Getting Blog Fit

See?  Told you I'd be back really soon.

Now that I've decided to get back into this fun blogging game, I figured I need to exercise my writing muscles a bit.  Get them back in to shape, get 'blog fit' you could say.  I have SO many things I could and want to be writing about.  It leaves me not knowing where to start.

That means today I'm going to be a copycat.  Over at Living in Yellow Erin answered some questions and invited people to join her.  What better way to get back into 'it' then with pre-set questions to spur my thoughts.


1. If you could do one thing differently in your life, what would it be?
There was this one house we bought several years ago.  It was a split entry, and we knew we didn't like split entries.  But we bought it anyways, since we were in what we thought was a crunch situation.  And sold it five months later.  I wouldn't have bought that house in the first place.  

That's about it.  Everything else in life has made sense at some point or another.  I guess there are a few late college nights that may have not been a good idea at the time, but that's all part of the experience.  

And I'm a firm believer in everything happening for a reason (as cliche as that is), so I'm good with everything else and the fact that everything that has happened is part of some bigger, master plan that I'm not privy to. 

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In Minnesota. 
With a (gulp) 9 year old and 7 year old. 
Working. Married.  
Surrounded by family and friends just cities away. 
In a home. Our home.  Hopefully our forever home. 

3. Do you honestly want kids?

Skipping this one; because obviously that ship has sailed.  And it's a cruise that I surely enjoy. 

4. What has been the best moment of your life so far?

The summer before my senior year of college I was working at an office in my home town.  I saw a guy that I had known in high school and been friends with on and off through high school (ending with the 'off').  I called his name as he walked by my co-worker and friend's cubicle (she encouraged me to do it).  That is probably the best moment of my life so far. 

Fourteen years later, that guy has been my husband for 12, the father of my two precious children and the best friend and supporter a girl could have, among other things.  

Yeah.  That was definitely the best moment.  I don't take many risks, but that was surely a good one.

5. What is your life theme song?

Foo Fighters: Wheels
"When the wheels come down; When the wheels touch ground; And you feel like it's all over; There's another round for you"
6. What is one thing you have yet to accomplish that you want to do before you die?
To figure out my "dream" and work towards it.  I realized just the other day I don't really have a "dream"; that one thing that people work for in life.  I have a few ideas, but I need to figure out something solid. 

Although I'm leaning towards it being this:  I want to make a difference in at least one (hopefully many more) young woman's life.  Girls who are in the pre-teen and teen years, who need support and encouragement.  I want more girls to grow up with a confidence that can't be shaken and positive self images, so we aren't faced with a generation of woman (again) who are fighting to: learn how to be healthy, find themselves and learn to be strong and confident well in their 30s.  

7. If you could choose one thing to be known for, what would it be?
Being a good friend and a kind person. 

Oops.  That's two. 

8. If you could do anything you wanted right in this very moment (no consequences, no fear, etc), what would it be?
Move to the north shore of Minnesota and buy a resort.  

9. What has been the most challenging moment in your life?
How about the most challenging years?  That would be the last two and a half years. As a wise woman and friend of mine that I had lunch with a few weeks ago said, "I imagine its been the highest of highs and the lowest of lows".  And truer words had never been spoken.
The life of an expat is just that.  The highest of highs (traveling to countries and locations I never thought I'd see in my lifetime) to the lowest of lows (being away from friends and family when things are rough for them...and honestly when things are rough for me too). 

10. Summarize yourself in one word.
In general?  Thoughtful (sometimes too much so)
Today?  Unsettled. 

So if you are curious what how some other random strangers answered these questions...head on over to Living in Yellow!

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