Hey, hey! It’s Friday and I am soooo looking forward to a really calm, relaxed weekend. It’s been a very busy April and I need this little break in the busyness.
Today, I’m continuing the Friday Questions series with a few more questions I pulled from the Community Questions portion of the Real Talk Radio podcast.
1) What’s working really well in your life right now, something that feels easy, vibrant, and flowing?
I don’t know if this is going to sound like a silly answer, but being a cat mom. I love being a cat mom. I love these girls of mine so, so much. They are the sweetest, silliest, snuggliest, most fun girls and they make me so happy. I love coming home to them every day because I usually find them sleeping on the couch, and they will get up and greet me. I love how Eloise sleeps next to me at night, and how Lila wakes me up multiple times by batting at my face. Everything about taking care of them makes me feel so good.
2) If you were given an unlimited amount of money to fix any problem in the world, what would you choose?
Homelessness and poverty. Reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond last year was really powerful for me, and I encourage everyone to read that book to really understand what it means to live in poverty and how the system consistently works against poor people, especially poor people of color. We should all have a safe place to live and a warm bed to sleep in. We should all have food on our table and to be able to care for our children. If I could funnel all of the money in the world to setting up organizations and systems that could help solve the crisis of homelessness and poverty, could you imagine how that would change our world? Man.
3) What’s one of the best gifts you’ve ever received?
When I was a freshman in college, I came home for the summer to find out my mom had gotten me a new bed. I was completely surprised because while I had complained about my bed to her (I was sleeping on a twin bed that I had had since I was tiny), I didn’t know she was looking into getting me something new. We were struggling financially then, so I didn’t expect to get a new bed unless I paid for it myself. The bed was a hand-me-down from a family member, and it was the sweetest surprise! I remember opening the door to my bedroom and my mouth dropping open in shock to see this beautiful full-size bed in place of my tiny twin. It was the best gift (especially considering my mom was still sleeping on a crummy daybed at that point, and she had every right to keep this new bed for herself). My mom’s the best, what can I say?
4) What’s one habit that you’ve been successful at adopting over the past few years that you’re proud of?
A recent habit I’ve acquired is taking vitamins, which doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but I’m always proud of doing something consistently. I’m vitamin D and iron deficient, so those are vitamins I need to be taking on a regular basis and I’m happy to report that I do now.
The problem with taking vitamins for me is that I can’t take them first thing in the morning. Taking vitamins on an empty stomach makes me nauseated. So, I needed to take them after breakfast, which I usually eat at work and that means I needed to bring my pills with me to work… and then remember to take them home on the weekends. Y’all, this is apparently way too complicated for me. Then, Lisa suggested taking them at night. Genius! What a simple hack. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself.
Now, I take my vitamins with my dinner and rarely miss a day! I also keep my vitamins in one of those day-of-the-week pill containers that sits on my kitchen island so it’s always in my eyesight.
5) If you could have a hot fling with one fictional character, who would it be?
Oh goodness. Give me Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls. But I’d prefer the sweet Jess from A Year in the Life, not the angsty one from the series.
Who would YOU have a hot fling with?