1. Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
That’s a really tough one. My parents weren’t around much, my sisters younger (and therefore not an influence) and Catholic School was more to rebel against. I would have to say my eldest baby. She changed me for the better, influenced me to achievers the best for us, and continues to inspire.
2. What kinds of things really make you laugh?
Far above any others would be my children. My son views himself as a comedian, but he really is so much like his big sister with his sarcastic, dry, dark wit. They are ridiculous and brighten my moments considerably.
I don’t find stupid humor funny, but the oddest things other than that will make me chuckle. I don’t respect others who crack fun at other people’s expense.
3. What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
For the moment, that’s a ridiculously tough one to answer. I’ll say it’s a tie between being in the rope (wherever the place is) or my bed; pretty much for the same reasons: it’s a place I feel safe, loved, stimulated, pleased, relaxed, and can let go of my problems.
4. Who is your best friend? What do you like about him/her?
Totally corny, but it would be my husband. He’s my number one supporter, understanding, not the best listener but one who is nonjudgmental regardless of what I say. We do almost everything together, or at least in the same vicinity, and I quite enjoy that.
I honestly would like to get to a place where I am my own best friend – I heard that would make me happier and more healthy overall. I would like to think I’m close to this goal most days – other days I’m a bully.
5. What’s your biggest goal in life right now?
Other than being my own best friend? Financial stability. I could lohave had it, but followed my best friend all over the country and made my own retirement shaky at best. I’m really concerned about that – even while admitting I would still continue to do it to be with him.
6. What was your family like growing up?
Hmm, well I blog with my sister so I wonder what I should write here. My family was like most families: dysfunctional. We didn’t see our parents much; we sisters weren’t the kindest to each other, but still knew we could rely on each other. My mother tried at some point, my father continues to flounder in relating to us. Bonus: What is one thing about you that would surprise us?
I am a pain in the ass. I go through moments where I fight my own happiness, not believing that I deserve it. In the fight, I create chaos to those around me – actually just my husband. Boredom is my worst enemy – I have far too much time to think and over analyze my life when I am bored.
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