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Something about Patri
About a month ago, I took a blog challenge, which has in fact been very challenging at times, but also rewarding. Through it I have connected with other bloggers and shared advice, worries and inspiration. One of the people undertaking the challenge was invited a few of us to answer a set of eleven questions about ourselves. And I gave a go because as much as it was a writing exercise, it was also a personal challenge as I am reluctant to talk about myself. So, yes, this post doesn’t have a direct connection with photography or art, but as you keep reading, you will see how links start to emerge. After all we write about our passions and interests.
1. If you could go back in time and change one decision you’ve made, what would it be?
Ok, granted. This has nothing to do with photography. I’d would have stopped smoking earlier. That being said, I do not regret having smoked for a while as the cigarettes provided me at times with perfect excuses for socializing. When I moved to Germany eleven years ago, the only sentence I could say was: “Entschuldigung, hast du Feuer?”, which means as much as asking for a lighter. Yes, smoking is a bad vice, but it connects people.
2. What do you wish you had more time for?
Photography. Taking photos. Editing photos. Working on photo series.
3. What is your guilty pleasure?
Here we go again … a green smoke every now and then!
4. What is your favorite smell?
Cinnamon. Cinnamon. Cinnamon. And maybe patchouli. And the green stuff.
5. Where do you want to be five years from now?
Working on something I am passionate about, ideally a job that combines photography with people and academic research. Do you have any ideas? Please, share them!
6. If they would make a movie of your life, who would have to play you?
7. What would be your ultimate job?
See number 5 and add a location: Spain or Portugal.
8. Which goal should definitively be on your bucket list?
Work on my website. Soon.
9. What do you want to do for a long time, but you keep procastinating?
My PhD!? I believe that behind every PhD there is a story of procastination. Productive procastination at times, but procastination nevertheless.
10. Which achievement are you proud of most?
Having made it on my own abroad. Twice. Oh yeah!
11. What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Now, it is the turn to pass the ball. Five talented bloggers will be answering the next set of 11 questions. Keep an eye on their blogs!
Jonelle embodies much of what I admire and profoundly respect of everyday feminism. I love her straight-forward and still very caring style!
We have Sheena, who writes about her nomadic life as a Swazi in Europe.
And last but not least, Rosie, who is an avid reader and explorer of stories!