I'm linking up with A Complete Waste of Makeup for this weeks Sunday Social. Here are my answers to this weeks questions:
1. What do you value most in life? My family is at the top of this list (I'm sure this is the case for everyone). And even though the photo is of just the three of us, I do value the whole lot. The creepy uncles. The aunts with photo albums full of cats. The 943 cousins I can't keep straight. I kinda like you all. But the unit of three? My unit of three? Yeah, I value you the most. I also value old friends. The ones I met when I was young and irresponsible and completely and utterly self-centered. The ones I've grown with. I value what they've put up with and the fact that they accepted me still. And I value the fact that I live in a country where I can make choices and stand up for what I believe in (and do it without fear of rejection or violent opposition).
2. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why? Ummm, this isn't an obvious one for all of us? All of us people typing into computers, sharing our thoughts, building community? Dudes, the world wide web was invented in 1990. Isn't that INSANE? I was 10!!!! The other day I was at a conference and a speaker noted that we were the last generation that will have experienced life before the internet. Do you realize how OLD that makes us sound???
3. What do you think is the secret to a good life? Cliches abound, my friends, but I think it's all true: strive for balance. love what you do, do what you love. accept what you have. believe the best is yet to come. read books. don't die with your music still in you.
4. What would you most like to be remembered for when you're gone? Above all, being a good parent. If Kale remembers me as a good mama, then my work here is done. It is what is most important to me. If others remember me for my work and commitment to making the world just a teeny tiny bit better, that would be also be good.
5. What accomplishment are you most proud of? Giving birth and completing my field research for my Masters. Two of the very hardest things I've done in my life and things I often look back on and think - holy shit. I did that.
6. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you? Cate Blanchett or Frances McDormand. I bear no resemblance to either, but they are both incredible actresses and I think whoever plays me is going to have to have some serious skills in order to make a movie about my life something people would pay to watch.