My amazing bff over at 99shadows did an Unofficial Discover Me Challenge and thought I should also partake. She’s always usually sometimes right.
oh… and sorry it has taken me forever to do. I’m busy girl…
1. What’s your life motto, or philosophy you live by?
My father always taught me to take one day at a time. When things get tough, we remind each other, “one day at a time.” It is so incredibly simple but we both tend to worry greatly and try to project into the future of how things are going to be. When we remind ourselves, it really helps us center and focus.
2. What’s your favorite thing about yourself?
I love that I am very passionate. Whether it is trying a new craft or tending to a relationship, I am all in. I give absolutely everything that I have.
3. Do you follow a religion or spiritual practice?
I am Catholic, newly converted just in 2013. I love my faith and though I don’t attend church as much as I would like – or should – I do believe it is a vital part in who I am and how I view the world. There are parts of my that are absolutely fascinated by other faiths and spiritual practices. I love, love the ways that Buddhists practice. Religion and spirituality are beautifully complex and so personal.
4. What was the best time of your life?
Right now is the best time of my life. I am married to the most incredible man I have ever known. I have a beautiful, sweet little girl. I’ve got a few friends that are true. Right now is exactly the way it should be. I am blessed beyond words.
5. What was the worst thing that ever happened to you?
There are some things that are just too ugly to share. I don’t mind putting myself out there but this one is best left behind. Sorry.
6. What’s your biggest dream?
I want to find my own version of success. I love to create and if I have it my way, I would love to turn that into something bigger. Currently that is my biggest dream. 2 years ago, I would have said that my biggest dream was to have a child. Dreams evolve, as we evolve. I like to catch as many dreams as I can.
7. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be lots of things but the one that stands out the most is a journalist. I liked to write and thought that it would be a great way to continue that hobby. As I got older, I realized that I hated writing on assignment and preferred to only write when the moment struck me and not a word more. Hence my long breaks in-between posts. 😉
8. What was/is your biggest accomplishment?
I want to say that having my daughter is my biggest accomplishment. It may sound cliche but you have to understand that we went through a lot to have her. She is nothing short of a miracle.
9. Why do you think we’re all here?
We are here to grow. This is not a test… this is a part of a great journey.
10. What was your best relationship?
My best relationship IS the one that I have with my husband. Very few people understand me. Even fewer people can put up with me and my crazy. He not only loves me, he loves my crazy too. He reads me, he knows me and he gets me. We support each other and drive each other to do better and do more. We are a great team.
11. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
People would have more compassion for each other. Why is kindness such a foreign idea?
12. Do you like your job? If not, what would you like to do instead?
I am a SAHM and I love it. Before this, I worked in various roles in IT – the last being Disaster Recovery. It was a fine job but this one takes the cake!
13. What are you favorite hobbies?
I love to sew, embroider, crochet, read, cook, listen to music and sleep. I really love to sleep.
14. If money was no object, what would you do in life?
I would buy all the beautiful fabric that I see. I would have an incredible sewing room. I would just create all day long…
15. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
I believe so but I never intended to.
16. What are you thankful for?
My life. I am thankful for every moment that I get to be here and love my family. Life is so friggin precious, people just don’t even get it.
17. What do you wish people understood more about you?
I have so much going on in my head and I am often distracted and overwhelmed by it. If I go quiet for a bit, it’s because I need a moment to center myself. I am not ignoring you. I just need a minute to bring it all in.
18. If you could turn back time and do anything differently, would you?
Yes. I hate the word regret but it is one I am familiar with. I would have been a better daughter to my mother. I would have told her that I loved her more often. I would have visited more. I would have thanked her endlessly. She deserved more than what I gave her.
19. What’s the craziest, or most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
I am so square. I can’t think of a whole lot of crazy in my life. I was a stupid teen and did stupid teen things but I wasn’t crazy or dangerous. The most exciting thing I did and the most exciting time in my life was when I lived on my own in 2012/2013. It doesn’t sound like much but after never living on my own for 34+ years, it was a monumental and very exciting period in my life. It was so necessary.
20. What do you think about most often?
My family…. but other than that, the obvious, I do think a lot about starting my own business. I have ideas… lots and lots of ideas…