Thursday, August 09, 2007

Answers to LDCP's questions.

This was very thought provoking!

1. When you were 18, what did you imagine your future would look like? How close is your reality to your vision?
At 18, I signed up for classes at Wayne State (Nebraska) and planned to major in P.E. with a minor in music and become a teacher. After attending one semester, I left for Basic Training and didn’t go back to college until 12-13 years later. I never became a teacher, but I stay physically active with my horses and am still involved in music, by way of a Gospel quartet.
2. What is one piece of advice you wish you'd been given as a young person?
Know and develop your strengths and talents. Know your weaknesses, but don’t chide yourself for them.
3. What is the best money you ever spent? My horses.
4. What was your biggest financial mistake-the complete waste of money that haunts you to this day?
I’ve mishandled money since the day I started earning it. I wish I had a nickel for every dime I wasted. I’d be independently wealthy.
5. What has been the best surprise of married life? And the worst?
That it gets better with time. I haven't discovered the worst, yet.
6. What is the best thing about being a woman? And the worst?
I don’t know – I’ve never been anything else so I don’t have anything to compare it to.
7. At this point of your life, is there a dream which you will never fulfill? What is it and what makes you so sure it's out of reach?
No. I will always be in pursuit of my dream until I die. I am full of stories & poems that I want to write, but I keep getting distracted.


LaDawn said...

Thanks for answering.

Anonymous said...

Interesting little fact.
I'm going to NOT sign this with my usual Blogger identity to make a point.
Did you all know that if you Google yourself, this blog will come up, with your words on it.
I was amazed to see that. I do that, Google myself occasionally, to see if there are any publicity mentions of my books.
So I checked and this blog came up along with lots and lots of others. The internet is just really amazing in it's depth and breadth. Nothing you write on an online site is anonymous once you attach your name.
I even found a place where I'd written as anonymous (on another blog) because I couldn't make my blogger indentity work that day and signed my name. THAT came up when I googled my name, so it's not just the identities they check, it's those words buried anywhere.