Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Seven Things!

Wow, my very first blog tag!!!! I am so excited!!!! This is crazy because I never thought I would make friends over the blogosphere! I'm kind of shy when it comes to meeting new people- even over the Internet, so I feel very lucky to have made a few new friends along this journey to motherhood. This is clearly another story for another day because I have a tendency to go off on a tangent sometimes.

I was tagged by Toi over at Life of Toi and I am honored that she chose to tag me! So here's how it goes:

1. Write 7 things about yourself
2. Give the award to other blogs
3. Inform them about it!

Before I start (remember that aforementioned tangent I was telling you about!) I must warn you that I a) I'm not that interesting. I would love to be way more interesting but I'm just not. Secondly I attempted this on the about me page of my blog. Now to come up with 7 more things is going to be quite the challenge!

1. I love to travel. Any where any time. So far I have been out of the country 4 times- Paris (<3), Antigua, Bahamas, Canada. I can't wait to put more stamps in my passport :) I don't know if I love Caribbean Islands or classic cities more.

2. I am 33% of the way done with my Master's Degree. Actually no one in the world besides my parents, brother, and husband know that I am even pursuing my Master's Degree (until now). I didn't share this with anyone in case it didn't pan out. I of course took this semester off to be with my child (and because I probably wouldn't get my classes paid for because I am on maternity leave). The driving force behind enrolling in the Master's Degree program is because I work at a University and they are paying for it 100%! I might as well take of advantage of that right??

3. {Still not done..oh my!} Many of the people in my 'real life' had no idea that I blogged until my baby shower. I just didn't think that people would care- until they found out. Now I have way more page views per day and I can't believe the response that I get from the people in my real life.

4. The reason I started this blog was two fold: to improve my writing skills for school and to document this time in my life. I have no idea how long I am going to continue to blog, but for now I enjoy it. It forces me to be creative which I sadly think most people suppress due to their everyday responsibilities and it allows me to have an outlet.

5. I am a really bad friend... so to speak. I am horrible at keeping in touch with other people and HATE going "out". It's very weird. I hope all of my friends know that I love them, think about them, and care for them- but I am just not going to pick up the phone to tell them that. This maybe why I felt so horrible when one of my high school classmates was murdered over the summer (I can't find my post on this). I rarely speak to anyone I went to high school with and I have essentially lost touch with some of my 'bestest' friends from college but I know what's going on with them thanks to lots of facebook stalking. I don't mean to isolate myself- but it just happens.

6. I think my biggest character flaw is my lack of confidence. I'm pretty sure that  I could accomplish great feats if only I didn't talk myself out of doing it first. This is partly why I think that I a) am not interesting and b) didn't tell anyone about my blog. It's crazy because I sometimes have such big dreams in my head and I usually have a pretty good plan to carry it out- then I think of all the things that could go wrong and talk myself out of doing something. One of my childhood dreams is to own my own business. I would come up with these ideas and business plans and run it by my dad to see if it made sense. I should share some of these business ideas with you one day. My most fondest business plan was a club that I was going to open with my cousins. The name of it was supposed to be M-80... because we about to blow up!!!! LOL! I know this is absolutely not funny to you but I remember this plan so vividly- yes I am definitely going to have to share these business ideas with you someday. FYI a M-80 is an explosive o_o and I must have been 18 when we came up with it.

7. I am worried about being a good mom and raising good children. While you can find a number of Parenting books- your child still doesn't come with a manual. Parenting books are written from the opinion of the author and there is no hard and fast rule to raising children (except loving them unconditionally of course). I think parenting is partly trail and error and I worry about having too many errors before getting it right. If you are a parent I'm sure you can look back on at least one thing and say "I wish I had done this differently". Everything we say, do, and think effects our children in some way. Growing up I was teased mercilessly for being too skinny, while my husband was teased for being too fat. While we both survived and only have mild issues because of it- we are now in a day and age of cyber- bullying and that's not something I had to deal with growing up so how can I parent towards that?? I could go on and on and being raising a child now versus when we or our parents grew up but I am just happy I was able to come up with 7 things.

Okay now to pass it on. I chose these blogs because they are blogs I enjoy reading and would love to know more about these bloggers. Caution- most of them are mommy bloggers who had babies in September because I 'cyber-met' them all in the same place. But if you don't already follow their blogs- I hope you will go on over and have a look- see. You might actually stay!

1. EbonyCPrincess from Longing4Length (okay I cheated on this one because she's like my bestie but I'd love to see what 7 seven things she comes up with!)

2. Double R from Terzo Photography (okay this is another cheat but he did put up the cutest pic of the baby! Go see and I can't wait to do the baby's one month pictures with him)

3. Lacey from Life of Lacey. Love this chick- she is hilarious and has a beautiful baby girl just 5 days older than my bundle of joy!

4. Shannon from Crazy Beautiful. Another September mommy blogger with an adorable little boy.

5. Shika from Hair.I.Am world. A blogger I met since starting my HHJ.

6. Heather from Woah, Baby! She's got a cutie patooti over there and they get themselves into the funniest situations!

7. Jenni from Jenni from the Blog. You would recognize her from the Y3W blog hop.

Okay, my baby woke up... gotta go!


  1. #2 - WOWWWWWW! I can't believe you kept that a secret! Don't think I'm mad, I completely understand (I'm so tired of ppl asking me when I finish I could just scream) but THAT'S AWESOME!!!! *pom poms out*!

    #5 - You really aren't. You move thru different areas in your life and other things take priority. Those who are your true friends for life you can always easily pick up where you left off, and others are just meant to be there for a season. One of my pet peeves with women is when I feel obligated to keep in touch (call x amt of times per month, tell them every detail about every guy, etc). It can be exhausting!

    #6 & 7 - I don't think they are totally unrelated. Honestly, I may not have said it, but I'm super proud of you. Whenever my parents ask how you are, I'm always excited to say "she's doing x, she's getting married, SHE HAD A SON." I love how your life is playing out and I'm glad to still be a part of it...even if via cyberspace! And you have great parents, and you know what they say? Each generation does even better than the last, so if that is any indication, your kids will be the next president, Puffy and Oprah Winfrey! xoxo!

  2. Yay! I've been tagged!! I'll do it right now!

    SN: re #1 I'm from Antigua originally! =)

  3. I loved reading this!! And thank you for tagging me, what a fun way to get to know people!

  4. I can relate to a lot of things you have said about yourself, especially the shy part and the talking yourself out of good things part.
    I'm curious, on what site did you meet the mommy bloggers you linked to? I read your entire account of pregnancy (and loved it!) and I'm interested in finding more people with my same round about due date.

  5. I love the list.

    #1 we could go around the world together :).

    #6 I was talking to my book clud and this last month we had to read By the River Piedra I sat down and wept by Paulo Coelho. I choose that book for discussion because it is inspiring and it helps to set aside fears. I hope you can read it one day - because each of of us have the Other who talk ourselves out of doing something that will make our dream come true.

    #7 is how I feel sometimes. Pregnancy is easy can be easy and down with but being a parent is a long journey that doesn't finish - ever!


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