Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you
I LOVE this picture!! It’s my entire family, and yes, it captures me. I am Wife and Mother, and I love being surrounded by husband and kids.
Most of the time.
New Name Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why?
Yes, I know that’s the name of my Inner Brat. I admire my Olivia because she’s undaunted by the world, sassy and willing to speak out, even if it is just to tempt me. I’d like to be sassier, to be able to tell it like it I see it, instead of tempering for politeness.
What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?)
Vacation. Dear Husband desperately wanted to take some time off this year and go somewhere. It’s been more than four years since either of us has taken a break from work. Well, two years ago we drove halfway across the country to visit his Mom, but we spent the entire ten days painting, cleaning, tearing down her decrepit shed and repairing her basement sump. AND sorting through years of papers trying to figure out the status of her bank account, health insurance, house insurance, taxes and other stuff. It wasn’t very relaxing, nor was it fun.
So – why didn’t we go? Money. Had to send boatload of cash (our vacation fund) to same Mom to repair roof and the interior ceiling because she never told us it was leaking and the whole thing collapsed. Time – we were prepping for oldest child to leave for college this fall. Illness – yeah, the big C scare took many weeks of doctor consults and then recovery from the ulitmate surgery was a little rougher than I expected.
Will we go? Not this year. But next year – ah, we have a plan in place, and high hopes for success.