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Oct 17, 2010


Melanie at Mel's Coffee Break tagged me to anwer these 7 questions. I, in turn, will tag 7 bloggers with 7 new questions of my choosing.

1. What is your life slogan / verse / motto?

My motto for life used to be this quote by John Maxwell, "Change is inevitable; growth is optional."

However, since my son's diagnosis of brain cancer and subsequent homegoing, my life slogan is this: "Life is hard. Look to Jesus."

2. What one piece of advice would you give to your "younger" self if you could?

Figure out who you really are, get very comfortable with that and then go and BE YOU. In doing that, you will invite others to really BE themselves, too.

3. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

The discipline of writing
The opportunity to process my life
 Making connections with others

4. Do you have any dreams that have been on the back-burner that you still would like to achieve?

I have a couple of areas in which I would like to be certified.

5. What is something new you would like to learn?


photo from http://www.yoloboard.com/

6. What is something about you that we would be surprised to learn?

I am an introvert and am often more comfortable "public speaking" in front of hundreds rather than simply "being" in a group setting. I actually feel anxiety in a group in which I do not have a "job."  And although it may take some time for me to form a deep bond with another person, when that happens I am a very loyal friend.

7. If you found $100 bill, (lucky you!) what would you buy?

These or these or these

or this ~ which is what I really need.

Here are the 7 bloggers I picked. If you are not "into" this, no worries!

Brandi http://bbmommy2.blogspot.com/
Denise http://shortybearsplace.blogspot.com/
Julie http://www.juliegillies.com/
Kelly http://www.chattykelly.com/
Linda http://2nd-cup-of-coffee.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://lifeoflisasmith.blogspot.com/
Tiffany http://www.teawithtiffany.com/

Here are your 7 new questions:

1. Not counting attending church, what is your favorite activity that you consistently do on Sundays?

2. At what age or season in your life do you feel you looked your best?

3. Would you rather win a personal makeover/shopping spree with an image consultant, a one room makeover/shopping spree with an interior designer, or a personal chef who would cater a fabulous meal for a party at your home?

4. If a movie were made of your life, which actors would portray you and your husband?

5. If you had the power to choose one of these, which would it be?
I would be taller.
I would never go gray.
I would always look younger than my age.

6. Which of these positive first impressions would you prefer to make?

7. Pie or Cake?


  1. These are great, Melanie. Glad to know more about you!

  2. I got tagged by Melanie too. But I read in your comment on her blog that you already posted your 7. You are quick girl!

    I loved reading your answers. I was so glad that we had the opportunity to go for our private walk when we first met. It gave us time alone together which was so nice. However, I hope to get to spend more time with you another time when I come to FL.

    Paddleboarding? I want to kayak. :)

    I can understand 'look to Jesus; life is hard'

    Me too...


  3. Those are great, and I will jump on board. Btw, I am also an introvert just as you described.

  4. Fun. My favorite answer is "Life is hard, look to Jesus." I ditto that, as I learn more and more the truth of the bumper sticker I once saw that said "Jesus is the answer."

  5. I love your answers, thanks for tagging me sis. I will answer these on my blog Monday. I love you bunches.

  6. I have answered your questions sis on my blog.

  7. Cute blog post, Melanie. I enjoyed learning more about you. I have NEVER heard of paddleboarding and for some reason it just made me laugh. You're far more brave than me! If you ever do it, be sure to post pictures. *hee hee*

  8. Hi Melanie,

    I enjoyed reading your sharing! I've been browsing around reading the other girls who shared the diff 7 ques. I like getting to know you even more.

    Your #1 touched my heart a lot.


  9. Love knowing more about you. I have been curious about paddle boarding too, but I would never try it in the ocean. I saw Jaws. lol... I would say that I am an introvert that prefers having a job to do if in a crowd. For example, in our restaurant, if I walk into the dining room, I always busy myself with cleaning tables or something. I get very nervous making small talk. I would rather have heart to heart conversations than make small talk with someone.

    Answering my questions soon. Thanks for the tag! :)

  10. Hey Melanie, I totally relate to your speaking to crowds vs. being in a group. :) That's me too.


    I will participate soon with my 7 answers. I copied the questions into a blog draft.

    Thanks for picking me. I wasn't picked much when I was young. I was too shy and not athletic. :)