Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tough Questions

So with all the craziness in life right now, don't be surprised if I seem a little MIA the next couple of weeks. I'm really enjoying blogging and I love setting aside a few minutes at night to write a post. It gives me a little break from the constant schoolwork!

I was struggling with a topic for today (as I do on Wednesday nights, usually) and I saw Erin post these questions for herself. So I'm linking up and answering them, too!

If you could do one thing differently in your life, what would it be?

Sometimes, I'd like to take back the decisions I made my Freshman year of college. But, when I really sit down and consider it, I don't. I learned so much about who I don't want to be and what I don't want from a relationship and a guy, that I try to think of it as a learning experience. I try to see most situations this way, so there's not much I would do differently myself. There are, though, plenty of things I wish had gone differently that weren't in my control. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Honestly, I want to be married. I would be happy being married in the next 1-2 years. I mean we've got about 2 and a half years into this beautiful relationship and we're moving in together this Fall so I know it will happen, it's just a matter of when. I also want to be pregnant or at least considering having children. My parents were relatively young when they had me (23 and 26), and I love how young they are in relation to most of my friends' parents. I know they'll be around for my kids and I want to be around for my grandkids as well. 

Although, we still like acting like children.

Do you honestly want kids?

Yes. I sometimes finding myself having baby fever even now. BUT I know that I don't want kids right now and that's it's not really baby fever as much as it is "life fever". I say "life fever" to mean I'm just ready to move on from this stage and enter the next! But, I definitely want kids - 3 of them to be precise. Although, Christian comes from a family of 3 and he'd be content with one child. We'll just cross that bridge when we come to it, I guess! ;)

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

This is an extremely difficult question for me. I have many moments that stand out in my life: the first time I won at a cheerleading competition, getting 3rd place and getting to compete at Nationals in DECA, graduating from high school with my best friend, meeting Christian, when we started dating, my dad coming home last October, and I know there are quite a few coming up pretty soon that will stand out. I try to enjoy every day, but I'm definitely one who lives for big events so there are many moments that stand out to me.

My best friend!

What is your life theme song?

This could change depending on the day, week, month, year, etc., but for now I would say it's "Every Storm Runs out of Rain" by Gary Allen. 

What is one thing you have yet to accomplish that you want to do before you die?

In reference to the "moment" question, I want to learn to enjoy every day and stop always counting down to the next exciting thing. There are wonderful things that happen every single day and I need to learn to stop and enjoy them before my life goes flashing by (like college has!). I also have quite a lot of traveling I want to do, as well as going sky diving!

If you could choose one thing to be known for, what would it be?

Being a good friend. I try really hard to always be there for my friends whenever they need me. They know they can call me any time of day and I will be there. I try to listen and give the best advice I can. Even if I don't agree with their decisions, I never want my friends to feel judged by me.

Friends :)

If you could do anything you wanted right in this very moment (no consequences, no fear, etc), what would it be?

Travel. Anywhere and everywhere. I only have about two weeks between graduation and starting my job but I wish it was a few months so I could just travel and experience the world. I feel like, as Americans, we kind of get stuck in our little bubble. There are so many things out there to explore and experience, and I want the chance to do so!

What has been the most challenging moment in your life?

The most challenging moment in my life would by a few years long. I'm not ready to fully go into the details - and I'm not sure if I ever will in such a public forum - but my family experienced some terrible things (which I've referenced before). The worst of it began on January 21, 2011 and ended October 2012. I don't know how we did it or why we were forced to go through it, but it was definitely the hardest thing we've all ever been through. As I mentioned Tuesday, I never would have made it through without Christian here to stand by me. 

Summarize yourself in one word.

Work-in-progress. I cheated by making it hyphenated, sue me. 

I'll be back next week to link up with Stephanie for the "The Party Don't Start til I Walk In" link up again! I just didn't have any fun party ideas today! But go check out her yummy recipe today!


Anonymous said...

I can relate to #8. I would love to drop everything and explore the world :) - I found your blog through "Living in Yellow"

Amy said...

Looks like we have a few similar responses here! This was such a fun link up :)

Hope you are having a good Monday!