Old School Blogging….welcome back, friend. I’m linking up with Elaine for Old School Blogging. Some random questions and (hopefully) my honest answers.
Who do you idolize?
I can’t think of someone I idolize. I look up to people. I’m envious of some people, but idolize? Hmmm…
What is something you are really proud of that you have accomplished?
My first marathon. It was never on a bucket-list. I just decided one month that I wanted to do something more for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and all of the sudden, I was signed up for a marathon. I had never even run a half marathon before I set out for that adventure. And now I’ve completed five.
What is something that you are not so proud of?
Dragging out a relationship because I thought it was the “right” thing to do. In the end, it hurt people. I should have ended it much sooner. Maybe years earlier.
Who was your best friend when you were 5, 6, or 7? Tell me something about them.
Brandy. She was a little younger than me and lived around the corner. She had an older brother, closer to my age. I moved away from New York when I had just turned 9, and we lost touch for years. We reconnected on Facebook a couple of years ago.
What is one thing you wish you could still do but may seem impossible right now?
Start my own full-time business. I do a little bit of freelance work, but I feel like all of my stuff is such a hodge podge. I’d love to be able to work for myself and concentrate on one or two things – or at least be better organized in my skills.
If you could chose it, what would be your last meal?
I would choose pasta. A lot of pasta and bread. With a lot of garlic and butter and deliciousness.
What are two or three jobs you’ve had that you liked?
I loved being online editor. That’s when I interviewed some of the best people and I helped launch a music website, create music podcasts and compile really awesome video stories. My internship at a plant was a great time, too. I created a label program that was translated in three languages. Those labels ended up on a lot of switches that would be found in homes and businesses around the world.
I also liked working at Yankee Candle over the holidays several years ago. The girls I worked with were fun, and candles are a favorite of mine.
What is one job that you did not like?
Sales associate at the Fashion Bug. My first job. It was not a blast, and I quit over spring break. (I worked a summer, then Christmas and spring break.)
What is your least favorite chore around the house?
Sweeping and mopping. I loathe anything related to the floors.
How tall are you? Do you wish you were taller? Shorter?
5’3″. I wish I was 5’4″. I don’t know why that inch would make a difference, but in my head it’s better.
How old are you? What is something you have learned in those years that you want to share?
I’m 36. I keep thinking I’m 35. I’m finally coming to terms that I am not in my 20s anymore. I can’t eat the way I did back then, and my body will NOT bounce back the way it did 10 years ago.
What is one of your favorite quotes on love, life or motherhood (choose one)?
Hope is an anchor to the soul. (This is a quote on a canvas that we have hanging in our hallway. I see it many times each day.)