1. Tell us a little bit about you as a person.
I'm a New Englander, through and through. I love Fall and my favorite color is green. I have a passion for good stories and changing the world (one relationship and conversation at a time). Most of all, I try to be honest and purposeful in all things. For instance: I'm honest about the fact that I brazenly pick the cookie dough pieces out of our ice cream and I am purposeful at spooning those little, cold, vanilla ice cream coated goodies out of the container before my husband eats them.
2. Tell us how/why you started Just Enough Foolishness.
In 2007 I wrote a blog while studying abroad in East Africa (http://kimberlysdawn.blogspot.com). It was such an important part of both processing experiences there, and adjusting to life once I returned. So, in the summer of 2011, I decided to take on blogging as a way to process life all the time. I don't want to miss a chance to learn from my experiences, extraordinary or mundane. "just enough foolishness" came from the benediction we had read at our wedding just a month before starting the blog.
3. What are some of your favorite things about blogging and your blog in particular?
Blogging gives me an opportunity to pause and process. It's a place where we can connect beyond location and create a safe space to be thankful or sad or tired or whatever today looks like. You won't find outfit posts (I feel uncomfortable posting pictures of myself solo), and I don't cook much so recipes are scarce, but you will find thankful and [hopefully] thoughtful thoughts, and lots of applying life lessons to more life. Somehow I think that might be just as useful as knowing what I wore today. :)
4. What do you do when you're not blogging?
I'm wife to a pretty incredible, hilarious husband, and I'm a proud dog and cat owner. I'm also a full-time theatre artist (producer, director, teacher, actor) and a full-time grad student. Blogging fits somewhere in between running like a headless chicken and sleeping.
5. What networking and/or social media site do you enjoy the most?
I think I've got to say Twitter. I love instagram and Facebook too, but Twitter makes me feel slightly less stalker-ish.
"Enjoying the Small Things" and "Cup of Jo" are two big blogs that are consistently, nearly without fail, inspiring. I've also enjoyed "young people in love," "tales of me and the husband," and "Across the Pond" for a couple years, and I appreciate how they've each shared themselves with their blogging communities. One of my all-time favorite, inspiring blog series is Yellow Bird Yellow Beard's "Featured Artist" posts. So much good art and creativity!
Thanks so much for sharing Kim! I've really enjoyed having you this month!