I was thinking of interviewing one of my family members for this post, but they are all sleeping in bed this morning. Therefore, I’m stuck talking to myself. Bear with me–some blog ideas come easy, some don’t.
What characteristic do you strive for most?
I want to be more introspective and reflective. I want to be able to look at myself and see what I contribute to a problem. I’m very good at seeing only my point of view. And your point of view? Well, it’s just dumb. And wrong. Yeah, I need to change that.
How do you treat a headache?
My favorite method these days is a Red Bull.
How do you think birth order affected you as a child?
I don’t know. I keep asking Ryan to tell me how it affected me, but he just rolls his eyes and says, “That is such a middle child thing to ask.”
What’s your worst habit?
I hate putting the laundry away, and I hate calling people on the phone. So, I guess my bad habits are letting the folded laundry reach dangerously stacked heights, and neglecting to call people that I should.
What is your biggest regret?
Easy. Not finishing college before I had kids and a full-time job. Finishing with kids and a full-time job was like, way, way, way opposite of easy.
What are you most proud of?
My amazing German Pancake skills.
What are you good at?
Other than making German Pancakes? I’m good at listening, giving sincere compliments, and being happy for other’s successes.
What are you bad at?
Giving my kids a lot of positive feedback. Especially with Christian, I often forget to thank him for being kind, helpful, well-behaved, and obedient. But I have been perfectly consistent at pointing out all the times his room is messy. I hope I can make some changes so that this doesn’t become my biggest regret.
What is spiritual to you?
Life. Relationships. Caring about other people more than yourself. Tucking my kids in at night. Talking with my husband. Some books. Some music. Some sunsets.
What is depressing to you?
War. Dishonesty. Cruelty. Watching really skinny girls eat whatever they want.
If you could change only one thing about the world, what would it be?
I would switch the names of Iceland and Greenland. That’s been bugging me for years.
What does love feel like to you?
Like everything will always be OK because of it, no matter what rain may fall.
You have a time machine and can go back to change one decision in your life. What is it?
This is tough because I’d have to give back all I’d learned from my mistakes, and those are usually my best lessons. I’d probably keep myself from dropping out of college early.
A lesson you learned early?
I learned to love, take care of, and believe in myself in my darkest, loneliest hour. It has benefited me in every aspect of my life.
A lesson you learned late?
Don’t judge. Give people a break. Give yourself a break.
How would you help Britney Spears?
I’d give her a big hug, an appointment with a really good therapist, and a better wig.
Okay, I’m officially bored with myself.
Now I’d love to read your interview with you. Feel free to use my questions or some of your own!