Monday, April 20, 2009

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Honest Excitement

The past few weeks have been beyond exciting. My days are filled with thinking about Miami. It's really hard to focus on Boston and school when all I can think about is moving back home. One of the perks of being back in Miami is being close to my friends again. Being so far from my support system has been one of the hardest things about living in Boston. When we found out we were moving back to Miami one of the first few things Alex said to me was "Now the girls won't hate me because I'm not keeping you away from them anymore." It was a funny thing to say, but it was so true. I hate feeling like I am missing out on things because I am so far away. That's going to change soon and it couldn't have come at a better time. Three weeks ago I found out that one of my closest friends Jen is pregnant! I can announce it now since she has already told everyone. It's been hard containing my excitement because she is the first close friend of mine that's gotten pregnant. I am going to be an auntie!! I cannot wait!

Speaking of the momma-to-be, she tagged me. I'm supposed to list 10 honest things about myself. Should be interesting :)

The Rules are as Follows:
1. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs for brilliance in content/design.
2. Show the winners and let them know.
3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

1. Despite all the sweets I post on my blog, I don't eat a lot of sweets. Most of the time I bake things, take two bites, and then leave the rest for Alex to finish off. He swears I am making him fat, but I like my man well fed.

2. I moved to Boston with Alex 3.5 years ago. I had no idea what I was going to do with myself once I got here. I left everything behind in Miami and I had no problem with that because I knew Alex was the man I was going to marry. I gambled on love and it worked out in my favor. I was very lucky.

3. I believe people are inherently good. I am naive in that sense. I have difficulty understanding that people aren't good and that people have bad intentions.

4. I hold grudges. I hate to say it but I do. It's something I hate about my personality but I am too stubborn to change. I didn't speak to my sister for almost 3 years and I haven't spoken to my father in over 5 years. I don't know if I will ever speak to my father.

5. I really wanted to be an actress when I was in high school. I was a drama geek and I even had a lead role in a play my senior year. It was Neil Simon's Fools. One of the best and funnest experiences of my life.

6. My philosophy is "do what makes you the happiest." My goal is to be happy and all my decisions are based on what's going to make me the happiest.

7. I cannot wait to be a mother. I cannot wait to see how Alex is with me when I am pregnant. I can't wait to see what our children are going to look like. I anticipate meeting our future children, but at the same time I am terrified of becoming a horrible mother.
8. I don't know if I want to be a lawyer. I know most 1Ls say that, but I wonder if I am going to have what it takes to reconcile my personal views and philosophies with the reality of the legal world.

9. I will be heartbroken the day Perla dies. She's been with me for almost 14 years and I don't know if I'd be able to get over that loss.
10. I like to keep secrets, especially big secrets. When I got engaged I didn't tell anyone but my mom. My maid of honor (girl Alex) found out because I sent her a card in the mail. I spoke to here almost every day after I got engaged and I didn't tell her. She was confused when she got the card because she couldn't understand how I was able to keep such a big secret from her. I wanted it to be a big surprise. I have one big secret but I'm not ready to tell it just yet.

And now my tag picks...

1. A Beginner's Adventures in Photography
2. Elyse's Confectionery Creations
3. Mermaid Sweets
4. A Chica Bakes
5. Beantown Baker
6. Pink Stripes
7. Cookbookhabit


Eliana said...

Thanks so much for the shout out. I wish I could keep a secret. they get me excited and I can never contain myself.

Jen said...

oh're killing me! now i'm dying to know what your secret is! :)

Elyse said...

What a great list! You know, I can keep a secret if I reeeeally have to, but it's hard! And of course, I love to know about secrets :) I can't wait til you're ready to share yours.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Ah, thanks for taging me, sorry it took so long to notice! Been a little hectic around here with work, party planning, baking, house hunting, etc. I am the opposite of you when it comes to secrets, I hate them, hate keeping them, hate having them kept from me, just tooo much of a nosey nelly and I don't know what. Can't wait to hear.