1. The best thing my parents taught me to do when I was a child was _________________.
To do my best and no matter what give my all. I was big into sports and my dad would always tell me that no matter my mood or whether or not I wanted to be at practice I needed to give 110% No whining, no eye rolls just give it all and I did, well most of the time. The teenage years were filled with more and more eye rolling but to this day I always do my best and give everything 110% because my parents instilled that in me.
2. However, one thing I wish they did differently was _________________.
I thought about this one long and hard and at first I was going to say that I wish they had given me a little more slack. But let’s face it, parents are parents and not best friends. I honestly can say, I wish they didn’t do anything differently. The lessons they taught me and mistakes we both made have shaped me into the person I am today. They were hard on me when they needed to me and were always there for me.
3. One thing I’ve always wanted to try but haven’t is _________________.
Jump out of a perfectly good airplane. It’s true. I have always wanted to do it but I waited too long. I now have two wonderful kiddos that need me to not do silly things like jumping out of airplanes.
4. One thing I never thought I’d try but I have is _________________.
I never ever ever thought I would try and like sushi. But I did thanks to my husband and his dad and I LOVE it. It is one of my most favorite foods and typically, when we go out to dinner, we are at the local sushi place.
5. If I could give my 16-year-old self one piece of advice I’d tell myself _________________.
You are beautiful. No, you are never going to look like the Victoria Secret models but you also don’t have a professional doing your hair and makeup and dressing you in outfits that are made to fit you perfectly. For some reason I have always had horrible self esteem problems and I am finally starting to realize that I have set unrealistic expectations for myself. I am me and I can’t compare myself to models or actresses that have people help make them look the way they do on screen.