Another week of Wifey's Military Spouse Friday Fill-In! I adore the questions asked this week.
1. Are you a different person than you were five years ago? submitted by Sisterly Thoughts
Oh my goodness, yes!!! Could anyone really say no to this question? Five years ago, I was a newly engaged twenty year old college student, about to move from the Chicago suburb we spent a year in to a new home and school in Madison, WI. I wasn't a parent yet or a wife so although I had some responsibilities, they pale in comparison to what I have today. Five years ago, I would have laughed if you told me I would be living on an Air Force base right now with Michael deployed halfway across the world. Under no circumstances was I okay with Michael being in the military back then. If you had asked me then what I would be doing in five years, I would have said working with my Social Work degree. I would never have dreamed of switching my major to Sociology or that after getting my degree, not actually using it. A lot changes in five years. It makes me excited for the next five!
2. If you could go on Amazing Race, who would you take with you as your partner and why? submitted by Thoughts from a Poekitten
I've never watched this show before so I'm not exactly sure who I would pick. I'd love to say Michael, but I think we would drive each other nuts. Probably my cousin/best friend Pam. We are practically the same person in two separate bodies, and we think alike--eerily alike sometimes. We wouldn't even need to consult with each other on things because we'd be thinking the same thing anyway! Love you, Pam!
3. Does Facebook or Twitter actually bring more stress or good in to your life? submitted by Just an Arizona Girl
I don't use Twitter, but I'm a Facebook addict. I don't think it brings stress to my life at all, but that's probably because I absolutely refuse to be involved in drama. I don't let other people's pettiness or immaturity seep into my life. It's a great way for me to keep in contact with friends and family back home, especially when it comes to sharing pictures and such. I'm also a part of a few privates pages for those of us women using Beach Body products (like P90x), and they are great motivators for me during my 90 day program. Social sites are what you let them be.
4. June is National Soul Food Month- what’s your soul food? submitted by NH Girl Displaced
I love food! Right now all I can think about is carbs because I've had to cut them down drastically from what I consumed before. I'm not following a low-carb diet or anything, but I'm learning to balance everything out and carbs were way too much of a presence in my life. So my soul food is anything with a lot of carbs like pasta. I miss pasta right now. I want to go to Olive Garden and get a big ole bowl of some noodles and a huge basket of breadsticks, and just go to town. Or any type of Mexican food. I heart Mexican food.
5. If you could live in any other era than the current, which one would it be & why? submitted by Sugar in My Grits
Love this question! Even as a little girl, I felt like I was born in the wrong century because I just love daydreaming about living in the past. I would love to have lived in England during any era where royalty still reigned supreme. That sounds like such a little girl's fantasy, but that's probably because it is. It's a fantasy that never died. But obviously there are caveats. I'd want to have been born into either royalty or at least one of the more affluent families. Experiencing the era wouldn't be as much as a scullery maid. And I'd like to take a few things with me if possible. Like a tooth brush. And all known vaccinations. It would suck to die of the chicken pox or some nonsense. Although I love modern conveniences and hygiene and feminism, I wouldn't mind a slower-paced life sometimes.