What lights your fire? Describe five things you are most passionate about.
1. Helping people
When I was a little kid I wanted to be a Pediatrician. During my teen years I had regular babysitting jobs and loved kids. When I was in my late teens/early 20's I wanted to be a Christian counselor or a Psychologist. I still think any of those jobs would be awesome, but I hate school, so I don't think it will ever happen. Now I am an Executive Assistant to a CEO at a Child Welfare Agency. Our agency protects at-risk kids from abuse and neglect, and works with families in our prevention program to keep it from happening at all.
Bascially I just love helping people, seeing them succeed and be free to be themselves. Sometimes I wish I could have my degree and do something even MORE meaningful, but I'm happy with where I'm at. I can help people no matter what I'm doing... it's just who I am.
I was always labeled as the "rebel" in my family (even though I wasn't -- hahaha -- but maybe you should ask my mom). I always had to do things differently than most people. I question peoples motives in everything, over analyze things, and don't like changing who I am for anyone. I like being me. I like being independent, yet having those who love me around me for support when I need them. I like to do things in my own way, on my own time, and how I think is best. My husband says I'm stubborn and have control issues.
I just think I'm being myself.
If you saw me right now I'd be wearing pink plaid flats, a pink tank top with a pink sweater. My cell phone cover is pink. I have a pink Coach purse. In my office I have a pink notebook, a pink keychain, a pink calendar, a pink pen, pink flowers, and a pink oil burner.
4. Not getting fat and old
I don't know if this is very realistic, but I hate the thought of being an old fuddy-duddy who won't do anything because I'm fat and have to take care of my kids, have frumpy hair, baggy clothes and dark roots showing. I'm a little nervous about getting pregnant because I don't want to get fat. I mean I've never been super skinny, but I'm ok with how I am now and don't exactly want to work EXTRA hard in later years to stay a healthy weight. Maybe it's superficial, but it's the truth.
I also don't want to be one of those middle aged women who sit around on Facebook all day and leave comments two seconds after a new status is posted, or who get together with their cackly friends and talk about kids, husbands, non-existent sex lives, crock pot recipes and losing weight.
I especially don't want to be one of those young moms who won't do anything with friends because it interferes with her kids naptimes or feeding schedules. I hope I always remember to take time for myself, and balance it all with family, kids, exercise, and work.
In a perfect world, right?
5. A clean, organized house
I get onto Eric a lot because he doesn't pick up after himself. He says its because I pick it up before he even has the chance. Maybe that's true.
My mom used to have a picture hanging in the kichen that said "Our house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy." As much as I like our house to be organized, I can handle a little dirt. Eric always says I'm unsanitary (but if you knew how extreme he was on the sanitation, you'd side with me, I'm sure). I like just enough of both. Right now we have puppy toys all over our floor and that's ok. I just like to clean up clothes off the bathroom floor, and not let things pile up.
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