But down to business, let's answer these interview questions.
1. name, state and a bit about what you do on a daily basis
My name is Helen, I live in NSW. By day, I work in Admin at a university. By night, I am doing a Masters in Arts Management and managing social media for Lip Magazine. I also contribute to the university student paper, and write things of my own.
2. favourite things to do
I love writing. I really enjoy it. I like writing blog posts, articles, social media posts, comments on Facebook, emails and good ol' fashioned letters. I like music a lot - I am getting back into playing guitar and singing. I like sitting in my comfy chair with a teacup on one armrest and a plate of toast on the other, while I read or write or scribble mind maps. And damn do I love a good thrift store score.
3. favourite place to be
My bedroom! It's all just right, filled with thrifts and gifts and pretty pictures from everywhere. There is loads of light and flowers just outside my window.
4. favourite things to eat/drink
I love eggs on toast and coffee from my favourite local cafe, the Goldfish Bowl. I try not to eat bread, but the oven-fired sourdough makes me break all my rules about once a week.
5. favourite inspirations
I love beautiful things, collected and displayed just so. I love the wise and wonderful words of others - they fire up solid inspiration and make me want to put my own words out there. I love amazing folk like Tavi Gevinson, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I am inspired by what's happening with feminism at the moment, and it makes me want to say things myself! I think big thoughts. That's what the mind maps and lists are for.
6. something i want to know more about
There are many classic novels I want to read, but I think for this year I want to focus on books written by women. I want to write them up, the same way I spent a month last year just listening to female artists. I also want to know more about how to take care of Maude, my lovely Mazda Explorer van.
7. some favourite blogs
So many! From this awesome Blog with Pip course, I have enjoyed sharing Facebook, blog and Instagram interactions with cityhippyfarmgirl, and You'll Move Mountains. From just the plain old internet, I am loving Ms Annalog (another new instagram friend). I always enjoy The Militant Baker for her passion and amazingness. And I continue to get a subscription to Her Library Adventures which comes straight to my inbox.
So there's a few things about me, nice to meet anybody visiting from Meet Me at Mikes - swing by again, leave a comment if you like!