Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Or your first celebrity crush? I’ve been challenged by Mecca to think all the way back to my childhood and come up with the answers to these questions and more of my favorite memories. Feel free to grab the 10 questions here and write out your own answers!
1. Name your group of best friends during school â€“ are you still friends? I had a main group of friends during my middle school years and we called ourselves The 3 Musketeers. There were friends before and after that, but those 2 girls are the only ones I would consider my best friends. We went our separate ways shortly before high school, but we’re still friends on Facebook if that counts for anything.
2. What would your typical weekend look like as a teenager? I’ve always been a homebody. Thus, my typical weekend would be spent mostly in my room. I’d hang out at a friend’s house, though, maybe go to the mall. Because teenagers and the mall go together like peanut butter and jelly.
3. At 14, what did you want to be when you were older? What do you do for a living now? I wanted to be a veterinarian. I still wish I had followed through with it. Now, I type on my computer all day as a blogger and chase after my kids.
4. What artists/bands did you love as a teenager? I went through a stage where the harder it was and the louder it was, the better it was. I was big into rock music. That was my form of rebellion, I guess. Tastes change.
5. Who was your first celebrity crush? I’ve always crushed more on musicians than actors or anything. I was really into the hair bands of the 80’s, so my first crush was probably someone like Jon Bon Jovi. That deserves a laugh out loud, but I saw a picture of him recently and he’s held up pretty well over the years.
6. What was your favourite film? Is it still your favourite? The Crow, Breakfast Club, Say Anything, Some Kind of Wonderful. Still love those movies.
7. What were your hobbies as a teenager? My only hobby was music. I listened to a lot of music. My parents bought me a guitar for Christmas when I was 17. I had a friend try to teach me to play, but I gave up too easily.
8. Growing up, who were your inspirations? Has this changed and why? I don’t even remember who my inspiration was growing up. My inspiration now, though, are my parents. They’ve been married for over 40 years with many struggles along the way. That’s definitely an inspiring achievement.
9. What is your biggest regret? I wish I wasn’t so afraid, because I had nothing to be afraid of. But that ridiculous fear made me shy and quiet and I really wish I wasn’t so quiet.
10. What advice would you give your 16 year old self? My advice would be to get over yourself. Speak up. Step out of your room and have fun. Enjoy the moment.
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