June 8, 2023

Do you remember your favorite book from childhood?

It was the first book that I read all the way through when I was a teenager and because of that experience, I realized that I could read. And that experience, ignited of love for reading despite having challenges with dyslexia.

The story taught me how to be brave on life’s journey and that life is filled with good and bad people. And it was OK to be frightened at times on life’s journey, but the important thing was to continue walking on the road.

June 5, 2023

What fears have you overcome and how?

That’s a very good question. My answer is battling the fear of perfection because we live in a society where everything has to be perfect according to the culture. Here are some examples: the perfect home, the perfect relationship, the perfect family, the perfect pet, and the perfect career.

I believe the fear comes from realizing that you cannot meet that expectation of having the perfect life. Homes will be messy, relationships, require work, careers, have up and downs, and pets, grow old and start having health issues.

Once I realized that perfection is a lie created to sell products or pushing a narrative about issues. I started seeing my life in a different perspective and realized I don’t have to be perfect. I just need to do things to the best of my ability.

May 30, 2023

Do you remember life before the internet?

Yes, I do. Would I go back? No.

There are so many things that I have because of the internet. That didn’t exist.

Audiobooks, dictation, video calls, and easy access to information these inventions were brought by the internet.

My Internet went out for a few days, and it felt like I went back in time 20 years ago. I was so happy when my internet was restored.

May 7, 2023

List the people you admire and look to for advice…

The people that I go to for advice are my family and close friends whom I trust.

When we are in the middle of storms of life, it is always good to get other people’s perspectives before making a decision.

I also pray about my decisions and other matters too.

April 12, 2023

What’s the most fun way to exercise?

Since I have RA (rheumatoid arthritis) exercise is a good way for me to maintain my mobility. Walking is the best way for me to get in my steps but, it can be boring at times. That’s when I get out the Nintendo WII board makes exercising fun for me and is a great way to get in my steps.

The WII board provides me where I can exercise at home, especially in the winter months can be cold and snowy. Also, there is a nice variety of games to choose from that I can play too.

Having an exercise routine that is a low impact on my joints helps me to keep my independence and keeps my joints moving. Not only, do I battle fatigue, but being sedentary. Exercising keeps me moving and healthy too.