A reporter contacted me about doing an interview about the my experience with chikungunya. The following is what I sent him. I’ll add a link when he posts the article, but I thought some of you might want to read it, too.
Suzanne gave me an award, but it’s one of those chain things where I’m supposed to tag other blogs, but I really don’t read enough blogs to make tagging worth your while. But I figured I could still answer the questions that go along with this prestigious award. 😉
What three words would you NOT use to describe yourself?
motivated, type-A, healthy
What would thirteen-year-old you find surprising about your life right now?
I think we’re still the same. Maybe surprised that I don’t watch much hockey anymore.
If you could go back to school (for free!!), would you? What would you study?
Yes, but I don’t know what I’d study. Maybe broadcasting.
In a movie of your life, who would portray you? Drew Barrymore or Tina Fey
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it include?
JETS pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms
If you had to play Never Have I Ever (a game where each player says something they’ve never done and everyone else who has done that thing loses a point) with three celebrities, who would they be?
Tina Fey, Bryan Williams, Seth Meyers
What are your three favorite things about yourself? My eyes, my humor, my mediocrity
What is your movie version of comfort food? Shawshank Redemption or Zoolander
What’s the last thing you did that really scared you? Walked up those rickety spiral stairs to a roof with both hands full.
What’s the next thing you’ll do that really scares you? Fly home, not knowing if I’ll get my visa to return.
What’s your dream job? being a stay-at-home non-mom. Or working in baseball, but I don’t know what I’d do.
You know what they are … those things you tell someone, only to find yourself hearing your own voice (or is it the Holy Spirit?) repeating your very own words back to yourself!
Teachers deal with a lot of tattling. Sometimes it’s legitimate, but if someone actually plotted and compared volume/importance, I have a feeling I know how that graph would appear. Teachers (and probably parents, too) find creative ways to deal with tattling. While some have created qualifications for tattling, and others have displayed a tattle jar, I’ve tried to take a different approach. It just came to me one day (once again, probably the Holy Spirit). A student tattled about who-knows-what. Instead of even dealing with whatever-it-was, I said, “Really?! He did that TO YOU?! Guess what that means? You have an opportunity to be like Jesus now! You have the opportunity to FORGIVE!”
So today, when I was getting frustrated with circumstances that are completely (and frustratingly!) out of my control, I wanted to cry and quit and whine, and God said, “Really? This is happening TO YOU! Guess what that means? You have an opportunity to TRUST ME!”
Right back at me.