Saturday, August 25, 2012

30 Things in 30 Days.... About Me!

(I first came across this challenge on Six Cherries on Top, who linked up with Best of Both Worlds, who originally got the list/inspiration from Hopes and Dreams.) 

This is the last post to complete this challenge. I don't know if anyone reads these since no one comments on them, but it was still fun to ask myself these questions and really consider the answer.

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for


19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
If money wasn't an issue I would have a hard time deciding between somewhere in Colorado, on 5ish acres with beautiful Coloradoan views, or in California. If we lived in California I'd live in Northern California. Thing is, I love love love Colorado but I miss being within a few hours drive of the ocean. I totally took the ocean for granted when we lived in Las Vegas and it was only 4 hours away, but I miss it so so so much now.

20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.  I don't know if these are significant, but they replay in my mind quite often...
 1. I remember getting violently ill after a surgery. (I don't remember if it was my tonsils/adenoids or my sinus surgery. But I remember violently throwing up in the bushes on the way to the car post surgery. I was in the 3-4yo range. I think that's my first memory. Nice.
2.  I remember sitting in front of our home in Orlando, everything packed into the U-Haul truck, and being really nervous about our move. I kept telling my mom I had to use the bathroom, but when I'd go back inside the house for the umpteenth time to pee and nothing would come out it was obvious I was just nervous. This was the move when I was 7 where we moved from Orlando, FL to Las Vegas, NV.
3. I remember my friend Jes's mom, Cindy, teaching me how to swallow medicine in pill form. I was staying at her house for a week-ish while my mom went out of town, I had a headache, needed to take a Tylenol-type medicine, but they only had pills. I was so scared about taking a pill. She filled up a big plastic Florida Gators tumbler with water, did the same for Jes, set them on the counter in front of us. Had me put the pill on my tongue and had me and Jes race to chug the water cups. I don't remember if I won or lost, but I remember being surprised that the pill was gone at the end of it.

21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
Not having to sleep. Kiiiiiiinda like the Twilight vampires. Except, I don't want to not be able to sleep, because I love sleeping. But I'd like to not HAVE to. There are some days that 15-18ish awake hours in the day just aren't enough to get everything I need to get done, done.
 
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
Now that I have Bean I don't even like thinking to the future. Time goes by so fast normally, I don't like to imagine her being 7, 12 or 17 years old. However, in 5 years I'd like our family to be in a home of our own. In ten years I'd like to be either finishing up my schooling or already working in the labor/breastfeeding support world. In 15 years I'd like to be sitting at the kitchen table helping Bean Girl (who surely won't let me call her that anymore) fill out college applications. ::sniff::

23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
1. Photography - Well shot photographs can take my breath away. There are many memories I'd like to never forget. Photography helps make that a reality.
2. Sewing - I like making sock monsters. And handmade gifts for friends.
3. Baking - I have a crazy sweet tooth. I like to be able to make delish treats to share and to indulge in!
4. Crafting - I've always been pretty creative. I just like the relaxation of crafting.
5. Reading - I love love love reading. I love that I can go anywhere in my imagination and immerse myself in the story.

24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
I was raised by a single mother. That never changed, as in - she didn't marry when I was a child. I am an only child (I have two siblings thanks to my father, but they're 18-19 years older than me, so I never grew up with them in my life.) I'm married, and while Bean is currently an only child we'd like to eventually give her a sibling. So, it'll be very different than how I grew up.

25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
Because the question says, "in history" I feel like I should pick a really important dead person. The guy who discovered penicillin or first lady to pilot an airplane. But, really, if I could have a dinner party with anyone I wanted I'd want these people there:

Rosie O'Donnell
Alanis Morissette
Robin Williams
Julia Roberts
Brandon Boyd
Pink, and,
Ina May Gaskin

26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
That infants are manipulative. I do not, will not, believe that if you carry/hold a baby too much that they'll be spoiled. Or that if you refuse to let them 'cry it out' that they'll never learn to soothe themselves. Babies don't understand the concept of 'tricking' people. They don't understand what your reasons are. They just know that they need/want you. And, really? Before you know it they're grown and don't want to be held... so I'm gonna keep holding babies as much as I can. ♥

27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
My hair color. I used to hate it, but I love it now. I've come to appreciate it just in time for it to start turning grey enough that I HAVE to start coloring it, which makes me sad because I'll never be able to get a color to be exactly like my natural color.

28. What is your love language?
Words of Affirmation and Quality Time were tied for #1 after I took the Quiz to Learn my Love Language

29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
They mistake my passion for things for judgement toward them if they're not passionate about the same things. I realize that everyone has their own path in life. Moms, especially, are all making choices that they feel are best. Just because it's different than what I do doesn't mean that I think you're wrong. I hate mommy-wars. If you want to ask my advice, and then follow suit that's awesome! But, if you don't - that's cool too!

30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
1. That I was caring.
2. That I treated people with love and compassion.
3. That I was selfless.
4. That I was a good daughter.
5. " " friend.
6. " " wife.
7. " " mother.
8. That I was forgiving.
9. That I was honest.
10.  That I was a good person.


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1 comment:

Ky Johnson said...

I want you superpower. And you can take 30, subsection 5 off your list. <3