the ground, I’d go for the human size nest in a tree.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful that I “woke up” and starting reaching out to friends and family. I realized I was sort of cocooning, but I’m reconnecting now and it feels good. Next week I’m looking forward to the relief of being done with a couple of major events that have been zapping my time and emotional energy.