If I had $500 that I had to spend on fun, how would I spend it?
$500!?! On fun?!? If it was for the family - K really loves amusement parks so maybe we would go to Hershey or go down to Busch Gardens for a day and maybe stay overnight in a hotel? For B and me, a weekend away with a nice dinner and some fun activities. If it was $500 to spend just on me? Gosh I don’t know. A mani/pedi definitely. A massage? I’ve never had one and I’m not sure I’d like it. A Fitbit and TRX trainer. Does buying exercise equipment for fun make me weird(er)?
Who are the five most important people in my life? Do I wish I could see more of them?
K, B, my mom and dad, my sister. Yes to all.
Do I like to listen to experts, or do I prefer to figure things out for myself?
Listening and then figuring out for myself.
Does paying with cash make spending money seem more “real” to me than using a credit card?
Yes. Credit cards are evil.
Am I motivated by the thought of winning or losing a bet?
Do I embrace the rules or flout them?
Would I be happy to see my children have the life I’ve had, more or less?
Tough one. There are many things about my life I would be happy to see in K’s - happy memories with my family from childhood, the opportunity to travel a little, a man who loves her unconditionally, the joy of becoming a mother and raising a child, etc. There are many, many things that I do not wish on her - decades of depression, struggle with an ED, anxiety so bad that I was afraid to try or do anything until I was in my 30s, regrets for the things I didn’t do because I was too scared. I don’t wish any of that on her. But the rest of it? Even with the struggles and hard-to-me times, life is worth living.To Be Continued....