This could be one of my favorite link-ups. Sometimes, on a Sunday, while sipping my coffee, it's nice to have some writing prompts. These questions also give me a chance to get to know more all about all of you, which is quite possibly my favorite part!
This Weeks Questions:
1. What is your dream job?
This one is a tough subject. I just got the call on Friday that I was not chosen to fill a position of a job that I would consider a "dream job". My dream job is not in a specific field necessary, but rather possesses certain qualities. My dream job is one that I would stay challenged, and I would be a big part in facilitating positive changes within people. I have a passion for helping people, and love an environment that is always changing, quickly moving, and inspiring.
2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
I would blog, and spend my time making pretty things (duh!) I would also like to begin the venture on building a dream home, spend time with family in great locations (top of my list, Ireland), and spend some time and money on some local organizations that I truly believe in. I would go back to school, and spend more time learning a foreign language.
(From the looks of my list, I feel like I'd keep myself and family pretty busy)
3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a "big fancy business woman". I wanted to sit at a big table, making conference calls, making big decisions. (I will be the first to admit, I was on a crazy power trip when I was a little girl. I also didn't take into consideration that big cities scare me and "big fancy business women" typically don't flourish in small towns!)
My back-up plan was to be a meteorologist (aka....weather girl!)
4. What piece career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
Don't take your work home with you. I work in a difficult place - 99% of the time, people aren't at the courthouse because they want to be, and often times their anger and frustration is taken out on you. Keep it separate, and you'll do fine.
5. Biggest Pet Peeves either in life or in blogging or at work:
In life: people who habitually "flake out" (things happen, but cancelling plans last minute over and over is a pet peeve), and public wedge-ie picking!
In Blogging: I am not "established" enough in blogging to have developed one yet - I'm still just sitting back and observing. Give me some time, I'm sure I'll come up with something!
In Work: what isn't my pet peeve at work? Attorneys not turning in paperwork on time, defendants constantly making excuses "no, I don't know why my UA shows amphetamines....must have been in the muffin I ate this morning...". Co-worker wise, probably my biggest pet peeve is the nosey-ness that goes on, not pulling their own weight, and office supply stealers (I still am missing my favorite pen, whoever you are!) ha.
6. Biggest Fears:
Spiders (and everything else creepy-crawly), water I cannot see the bottom of, not being in control of a situation (motherhood has probably single-handedly cured me of this fear though, I'm learning to be more laid back everyday!)
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