It's been awhile since I've participated in Wifey's Milspouse Friday Fill-In so I thought I'd jump back in the game. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Michael and I are going to our first Squadron Christmas Party tonight!
1. If you were given $1,000 right now, how would you spend it?
I would pay off the debt we have from buying Christmas presents first so I wouldn't feel guilty. But then I'd buy a sewing machine (I really want one!), some books, and probably spend the rest on Evie. She gets everything already, why deviate from the norm?
2. If you had to choose a movie title (a real one that already exists) for your life story, what would it be?
This one was hard! Michael said "Pretty Woman" which is sweet. But I think The Pursuit of Happyness is more fitting. That's what I'm really striving for in life--happiness. I just want to be blissfully happy with absolutely no cares in the world. And if that can't happen, that I guess I'll just have to settle with I am Legend because I want to make my mark on the world, and have my name down in the history books. I want to be legendary! (And apparently Will Smith will star in my movie.)
3. If you were a teacher, what subject would you like to teach?
When I was almost done with my Sociology degree, I thought about continuing with school to become a teacher (and then decided no thanks!) so I've given this some thought already. I think I'd either teach English because I absolutely love reading and writing or Social Studies/History because I want to make the past fun for kids. I've had some great teachers in my past, but I think that subject was always taught in such a boring way. It's only since I've been out of high school that I've dedicated more time to learning about history, and realized how much I enjoy the subject.
4. Has being a MilSpouse changed how you view holidays or how your holidays are celebrated? If so, how? If not, what hasn’t changed?
This is our first holiday season as a military family, but I think it's pretty much setting the precedent. I doubt we'll ever go visit family for Thanksgiving again because I'd rather go for Christmas. This year we will be going to our hometown for Christmas, but I know that in the future even that may not be a possibility.
Being a military family means we have to redefine how we think of everything--which of course includes holidays. As long as I'm with Michael and Evie, I'm where I'm suppose to be. And our friends wherever we are at the moment are our temporary families so we'll never really be alone. It hurts a little to change the traditions I never thought would change, but we milspouses are strong!
5. What is your favorite Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) memory?
I have a favorite tradition that is my favorite part of Christmas. My mom comes from a very large family--she's one of twelve children. Needless to say with aunts and uncles and cousins and their spouses and all their children, I have a lot of extended family. Every year we all get together to celebrate Christmas. It used to be on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day when I was little and spending time with that loud, large crowd was my favorite part of Christmas. Even though the celebration is now held a week or so before Christmas and not everyone shows up, it's still one thing I look forward to every holiday season. This will be my first year ever missing it, and I'm pretty sad about it.