So I lied. I'm not announcing the winner today. I am saving that for Wednesday.
Truth be told I just haven't done it yet. So I decided that Wednesday will be the day.
Until then are the answers to some more questions.
Here we go round two!
What was your major in college?
Well I changed majors seven times in college. What can I say? I like to keep things interesting. I eventually landed on a major in Mass Communication.
Why did you choose that major?
Well one reason I choose my major is because I was running out of time. If I wanted to graduate I needed to choose something quick. I also enjoyed public speaking at that time and I did alot of that in my major. However I haven't spoke in front of a crowd in several years and I seem to have grown more shy through the years. If that is at all possible. So I don't think I am much of a public speaker anymore It was a great decision and I am pleased with my major. No regrets (well I did last year for about 6 months but I'm good with it again).
What college did you go to?
I went to a small college in Oklahoma. Not OU. Not OSU. Something right in the middle.
Why did you start blogging?
I first started reading blogs in 2007. My friend Faith was pregnant and created a blog for friends and family to keep up with her pregnancy. Through her blog I was introduced to the Steece Quads blog and I was hooked. I then found Kelly's Korner and through that found several others. I decided to go ahead and make my own, but didn't really get into blogging until after we got married in 2008.
Did you have a hard time thinking of what to write when you first started blogging?
Well if you look through my archives when I first started writing I didn't blog consistently, it would just be here and there, so no I didn't have a hard time coming up with something I just did it when I felt like it. I have always been a writer. I'm not claiming I'm a good writer because I know I'm not when it comes to technicalities, but I do enjoy writing and even before I had a blog I was always formulating stories in my head. If something funny happened, I would "write about it" in my head. Blogging just gave me an outlet to write those stories. Other people reading them is just a perk, however I'm fairly certain I would still write them out if nobody else read.
What do you like most about blogging? What do you dislike most?
The thing I like most is the relationships I have made. To people outside of this "world" it sounds crazy, but to all of us we understand. I love that I literally have friends all across this country. I love that I can write something that is bothering me and several people will let me know that they completely relate to me. I love that I have an outlet to share my faith, tell silly stories, and keep a journal of the going on's in my life.
I dislike the fact that I told so many people in my real life about my blog at first. I love my family reading it, but when I first started I had a link on my facebook and told many people. So I'm not sure how many people in my "real life" read the blog but just don't tell me. Kinda weird.
How do you have so many blog friends?
Well I have been blogging for awhile, so through that time I have come to know a lot of people through the blog world. I try to respond back to comments either through email or commenting on their blog. If you have left me a comment and I have not yet done that (besides the question post) I apologize. I appreciate every person who comments and takes the time to give me their "insight" of what I am blogging about. It's how conversations begin, thus it is how friendships are born :-) I have been able to meet several of my blog friends and hope to meet up with several others this year (TwilightPosse anyone?!?!)
Who are your favorite bloggers and why?
I have SO many favorite blogs out there. I am currently working on my list of links to go on right sidebar of my blog. I love all the blogs I read for many different reasons. Many of them have become good friends that I want to check in with everyday. Some of them are blogs that I enjoy reading for fashion or decorating purposes, and some of them are blogs that just bring me a good laugh. As soon as I get my link list up I will let you all know so you can read all of my favorite blogs.
Where did you come up with the name Tale's of the Tree's?
When I first started blogging I was just a single girl with a boring last name. My blog name was : The Life and Times of Megan. Then I got engaged to a really cute boy whose last name had the word Tree in it. I was SO excited to be getting a new last name that had much more potential to make something fun of than my maiden name. Then my blog name was "Soon to be a Tree". Then after we got married I played around with a couple of blog names (just in my head nothing official) and eventually decided on Tales of the Tree's and it stuck. I briefly considered changing my blog name a couple of months ago but decided to keep it.
It's funny because now even in real life I refer to us simply as The Tree's (as opposed to our full last name) I had a real life friend tell me the other day that she sometimes forgets that my last name isn't just Tree. It made me laugh. I'm sure when we get preggo (not preggo right now) that the baby will have to be Baby Tree. It's only appropriate.
Couch to 5K
What are you're running goals after completing the Couch to 5K
Confession time: During Christmas I "accidentally" took a week and half break from jogging. Who in their right mind would have known that a week and a half would have set me back so much?? I have still been doing the Couch to 5K every other day but I am not as far along as I should be. So right now my goal is to just get through it and then we will see. I have big ideas in my head of doing a half marathon, but only time will tell.
Which Couch to 5K Program are you using?
I am using a Couch to 5K application on my iPhone which I HIGHLY suggest to anyone who has a phone capable of getting this app. It is a brown app and says 5K on it.
What is the song you are most excited to have come on when you are running?
I have three:
Mr. Brightside by The Killers
If You Seek Amy by Britney Spears (yes I know what it means)
Billy Jean by Michael Jackson
God, Ministry, Spiritual Life
Have you ever been on a mission trip? If not is there somewhere you would love to go one day.
I went on a mission trip the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college with my high school youth group.
It was a very rewarding time and I learned a lot during that trip. I have grown a lot since that time and my heart has grown even more broken for the lost and hurting. I would love to go on another trip soon with Luke. It is something we would like to do together before we have a baby.
What is your favorite bible verse?
My favorite bible verse changes with various seasons of my life, but for right now I have to say it is the message version of Philippians 4:6-7
Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
You mentioned Luke leads worship at your church, is there a particular ministry you are involved in at church as well?
Luke works at our church as the worship pastor. I would love nothing more than to be able to stand on stage and sing with Luke. When I was younger I had visions of being involved in a worship band and traveling around leading worship.
One problem. I can't hold a note to save my life. It's bad. Real bad. And it's not a secret, everybody around me knows that I do not have a good voice.
So all of that to say, there is not one particular area of ministry that I am involved in For four years I led a bible study for girls and now Luke and I lead a study together for couples.
I am also involved in the kid's ministry.
I really have a heart for young women and hope to use that fully one day in whatever way that means.