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We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.

I know, some of you are skeptical about putting yourself out there on the internet and I completely respect that. That’s the entire reason I have no desire to ever reveal the “real” names of The Turkeybird and Littlebug. In time, once they’re old enough, if they chose to do that on their own I will respect their decision. So, if ever during the time I’m doing this meme do you feel the question is just too personal for your liking, feel free to post something else, I never want anyone to feel uncomfortable with what they share and I promise it will always be “kid-friendly”. I mean, this is a primarily children’s and young adult site, you know?

So, let’s get started!

This Weeks Question: Tell everyone a bit about your very best quality or talent!

I’ve mentioned this before, but I play the flute. And though I don’t like to toot my own horn (no pun intended), I am pretty decent. My mother and father would both most likely say that their biggest disappointment when it comes to me and my accomplishments would be that I am not currently playing professionally and never finished a degree for my playing. It’s definitely mine as well.

Growing up there was rarely a time when you would find me without my flute. I’ve played in orchestras, state bands, flute choirs, and of course as a soloist. Prior to taking off for the “law school years” for my hubby, I had intended on going back to finish my degree in music, but instead…got pregnant (though I was told I couldn’t have children). A very bittersweet moment in my life. Fortunately I met a fabulous flute professor at a nearby University and was able to assist as well as play in a few of the flute groups and an orchestra. I’m hoping that now, in our new location, that I will be able to find something similar and get back into playing as well as teaching.

To me, music is what makes my heart soar. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading and writing, but music does something entirely different. When I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of an incredible group of musicians and the music is near perfection, it’s an experience that’s hard to explain in words. As a parent now I hope to pass this passion on to my children in some way, either through singing, instrumental playing of some sort or just enjoying listening. It’s something I think everyone should have in their life and I know I would be a different person without it.

Now, your turn! Link up below and tell everyone “A Bit of You!”

Next Week’s Question: Your absolute greatest phobia.
Have a question to add? I’d love some suggestions! Just leave them in the comments and I’ll see about adding them in as we go!

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14 Responses to A Bit of Me(Me) – My Very Best Talent

  1. Gwen says:

    Music does move you in a way that books will never be able to. It isn’t just seeing the words come alive, with music, you can feel each instrument in a different part of your body. It transforms you.

    I really would love to hear you play sometime.

    • If I ever manage to find a group to play with I will definitely let you know! You’ll have to come see!

      And yes, music is something entirely different than anything else I’ve ever done. It fills you up, completely…wonderful!

  2. I love the way you describe how music makes you feel…you SOAR! Isn’t that a fabulous feeling?

    I think that’s how I feel when I do my thing, too.

    Here:

    http://snowconnections.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/a-bit-of-me-me-my-very-best-talent/

  3. Way cool talent!

    Does being a super dooper organizer count as a talent?

  4. I am so glad to get to know this side of you!! I wish I could hear you play the flute – I am sure you are spectacular!!!

  5. NotNessie says:

    Wow, it’s so great to “hear” you talking about this. Your passion definitely comes through in your words, and I hope you have a chance to pursue your music further soon. Babies are a blessing, but they can definitely change your plans.

    Sorry I missed out on participating again this week. I underestimated how long it would take me to enter all the fantastic Got Books? contests. oh well, next week for sure.

    I have another question suggestion: If you could go back in time and talk to yourself 5, 10 or 15 years ago, what advice would you give yourself?

    • Yes, exactly! Babies are a huge blessing, but definitely can change the way things play out. It will work out I’m sure.

      No worries! I only barely made it to all the blogs and I my eyes were completely blood shot. Still really fun! Can’t wait to see your answer next week!

      Oh, I really like that suggestion! You always have the best ones! I’m definitely going to use it!

  6. heidenkind says:

    I played the flute in middle school band. We didn’t get along, let’s put it that way.

  7. The flute has always been on of my favorite instruments. My father played piano and while I tried several instruments over the year, I have to admit I had no talent for any of them. But I am a huge fan of a variety of music genres. Great post.

    • Thank you so much! It’s definitely not for everyone, but music is. It has such an incredible ability to touch people…kind of like books, you just have to find the right kind! 🙂

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