The past week has been a complete whirl-wind, with my sister’s wedding, birthdays, a Holiday, and lots going on at work. Actually, I think the rest of this year is going to be a little bit crazy, especially with all the upcoming Holidays. Which made me thankful that “C” over at The Single Dollar nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It was really sweet of her to think of me. And, it gives me something to post!
The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
- Nominate some other bloggers for this award
- Ask the same number of questions of the other bloggers as you were asked
- Notify the bloggers whom you nominated
Here are my answers to C’s questions:
- What’s a money disaster you still regret? Can be over-spending, failure to make $$, whatever. My first instinct was to say co-signing on the student loan for my sister. That was definitely a HUGE mistake, but what I really regret is how I handled my money after that (and even before that), which is what lead to eventually file bankruptcy. Yes, my sister defaulting on the loan, and never doing anything to rectify the situation, was terrible, and hurtful, and financially disastrous. But, had I had my finances in order, or known how to get my finances in order, I could have recovered. People do it every day. Bankruptcy isn’t the saving grace (or easy escape) that most people assume it will be. I think my recovery would have been much easier had I figured out my money years ago, and avoided bankruptcy altogether.
- Do you still read magazines in this digital age? If so, which one(s)? Kind of, but not exactly. I signed up for a free “Creative Ideas” magazine that Lowe’s sends out once a quarter, which has all kinds of ideas on DIY projects. I’ve never actually done any of the projects, but I love looking at the ideas. To me it’s like Christmas decorations: Sparkly and shiny, and makes me happy just to look at it, without having any inclination to “own” it. And somehow when I changed my address after selling the house, I started getting “Better Homes and Gardens”. I sometimes flip through that, but find I get disinterested having to flip through all the ads of a traditional magazine. Granted, the Lowe’s magazine is basically one big advertisement, but they hide it in the form of DIY projects.
- Describe your favorite birthday party you’ve ever had. Is it sad that I can’t come up with a favorite birthday party that I’ve had? As an introvert, I’m not very fond of gatherings where the attention is focused on me. It feels awkward. Last year was nice: Bryan and I went out for a nice dinner, just the two of us. Does that count?
- What’s a food that you didn’t like when you were younger, but do now? Brussels Sprouts. My mom always bought the frozen kind, with the butter, that end up being squishy and weird. I’m a texture person, so I could never get past the way they felt. In my mid 20’s I learned how to cut them into thin disks, and fry them in butter until crispy. Love them! It opened me up to experimenting with all different veggies that I never would eat growing up.
- Where do you see yourself, financially, in five years? Five years from now I see myself debt free, and in a more financially stable position. Probably making less money, but having more freedom and flexibility, and still being able to set something aside for the future. I see Bryan and I living more on less, if that makes sense?
- What was your favorite remodeling or craft project?
- Have you ever left a job unexpectedly (been fired or quit)? How did you cope?
- What is one thing you love to splurge on?
- If you had a whole day, with no plans, and nothing that needed done, what would you do?
- What is the best place you’ve ever traveled to?
Thanks again C for the nomination!
- Cindy W.