Do you ever take blog or Instagram or other challenges and invites?
I was invited by Jess to participate in a fours of life sharing. As not all of the original categories are topics I could answer, I shifted some which highlight my life.
Four Names People Call Me Other Than My Real Name
Gorgeous, Mama, Ma-ee, and MamaLena. The last three are thanks to Susanna.
Four Jobs I’ve Had
Baker at Whole Foods Market, Spanish and Special Education Teacher, Women’s World Cup Volunteer, and Graduate Assistant for the School of Education at St. Bonaventure University.
Four Places I have Lived
San Diego, Ocean Springs, Pittsburgh, and Waltham. (Plus a slew more.)
Four Books I Would Recommend
Four Places I Have Been
My grandmother’s garden, which remains an all time favorite; Tierra del Fuego National Park, Mirador de San Nicolas in Granada, and the Skyline Trail in Ogden.
Four of My Favorite Foods
Apples, rice, homemade granola, and pineapple.
Four of My Favorite Baby-Kid Items
Four of My Favorite Words or Sounds
Silence, our daughters’ laughter, maravilloso/a, and waterfall/rain/the ocean.
Four of My Favorite Mom-Sanity or Mom-Me Items
My sketchbook and number 2 pencils (PaperMate Mirador), my Berkshire Blanket, my camera, and my platform rocking chair that we found on Craigs List last June.
Four Activities I Enjoy
Swimming, yoga, hiking-trail running, and kayaking.
Whew… Creating those other categories (four of them!) took thought. Thought and reflection. Creating the “Cliff Notes” of life as I’ve lived it was interesting, for I had to edit so many, and not all are my “top” picks, but all were chosen because they tell a story.
If you’re interested, feel free to play or answer your fours of anything. Peace.