Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Social

I started doing this week's Sunday Social questions... and they sounded really familier. Then I looked back and saw that these same questions were asked in September last year. So I decided to do my old answers followed by my new. Old ones are in blue, new in pink. Let's see what changed. 

1. What are 3 items you can’t live without on a daily basis (water, food, shelter, and clothes don’t count)

Then-Last time the question asked for 5 items
  1. My iPhone. Especially when I'm nursing because I would be bored out of my mind without it.
  2. Bobby pins. My hair is driving me nuts these days (read: it's too long and I haven't had it cut in awhile so the layers get all up in my face)
  3. My DVR. Sad? Yes I know. However, when you spend hours a day holding a baby who just wants to be snuggled, you need something to do. And while I love my iPhone, the screen is too small to stare at all day long, thus DVRing shows and watching them during the day is a lifesaver. 
  4. Diet Pepsi and/or Dunkin Donuts Iced Tea. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I need my caffeine fix so I need greatly desire one of those two almost every day. 
  5. Burp clothes/baby blankets. Life with a 2 month old is messy. 'Nuf said. 
Now-

  1. My iPhone- Essential for all the random things I need to Google, e-mail on the go, and various games to focus on rather than doing something productive
  2. Diet Pepsi- Caffieene!!!! Except right now I'm limiting my intake because I think excessive Diet Pepsi may be one of the reasons Fynn doesn't sleep well. It took a whole year for us to figure that one out. Clearly we're rocket scientists. 
  3. My iPad- Since Drew hogs the computer 95% of the time, I love this bad boy for reading blogs, e-mail, and of course Netflix. 



2. What is your all time favorite book? Why?

Then-
Tough call here. I guess it would be The Time Traveller's Wife. Love that book. And the movie. I can read it again and again and discover something new every single time. It's also one of those books that tugs at your heart and makes you cry. Don't know why, but I'm a sucker for tearjerker books.

Now- 
Probably the same. I haven't read any super amazing books since then. Anyone have some suggestions for a must-read? 

3. What is something you’d like to accomplish before the end of 2013?

Then-
By the end of 2012 I would like to be back to my prepregnancy weight. I currently have 13 pounds to lose, so if I lay off the oreos and pizza this is a reasonable goal. Looking at the calendar there are about 15 weeks left in the year, I can totally lose 13 pounds in that time. Once I go back to work in 2 weeks, I won't have the time to eat all the crap I'm currently eating and I'll be a lot more active running around school all day and chasing after 26 5th graders, so I should be able to do it. 

Now-
Hey, I actually reached that goal last year! So proud. My new goal for the end of 2013 is to successfully manage family, work, and grad school. By successfully I mean that I don't completely lose my mind and end up sobbing/rocking back and forth.

4. If you could go back and relive any year of your life which year would it be?

Then-
My freshman year of college. There are so many things I did and didn't do that year that I really regret. I wish I had been more outgoing, and done more of the things I wanted to do, but was too chicken to try. I wish I hadn't hung out with some of the people I did then. Overall there are a lot of things about that year that I would change.

Now- 
I would totally relive this last year if I could. Fynn's first year was an amazing, life-changing year... and it went by so fast. I'd love to go back and relive all her firsts and appreciate again just how tiny she was. 

5. What do you wish people knew about you without you having to tell them?

Then-
That I'm a perfectionist. The ultimate overachiever. I want to do well in every aspect of my life and it's a very stressful and overwhelming way to live. I wish people would just know that about me so they would understand when I don't talk to them for weeks, it's not that I don't love them, it's that I'm too consumed by my current situation to think of anything else. 

Now-
The same... I still wish more of the people in my life understood this about me. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Amanda! I came across your blog on the "Let's Get Social Sunday" Linky Party. I'm so glad to meet you. I am now following you via Bloglovin'. Please follow me back. Have a great day!

    Vashti

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