Weeks keep flying by. Here we are again, ready to answer the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In, thanks to Wife of A Sailor.
1. If you were given $1,000 right now, how would you spend it?
Right now the first thing is probably Christmas shopping that we still have some to do. Although there are also bills to be paid – as always!
2. If you had to chose a movie title (a real one that already exists) for your life story, what would it be?
Hmm …. Love Happens, or It’s A Wonderful Life, or maybe You’ve Got Mail. All these are also cute movies. I think I would go with You’ve Got Mail. I was an anti-dating person, didn’t think of falling in love with anyone but things just worked out by themselves…. when you least expect, the life surprises :-)
3. If you were a teacher, what subject would you like to teach?
First of all, I’d love to be a university professor, so would be teaching college kids. And subject-wise it would be neuropsychology, or photography. Those two are pretty far away from each other but both are passions of mine!
4. Has being a MilSpouse changed how you view holidays or how your holidays are celebrated? If not, what hasn’t changed?
The biggest change is to appreciate holidays and time together a lot more. I don’t take them granted anymore but do everything I can to make every holiday memorable for us. On the other hand things also have a different priority order. If every single thing for a holiday is not done, then it is not – it is more important that we can be together.
5. What is your favorite Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) memory?
I have tons of wonderful Christmas memories from years when growing up. Decorating the Christmas tree with my parents and sister, waiting for Santa Claus to stop by on Christmas Eve with all the presents (I was born in Finland, and the tradition was to open the present on Christmas Eve)… My grandma loved holidays, especially Christmas. So all the delicious Christmas foods, decorations and the Christmas spirit in general are all wonderful memories. She really, really treasured the Christmas time.