I have a wonderful guest blogger to introduce- Shannon from My2morrows.
I first met Shannon at the Clever Cookie School of Blog this September and got to meet personally at our blog graduation high noon tea. We connected straight away and even though we didn't chat as much as we wanted on the day, we stayed on as friends through the blog community.
About Shannon: She is a proud wife to an inspiring man and mum to two adorable kids. Loves tea (cheers to that) and is an animal lover. She writes about life, family and music. I love her Love Want Need lists.
I asked Shannon some questions ...
1. What inspired you to start your blog journey?
I started getting into blogs firstly as a reader, 5 years ago while I was on maternity leave with my first bub and loved the sense of community they created. My inspiration to start my own blog was the talented Chantelle from Fat mum slim via her ‘Letters to Lacey’. http://fatmumslim.com.au/category/letters-to-lacey/
I’d read them in tears, they were so beautifully written and I loved the idea of having those precious memories documented. It took me 5 years to work up the courage to actually publish my first post. Life happened, 2 babies in 2 years went by in the blink of an eye, and it was only after signing up to the Clever Cookie School of Blog after a few wines one night that I actually got serious about it and thought right… now is the time! my2morrows is a mix of kid stuff, my ‘love want need’ series and just life.
2. What's your favourite post that you've written?
Probably this one: The Circle of Life Part 2: Maddi's Daddy. Although it was hard to write, it was kinda healing too! http://my2morrows.com/2014/11/02/the-circle-of-life-part-2-maddis-daddy-2/
3. Give us a little about your background?
I'm a country girl in a city world! I was born and raised in coastal country South Australia and moved to the big smoke (Adelaide) after high school to study Marketing at Uni. After graduating I spent the year 2000 in the USA, travelling and working at a summer camp in Maine teaching sailing and kayaking. When I returned to Australia I moved to Sydney, got a job, met my now hubby and have called Sydney home for 14 years now. I've worked in a few different marketing/sponsorship/media roles, mostly in the Corporate world and these days I work part time in Marketing, spending as much time as I can with my2morrows.
4. What are three things you cannot live without?
Organic Paw Paw ointment
5. Five famous people you would invite for dinner (deceased or/and alive).
Prince William & Kate - they just seem so down to earth and lovely
Prince Harry - cause he's the fun one!
Ryan Gosling - no words required
Dave Grohl from The Foo Fighters - cause I love a good Rock N Roll story and I'm sure he'd have a few
6. Most inspiring person.
My husband. He has a vision condition and is actually legally blind, yet he has such a positive outlook on life and works so hard for his family.
7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
Besides beautiful Sydney... probably Hawaii. There's just something about the Aloha way of life.
8. What is one tradition your family has at Christmas?
We LOVE Christmas and every year my husband and I watch as many Christmas Movies as we can in the lead up to the big day. Our faves would be The classic Miracle on 34th Street, Love Actually and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.
Now that we have little people, we've just started the Elf on the Shelf family tradition... so much fun. Our Elf, ‘Jingle’ is getting up to all kinds of mischief. We only have such a limited time until the kids find out the truth about Santa so we're making the most of this magical time!
9. What's on your Christmas list?
Oh so many things... just see my ‘Love Want Need’ series http://my2morrows.com/category/love-want-need/ but if I had to pick one thing... I'd say The Olympus OMD-D EM10 camera. It had me at 'built in Wifi'.
Shannon I totally agree on the Olympus camera. It's a want list for me too! And I'm a big fan of Dave Grohl too.
Make sure you pop over and check out My2morrows. Check out her Facebook page too.