1. What do you collect?
Not much really. I have started collecting teacups from my family. I only have a handful but each of them are very special.
2. What do you do for fun?
Fun? What’s that?! I have a four year old son, fun is building a tower out of blocks then knocking it down or having a tickle fight.
3. Name a place that’s fun for you to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there.
I always have a good time going back to where I grew up and visiting my family and friends but I would never want to live there again. It is a super small town and everyone is all up in everyone else’s business. I’m not into that nonsense. I was considering it a while back when my son was first born but after a trial visit I realized it wouldn’t work. My family is all talk about being there and helping out and wanting me close. They say the right things, but they don’t follow the words up with the right actions. If I were to move back there I would be more alone than I am here with no family. At least here I know I don’t have family to depend, there I would think that I did but end up not. That’s a worse situation to be in, especially for a single parent.
4. Do you believe in revenge?
Absolutely not! I don’t see the point in it. Doing mean things to others because they’ve done something mean to you only perpetuates more of the same. Besides, wouldn’t being mean to someone have more of a negative affect on your happiness than someone being mean to you?
5. Do you believe in forgiveness and do you forgive and forget?
I do believe in forgiveness but although I can forgive someone (many people say I am too forgiving), I can’t as easily forget. I don’t think we should completely forget, nor should the other person forget what they have done to warrant you having to forgive them. They should remember so they know how lucky they are to be given that second, or third or fourth, chance. The thing about forgiveness is that it is more for you than the person you are forgiving. Holding on to feelings of resentment and anger only affect you, not the other person. You have to forgive so you don’t become a miserable old bitch.
6. Are you religious? spiritual? Atheist?
I am spiritual. I am absolutely not religious.
Bonus: What’s your routine every night just before you go to sleep?
Most nights I tuck my son in and lay with him for a little bit until he is asleep or almost asleep then I clean up the kitchen and make our lunches for the next day. I will often do some reading or writing once I get in bed before turning off the light and going to sleep. Lately I’ve been playing Boggle on my phone. It’s addictive!
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