Friday, October 7, 2011

You don't KNOW me!! But in case you want to..

This is a guest interview I did over at The Miller's with my lovely friend Jazmin, (give her a shoutout on Sunday, its her birfday!!) Thought I would share it with my faithful followers and anyone who wants to know a lil more about me :o) E N J O Y! & God Bless <3 

Three random facts about Valerie: 
1. I hate walking around barefoot indoors, love it outdoors, but inside I get totally weirded out when I don't have shoes on...Its okay to NOT invite me over bc of 
this lol :)
2. When I eat a regular sandwich, you know, not the sub kind, I have to tear the sandwich in a half WITH MY HANDS. No knife cutting involved.
I know. Its weird.
3. I’m allergic to ricotta cheese, and no other dairy whatsoever. Don’t ask how I knew it was an allergy. 

What are your passions? 
As I get older, and yes 25 is now officially getting older, I really have found myself being passionate about the little things in life; passionate about God opening our eyes to how much better life is and can be enjoyed in simple things like flowers, rainy days and warm cups of coffee, in the silly things my kids say in the UnderTheSea program I help in at church,its in sharing in the suffering of friends or perfect strangers who pass in my line at Trader Joes. The word "Passion" has redefined itself time and time again and recently has become a greater challenge, because it means I cannot back down regardless of what I see, or any excuse, or what other people are doing around me. I think we can be and should be passionate about everything we do in life, because it all has a purpose. I think I'm passionate about passion!! :o)
What are your goals?
I have a few :o). 
1. Eventually start two non-profits: One geared towards the homelessness 
and the second will help families with terminally ill children 
2. Minister to sexually trafficked women overseas
3. Missions
4. Daily goal: Die to myself
5. Life goal: Be like Jesus

Is there anyone that you really look up to as an inspiration?
Christ.  But on earth now I look up to different people 
for different reasons. I look up to my mom for her great faith during trials, I look up to my dad for his tender heart, but I would have to say
I really do look up to my grandma, who passed away a few years ago from cancer. My grandma was the most Godly woman I've ever met.
Her smile could light up in entire room; she never ran out of them. If she was ever having a bad day, you'd never know it because she constantly 
put the need of others before any situation of hers.

What motivates you on a daily basis?   
Bacon. Bacon on eggs, bacon on French toast with peanut butter, BLT’s,  potato/cheddar soup WITH those little bacon bits.
But no, seriously? That it’s not about who I am, but what He’s done. 
What's always in your refrigerator? 
Milk, coffee, eggs, turkey burgers.
Trait you most hope you have in common with Jesus.

Song that best describes your spiritual experiences to date:   
Probably "I am" By Kirk Franklin. It’s a great way to start the day, a nice cup o’joe, and dancing around reminding myself my walk with God is a process.  “I am, so far from perfect. I thought life was worthless until You showed me who I am. I’m on my way to who I am. Not who I was, but still not what I shall be.” I pretty much still cling to this Truth like a new-born baby!  It’s my milk in the morning,….Is that awkward?

uperpower you wish you had:
Flying would be pretty flippin’ sweet!! I would be tempted to creep on people though and fly around my friends houses. 

Best piece of advice you ever got: 
This is ever changing, but more recently by a good brother, "K.I.S.S."= Keep It Simple Stupid LOL :) . For some reason, it speaks to me. 

First word that pops into your head when you hear "christian": 
What is your number one inspiration for your blog, or simply life in general? 
Creating some kind of beautiful unity from my life into yours, hopefully with a little hope and a lot of awkwardness. 
Describe your personality in five words.
Organized or messy? 
God is sanctifying me okay? ....
Vintage or new?
If you know me, its gotta be vintage!!

Mix-matched or matchy? 
Can I be both?
Realistic or ideal? 
I turn my ideal into my reality. Suckas.  
And lastly, what's your favorite accessory? 
a smile :o)  My mom always told me “Smile please. You look so ugly when your face is like that…No, I’m not saying you’re ugly. I’m just saying,  when your face is like THAT, it makes you look ugly.” Thanks mom. Needless to say, I smile A LOT now.

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