So Matt over at My Side of the Story participated in an interview and asked if anyone else wanted to participate! Knowing that I love survey-type things and generally things of this nature - I raised my hand, jumped up and down and waited for my questions!
So...here they are:
1) Please describe a typical day in the life of Denise and family
Ha! A typical might bore you to tears. In fact, I know it will. Starts with waking up at some ungodly hour because the munchkin has decided she no longer wants to be asleep. Get up, feed her, feed myself and then she plays, I play, I blog, I get online, whatever.
Nap for the munchkin, shower for me.
Errands, playing, visiting people, cleaning, work at home, whatever happens to fall into the day. Every so often...maybe even a day trip somewhere fun if hubby is home!
Lunch. Dinner. Bath for the munchkin, nigh nigh (how she says it) for the munchkin and then tv or reading for me until I fall asleep. Sometimes...friends will be here so drinking, tv or guitar hero and tv with some drinks and then nigh nigh for myself!
SUPER BORING LIFE! BUT...there are days I go into the office and deal with people going through difficult situations. Some days are so hard at work, some days there are not so bad.
2) What changes to you think are in store for you in 2009?
HUGE changes for me. As of tomorrow, I am going back to school. I haven't been in school in 12 YEARS! That is a mighty long time. It will be a huge adjustment not just for me, but for hubby and munchkin too. It will take hubby re-arranging his work schedule so someone can watch the munchkin and it will mean more time away from my family than I am use to.
It will also mean less time running my business and as it is now...I barely have enough time to do that! It's SO scary for me right now...but I know good things will come of it!
3) What, if anything, would you change about yourself and why?
There are MANY changes I'd make about myself - but the first one would be my confidence - or lack thereof. I have such a low self esteem that I think if I worked on that and improved my confidence in a lot of areas in my life - A LOT of other changes would take place in my life!
4) You seem to be such a caring and loving person. Was there a time you didn't feel that love was reciprocated? Please explain
Oh yes. My grandma was dying at the beginning of last year. She was someone that was sooooooo very close to me. It was SO SO SO difficult for me and I really went through a tough time with it. In fact - I STILL have tough moments and she's been gone since August 1st. I had a friend - that was someone that I was EXTREMELY close to just not even give me ANY support whatsoever. It was SO hurtful. I know she had a lot going on - but I am always there for people (or at least try to be) when they are going through something this difficult. If I can't be there in person, I am emailing, texting, whatever, to let them know I care. What I got from this "close" friend of mine when she FINALLY asked how I was and how my grandma was - 5 days after she died...was:
"I am sorry ((hugs))" in an email.
That was it. It made me open my eyes to the kind of person she is and where exactly our friendship stood. It was pretty hurtful, downright painful. This was from someone who always seemed to be there for me before. I know she was worried about her son's speech issues, but I guess I just expected more than a "I am sorry ((hugs))" from someone I thought was one of my closest friends. :( Needless to say...from that moment on...I stopped talking to her. It opened my eyes to other things she had done too - that I wasn't aware of at the time. :(
5) If you could jump 20 years into the future and meet 21 year old Emily, what would you like to see her doing and what would you like to know from her?
BITE YOUR TONGUE! Or...err...SLAP YOUR HANDS!!! I don't want my daughter to be that old! I want her to stay how old she is right now!
BUT...I would LOVE for her to be happy in a career or pursuing her dreams of whatever it is she wanted to do with her life. I want her to be happy and healthy in all respects. If that means she meets some guy, falls in love, has munchkins of her own and is a stay-at-home-mom - I WANT her to have that - if that is what makes her happy. If she wants to pursue her education and find a career she is going to love - I want her to do that. If she doesn't know what the heck she wants to do - and wants to take some time figuring it out - I want her to do that too! I just want the ABSOLUTE very best for her - in whatever ways that may mean! I don't want her to hurt. I don't want her to go through difficult times. I know it is inevitable but I want to be there for her in every way possible when she does. I want to know she's happy. I want her to know I am her biggest advocate, her biggest support, her biggest cheerleader.
BUT...can I just have her stay this young forever???
So here is what you do if you want to play along...
If you would like me to interview you just leave a comment and I will email you the questions!
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions). (So make sure I can email you through your blog or whatever way!)
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
That's it! Pretty simple!