No, really. How did you come up with the title Flowers in my Hair?
One of my friends posted an old song on my Facebook page when I moved to San Francisco. Scott McKenzie sings: “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” At the very beginning, this blog chronicled my adventures in SF, Flowers in my Hair made sense. Over time, the idea of wearing flowers in one’s hair came to symbolize a way of living adventurously and authentically wherever one resides or what stage of life one finds herself. Later, I also found other songs that mention wearing flowers in hair–The Lumineers “Flowers in Your Hair” & Mumford and Sons’ “After the Storm.” I happen to love both bands so it continued to feel right. There is a freedom that comes with wearing flowers in your hair, a loveliness, a willingness to forget what other’s may think, an inward and unplanned beauty.
What’s The Library?
The Library is a one stop shop for all the books I’ve read and reviewed for Flowers in my Hair. Currently, they are organized by the author’s last name but a redesign may be in the future. We’re all works in progress, right? Even The Library.
Will you review my book?
My answer is: maybe. Email me and we can discuss the timeline, the book, and possible compensation.
I want to work with you. How do we get started?
It depends on what you want to work on. If I were you, the first thing I would do is check out the Sponsorships & Collaborations page to see if what I was looking for is already explained. If it isn’t and I can’t find it, then I would email me and we can talk about the possibility of working together.
Will you write a guest post for my blog?
That depends on a variety of factors. Email me and we can discuss it.
Can I write a guest post for you?
Maybe. This very much depends on many factors but give me a shout on email.
I want to start a blog. Any advice?
Lots of advice. I do offer a Blog Consultation package over on the Sponsorships & Collaborations page but in short I would tell you to go for it. You will make mistakes. I did. I do. But go for it. If you are serious and you’ve thought it through, invest in a design that is appealing to the eye and from there…Content is the most important thing.
How often do you blog? How do you keep up with the schedule?
I blog a minimum of five times a week. I am able to do that with lots of juggling and planning and because I love this little place on the internet.
Do you share your whole life here?
No. This is an editorialized version of my life. While I am a very open person, sometimes I don’t share things because they affect the privacy of others. Sometimes I don’t share things because only my closest friends and family know and until I am ready to tell my real life friends and extended family, I should probably wait. But I definitely share mistakes and mishaps. Those two things will never stop me from sharing.
Sometimes you talk about faith. What’s that about?
I know you may not hear this a lot because who wants to talk about religion and politics? But I love Jesus. You may have a picture of a girl with braided hair and denim skirts to her ankles but that’s not me. I love Jesus but I am a real person who makes all kinds of mistakes. I wear pearls in my ears because I like them but once I wore pearls with pink streaks in my hair. I enjoy cocktails. I like fashion and make up. Laughing is my favorite. I don’t hang out with people that sing Kum Bah Ya by the fire (but if someone wants to jam around a fire with ‘smores and sing some Mumford & Sons, Rolling Stones, or The Avett Brothers, I’m down). You would not be able to guess my politics. I do believe that Jesus lived a perfect life here on earth and died on the cross in my/our place. I believe my purpose in life is to glorify Him. How does that manifest itself here? Occasionally, I mention Him in a post but really I believe my purpose in life is to try (keyword: try) to love others’ as Jesus would, to care for and help the oppressed, and to glorify God in all that I do–particularly with my gifts, one of which is writing.
How can I be in touch with you?
Did I mention that you can email me?
Have any other questions for me? You guessed it: email me. Or go ahead and comment.