It's FRIDAY! It's Ask Away Friday which is an excellent opportunity to connect and interview your fellow bloggers. Bloggers swap questions and answer them on their own blog. We would love to have you join us.
Today I am privileged to swap questions with Rabia Lieber, mother of three plus a career. She has coauthored the Mother of All Meltdowns and I am happy to get to know her better. Please visit her blog and read more about this awesome lady. Here are the questions she posed to me:
1. What was the first job you ever had and what did you learn from it?
My very first job would have been in a grocery store as a cashier. I was 15 years old and made 75 cents an hour. My boss told me if I could name the song playing on the radio, he would give me a 25 cent raise. I knew the song well, but I froze under pressure and couldn't think of the title. I learned to not react under pressure and I rarely do since.
2. You are quite organized while I am the absolute opposite. Give me a new mantra to get moving and organize my house.
That's an easy one. I have taught classes on this subject and recently wrote a blog called: Serious help for procrastinators. The problem most people who are unorganized have is that they put things off until later but there is an easy way to rectify this. The 'mantra' is what my father taught me as a young girl DO IT RIGHT AND DO IT NOW. Believe me it works. I use it every single day.
3. What first attracted you to your husband and how has that changed since you've been married?
I was listening to a guest speaker (my current husband) and I leaned over to my girlfriend and said "I am going to marry him someday." I chased him until I let him catch me! It wasn't how he looked, it is what he was saying that made me realize he was what I was looking for in a mate.
How has that changed? Over twenty years ago, he was in a car accident and suffered brain damage. Nothing has been the same since and although it has been very difficult, I have become the world's most patient person. Considering I am a Type A personality -- not an easy feat!
4. In high school, which crown did you fit into (jocks, nerds, band, art, etc.)?
In high school the two groups were called the Frats and I honestly cannot remember the other name but they were the 'bad' kids. I was studious and on the basketball team. The Frats were getting ready for college.
5. Tell us something happy that has happened to you in the past week.
I have met two awesome women on Google + that I will be working with and it thrills me. But, more importantly, my 2.5 year old grandson calls me almost every day -- just 'cuz!
6. What is your dream vacation spot?
I am not big on traveling and can take it or leave it. We traveled a lot before my hubby was hurt and so glad we did that. My dream spot would be Tofino, British Columbia at the Wickaninnish Inn. It is his favorite place and I love going there and doing NOTHING.
C - Caring
My husband would say the AR = Always Right :)
A - Ageless
R - Responsible
O - Optimistic
L - Leader
8. What would you rather watch - a scary movie or a funny movie?
I don't like scary movies. I like nail biting drama that could possibly be categorized as scary but love comedies and a good funny movie is hard to find.
9. If you could spend a week 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future, which would you pick and what would you do?
My father was born in 1903 and my mother in 1907. I would go back to their childhood and live like they lived to understand them even more. Here are some lessons this amazing man taught me including how to stay organized!
He is the little guy on the left.
10. Do you have a favorite charity or non-profit that you support?
That's easy. The local SPCA or Paws for Pets. I do not give to organizations where I cannot see exactly where the money is spent. Most of my research shows me that it is usually misappropriated. My love for animals, dogs in particular, is where my funds go.
Those have been great questions, Rabia and I look forward to seeing your answers to mine.
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