Share Your World – 23rd April 2019

Just coming off a long weekend, and about to head into another…sometimes life is good like that. Here is another set of questions from Melanie for SYW

This Week’s Questions:

Was the last thing you read digital or print? It really depends on the definition of READ, I mean I read this SYW post, I read Blog Posts all the time. But books? I think it has been so long, I have forgotten how to ‘Read a Book’ you know really sit in the quiet and just read for hours. I used to be able to, but things have gotten in the way. I tried picking up a book on our flight to Bali and New Zealand and it just puts me to sleep. I have never really been a magazine or newspaper reader either.

Are you more an extrovert or introvert? Both? I adore teaching and running workshops and being the go-to gal…but I do find it draining and to recharge I need ‘me-time’ away from people. I need quiet time, to reflect and create. I do not do well in large crowds, in fact, I feel quite panicky. I both enjoy and hate being the centre of attention, weird isn’t it. I love it for a while, but then I need to be a hermit to balance it out.

How is your life different from what you imagined as a younger person? WOW…I always knew I would get married and have kids, that was expected and a given. I figured my life would have something to do with art and creation, it’s just the kind of person I am, but I never dreamed of being WHERE I am now. As a kid, I want to be an artist, a writer – and I guess I am. I also wanted to be an Archaeologist, like Indiana Jones, but before he actually existed on the movie screen and maybe not so many gun or fist fights  lol.

Do you think about dying?   Does death scare you?  Why or why not? I try not to think about dying too much, I mean it’s there, but why focus on it, none of us is coming out of this alive anyway. It’s not so much the dying that scares me, it’s the HOW, I mean I would be worried about dying some horrible, accident or a natural disaster (I mean who wouldn’t right?). I think I am more worried about missing out of things, not being with family and friends. I hope I am around to see my kids both have kids, maybe even great grandkids. I want to be laughing with my friends well into our old age. But you never know what is around the corner. I used to think we were all just here killing time, but these days I am more apt to chase down every experience life has to offer while I still have the chance, for tomorrow is never promised.


I am grateful for a long weekend, in fact, two in a row. I am thankful for the wonderful weather we had to go with it. I am so happy to enjoy time with friends and nature truly the simple things in life. I am happy the cooler Autumn days are here, soft light, warm days and cooler nights, the trees changing colour. I am so happy with how most things are going in my life, trying to live a simple life with no real expectations or demands…makes me less stressed.

I hope you all have an amazing week…

~ Julz, xo