Monday, June 27, 2016

six things before Declare 2016

one month until Declare 2016! squealll! in honor of the 6th annual Declare Conference, i am sharing 6 things about me and linking up on the Declare blog with other attendees so we can get to know a little about one another before we meet face to face next month! can't wait!

my sweet friends and incredible declare co-hosts: anne, kristin, me, michelle & jen

1 //  If we were meeting in person, how would you introduce yourself? 

hi, i'm eryn. these are my two kids! (they are always with me) yes, we homeschool. i work part-time from home managing the social media channels for Seed Company, a ministry that translates the bible for people that don't yet have it in their language. i also teach zumba/cardio dance fitness twice a week- you should come try it sometime it's so much fun! oh, you're a blogger? have you heard of Declare? it's a conference for bloggers and writers and i am one of the hostesses. you would love it! it was so nice to meet you!

2 // What is your favorite thing to write and why?

lately my favorite thing to write is lists. i list things i love, things i'm doing, ideas, dreams, books i'm reading, products i'm using...six things to get to know me ;)  lists help me keep my thoughts organized and concise.  

3 // What is your favorite thing to read and why? 

oooh i love to read. if we're talking books, i like historical fiction, fiction based on true stories, and biographies. my favorite magazines are family, health, home related. as for blogs, my favorites are those that i can learn something like a recipe, a parenting or homeschooling tip, or a new resource/tool relevant to my life, be encouraged by devotionals or by stories that i can relate to, and be inspired by a DIY or home project, a health/fitness challenge, or by someone else sharing their goals/successes.

4 // If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

as it is, i am blessed to be able to design my days and do what i want/need for the most part. but if i'm really using my imagination and can do ANYTHING for one day, i think i would want to completely unplug and spend the entire day - sun up to sun down - relaxing on a resort on a beach somewhere tropical with my family. i'm definitely craving a beachy vacation right now!

5 // What’s one thing you love about your blog and one thing you’d like to improve?

i love that my blog is still (since 2005!) a place where i go to simply share my words and thoughts freely, in my own timing on my own schedule, never out of obligation, and never feeling like a burden or a job. keeping it protected like that hasn't been easy, it has meant turning down opportunities, even financial ones, and going against the grain in many bloggy ways. but i'm sure if i hadn't been careful about protecting this space, i would have succumbed to burnout a long time ago. 
i would like to improve the design/layout/functionality. i don't need anything fancy, just a few updates here and there to make it aesthetically pleasing and current. purely for vanity purposes.      

6 // [Lightening Round] Would you rather …

Read on Kindle or paperback? paperback books for president!
Drink coffee or tea? either! both! don't make me choose!
Go to a musical or a movie? movie.
Vacation at the beach or the mountains? beach, please!
Have an exciting night out or a relaxing night in? relaxing night in.
Watch sports, play sports, or no sports? watch and cheer!

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." Hebrews 10:24-25

your turn! share six things about you on the Declare blog link-up HERE! see you at Declare!