Caity recently blogged about 5 words another blogger gave to her to blog about. I asked her to give me 5 words, so here they are!
Ha! I have alot of pets in my house, there is no doubt about that. Bill had 1 cat when I moved in with him, and I had 2. From there we got a rabbit, and then 2 dogs when we moved into our house. When our roommates moved in, they brought along 5 cats and 3 ferrets. Then there is the stray we found in our yard. Needless to say it is very furry and very crazy around here sometimes. But we cherish all of our pets and make sure to take the time to spend with each of them everyday. For Bill and I our pets are just as important to us as any children we would have, and they are all treated as such.
Having children is extremely important to me. While I am more then willing to adopt if I can’t get pregnant, experiencing it myself is very very important to me. I want at least 2 kids, as does Bill. He also wants to do everything he can to make it possible for me to stay home with them while they are young and work part-time after that. It’s most definitely a goal we have and one of the many reasons why we are getting married.
Getting married is one of the most important decisions in my entire life. I had a charmed childhood, with parents who were very much in love with each other and always constantly showed it. Seeing my parents and how madly in love they were always pushed me to find that one person for me. The person who I know is there for me, who makes me feel invincible and cared for. Feminism be damned, I very strongly believe that a working relationship needs to involve both parties giving up a part of themselves to make the one person they need to be together. If you can’t let go of yourself enough to feel as you need your significant other, your simply setting yourself up for failure in my mind. Luckily though, I have found that one person for me, and in less then a month, we will be vowing to spend the rest of our days together. Something we both take very seriously.
You should never, ever stop learning. Thats something my parents instilled in me from a young age and a mantra I live by daily. No matter how poor your schooling, there is never a reason to stop learning and pushing oneself. The only thing I lament is the fact that anymore, a piece of paper means more then a tangible example of capabilities. There are plenty of people in any number of fields who are more then capable of doing a job, but because they haven’t put themselves through the debt of college they are overlooked. A piece of paper does not by any means show capability.
I love to cook, I have since I was very little. It helps that I also grew up around women who loved to cook. I’m also thankful that my Mom started teaching me how to cook from a very young age, otherwise alot of her recipes would be lost. Generally I am very much a southern style cook, despite being a northerner. All the women I learned from were southerners so it definitely rubbed off on me!
That’s it from me! If you would like 5 words to answer from me, just make a request in the comments and I will e-mail them to you!