Road To SteemFest - Three Random Facts About Me (Week 4)

in roadtosteemfest •  2 months ago



Ah another week another freewrite, I’m starting to really enjoy the freedom of these... just randomly writing my thoughts without judging it too harshly. It has also been really fun to learn more about the individuals that I will be meeting in a few months, makes it all seem a bit less scary.

Well this week we are sharing three random facts about ourselves, which I love. In fact I did cover mine in my Blocktrades/OpenMic Entry but I feel like just mentioning those again here would be cheating 😆... so I guess you guys get three more, you all are gonna know so much about me come November!

Who am I?


First attempt at a self portrait (a goal I had for the year...sharing here was part of the commitment, stepping out of my comfort zone and all 😬)

My name is Justine, I’m 32.. 5’9”...150lbs (wanna see my drivers license too 😜) and living in the Sierra mountains of California.

I’m on a current journey of self discovery and self growth( You can read more about that here), am really just forcing myself to get out of my comfort zone and really live life to the fullest.

While yes that photo is me up there. it’s not the real me (which @anomadsoul pointed out so nicely). I don’t ever look nearly that cool or moody.. that was just a happy accident.. apparently wishing I had been a part of some 90’s grunge band. While that may be what I attempt to show the world at times, my goal here is to be real and share real thoughts, and the real me.



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Yep, that’s more like it..

So yeah, that probably fits my personality better 🤷‍♀️. While I’m a complete dork who doesn’t take myself too seriously I also am shy and don’t like attention, so posting crap on the internet is not my thing. But hey, out of my comfort zone remember...

Anyways 3 Facts



(Previously mentioned facts in video)

1. I’m scared of heights- so no roller coasters for me in Poland.

2. I’m left handed- yes I write funny

3. I love to bake... and show my love through food

3 New Facts



1. I love music.. like really love music. I find it to be a way to express things that words cannot and quite frankly has the ability to connect to me on a deep level. I have a pretty eclectic taste but favorites would probably be metal (all genres), dark country, and classical. I have to be careful with lyrics.. if the day comes that someone figures out what lyrics swoon me, I’ll be in trouble.

2. I want a simple life- I want to live off the land, grow my own food and watch the sun go down in the evenings. I don’t need big city lights or fancy dinners but rather to spend my days in nature and with the ones I love. I’m already on the path to that style of life and love that all the hard work is starting to pay off.

3. I’m a self trained Herbalist - well sort of... over the past few years I have been teaching myself about the healing benefits of herbs, as well as identification, cultivation and foraging. I make all my own beauty products and natural medicines using herbs I grow or find growing locally. I find it comforting to go back to traditional medicine as I call it, the way things had been done by our ancestors.

It’s been an amazing experience and it’s something that I continue learning more about each day as well as sharing with my daughter. I love when we go out on hikes and she spots a plant along the way, identifies it and starts telling me what it is used for as well as it’s health benefits... proud Mom moment.

Ok, there’s 3! (Or 6 if you missed the first video)... not bad for making those up as I went. Annnnd I think that is more than enough talking about me. I’m off to read everyone else’s freewrites for the week!

Much love,

Justine

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I love it Justine!!! let you be you!!!

Second pic is my fav!

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I second this sentiment.

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Thank you guys 🤗

That first picture though. <3

I love both pictures 😀

Stepping out of your comfort zone is great, something i find rather difficult here on steemit.

Glad to see your on the road to steemfest, such an awesome opertunity. Hope you have a blast and share EVERYTHING with us

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Thank you Paula! Yes, it’s a bit uncomfortable but hey I know it’s good for me in the long run. On steemit is even a bit more challenging I agree.

Yes I am excited and am going to document it the best I can. I’m hoping to do some video interviews with some of our favorite steemians to find out a bit more about the person behind the username, I’m looking forward to that.

Thanks again!

Very cool post I really enjoy the way you write! So honest and real, I feel like this is exactly how you speak and think and even if I may not be interested in the topics you write about I still read it, there’s usually a humorous twist here and there that gives me a giggle or two!

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Wow thank you so much! That actually really means a lot.. I’m not much of a writer but just like to pretend I’m chatting with friends, so I’m glad that comes across through it. And making people giggle is my favorite past time 😉

Well fancy pic you and normal you, cute, cute, check check!

Also happy to get to know you better, we share the three random facts, I too fear heights hahah XD so rollercoasters for me either hahahaha :)
I like when you write you want a simple life...
If you were close I'd tell you, give me something for the coughing snif! haahah :)
Off to forage blackberries now

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Awe thanks love 🤗 no roller coasters for us, let’s just go and pick blackberries.. I wish you lived closer.. forest adventures would be fun!

And always marshmallow root for cough 😉

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Some for you

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Nom nom nom

love this post!!... Much more should go a bit out of the Comfortzone to stay themself...

my grandfather said always you have to take steps outside the comfortzone to raise yourself to more powerful as before, and he was so right and your post showed me up again... Your Photos are GREAT you really deserve a lot of attention!! im a proud dad and a lot of times i forget to be proud for my self because i invest my times into my Kids... but most of Parents do it and forget to be themself ... its good to see you catch yourself to show up its both possible...

Send hugs to the other end of this world... and hope i can see much more of this posts in future ;)

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I totally agree, once you are comfortable out of your comfort zone more things become possible.

Yeah I think as a parent we are always focused on others, and there is nothing wrong with that.. but being the best person you can be I think has a positive effect on those little ones as well. So it’s always good to work on ourselves.

Thank you!! hugs 🤗

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im really happy you catched the message i want to shout out ;) smile...

Awesome freewrite! I can see why you are interested in traditional medicine, I haven't gone 'deep' into it yet but reading up on more and more herbs to try and find cures for some of my challenges. So much can be cured through food and herbs - it's fascinating and amazing and if I can avoid engineered medicines 100% I will :-)

We'll meet in November! :-)

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Thank you!! I totally agree, it’s so interesting and I find it really empowering as well. I’ll bring my recipes with me to share ❤️, maybe we can dork out on herbs one night. Haha

Excited to meet you!

if you dont like heights maybe you should out this place in Poland

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sk%C5%82odowska-Curie_Museum

depending on if you find Marie Curie inspiring or not.

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Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum
The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum (Polish: Muzeum Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie) is a museum in Warsaw, Poland, devoted to the life and work of Polish two-time Nobel laureate Maria Skłodowska-Curie (1867–1934). The museum, which is sponsored by the Polish Chemical Society, is the only biographical museum in the world devoted to the discoverer of polonium and radium.The museum is located at 16 Freta Street (ulica Freta 16) in Warsaw's "New Town" district (dating from the 15th century), and is housed in the 18th-century apartment building in which Maria Skłodowska was born.Due to renovation, in December 2014 the museum was temporarily moved to 5 Freta Street.

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wow - good algorithm @wikitextbot !

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Ohhh I will have to check this out! Considering my work with Curie her on the platform I have become familiar with Marie Curies work. Thank you!

Lovely post @llfarms ! I loved the proud mom moment.

Reminded me of a story my dad once told me about sustaining a nasty scald on parts of his face and shoulder after falling into boiling water on a traditional stove. They lived on the outskirts of a small town on the shoresof lake victoria called Kisumu in western Kenya.

His mother, who of course was my grandmother (she passed on in 2012) then took him to an elderly traditional herbalist who promptly crushed carefully selected herbs and skillfully mixed these with fat obtained from cow milk.

She then applied it gently on the fresh wound and within about 2 weeks the wound was all closed up and healing rapidly. My dad stayed with the herbalist for about a week as he recovered. The herbalist did not even request for any payment for her services.

The most amazing thing is that after the wounds healed there was absolutely no scars!! The herbalist sadly died and was buried with that rare skill and knowledge.

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Thank you! Wow, that is an amazing story! While I have thankfully never had to deal with something so severe, we have healed our share of injuries. The practices are amazing and so simple when you think about it. Just using the items provided around us we can do amazing things.

Thanks for your comment and sharing your story!

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You are welcome @llfarms, and I agree with you. The simplicity of the natural remedies makes one wonder why treating injuries and some diseases become such a complex thing, not to add the frightening expenses that often come with it.

Lovely post @llfarms ! I loved the proud mom moment.

Reminded me of a story my dad once told me about sustaining a nasty scald on parts of his face and shoulder after falling into boiling water on a traditional stove. They lived on the outskirts of a small town on the shoresof lake victoria called Kisumu in western Kenya.

His mother, who of course was my grandmother (she passed on in 2012) then took him to an elderly traditional herbalist who promptly crushed carefully selected herbs and skillfully mixed these with fat obtained from cow milk.

She then applied it gently on the fresh wound and within about 2 weeks the wound was all closed up and healing rapidly. My dad stayed with the herbalist for about a week as he recovered. The herbalist did not even request for any payment for her services.

The most amazing thing is that after the wounds healed there was absolutely no scars!! The herbalist sadly died a couple of years later and was buried with that rare skill and knowledge.

Nice to hear about you and would you believe me you sounds much more confident and free in this post, I could feel the funny side of you, enjoying your life, friends and life. Great to hear your facts, although I already have thought that you like country side and your herbal "kitchen" like a druid :)

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Thank you so much! I guess I’m getting a bit more comfortable in this whole talking about me thing.. as long as I don’t have to be serious haha.

Right these things aren’t really new for anyone who has been following along on my steemit journey but since they are an important part of me, I figured sharing in this style would probably be a good idea. But yep all country and herbs over here 😂

Thank you ❤️

Really cool new facts about you. And I LOVE your photos, both of them. :))

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Awe thank you! I really appreciate that!

I love everything about this post,,,,,,your name, you are a self taught herbalist, your eyebrows, your facial features (good bone structure...great face), your taste in music and the need for a simple life. Plus you seem down to earth and easy to talk to. I will stop now.....I think I am getting too enthusiastic................Well, last thing. I think you look like a country singer, but I can't pinpoint her.

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🙈 haha! Thank you ☺️

Hey Lele! We've the same years old! Hahahaha ;)

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Haha! Yay! Sad thing is I had to really think about how old I was exactly 🙈

That self portrait is beautiful! (And hawt).

when we go out on hikes and she spots a plant along the way, identifies it and starts telling me what it is used for as well as it’s health benefits... proud Mom moment.

I'd be proud of my future children too if they did that. Great to hear your daughter knows all these as early as now. :D

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👀 Thank you, you’re making me blush lol

Awe thanks! Yeah she’s pretty cool. 😎

Looking good!

Hey, we are both left-handed :) I had to mention this as a fun fact in my #roadtosteemfest post too. Not really that fun at times though is? The world has been built for right-handers!

Baked goods smell so good, but i'm a fussy one with pies and cakes, so the goods will have to be pretty damn impressive. Or, starve me and i'll eat lots of cake.

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Hey thanks! ❤️

We will have to exchange left handed stories while we are there.. this world was not designed for us!

And my dear Asher, I do everything damn impressive ...

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i didnt see the video so 6 in one stone for me. Its nice to meet you, i am not going to steemfest but ran into this blog along reading some others online. I hope you enjoy poland and by the fact you now know off some off your fellow steemys you are quicker acqainted and can have fun sooner.
love from holland

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Thank you so much! Nice to meet you as well 🤗

Yes I’m really looking forward to the trip and to meet some of these crazy steemians in person for sure.

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Its really funny to meet people who blog sometimes not with their real name or picture in real life. For me its to soon and as a mum off 4 not du-able. But I Will we Reading All the blogs on All the adventures.

Great post... I am very similar. I am working to simplify my life.

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Thank you! It’s a long road but I think it’s totally worth it.

I really like the grungy photos and the plaid shirt, haha. See you at Steemfest!

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Hey thanks! I should start a nirvana tribute band or something 😜

Look forward to meeting you!

I love baking too Justine @llfarms & in fact I have just finished watching an episode of 'the great British bake off' (guilty pleasure TV)

Also love music and was around, in my teenage years, when those 90’s grunge bands (you are so moodily posing like 😉) were kicking about. Love Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine particularly from that era.

Good to get to know you more, looking forward to ragin in Krakow 🤘

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Oh my gosh I love that show! Haha! I don’t know what it is about Brits baking but I am a huge fan.

Rage against the machine is one of my favorites as well! Such a great era in music for sure. Rage and cupcakes in Poland it looks like, sounds perfect to me!

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That was one of the best era for music. So much of my current influences are from music from that generation, I'm also massive 60's music fan.

Ha ha, baking, I used to do a lot more of it before steemit. I once won my work's team building exercise - 'the land trust bake off' with a winning entry of 5 different flavored bagels. Here's a pic of the winning produce fresh out of the oven:

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#realmenbake 😂 - While listening to Rage

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Well, aren't you just the prettiest thang! I know you like to hide under hats and pretend to be shy, but grrrrllll – my camera would adore you, just as much as my heart does. ;)

Lovely to learn more aboutcha. Thanks for sharin'. Wish I could use some of your home-made beauty products...

May your road to Steemfest be swift and fortunate. Few people deserve this quite as much as you do!

lele is so awesome <3 so real and down to earth and omg your eyes are so beautiful * ___ * are they green? omg and i love both photos, you can rock "cool" and "dorky" well, because you are really, both.

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love the new three random facts~ a herbalist ! that is super awesome ! my grandpa used to mix up his own medicinal stuff, like balms for itches and stuff, and of course being the bratty kid that i was, i never paid attention to what he mixed into it...

but yeah, all natural is the way to go ! \o/

awesome lele is awesome \o/

This is fun LL.

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I met this great woman, she's a hottie
She lives in the mountains I think she said
I like everything that she has told me
She's doing this for her trip that's ahead

I don't think she is that kind of a girl
Stepping outside of her comfortable zone
She has got me convinced she's a keeper
Of course it figures; if only I'd known

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😳 Wow, You are quick! I am thoroughly impressed that you just came up with that so quickly.. blushing.. but impressed.. thank you ☺️

My first poem (?) ever on steemit, thanks for that.. I am totally honored 🤗

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I only do it occasionally.......When I get inspired. Thanks for the appreciation.

Sierra Mountains. Oh, how amazing! We went to Yosemite a few years back (January 2016 with snow every where) and fell in love. Ever since then Scott has been trying to get back to the mountains.

Thank you so much for sharing your six things about you. I hadn't thought about it. Hieghts so not bother me much, but i do hate roller coasters (explains my issue with them
https://steemit.com/anxiety/@xcountytravelers/how-did-i-get-here). The baking has become something i enjoy since we decided to go on a specific diet. It is easier to cook than figure out what we can eat out. What do you enjoy baking?

OMG!!! You're left handeeeeeeed?!!! Me tooooo Leleeeee! hahaha awesomeee!!! I knew that you can't be that awesome just for a random life fact hahaha I love it.

I love your post, you're truly awesome, you're a beautiful human being! not just por steemit, but for the world also.

Awesome Justine
You are absolutely Stunning

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