Monday, January 6, 2014

Spreading Sunshine

Thanks to Terje, at Just for a Month for Spreading Sunshine as she nominated me to part-take in the Chain Blogging Challenge that's "spreading like stomach flu" as Leigh Anne shared on her post! ;)
I have decide to answer the call to share these questions and my response.  Here are the answers to the questions Terje asked.

My response!  Thanks again Terje for the honor!
1.  One thing you wish adults would have told you about growing up?
I wish adults (especially the school counselors) would have been more helpful in leading my parents to help me get scholarships and put me in advanced placement classes.  I think I was over-looked because my parents were considered "blue-collar" workers.  I wonder if some teachers did not see me as a successful college student because of this.
2. If you could travel in time, would you go to the past or the future? Why?
I would like to go to the past because I have always wondered what my grandparents were like when they were young.  It would be awesome to meet them (my mom's parents passed before I was born). 

4. How would you describe yourself as a child?
Most people would say I was always happy!  I loved being the peace-maker of the house.  I loved playing with my dolls, dollhouse, my Holly Hobbie Colorforms, my crayons and paper along with my brothers' hot wheels cars and Legos.  
5. What is your happiest childhood memory?
I would say one of my happiest childhood memories is thinking about all the backyard bonfires we used to have when I was growing up.  All the kids used to come to our house while the adults were out at the firepit, the kids played inside either cards or board games.  Sometimes we were allowed to played hide and go seek or kick the can at night.
6. How have you surprised yourself?
I have surprised myself by achieving happiness in my home with my sweet husband and children and being able to maintain a successful career at the same time.

7. What are you avoiding?
I avoid doing paperwork!  I hate paperwork!  It is the least fun part of what I do.  I tend to let it pile up until I get the itch to organize it.
8. What are the advantages of getting older?
I think you get wiser to what motivates others and you learn from your experiences about the best ways to approach things.

9. What is one habit you would like to learn this year?
I would like to learn to use apps more succinctly on the iPad such as Evernote.
10. What inspirational things did you read, see or hear last week?
I read so many inspiring blog posts but the most influential would be watching Chris Lehman's talk at University of Wisconsin, Madison. 
11.  How much is your life like to what you dreamed it would be?
My life is filled with so many blessings.  It's much like what I had hoped for at this point.  While I still hope to live many more years, I am over-joyed to be where I am in the world.


  1. Amy I really enjoyed reading your post we have so many things in common. Sadly, I lost al my grandparents before I born I often wonder about them. Especially when I see so much of my husband's parents and mine in our daughters. Color Forms, Holly Hobbie and Linclon Logs were my favorite toys!
    I am the first college student/graduate in my family. Because of this my parents didn't know how to help me in scheduling or choosing classes. Fortunately, my senior counselor Mr. Shaw saw my path and helped me to go to college despite my lack of preparation. I now have a masters degree! I too feel I have accomplished all that I have dreamed to one day have and be! Looking forward to the surprises in future years!

  2. Thank you for answering. I wish I could help with the time travel. You have challenged yourself, risen beyond expectations and have created happiness for yourself and your family. Keep dreaming and may these dreams come true too.


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