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Welcome to another week of my new weekly series. If you want to be a part of it send me an email and let me know.
So this week say hi to Vanessa from Traveling Cats. She is a writer and cat lover and blogger.
1. Give us the 3-5 sentence run down of your life (where do you live, are you married, do you have kids, what’s your job) Help me get to know you a little better!
I’m a full-time blogger, novelist, and screenwriter. I believe in living your dreams and beating the odds to achieve them. When I’m not blogging or writing, you can find me watching horror movies, going to international film festivals, reading, or eating out. I live in Belgium with three cats, a rabbit, and a boyfriend.
2.What is one of the last things that made you smile?
Definitely my pets. They make me smile because it’s so easy to make them happy, and because they’re so good-natured.
3. Who is you biggest inspiration?
It’s my own dreams that inspire me the most, knowing what I want from life and what I don’t want from it. This is what keeps me going to move in the right direction, even in times when everything seems to go wrong. While other people’s lives may be inspiring too, I think someone else’s success may be distracting. Not everyone is alike. You have to chase your own dreams. But I’m definitely inspired by anyone who reaches his or her goals.
4. If you could relive one moment in your life what would it be and why?
Can I be cheesy? I’d love to relive the tender moments with my cat Avalon who passed away in July 2013. That cat turned me into a better person. Otherwise, I really love attending international film festivals, such as the ones in Sitges and Cannes, and I’m glad that I can return to those festivals and relive those moments every year.
5. What is your favorite book?
That must be Carol Drinkwater’s The Olive Farm. It’s the true story about a London actress who buys a house in the French provence. She divides her life between working as an actress in the city and writing in the sun in France. Talking about inspiring 🙂
6. What moment in your life has had the greatest impact?
Not really a moment, but my entire childhood and first years as a young adult. I didn’t feel loved and appreciated when I was young. As a result, I became very secluded, which was actually a good thing, because it turned me into the writer I am today. I probably wouldn’t have had such a vivid imagination and the desire to realize my dreams if I had had a happy childhood.