Finish This! — Week #17

Finish This!

This game is called “Finish This,” and all you have to do is finish the following prompts and link up your post below! You can also visit the other hosts of this party on their fun blogs: Nicole {Three 31} Lisa {Coastlined}, and Becky {The Java Mama}.

Adam visited me in Omaha last year

My last growing pain was starting a new job. Before I had George I had the most incredible job. I did IT work on Catastrophe Sites for an insurance company. I handled all of the reporting, software training, operations setup, etc. I traveled 100% of the time for my job and was able to visit some incredible places and met amazing people. That was my hobby and my social life all in one. After I had George I knew I had to make a job change because I couldn’t travel anymore. So now I am working in a local office (same company) commuting and learning a whole new role within Human Resources. I still do IT/Analyst type work, but it’s nothing compared to what I used to do. It’s been a change for my socially as I have very few friends locally and it’s been a challenge work wise learning something new. Definitely a HUGE growing pain!

I grow and nurture my relationship with Adam’s mom. I didn’t have any type of relationship with my own mother and I am beyond blessed to have the mother I’ve always wanted. She only had boys, so never had a daughter, and we have that wonderful relationship. We are so open and honest and I just feel like we are always growing together.

The guilt-free snack I enjoy most is CELERY. Oh my gosh. I love celery and veggie dip or ranch. I could eat the heck out of celery. I just don’t like cutting it!! I think that’s why I love going for Sunday dinner because there is always celery out on the veggie tray. Mmmm…. I want some now!

The best reason to stay up all night is for traveling. Whether it be because I have an early morning flight, or because we are driving somewhere, I would stay up all night to be heading out somewhere on an adventure. I miss traveling! 

If I were stranded on a desert island, I’d cry. Period. I am not rugged or outdoorsy or adventurous in eating. This would be the worst thing possible. I’m pretty sure I’d never make it.

Prompts for WEEK 18 (May 7) are:
I feel an adrenaline rush when …
I feel energized when …
I feel small when …
I feel big when …
I feel indestructible when …
I feel stupid when …
I feel smart when …

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  1. Oh Kristen, a girl after my own heart. If we were ever stranded on an island together, I'd make sure there was celery. BUWAHAHAHA I'm pretty confident you'd survive, I promise. It's wonderful that you were able to adjust your career within the same company after George was born, a lot of employers are not that accommodating! It's cool you have such a wonderful relationship with your mother-in-law too. I've got great in-laws, more crazy people for me to love the better. HA! I'm sure when they met me they thought I was the crazy one. For the most part, they're correct. Thanks for joining the link-up again! 🙂


  2. Always love to read your comments!! I'm so blessed with many things in my life work, family, friends, and so on.. I simply cannot complain.. unless i was stranded on an island of course 🙂 Funny how we LOVE big families! Sunday dinners are the best having everyone around.

  3. Going back to an office is definitely hard!! I have the option to work from home, so totally understand that fear! (Ie: for me some days its simply because I don't want to get dressed!) Kudos for being able to work at home with a little one

  4. I love going up to the cabin but even a few days of sulfur water showers starts to wreak havoc on my life. (I swear I'm not super dramatic or high maintenance) but there is something about a nice clean shower!

  5. Jeannie that makes me laugh. I'm such an adrenaline junkie when it comes to getting to go somewhere – esp on vacation! I'm early to be early and love people watching while i'm at the airport. Always try to make it an adventure.

  6. I wish I had an awesome relationship with my in-laws, completely jealous! Love that you'd cry if you were stranded, I said just about the same thing! Happy Thursday!

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