How about a post just for fun? I’ve had an online journal (now known as blogging) since I was tween. It’s my way of connecting with others. It begin as a way to share my life, the ins and outs of everyday, with other kids my age. Then, it turned into a place where I would pour my heart while battling depression. After having my first child, it became my way of connecting with other moms. Now, it’s a little bit of all of that- daily life, struggles, motherhood- all rolled into this one place. My place.
So today, I’m taking part in a fun blog hop hosted by Trisha at MomDot and I’m interviewing myself.
What advice would you give your 16 year old self?
He’s a keeper, so stick it out. You are already over a year into your relationship and it’s only going to get better. Marry him and have beautiful babies. (I did.)
Be a quitter. Do it now and save your sanity. No one will agree with your decision, but do it anyways. Only YOU know you and contrary to popular belief, even at 16, you know what is best for you. (No one agreed with the decision over a year later either, but it was the right one.)
Quit smoking too, while you’re at it.
Oh, and by the way, at your 5 year class reunion, do not go down the slide. Just don’t do it.
If you had a plane ticket in your hand right now to go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Hard one! I would love to see New York City, but not as a family trip. For the family, anywhere with beautiful weather, nice beaches, luxurious resorts, delicious food, and great massages would work for me. (As long as I don’t have to pay. LOL)
What did you want to be when you grew up and did you follow your dreams?
What didn’t I want to be is probably the better question. In the younger years, a veterinarian and a lawyer were always on my list. After battling depression and attempting suicide, I decided on psychology. My calling is definitely to help people, no doubt about that. My senior year of high school, I realized what I wanted more than anything else- to be a mother.
Yes, I did follow my dreams. I married the love of my life. My life is devoted to our kids and I am able to help people through my blog and social networks. I have the opportunity to share my struggles and encourage others to work through the obstacles in their lives.
When the kids are older, I would like to become a certified car seat safety technician and continue offering breastfeeding advice and advocacy.
How many pets do you own?
None, currently. Since Tucker died, we don’t have the heart to allow another dog in our lives yet. We are still taking care of the 5 kittens, but they come and go. I hope they come back to stay and if so, we plan to keep at least 2 of them.
What was your first car?
My first car is the same car I’m still driving. It’s a 1999 Toyota Camry that my parents bought new. When I turned 15, it became mine and still is. Everyone in my family has had at least one fender-bender in it and it’s seen better days. It’s been beaten by hail, trash cans have jumped out in front of it, and I ran all over a mailbox with it one morning when I was upset about going to school. LOL My mother, husband, and father-in-law have all backed over it at one point or another. Even so, it’s reliable and still one of the smoothest riding cars I’ve sat in. We have almost outgrown it, but it will do until we are able to buy a larger vehicle.
So there’s that! If you have an interview with yourself (it’s fun!) let me know so I can stop by and check it out!