Per Sharlee’s request…Eight Questions.
1. Is there any one principle that you think all people should live their lives by? If yes-what?
“First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Mathew 7:5
2. What is the most indulgent thing you do in your week?
Watch T.V., in particular reality T.V. I haven’t watched all that much recently because I’ve been super sleepy, but T.V. is by far the most indulgent thing that I do on a regular basis. Some favorites? “Teen Mom”, “Glee”, “So You Think You Can Dance”. Every week I insist on giving Ken updates on the girls from “Teen Mom”. I love him! I also love giving him updates. He, of course, hates it He puts up with it though.
3. Which one event in your life has had the most impact?
I really can’t choose one. There have been many big events and lots of little ones that have shaped who I am. Meeting Ken, losing my mother to cancer, HAVING my mom as a mom (if that counts as an event), going to Borders with John when I was in grade school, growing up without a father, working at Albertsons in high school, working at St. Lukes, West, college at BSU, getting hired at MMS, teaching Boise summer school, the birth of my niece and nephew, something that happened very recently that I can’ t blog about quite yet, becoming Fenix’s step-mom, high school…All of those events have had major impacts on my life and on shaping who I am. I really can’t narrow it down to just one.
4. What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?
I have a friend who I met in high school, in choir class to be more specific. My junior year, her senior year, her father passed away from brain cancer. It was absolutely horrible. I had no idea what she was going through, but I tried my best to be a good friend. After she started college we grew apart (this is a huge regret that I have), but when my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I posted a note for my friends to read about my mother’s diagnoses. This friend, who I hadn’t seen in years, sent me the most beautiful and caring e-mails. In one of them she prayed. Then, on the year anniversary of my mother’s death she sent me a text, asking how I was doing. In the last seven years we’ve seen each other once, yet she sent me e-mails in which she prayed for my mother and she remembered the anniversary of her death and then checked in to see how I was doing. This, by far, has been one of the kindest things someone has done for me.
5. you have to give a ten minute speech at a high school, what is it about?
Hmmm… no idea. I teach middle school, hypothetically I could possibly teach High School some day, so my guess is I’d be speaking at High School graduation.
6. What drives you every day?
Love…corny yes, but it’s true. Love for my family, for my students, for education, my friends, books, my faith, myself… I am driven by love:)
7. What talent(s) do you wish you had?
I wish I was a stronger writer. I wish I was more athletic. In fact, it would be nice to have one athletic thing that I was really good at (and that would make me really fit, or at least more fit than I am:). I also wish that I could sew. Oh, and I wish I had kept singing past high school, so that I could have developed that talent more.
8. What do you like most about yourself?
This is a tricky one. Physically, I like my hair. I like that when I look in the mirror I can see my mother. I like my blue eyes. I hope Ken and my children have blue eyes some days. Other than that, I love that I’m a teacher. I love that I cry fairly easily when moved by things. I love who raised me. I like my set of morals. I DO NOT like my lack thereof of patience, the procrastinator in me, and my potential “apple” shape:)
At this point I’m supposed to tag people, and come up with 8 more questions, however I only have one follower and two people that read my blog. That being said, if you are one of those two people, then I am tagging you…to answer the above questions:)