1. Do you (or did you used to) watch talk shows? Which are or were your favorite?
Not really. I guess I watched Jerry Springer back in the day and SportsCenter, if it counts, used to be one of my go-tos but now? I don’t really even watch television.
2. Would you describe yourself as resilient? If so what do you think makes you that way? If you answered no explain why?
I would say for the most part, yes. Moreso now than in my twenties or even my thirties. I have learned to be stronger in the face of setbacks and hardships. What makes me that way? I guess just having responsibilities and my husband’s support.
3. What parts of life have surprised you the most? Explain.
You know, I think one of the biggest things I’ve been surprised by is that when I was a kid, I always thought adults would be so mature and make good choices and then I became an adult and I was amazed at how few people were acting in that manner. Now, I do agree with the idea that you should not lose your child-like awe about the world but I also like the balance of “play” and “work.” Still amazed at how immature most adults are though.
4. Why do you live where you live?
I came to Tallahassee in 1997 for college and swore I’d be here no longer than four years. Well, here I am, this many years later. I live here because my husband got a good job and then I did and we had children. I am happy I live in Florida, especially now with all the crap going on around the country (DeSantis is my hero!) but we have begun thinking that, in about nine years, we’ll be heading to Tennessee or Oklahoma.
5. A memory from this week that made you smile?
Is this sad that I’m smiling about the salad I ate yesterday? So far, the week has been frustrating but I made such a good salad for lunch: mixed green and baby spinach, olives, tomatoes, a little spritz of olive oil, mozzarella, and a can of wild caught tuna. SO GOOD.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I am home today – yay! But I am also conducting zoom conferences with students – boo! However, I have a break in about 10 minutes and then one more hour before I head to Costco. With these rising prices, I am about to stock up on non-perishables. I don’t want to pay through the nose for basics; that’s insanity.
I feel like this week is flying by and maybe it is because we did so much this past weekend, from my anniversary dinner on Friday, to garage sales, to two parties Saturday night, I am exhausted! But I am also restless when I sit around for too long. So I am trying to do small tasks to push myself and stop from just sitting in my chair.
Weather has finally been nice and I am trying to use the feeling of it to push me into a better mood. There’s something about the first few truly Fall days that make me so happy, usually. But when I get too busy or overwhelmed, it’s easy to let that feeling go. I want to harness it!