Ok, so I was reading the comments on my 100th post and thought I would start answering questions in a work document as time permitted. Then I realized that the document was getting LONG (I wish writing papers for school was so easy!). Then I thought, 100 questions and answers would make for a REALLY LONG post and honestly, who would read it? So, I decided to break it down. Ten posts of ten questions. Ten posts that I don’t have to think about what to write (well, except for the answers). So, here are the first ten! Feel free to ask more questions. It doesn’t appear that I know 100 people in the bloggersphere!
1. Aimee - You can have anything for YOURSELF for your birthday - but it has to be an item for you...no world peace or trips for two or anything profound. Purely selfish & materialistic. ;) What do you want?
A. Right now, I am drooling over the new Amazon Kindle 2. I would love to have one to take on my trip this summer. All the books I can read, and more room for souvenirs (or yarn, beads, whatever hobby I am into at that time)!
2. Superwoman - What is one event in your life that has made you who you are today?
A. Unfortunately, I’d have to say the death of my mother when I was 12. It has really made me passionate about children in crisis situations and has made me an awesome social worker.
3. mDarensbourg - What is a major realization that you have recently figured out that only the wisdom of age could give?
A. Life goes on. No matter what happens in our life, good or bad, life goes on. The world doesn’t stop for our issues. It doesn’t seem fair that life goes on for everyone else, when your life is falling apart. This is a professional realization, not a personal issue.
4. Sarah - What was your biggest fear as a child?
A. Honestly, I can't think of anything and many at the same time. This could totally be a therapy question, lol. (no, I am not in therapy)
5. Anna - What charities are close to your heart and why?
A. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – I did an internship in pediatric oncology and I saw first hand what they did for my clients and their families, directly and through research grants. The hospital I work at is a non profit. I am fortunate to have an awesome children’s hospital so close. My children have been treated there many times.
6. Vikki - What’s the weather like today?
A. It’s a lovely day. I love spring. I wish the weather could stay just like today (April 30th, when I typed this) year round. Must be why I was born in the spring.
7. Kristy - Which birthday has been your favorite so far? What'd you do? Who were you with?
A. I’d have to say this last one was pretty great. I felt loved by so many people. My perception of what makes a great birthday has changed over the years. I still like presents J but cards and phone calls remind me of who loves me.
PS: My most memorable birthday was in my pre/early teens. During my birthday party, there was an earthquake. Everyone felt it except my sister who was swinging on the swingset at the time.
8. Kristie - So here's my question: When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? How are things different? If you could wave a magic wand and make that childhood dream come true, and change things, would you?
A. Three for one… When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher. By the time I started college, I wanted to be a child psychologist. My first degree is in child development. I taught for four years. Then I went back to school (part time) and got a degree in social work. Now, I am completing my Master’s degree in social work. I am working at a children hospital. So, I would say I have come full circle. I don’t think I would change anything. It happened as it was meant to.
9. PamD - What kind of music do you like? Who is your favorite band? And what is your favorite song?
A. Another 3 in 1… I like most types of music (no rap, please). I can’t say I have a favorite band, but I love the 80s. I don’t really have a favorite song either. There are many that have special meaning to me. Our wedding song: I Will Be Here, by Stephen Curtis Chapman.
10. Amy - How many years until the big 40?
A. Almost 4. I embrace my age…just not the gray hairs!
PS: You do not get 2 for 1, because your questions were not related. So you get to be number for the next 10!
Thank you to everyone who asked a question! This is fun!