I've been tagged by Kuanyin, who got tagged by Laketrees, who invited her to answer some questions, so I'm doing the same and then tagging others, as is the purpose of a meme. This is my second meme; the other one I did was the Thinking Blogger Awards. Since that one was fairly recent, I guess I'll have to think of five new people to tag!
The questions are:
1. What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?
I have always liked to write; I kept a journal when I was in college, and off and on after that, to say nothing of the voluminous letters I wrote home to my friends. I was a journalism major in college, and both of my parents were writers, so it's in my genes. I never went into the journalism or publishing field, unless you count the year and a half I worked on the magazine for the local Humane Society. I am now looking for another career after I finish up the one I'm in, and thought I would try my hand at blogging so I could see if I have it in me to be any kind of a writer.
I also have an interest in medical subjects, so I started my Medicana blog to focus on health and medicine. Nowadays if a person is diagnosed with a serious illness, it is imperative that they research it and not just depend on their doctors for information. I hope Medicana can help people who need to do that research, by providing all of the information in one place.
2. Are you a spiritual person?
It's a hard question. I'm not religious; I consider myself an agnostic when it comes to belief in God, at least in the way He/She is usually depicted. But I do harbor a belief in things unseen. I often feel as if things happen for a reason, and hope that there is some kind of life after death (I tend to favor reincarnation). I do believe in the idea of karma, and paying good deeds forward.
3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you?
I suppose another person doesn't count as a "thing" so I won't say "my husband!"
If I were practical, I suppose I would pick a cigarette lighter so I could start a fire (luckily I was a Girl Scout so I know how to build a good fire); a tent; and a bow and arrow (to hunt game). If I were impractical, I guess I would pick the complete collection of Simon and Garfunkel and a boom box, and a really big book, maybe War and Peace, which I've never read.
4. What's your favorite childhood memory?
Going fishing with my best friend Karen when I was about 12 and living in New York State. (We are still in touch to this day even though I moved away when I was 13!)
5. Is this your first meme?
No, it's my second!
I'm now tagging the following people, who then have to take the same questions and answer them in their blog.
Martta from Martta's World
Liz from Finding Life Hard
Figlet from Figuratively Speaking
Ruth from Me, My Life, My Garden, and, last but not least,
Katie from Stop Katie.