I’ve been tagged by the incredible Deb Bryan of http://deborah-bryan.com/ to wrack my weary brain and give some mind-boggling answers to interesting questions:
If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?
This could be so many times from the silly (showing my friend Corrie the biffy I redecorated for her) to the profound (either of my children being born) to the macabre (being with my mom as she died). I can think of many times I would NOT like to relive (all of 1978, my last six months at Nine Circles).
One time does stand out in my mind. I was with a (very) former so-called boyfriend and I wanted to search for the land my mother left me in her will. All I knew was it was in a small town in south-western Manitoba. All I had were the co-ordinates and a copy of the land title. We went all over that town all that hot, dusty day tracking one lead after the next. Dead ends all around until someone from the land titles realized I should be looking in a different area; it was actually 20 miles outside of town. Hot, thirsty and hungry we took one more shot at it and got lost. Crap. Three more hours lost and no land so I decided to stay the night and start fresh in the morning after a good sleep and a hot shower. I was so close, I could feel it!
The next morning I checked at another town office where the woman there totally knew where it was and drew a map for me! She also included the name and phone number of the town councilman. This was it. I knew it.
Found it. All that driving (2 hours from the city and most of the day before, 3 more hours that morning) and there it was. I knew it almost before I drove up to it. I got out of the car and deliberately placed my foot on the land my mother and my grandmother before her owned. I was overcome with emotions that are indescribable here. I was literally on my knees, weeping from the power that was permeating my soul.
You see, this was land meant for a chosen woman in our family to use as a “safe” place, in case “something should happen” because of a man in her life. Sell it, live on it, rent it. Knowing my mom and gramma meant for me to feel and live this moment was overwhelming. They believed I was a strong capable person, just like they were. I felt them both. They were protecting me. They were in the tall prairie grass waving in the breeze, in the aroma of canola growing in the fields alongside my little plot. I could hear my mom’s laughter and smell the mints my gramma loved so much.
I don’t know how long I stayed like that. That was one good thing about the jerk I was with; he knew enough that I was having a moment and it was best to let me have it. Alone. No men allowed.
If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
I would not change much if anything. Everything has led up to where I am now. I would not have my amazing kids or have known such amazing people in my life if something changed. No. Painful as life has been, it’s also been wonderful because of it. Keep it the same.
What movie/TV character do you most resemble in personality?
I have absolutely no idea. I like to think Sarah Conners in the first Terminator movie. LOL.
If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would it be?
A scumbag named David Dawson, a pedophile and all around despicable piece of garbage. Get the idea I might not like the guy? A cliff would be too merciful.
Name one habit you want to change in yourself
I want to stop slumping and stop simpering. Gets me nowhere and is ruining my reputation.
Describe yourself in one word.
Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.
Why do you blog? Answer in one sentence.
I have many things to say and don’t know it until I start to write; thoughts become clearer and life in general has more clarity.
Name at least 3 people to send this meme to, and then inform them
- @ValerieWildman (just for fun)