Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Survey and an Award...two in one, yes.

My blog friend from over at One Heart, Two Hands tagged me for this survey. I had a good time filling it out.

1. Respond and rework: Answer the questions on your blog.
Replace one question with a question of your own or add a question of your own.

2. Tag other un-tagged people.

What's your favorite article of clothing?
All of my cardigans but especially my teal one from Forever21. My comfy day dresses and scarves in the fall :)

Who was the last person you hugged?
My mom.

What's your favorite dinner?
I'd have to say the mediterranean meal my mom cooks which consists of falafel, tabouli, hummus and cous cous. Delicious, diverse and so healthy!

What was the last thing you bought?
I bought many a things last night to cook dinner. We had a mexican fiesta night!

What are you listening to right now?
Absolutely nothing. I'm at work.

What is your favorite weather?
I'm going to say fall weather and not just because it's right around the corner and I'm craving it at the moment. I really do love the crispness in the air during this season!

What is your least favorite season?
I don't really have a least favorite. I live in Florida and while summer is undoubtedly amazing after nearly 9 months of it, it does get VERY old, as does the humidity.

Who do you admire the most?
I admire a lot of people, some who have already passed and some who are still living. But at the end of the day I think I'm going to have to say that admire my parents the most. They have been through so much and have handled difficult situations with honor and dignity, even at the cost of losing "fame" or "popularity". I highly admire those who stick to what they believe even in the midst of a fiery trial and I can say without reserve that my parents certainly have. I am blessed to have them.

Say something to the person who tagged you: One Heart, Two Hands...you are a beautiful soul and I love your writing. I enjoy your blog and you're so sweet!

What is your favorite dessert or cool treat?
Ahhh, anything sweet! I haven't had dessert or sweets in 12 days now. It's a fast I'm doing and it's really difficult to talk about this. I could list a million things but I LOVE cheesecake! mmm especially raspberry chocolate cheesecake. Goodness gracious. Heavenly.

What did you want to be as a child?
A teacher, lawyer or singer

What do you want to be now?
Still trying to figure it out. I want to be diligent in all that I do. I want to be successful in anything I attempt to do. I want to benefit others and make a difference.

What is your favorite song?
I have way too many. At the moment: More than Ashes by Tim Reihmerr, Falling Slowly from the movie soundtrack, ONCE, Sweet Disposition by the Temper Traps, Green Eyes by Coldplay, Gravity by Sara Bareilles, Anything by The Beatles, I could go on and on and on and on. This question is ridiculous. ha

Which is you favorite country/state, and why?
United States. I feel so blessed to have been born here. I do love Italy though. I went there when I was 15 and absolutely fell in love with it!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? New Zealand

What are your most challenging goals right now?
Figuring out my next steps and direction. I'm completely clueless as to what the future holds. I need some clear direction which I am most definitely praying for.

What is your 5 year plan?
Meet my husband, get married, travel, buy a house, do something meaningful and purposeful, be apart of a ministry again, maybe have a baby? 5 years is such a short period of time when you think about it! I'll be 27! Goodness, that is scary to think about.

What is your favorite sport to watch? Football

What show would you want to be a cast member on (reality included)?
As cheesy as it sounds...American Idol. I know, I know. Or any show that I could win money on...haha

What is your most prized possession?
I have many. Probably my purity/promise ring that my parents gave me when I was 16. I still wear it proudly signifying that I will indeed wait until marriage. I have never taken it off since I was 16. Also my box FULL of letters from my Grandma. She passed away when I was 15 and up until then, she was the greatest pen pal one could ever imagine having. We wrote every week to each other. I believe she greatly inspired my love for writing.

Name one favorite childhood memory.
I have so very many. Family camping trips, living on cleveland ave in buckhannon- our playhouse, making mazes in the galores of leaves that would fall in autumn, playing with my cousins and sisters, family bike rides or walks to dairy queen downtown, staying with grandma and grandpa on weekends and waking up to her signature biscuits and gravy, christmastime at home....so many!

What is your favorite book of the Bible?
Psalms. I love David's expression unto the Lord and reading his inner thoughts, struggles, desires and challenges is very intriguing and inspiring.

What is your favorite quote?
"Deliver Me, Jesus from the desire to be praised, honored, glorified, preferred, consulted, or approved. Deliver me, Jesus, from the fear of being humiliated, criticized, forgotten, ridiculed, maltreated, and from the fear of what others will think. O Jesus, give me the grace to desire: that others would be loved and esteemed ahead of me, that in the eyes of the world they would increase while I decrease, and praised while I pass by unnoticed; that others would be preferred in all situations; that others would become more than myself — in order that I would be as holy as You want me to be."
—Charles de Foucauld

Now I tag any of you lovely ladies who would like to do this. :)

Also, wonderful, beautiful and sweet Shanny over at I did, I do, I will nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger award! Thank you Shanny! I so enjoy your blog and pure honesty.


1-Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2-Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3-Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4-Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5-Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6-Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7-Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they've been nominated.

7 things about me that people may not know:

1. An opossum fell out of a tree onto my head when I was 9 years old. Not even kidding.

2. I wake up every morning at 6:00 am even though I don't have to be at work until 8:30 am. I get ready in 30 mins and then often go back to sleep until I have to leave. So silly.

3. I Love Lucy is the best show ever, in my opinion.

4. I've been single for 4 years now and have only had one boyfriend in my entire life.

5. I never got into the Twilight series.

6. I've been out of the country 3 times. Italy, once and Mexico, twice.

7. I attempted to learn the flute when I was around 11 but quickly realized that I could never play an instrument to which I could not sing to. It drove me nuts. I stuck with piano. :)

And I nominate those who are deserving of this award...

One Heart, Two Hands

There you have it!


Anonymous said...

Thanks! I really enjoyed reading your answers. I'm telling you, you and I are so much alike; we have so many similarities! Especially when it comes to what we want to do now and our five year plans! I think I basically wrote the same answers as you for some of those questions! I'm so happy we "met"! :) Oh, and that is awful that an opossum fell on your head. Those things give me the heeby jeebies! That's so sweet that you have so many letters from your Grandma. I actually wrote letters to my grandma for a long time when I was younger. Thanks so much for the blog award! I need to update my blog today or tomorrow!
Oh, and thanks for the compliments. You're so sweet! :)

A Moms Perspective said...

ok so I cried reading your survey...more proof that you are an amazing writer but even more that your an amazing daughter and I'm so glad your mine. I know grandma would be so proud of who you are today. I'm so glad we have such beautiful memories to treasure, your heritage, memories, experiences and even your heartbreaks, losses and scars make you the incredible young lady we love. Your life is like a tapestry and it's beautiful!

Love forever-Mom <3

Jessica said...

Aw....thanks so much! That means a lot, especially coming from SUCH a creative blogger as yourself!

I'm going to have to ponder my 7 random things.......I'm a pretty random person, so - as Jesus might say - I could do 70 times 7! =D

Thanks, Amber. I needed a little pick me up - this was just the ticket! =D

Shanny said...

I love reading these randoms about you, you are such a beautiful person!
I have to tell you I'm completely obsessed with Gravity, I love it, so powerful.... And thankyou for your kind words about me =)

Shannon said...

Loved reading your survey and blog award! Thanks for passing it on beautiful lady..I will post it soon! :)