1. What is something you have wanted to do but are afraid of?
I'm afraid of a lot, so there are a lot of things I'd probably like to do if I weren't afraid to! I think if I had to choose my top choice, I'd say I would love to be a worship leader, or sing professionally in some way. I love singing, and while I've performed in church, talent shows...even had a small job singing when I was much younger, but I'd love to have the guts to do it on a larger scale...without medication and panic attacks (remember my post a few days ago where I mentioned my high school graduation!?) Having a love of singing, combined with severe social anxiety, not to mention a huge fear of microphones, is completely ironic, don't you think!?
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hmm, being a military family that's hard to say! Obviously, I plan to still be happily married to my wonderful husband...but as far as where we will be living? Who knows! If my husband ends up deciding to go career recruiter, we could still be living somewhere near where we are now...or we could be back in California...or who knows, even Japan (though I doubt that!) As long as we are together, that's really all that matters to me!
3. What are you looking forward to before the end of 2012?
Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Aside from the holidays, I'm looking forward to having a real Fall and Winter season. We're already seeing the Fall like weather here, which is awesome. I am usually not a fan of winter, but this being Shaun's first time living in the midwest for winter, and his love of snow...I'm really looking forward to his reaction to it all. Living in California, it was always hard to try and explain to him that it would not snow at his house every morning when he would stare out the window and cry for snow. This year, there is actually a chance that could happen, and for his sake I truly hope it does. (Though I've been told even when it does snow, they usually clear the roads pretty quickly so there's not a ton of snow days...where's the fun in that!?)
4. What are your hopes for your blog?
My hopes are that it continues to grow and the people continue to enjoy reading what I have to say. Also, though I feel I've been lacking a bit lately on Autism related posts, I hope to get back to that a bit more once things settle a bit more, and to again help teach others about the reality of Autism and raise awareness for my son.
5. Do you always see yourself living in your current town/city?
I suppose my answer for this kind of goes along with number three. I do enjoy living here. We are the perfect distance to just about everything...close to the hubby's office, Shaun's school, our doctors, Target, etc...but without feeling like we're in town, which is nice! And being only three hours from both sides of the family is a whole lot better than what we had before. If we had to live here forever, I don't suppose I'd be disappointed...but like I said, with the military, we can pretty much assume that moves are inevitable. Plus, we already have plans to build a house when Matt gets out of the Marine Corps, and we know just where we're going to build (one day)...right down the road from his mom in Illinois.
6. What is your morning routine?
I don't think I really have a routine so much. I usually check my e-mail, Facebook, weather, etc first thing as I'm still waking up...I'm not a morning person!! Then once Shaun is awake (generally, not long after me), I spend the rest of my morning (day) chasing after him! No rest for this mommy!!