Questions 6 through 10

  • If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Without a doubt, my boys. My boys [all three of them] make me laugh every single day. Even when I’m annoyed with them, and irritated at one, two, or even all three of them, I know without a doubt they make me the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m so grateful to have a loving, attentive husband, who only wants what is best for his family. I’m incredibly lucky to have two boys who are happy and healthy. I wouldn’t give them up for all the money in the world.
  • Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? This one is much more difficult to answer. In many ways, I’m settling. That has got to change. I don’t want to look back at my life and realize I’ve settled for doing something, when what I believe in, and love to do, could have been done with just a little more effort.
  • If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? See above. I would do more of what I believe in and less settling. I wouldn’t be so stressed about paying the bills, or having Things. Material objects mean little to me, but I think they’d mean even less if I knew I only had about 12 years of life left.
  • To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? Not much, actually. Obviously, I chose to move to Delaware with M, I choose to marry him, and together, we chose to have children. But I didn’t choose to have Moyamoya and I most definitely did not choose a lot of the things we’ve experienced in the last two years. I have chosen to surround myself with good people instead of people who are constantly bringing me down, and that has been an amazing blessing.
  • Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? The answer to this depends on what we’re talking about. At work, I’m concerned with doing things right. It’s part of doing a good job. But in life, I’m concerned with doing the right thing. If that means I have to make my son go to school even though he’s still crying when I leave then I’ll do it, because I know it will make him a better person in the end. Both M and I strive to teach the boys

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