One thing I need to work on personally is getting to know myself better. For me it's easy to just go about the day to day activities and not really dig deep because as a mother others always tend to take precedense. So today, I'm answering 10 questions that Erin posted and I'm focusing on me.
1. If you could do one thing differently in your life, what would it be?
I would have pursued a career in college and stuck with it. I went to a local 2 year school but then fell into a good job and dropped out of college. Granted I'm still with the same company and make a decent salary but I wish I'd pursued a passion and got into a field that I love.
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Living in Florida. We have a 5 year plan and the ball is already rolling. Olivia will be 7 years old and I'd love to have another child by then. I'll most likely still be working. I pray that my faith grows and I am still active in church. We'll see what God has in store.
3. Do you honestly want kids?
Of course. I never saw my life without them. Olivia is honestly the best thing that's ever happened to me. My days are brighter because of her. I hope to have another child someday too.
4. What has been the best moment of your life so far?
By far - giving birth. Those moments of anticipation right before your baby is born and the first time you get to meet them and hold them outside of your body, it's all just so surreal and amazing and emotional.
5. What is your life theme song?
This is a tough one for me. I'm not really sure what my life theme song would be since my life is constantly changing but my "life right now" theme song would be Come to the River by The Rhett Walker Band. It's a Christian band and the song is just so moving. It's so applicable to my life right now. Being a fairly new Christian I'm still learning how to rely on God and not myself. This song talks about going to God all the time, for everything instead of trying to make your own way. It's really a life lesson that I need to work on. It also helps that Olivia loves this song and jams out when we have it on in the car!
6. What is one thing you have yet to accomplish that you want to do before you die?
Lose weight and keep it off. My lifelong struggle so far has been my weight and although I'm working on it right now it's still an everyday battle. I've learned that it will always be an everyday battle for me, it's just my cross to bear. I want to be successful. I want to not give up when I have a bad week. I want to be healthy and be around for my family for a long, long time.
7. If you could choose one thing to be known for, what would it be?
I want my legacy to be that I was a great mother. I love my family more than anything in this entire world and I always want them to know that. I pray every day for God to guide me down this journey of motherhood. It's the most important "job" I'll ever have. Olivia's well being is my top priority.
8. If you could do anything you wanted right in this very moment (no consequences, no fear, etc) what would it be?
As long as this came with an unending amount of money, I'd probably pack up my family and our most important belongings and move somewhere beautiful. Somewhere that I could relax and raise my daughter without fear of the real world hurting her. Keep us all safe and make our own little world away from the world.
9. What has been the most challenging moment of your life?
When my Grandmother died. It was just awful. I miss her all the time and think about her every day. I remember every moment like it just happened yesterday.
10. Summarize yourself in one word?
This is a tough one for me since I wear so many hats. I'd have to say "growing". I'm constantly growing in different areas of my life. I'm growing in my faith, parenting, learning about myself...and the list goes on and on.