This week's bloggin' lady is none other than one of my favorites, Amy, from Strataflora! She was one of the first to begin following and supporting Femmena Mala Blog, and she still does! She even won my very first giveaway! :) <3 her.
Amy – 24 – Blog: www.strataflora.com
What is something interesting about you?
Hmm, I’m just your average gal. I dream about leaving everything behind one day (except the boyfriend and dog of course!) and traveling the world…maybe a world cruise? How fun would that be?! Also, I’m a big believer in karma…being kind and good to other people is really important to me. You get back what you put out in this world, and we could all do with a little more kindness. :o)
Why did you begin blogging?
Initially, I just really needed a creative outlet; I wanted a place where I could catalog ideas and inspiration. But it has turned into so much more than I ever thought it would – I’ve met so many wonderful people who share the same interests as me. I feel like I’ve finally found my niche…and it’s fantastic to be a part of such a friendly, supportive and close-knit community!
How long have you been blogging?
Almost a year now! I started last March.
What is your inspiration for writing?
Oh, so many things! Nature, traveling, art + design (anything residing in the visual world, really), LIFE, other cultures, fashion inspires me endlessly, the unexpected…POSSIBILITY. Dreams. Music! I love to blog, paint/draw/design while my boyfriend is working on music…we constantly bounce ideas off of each other. He’s my number one collaborator!
Where do you get your ideas?
When I’m on a run, out in nature and my mind can just wander. First thing in the morning and right before I’m falling asleep at night – I keep a sketch book under my bed to jot down ideas so I don’t forget. I also love to get up early in the morning when it’s still dark (and so peaceful!) and sit down with a coffee to browse the internet or flip through my favorite magazines for inspiration. A couple of my favorite mags: Lula, V, Nylon, Jalouse, Elle Décor.
Do you have any advice that you want to share with fellow lady bloggers?
I don’t know if I’m in a position to be giving advice, as I’m still a newbie myself, but I think it’s important to be true to yourself. Write about what you like no matter what. Letting your guard down and opening up can be so rewarding…it’s something I’m working on too. And quality over quantity always! :o)
What is one thing you are looking forward to most in your future (blog or otherwise)?
I can’t pick just one! I’m really excited to be finished with my design degree (about a year and a half away!) and hopefully find a cool job I love. I really look forward to taking on freelance projects as well! On a personal note, I can’t wait to get engaged to my boyfriend of 5 years…we may add another pooch to the fam as well (currently just one plump, er…well-loved puggle). And on the blog side of things, my first giveaway is coming up soon…I can’t wait to do it! I have a few more DIY ideas to tackle too. :o)