21. Pretend money is no object, what would you do?
Quit my job, buy a cottage, hire an interior designer, join the golf club, and start booking travel.
22. What area in your life, right now, makes you feel the best? Why?
Going to church and singing in the choir. It's really a privilege to make music with a group of like-minded people (meaning that we all appreciate the music and the message, I don't mean that we all need to be the same for me to like doing something with others). It's easy to pick this one because it's simple and there are no real expectations. Everything else has its challenges and although overall I don't have any major complaints (how lucky am I?!) if I'm going to rank, them, church and choir easily rise to the top right now.
23. Let's jump forward a year, what would you like to have achieved in the next year?
I'd like our house renovation to be finished and all of the rooms decorated the way we want. I'd like Q to be better at reading, and E to be finishing up a successful year in Grade 7, learning how to study for tests and apply his knowledge to schoolwork. I'd like to have travelled to a few new places. And I want us to have continued good health.
24. What piece of advice would you give to five year old you?
Practice your swimming and be nice to everyone.
25. How do you want to be remembered in life?
As someone who was genuine and honest. Someone who enjoyed life and appreciated good food, wine, and travel. A good mother who loved and supported her children, who made holidays and birthdays special. If my children remember me as someone who was always yelling at them to stop playing video games and to "come on, we are going!!" I'm okay with that. Ultimately, I'm trying to instill values of being on time, being respectful of others, and to be engaged in the world around you, so if that has to come with a little yelling, that's okay!