Thursday, June 27, 2013

A little Q&A

Earlier this week, I asked the ladies in my Mom group for some questions that I could answer in a blog post. A little Q&A. Some of you are new readers - Hi there! and others have been around since the beginning - thanks for your continued support! Either way, I thought this would be a great way to get to know me a little. Especially those of you I've meet through Silly Sprouts.

Where did you go to college?? 
I went "away" to school for a short, but expensive 45 days. Tiffin University, in Tiffin, Ohio. I got homesick. Which is shocking since I'm now living in Texas but at the age of 18, I couldn't handle being away. Once I got home, I went to a local community college. I plan to go back and get my bachelor's. I'm one of those people that like going to school. I really want a 4 year degree. I just need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

What's your favorite part about being a mom?? 
I love seeing Connor light up when he sees me. He really loves me. I know that sounds cheesy and even a bit biased but I know that he knows I'm his Momma and that I provide such good care and love him so much. He is a happy baby and I think that's due to James and I showing him so much love. We are a happy family, who laughs and plays. I want to have a happy baby/toddler/son.

What has been the hardest thing for you to adjust to as a stay at home mom? 
 I get lonely some days. Especially now that we are in Texas, were I only know a few folks. I am a worker, I like being busy so when all the Mommy and Wife things are done, I find myself a bit lonely and bored.

How are you adjusting to Texas? 
What an adjustment. Holy smokes! At first it was weird. I felt like I was on vacation or something. Now that I've been here 6 months, I can tell that if I really put in the effort, I could love it here. I've meet some really nice people and I look forward to building friendships for myself and family.

How did you meet your husband? 
James and I worked together. He was my boss! How shady right? To make it even worse, when we meet, I was engaged and he was married. But as much as that sounds wrong and like a juicy scandal, it's not. At all. We both ended those relationships prior to getting together. 

What are some of your hopes and dreams for Connor's future? 
I hope Connor can look back at his childhood and say that his parents provided him with opportunities to travel and to learn. To really become a well rounded individual. I hope he plays sports and does well in school. I dream of him going off to college and experience a life James and I missed out on.

What's the craziest thing you did as a young adult? 
Saying yes when someone asked me to marry him when my heart and head both were screaming "No! No!". I knew he wasn't the one for me and that we weren't good for each other but at 25, I had all but given up hope. Pathetic, right? I can say that that experience taught me a lot about myself.

What did you do before you were a SAHM? 
I worked as a Student Services Coordinator for an IT company. I helped displaced workers gain IT skills to gain employment in the IT field. I loved my job and miss it. But I wouldn't trade being home with Connor for anything else in the world.

Do you plan to resume your career? 
I think I will go back to work at some point. Maybe when Connor is a little older and in preschool/school. I don't wan to be out of the house a lot or permanently so maybe something part time. I want to be able to go on field trips with Connor. Ideally, I would love the role as classroom Mom. And it would be important for me to be able to spend weekends, holidays and breaks with him.

Where would you like to live? 
This is kind of vague. I do know that when we start looking for a house in Texas (we are renting now), I want a ranch, with trees and a yard for Connor. I am going to miss the falls we have back in Ohio so it's important that I have trees. It's going to help keep the yard cooler, too! I wouldn't be telling the truth if I said I would love to live where my family is but I can't say I miss Ohio. I just miss my people. If I was to pick a place/location, I'd like somewhere were the temperature never got over 80. I am very much a colder temperature person.

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