Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
I love learning more about my fellow MilSpouse bloggers. So I created a weekly meme. Each week, I’ll post a list of questions on Thursday (so you can have your blog ready on Friday). Come back here on Friday (like today!) and enter your blog post into Mr. Linky below so others know who else participated and we can all visit other blogs. Please leave a comment too! And please feel free to use the button above!
1. Tell us about your dream job… one that you could do regardless of pay.
My dream job is something that I’ve wanted to do since I was a teen. Maybe a pre-teen. I’ve wanted to open my own summer camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. Because I think a lot of them don’t get to really experience some of what “healthy” children do. This summer camp would have to have an on-site mini-hospital to dispense any drugs/medication that these ill children would need. I’d also dedicate a week or two to the siblings of the ill children… because I think sometimes they get short-handed because a lot of the attention has to be given to the sick child.
Anyway, I don’t think it’ll ever work out. But it’s a dream.
2. What is your most prized material possession (kids and pets don’t count!)?
Why do I ask questions that I can’t answer? Um… well, I love the rings Huzzy gave me. And most recently, he gave me REAL Mikimoto pearl earrings and a necklace. I also have a gorgeous diamond necklace that my grandma gave me… it was my great-great aunt’s engagement ring (or anniversary ring… my cousin and I each got one and neither knows which is which).
3. What has been your favorite duty station and why?
Well, we’ve only been at two together. And I have to say that while the first was in my home state and where I had been living for YEARS before meeting Huzzy… my favorite is where we are right now. Western Washington State. Here at Naval Base Kitsap. I love it because of the geography. The people I’ve met so far. And because I feel like I fit in here. Mostly because there are other Navy people here. In Michigan, we weren’t near a base and no one really understood what I was going through. Here, they do.
4. What is your least favorite household chore?
Can I say cleaning dog accidents off the floor? Besides that, I hate washing dishes by hand. And putting away laundry once it’s clean (it’ll stay in laundry baskets for weeks after it’s washed!)
5. If you could give one piece of advice to a teenager today (not specifically a MilTeen), what would it be?
Though I’d tell them this, I don’t think they would listen: don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, even if it means the “cool” kids won’t like you. It REALLY doesn’t matter what you wear or the things you have. You see people bullying/teasing others (and maybe you do it too) but you know it’s wrong. Stand up for the person being teased. Who really cares if you are in turn teased yourself or ostracized? Most likely, you won’t see these people or won’t HAVE to if you don’t want… once you get out of high school.
I wish I had been strong enough to stand up to others sometimes…