I love a good link-up, and I love a good blog. Today I’ve got both. Erin from Living in Yellow has been asking herself the tough questions and invited us all to join…so I’m doing this Myspace style (who didn’t love bulletins?).
1. If you could do one thing differently in your life, what would it be?
Oh goodness…I should have done some thinking before I started all this typing. Almost every day I do something that makes me think, “I shouldn’t have done that,” but on the whole, I don’t know that I have a big regret. There are definitely people I should have been nicer to and situations I should have handled better, but I’m not sitting here beating myself up about it every day. Where I am is where I’m supposed to be…I do not have time to play the “what if” game.
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A fun one! I see myself happy, happy, happy about to celebrate my fifth anniversary and hopefully with a petit bebe (or two). What’s really crazy is that by that time, I will have known Keith for almost ten years! That blows my mind. I have lots of plans, but I’m sort of learning that the way life happens just isn’t up to me. Sooo…Lord willing, I will have all those things, but I guess we’ll see how it goes!
3. Do you honestly want kids?
Oh I really do. This is such a strange time in my life because I feel like I’m on the cusp of everything, and while I don’t want to wish my life away…I am so ready to get it started!
4. What has been the best moment of your life so far?
Getting engaged was pretty incredible. Anytime I’m on the beach goes right in the top ten. Finding something fabulous on sale (like my wedding dress) – wonderful, but the best moment(s) are the ones when I have seen and felt God moving in my life (or someone else’s). Because I am sort of on the cusp of everything, I tend to err on the side of stressed. I have spent a lot of time talking (whining) about how I’m “never going to get a job or a place to live,” etc., and it never fails that as soon as I start my pity party God moves. Those are honest to goodness some of the sweetest moments.
5. What is your life theme song?
Gangster’s Paradise…just kidding…I loooove Lyle Lovett’s If I Had a Boat. I could listen to it maybe ten thousand times and still love it. Plus, “If I had a pony, I’d ride him on my boat…” Look it up…you can’t not love it.
6. What is one thing you have yet to accomplish but want to do before you die?
Good grief these are difficult…something frivolous like doing the splits again or finally reading Gone With the Wind (which I have started at least 3 times but been stopped by my mother to read something else…).
7. If you could choose one thing to be known for what would it be?
Sincerity. I want people to know that what I say is truly how feel. I don’t mean brutal honesty (which can tend toward being a cover for insecurity or cattiness); I mean true sincerity. I want the conversations and the interactions I have with people to be authentic, and I want them to know it.
8. If you could do anything you wanted right in this very moment (no consequences, no fear, etc.), what would it be?
I would gather up my people, get in a car, and go. We would drive straight to the beach and stay for a long time.
9. What has been the most challenging moment in your life?
Honestly…this one. I am so excited to be getting married and moving in, but I am not good at waiting. Some days it truly feels like we won’t ever get there. I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer, but all this waiting is lame and is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. That may seem small, and I am so blessed not to have had any true crises, but that’s just where I am these days.
10. Summarize yourself in one word.