1. How many times in your life have you moved house?
Oh, let's see.
There was the time I moved to U of I.
Then I moved back from U of I.
Then I got married and moved in with my husband.
Then we built a house and sorta viking moved into it.
2. What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it?
I think this is like asking an alcoholic about her drink of choice, because there are so many things I would study. I would love to spend a year in seminary. I would love to go back to school and spend more time studying literature. I think I would like to learn a little about film. Actually, I'd love to take a class about film and literature. And mythology. OOh...I'd love another class on mythology.
3. What in this world breaks your heart?
Lately, the realization that there are so many hurting people who struggle to understand God and who he is through their grief. I hurt for them. Actually, sometimes I think I hurt with them.
4. What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live? Why?
A new sports car: We have a destination; we need to get there fast, and we need to do it in style.
5. Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan.
On a Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt: SAVE SECOND BASE!
It took me a second to figure out what the shirt was talking about--then I cracked up.
6. How do you like your spaghetti?
Without calories or carbs. Is that an option?
Sadly, I LOVE spaghetti so it's difficult to limit my intake or cut it out completely.
7. What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate?
If you can accomplish it, get rid of those "I have to do it NOW" feelings. Take your time. There is no rush to get through college. There will be people who tell you to get your degree so you can get your life started, but I hope you realize that THIS IS life. The here and now. You aren't wasting anything. And maybe you'll find a little enjoyment where you are. And those people who told you to rush will be the same people who ask you when you're getting married, when you're having kids, when you're building a house or when you'll see some grandbabies. Rarely do they give you the opportunity to savor where you are and what you have.
8. I can't seem to get enough sleep these days. Anyone in this boat with me? I've started taking a B vitamin complex because it's just getting ridiculous.
Oh, and does anyone have any idea how much of an advocate you should be for your own health situation? With my old doctor and my new doctor, I feel like I make myself a pain when I ask questions. But when I don't ask questions, blood work is lost, questions go unanswered and I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing. Thoughts?