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Getting to Know You

Ok Ladies, I’ve got a fun little experiment for us today – consider it a “Getting to Know Each Other” exercise. I’ll ask a series of thought provoking questions and provide my own personal answers. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to answer one or all of the questions in return and we’ll all know that much more about each other. OK, here goes …

Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up?

Actually, Yes I am. Growing up I dreamed of being a roller coaster test pilot, a super sleuth, owner of a children’s orphanage and the World’s Greatest Wife. I may not have accomplished all these feats, but I am confident I rock at being the World’s Great Wife. Now, some of you may argue with me on regards to that title but if you were to ask MY husband, I’m sure he would say I’ve earned it and in reality, we only have to be the “World’s Greatest” according to that one very special person. Lucky for me, that one special person is not only my husband, but he’s also my best friend.


Do you have a true passion?

I’ve never felt more passionate about anything than I have about being a Mother. You hear folks talk about finding their “calling” and I honestly believe I found mine the day I became a Mother. Nothing else in my life has consumed me more, filled me with more joy or felt quite so right. So right, in fact, I felt the need to do it three times. So right, that if given the chance I would gladly do it three more times. And a few more times after that if God was willing. Have you ever seen the movie Cheaper by the Dozen? Well, it’s sort of a dream of mine. Really. For now though, I’m relishing all the moments I have with my knee high trio.

All Together

How do you center yourself?

Very Quickly. Being home with a 9 month old, soon to be 3 year old, and a 4 year old doesn’t leave much time for solitude, quiet time, or meditation. I steal my moments whenever I can. That’s why I do all of my soul searching, chatting with my angels, and spiritual contemplations in the shower. I try very hard to be as eco-conscious as possible and this 15-20 minute extravagance is probably my worst vice in regards to the environment, but for now I think Mother Nature would commiserate with me. I also try to recite this prayer everyday – it has really helped me stay focused and centered on being the woman/wife/Mom/friend/human I want to be.

Are you a prisoner of your possessions?

Proudly, No – I’ll be the first to tell you I’m a horrible pack rat but as you’ll be learning more about very soon, I have greatly downsized my personal belongings (by about 40% actually) but I still have a long ways to go (I’ve got another 30% to purge). It gets easier as time goes by and my “need” for things is diminishing more and more each day (Hurray!) This is something I’m incredibly proud of.

How old do you feel?

Well there’s a trick question. Much of me thinks and acts like a child, but with more wisdom and awareness. My body is more capable than it was in it’s early 20’s, but the Wii says I’m about 34 (what does it know anyway). According to my birth certificate, I’m 31 but it’s already full of spelling errors {Yep, I mean my name – story for another day} so I’m not too sure if I should believe that :-) Guess I’ll go with how I feel, so I must be about … 24! Yeah, that sounds about right.

I hope you think this Q&A was as much fun as I did, if so let me know – maybe we can make this a regular occurrence. If you’ve got a question you’d like me to answer email me and I’ll add it to the next segment.


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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19 thoughts on “Getting to Know You”

  • Are You a Prisoner to Your Possessions?

    When I was younger I was very attached to everything I had-and would get more stuff just so I could accumulate more. When I moved across the country for a job and could not take it all with me, I looked at everything and told myself I was crazy to have so much junk. I started sorting and tossing, piling and packing. I took so much stuff to Goodwill and the dump it was fun. Now, I don’t have a lot of possessions with me-my books are my biggest investments-my parents house has all of my “good” stuff, but I am proud to not be weighed down with all that non-sense.

  • Are you a prisoner of your possessions?

    I’d like to say no but then I think of baby photos, favorite stuffed animals, my make up, my earrings, and my sports bike and have to yes. I would say one of those prisoners who is allowed some liberties and I know I could do without all these things but yet I still bind myself to them. Good question!

  • Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up?

    I always wanted to be an attorney and I am one. Like everything though it is not exactly how I thought it would be. I imagined putting the bad guys in jail and saving the world. I ended up being a public interest attorney representing children who have been abused or neglected. It is much more emotionally draining than I ever imagined it would be. Nice to help children and families though.

    Thanks for the chance. Love BE and I would choose the Joyous Jennifer if I am a lucky winner. Thanks, [email protected]

  • How old do you feel?

    Actually I feel a little confused right now.. I’m in the midst of decision making if I should move on with my life alone or should i give this thing another chance

    I like Joyous Jennifer (Bronzed Pink)
    .-= Bachuchay´s last blog ..Musing of Bachuchay =-.

  • Am I a prisioner of my possessions? I am happy to say no… since i Have had my children, my house, cars, clothes, even jewelry don’t have the same meaning for me. All of it can be replaced- children, no. Thanks! Ps. Joyous Jennifer

  • I am exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. A wife to a wonderful husband, mother to beautiful babies, and a writer/teacher in my spare time.

  • How old do you feel?

    I feel as young as restless as the 15 year old me. I never feel my age but I really do think being a little carefree and enjoying simple things in life and laughing a lot keep you young and fun :)

  • How do you center yourself?

    I center myself by creating a list of goals at the beginning of each week. I don’t exaggerate my list or add too many things on it. I keep it at one goal for each day and I make myself check each goal at the end of the day. That and a cup of warm team each morning centers me :)

  • How old do you feel?
    This is an interesting question for me. I’m 25. I look like I’m maybe 17. I am married, own a house, have a master’s degree and don’t go out partying, so I don’t fit in with people my age. So I guess I don’t feel my age. I’d say I feel 38. Hah!

    I think the “Morning” color would look best on me. Maybe it would help me not look 17 ;-)
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Linguine With Zucchini and Chickpeas =-.

  • Do you have a true passion?

    Unfortunately, not yet but I do love singing just not to the point where I want to make it a career. My passion is finding my passion and trying new activities :)

  • Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up?

    well, so far so good I’d say. not exactly in the career I envisioned by myself but I have a steady income which is always welcome and am exploring other options and more school!

  • Those pictures of you on your wedding and with your kids are glorious! Love the happy glow!

    Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up?
    Two parts: I am, and I’m still getting there. I wanted to be a writer. I now run a blog I really enjoy (www.hobomama.com) and am partway through three novels (the story for one is completely finished but it needs more editing), and that’s more writing than I’d ever accomplished before, so I’m really proud of where I’m at. But I still have a long way to go before I can say that’s the primary thing I do. Or, you know, make money from it! :D

  • How do I center myself, Well as I approach my 50th birthday, I look around – I see my wonderful husband, beautiful grandchild- mother, Children,& family. I Am the main Caregiver to my mother with Alzheimer’s.They center me. That’s life! You roll with, laugh with , cherish the moments , as you did with your children. That is the center of my life.

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