First things first - I want to give a weight watchers update because 1. I'm very excited with the results and 2. I need you to keep me accountable for the next 3 weeks!
So I weighed this morning and after one full week on WW - I have lost 4.5 pounds!!!! This really motivates me to keep going - I just hope I can do okay. I'm going to try very hard to stick with it this week and to add even more workouts. This will be kind of a tough week because I have two lunches and one dinner with friends planned but I will try and stick with it as closely as possible.
So on to questions........................................................
1. Julie is one of my good friends from church. She and her husband went to OBU after I did and we really hit it off when they joined our SS class. She wants to know what I would do if I suddenly got a large sum of money?
Well, let's say I won $1 million. First of all - Uncle Sam would take about 1/3 of it. Then I would tithe to our church (hopefully even more than 10%). I would give some to our families. I would pay off our house, take all of our close friends on some awesome vacation and put the rest in retirement. And we would look for other ways to give. Maybe sponsor 100 children with Compassion International (although I don't know how I could keep up all the letter writing!)
2. Mandy and Truth in Soliloquy both wanted to know what was my idea of the perfect day and what I enjoy most about time to myself (since I don't have kids yet).
Every Christmas that I had in childhood was wonderful. I loved dolls and Barbies the most. But probably my most favorite Christmas gift was when Scott got me my dog, Dawson, 5 years ago! He's the gift that keeps on giving! :-)
4. Shelley and I went to OBU for one year together and she was in tri chi with me. Her husband also went to OBU and his parents lived in Flippin (where my family lives) for a while also!
She wanted to know if I could live in another country/city for a year where would it be?
I've always kind of wished that after college I would have ran away to NYC and lived there for a while. I still think it would be fun - but just for a year or so. I like yards and cars and garages and quiet too much to live there for long. And If I picked a country - I would say maybe Germany or Austria or France? Somewhere in Europe. I wish I would have done the exchange program in college like my friend Jamie did. She lived in Austria for a semester and that would have been so awesome!
5. This is Jenna - she is so cute! She is like a younger boomama. She is just so funny. I love reading her blog so much! You need to check her out and leave her lots of comments!
She wanted to know the greatest lesson I have learned in the last 10 years.
I think there are 2 things. I have always struggled with self esteem issues. I have always been so worried about what people think of me and I think it has kept me from some really great things. I admire people who are confident (but not cocky). You know the kind of people who just make you feel at ease immediately. I think the older I get - the less I care about what people think and it has been very freeing. My philosophy is that wherever you go and whatever you do - half of the people will look better (be smarter, be more athletic, be funnier, etc) and half of the people will look worse (not as smart, not as funny, etc). That gets me on the beach and helps me to not be so afraid to do things. So be brave! Do things for others! Do something you are afraid to do!
And the second lesson is just that I am not in control. I had my life all planned out in a pretty little package when I graduated high school. I was going to OBU, meet my husband, go to med school (ha!), be a doctor, have 2 or 3 babies and life would be wonderful. Well - nothing worked out like that. I switched to business, didn't get married until I was 30 and still don't have babies. But God's ways are SO much better than mine and He has the plan - I just need to follow and be patient. WAIT ON THE LORD! (the 4 hardest words in the world to me)
So I'm wondering........................where would YOU live if you could live anywhere for a year? (I'm sure the answer for all of you is ARKANSAS!) :-) ha!