Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I got this idea from The Queen in Residence over at her blog. It's a great self-reflective tool and all you have to do is "fill-in-the-blanks".

I AM...often insecure about myself, which most people might not guess.

I WANT...to live my life from this point forward with no regrets.

I HAVE...several blessing for which I am grateful. Children, a job, food, clothing, shelter, family, friends, freedom...too many to list.

I WISH...I could be an at-home mom, or at least only work part-time...and give my kids the things I never had and the things that I know they wish for.

I COULD...eat a whole loaf of sour dough bread and pesto in one sitting. I've actually done it before. I could also eat a whole box of cereal in one sitting. These aren't things I am necessarily proud of, lol.

I HATE...feeling manipulated. It is more insulting than feeling physically beat down.

I FEAR...that I am not doing my best at being a mom.

I HEAR...music in my head. There is almost always a song "playing" in my mind.

I SEARCH...for answers daily through prayer.

I DON'T THINK...I will ever be able to sleep in an empty house and feel safe.

I REGRET...not finishing school. I was young and naive and thought I'd have time "after the baby was born". But three babies and 14 years later...

I LOVE...being around the people I love the most, most of the time.

I ACHE FOR...love. For feeling loved and being loved and being able to give just love.

I ALWAYS...enjoy trying new things, even if it is something I end up hating (like putting on a new roof!) I enjoy the challenge, and the feeling that hey - at least I tried it! when it's over.

I AM NOT...going to sit back and wait for life to happen to me anymore. I am taking charge. I will determine my own success and my own happiness. Me!

I DANCE...when no one is watching whenever I feel like it.

I SING...all the time. In the shower. In the car. In church. At home. I love to sing. There is a song in my heart almost always.

I NEVER...intentionally hurt anyone. I feel terrible if I know I have done something to hurt or offend anyone. I feel like I can never apologize enough when this happens.

I RARELY...have time to watch TV anymore and just "veg out". But I am gonna change that! Ha Ha Ha. New Fall Season starts this week!

I CRY WHEN...I am tired, watching sappy movies or tender commercials on TV, when thinking about someone I care about who is having a hard time, when the spirit touches me...basically...I always cry!

I WATCH...funny TV shows like The Office, Seinfeld, Corner Gas, and lots more! Hip-Hip-Hooray for DVR!!!

I AM NOT ALWAYS...the most organized person. My rambling thoughts are sometimes the product of my chaotic life. However, I do prefer a neat & tidy, organized house. Now...has anyone seen the butler???

I HATE THAT...I have allowed myself to gain weight over the years. I used sickness as my excuse for lots of it. In part, that is true. But, c'mon...no one forced me to eat the entire bag of Chili-Cheese Fritos and that entire pan of Cheesecake!

I AM CONFUSED ABOUT...what I am doing as a parent sometimes. What impact will this choice or that action have on my children the rest of their lives? I mean, seriously, I could probably screw all of them up big-time!

I NEED...a vacation! I don't even care to where. And then I will need a week off when I get back, to allow me time to recuperate from vacation!

I SHOULD...probably stop Blogging and do my dishes or something else a little more productive!


~Trish~ said...

Thank for stopping by my blog when I was featured last week :) I'm still trying to get back to everyone who commented!!

Ashley said...

This is a good one. And what is this about you putting a new roof on? What? Like on a house??

purplehaze said...

Interesting fill in the blank. Good way to get to know someone. The one about crying I can relate. I can't even stand in front of greeting cards without crying, and that is before I even pick a card.

EmmaP said...

hahaha, ashley...I volunteered two different years to work on Habitat for Humanity homes. One of the work days I went they were doing a roof!!! luckily, it was a low standing home, and the pitch wasn't to steep. but i stayed away from the edge, and scooted along as i nailed the shingles down. had a black butt by the end of it.

Susie said...

Wow! We have a lot in common. I need a vacation and need to stop blogging to do my dishes too:-)

As always, thanks for stopping by today. To answer your question, it took an hour, not 5 minutes. I am good but not that good:-)

Tulsi said...

I'm working on getting back to live after being gone a week. I have an award for you over at my place.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I have meant to come over and comment on you since you visit me regularly.

I loved doing the "i". It was like a goal list for today. It made me really think about my life and things that I thought I was okay with and things that I needed to work on.

I also want to know, did you put on a new roof on your house? That is incredible and we so need pictures too. What a major project!!!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Okay I am a dork cause I just read that you did the roof with Habitat for Humanity. But that is something really awsome to be able to tell people.