Saw this little exercise on a few blogs, thoughts, meh, why not. It's kind of egotistical to think any readers care about that silly little answers I have- so feel free to skip over this blog entirely! :) There's a godo tune in the post below!
1)Something you hate about yourself: Just one??? OK, my nose
2)Something you love about yourself: Ummm... that's tough... being tall I guess?
3)Something you have to forgive yourself for: wow, question #3 and I'm already thinking this was a bad idea, I should have read them all first... :) OK, for not being very successful. Seems like by 30 I should have accomplished more.
4)Something you have to forgive someone for: I try to not hold on to resentments and anger so I don't have to live with regrets, so my forgiveness usually flows pretty easily. There is one person very close to me that has been very hurtful. No sense in getting in to details, but I wish I could let it go and I guess I'm just not quite ready.
5)Something you hope to do in your life: I hope to do a LOT of things! Live happy and healthy, see my children grow and be successful, take a cruise, have grandchildren, go to Italy, feel loved, see the ocean, make a positive difference- I could go on and on!
6)Something you hope you never have to do: easy, bury a child.
7)Someone who has made your life worth living for: my mom. She might be the single person in my 32 years on this planet who has loved me unconditionally and I try to learn from her and be a great mother as well.
8)Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit: I think we can all fill in our own blanks here... ;)
9)Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted: my friend Holly from college
10)Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know: If I need to let someone go, I let them go. There's no one!
11)Something people seem to compliment you the most on: hmmmm, don't get a lot of those anymore!? Seems like 16 year old girls compliment my hair on occasions, lol.
12)Something you never get compliments on: my rocking abs...
13)A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days: hands down, Abba. They never fail to deliver!
14)A hero that has let you down: we don't need to dwell on let downs. I'm going to change it to a hero. And I already said my mom, so my brother. He's everything I wish I could be: successful, charastimatic, funny, smart, athletic, great husband, father, friend and he's always positive. He sees the best in everyone.
15)Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it: At this stage of my life, caffeine.
16)Someone or something you definitely could live without: I COULD live without soda. I didn't drink it for 11 years and now I don't drink it too often. I'm certain I could give it up if I had to.
17)A book you’ve read that changed your views on something: I loved the Red Tent. I was a religion major in college and that book gave me a bigger interest, even a love, of the old testament.
18) Your views on gay marriage: I think people should be able to commit and love another person.
19)What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?: Well, let's see, I'm a Christian, I think religion is interesting and does a lot of good. And politics, I'm very moderate in my views, have voted on both sides of the fence in the past 12 years. And I'm quite cynical on the public message we receive regarding politics.
20)Your views on drugs and alcohol: I guess if it's legal, use in moderation if you want to, if it's not, don't use it at all.
21)Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?: I would hope not to leave things bad with a best friend. I'd of course go to her side, pray and support her family.
22)Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life: Gotten married so young
23)Something you wish you had done in your life: gotten a PhD.
24)Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter): Friday I'm in Love, Karma Chameleon, Centerfold, Take on Me, Come on Eileen, Jessie's Girl, 867-5309, I Touch Myself.
There you have it, some classic 80's songs, they are great for lifting anyone's mood!
25)The reason you believe you’re still alive today: God's Grace.
26)Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?: About 10 years ago. I was newly married, and I could tell it wasn't going to be all glitter and cuddles and chocolate hearts. I was alone a lot and dealing with seeing the darker side of someone. I had just started my job and frankly, I hated it and was miserable. My best friend had just moved across the country. I felt really unhappy and alone and like I was facing a very uphill battle. The outlook felt so bleak. I don't think I ever would have truly "given up" because I would never have wanted to hurt my friends and family. But emotionally, I was very defeated. It's the only time in my life I remember feeling like giving up.
27)What’s the best thing going for you right now?: My two precious, funny, smart, beautiful kids. If they are the only contribution I make to this world, then at least it was a great one.
28)What if you were pregnant, what would you do?: Wow... cry? Pray! Like #27 says, my kids are my everything. That being said, facing the prospect of adding another baby to the mix right now in life would be OVERWHELMING- to say the least!
29)Something you hope to change about yourself. And why: I wish I was better at reaching out to people. I wish I was more like my heros.
30)A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself: Let's save that one for another day! ;)
I know it takes a few minutes, but I'd love to hear your answers!