Free Your Mind Monday…

I am off work today and I almost totally forgot to put up today’s post.  My mind was so free that it was actually dreaming about something else entirely.  Luckily, someone from work sent me an email and my phone buzzed and woke me up.  Just in time to answer the next set of questions…

16.  How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?

Well…that’s sort of easy…it’s because everyone is different.  If we were all the same and we all liked the same things the world would be pretty boring.

17.  What’s the one thing you have not done that you really want to do?  What is holding you back?

This is sort of timely for me right now.  The answer is I really want to have a baby.  Lots of things have held me back from that in the past.  I needed to establish my career…I needed to make more money…we needed to buy a house.  Basically, it just never seemed to be the right time.  Just recently, I realized that waiting so long means that we’ve waited until it’s almost too late and I’m done waiting.  I’m ready to have a baby.  Now the only thing that is holding me back is J getting on board with the baby plan.  There is more to this story, but it’s a post for another day.

18.  Are you holding onto something you really need to let go of?

For a long time I did hold onto things…anger, jealousy, resentment…that weren’t doing me any good.  For the most part I’ve let these kinds of negative things go.  I decided it just wasn’t worth it to hold on to things that weren’t productive and weren’t making me a happier person.  It’s amazing how much better I’ve felt since I’ve let those things go.  Now the things I hang on to are happy memories and hope for the future.  It’s made me a much lighter, happier person.

19.  If you had to move to a state or country other than where you live, where would you go and why?

J and I talk about this all the time.  Where would we go if we won the lottery and could go anywhere?  Should we get the hell out of NY before they raise taxes on us AGAIN?  I always tend to come back to the same answer…I really like it here and I’d probably want to stay in NY no matter what.  But that’s not the question.  The question is if I HAD to move where would I go?  I don’t know exactly where I would choose, but it would have to be a place where the seasons change and where I could speak the native language.  I think I would also go for a much smaller place than NY…the thought of living in a small town is very appealing to me after living in a huge city all my life.  In the places I’ve travelled, I’ve never been somewhere and thought “Yes…this is where I’d like to go if I ever left NY”.  I guess I need to travel more to really figure this one out.

20.  Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

Yes…I push it more than once.  The elevator in my office is super slow and it makes me crazy to just stand there waiting.  So I push the button quite a few times while I’m waiting.  I realize that it has completely no effect on the speed of the elevator, but it makes me feel better…and it gives me something to do while I’m waiting.  For what it’s worth…I also get in the elevator and stare at the numbers as it moves up the floors, willing it to move just a little faster!


That last question gave me a good laugh for a Monday morning!

I’m off to tackle what was supposed to be a relaxing day, but has turned into a very busy one.  So tell me…do you push the elevator button more than once???


  1. I’m digging this free your mind Monday thing. Consider it stolen :)

    Good luck getting J on the baby train, you’ll be an awesome mom :)

  2. I push the close button as many times as it takes for it to actually close, and then I tell myself that my pushing the button sped it along.

  3. I resist the urge to push the elevator button more than once…
    Even though I REALLY want to!
    And I agree with Brooke – I think you will make a wonderful Mom.

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