Friday, May 30, 2008

Tagged: The Fours

20 Meter Circle of Life tagged me with the challenge to address a series of intriguing questions. After mulling over my responses, here they are.

FOUR JOBS YOU'VE HAD:

*Pharmacy clerk
*Controlled Hunt Coordinator
*Environmental Writer
*Non-disability Appeals Coordinator

FOUR WAYS YOU KNOW YOU'RE LIVING YOUR LIFE WITH PURPOSE

* Thirty years employment in the public sector working to make Oregon a great place to live
*Try to treat other people the way I would like to be treated. I especially try to show my appreciation for the efforts of people in "service" jobs
*I had some part in Kiyara becoming an excellent schoolmaster who introduced several women (young and not so young) to the world of horses. She also took several Pony Clubbers through their D levels.
*I try to listen to young people and show them respect

FOUR THINGS YOU DO TO TAKE REALLY GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF

*I take multivitamins, calcium, and Omega 3 capsules -- and try to eat whole grains
*I've cut back on saturated fats and tried to eliminate trans fats
*I floss 5-6 times a week
*I exercise by riding 3-4 times a week and walk & play with the dog

FOUR EVENTS THAT HAVE MOST FORMED HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE TODAY

*Growing up in a multi-cultural/multi-racial neighborhood that evolved into a high-crime area
*Death of my grandparents in a car accident caused by a drunk driver
*The assassinations: President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy
*Buying my first horse, Kiyara

FOUR THINGS YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR MOTIVATION UP TO WORK OUT AND EAT HEALTHY/OR FOUR CAREERS YOU HAVE CONSIDERED

*The animals in my life require care and exercise. I groom and ride my horse, and I take the dog on daily walks & play with him at home and the barn. Animals are much more fun that a machine in a gym, and when the dog has to go out, you go out!

*Nurse
*Fashion designer
*Attorney specializing in environmental law

FOUR PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN MOST INFLUENTIAL IN YOUR LIFE

*Parents and grandparents
*Third grade teacher who gave us nightly writing assignments for homework
*Instructors of adult education courses in fiction writing who encouraged me
*Former co-worker who told me I could do anything I had a mind to accomplish (it had never occurred to me before)

FOUR REASONS FOR STAYING AWAY FROM REFINED SUGARS/OR FOUR FOODS YOU WON'T EAT

*Refined sugars are reserved for weekend treats (Get real! Stay away?!)

*Escargot
*Calamari
*Fried insects

FOUR REASONS YOU BLOG

*Incentive to keep at my YA fiction because I have to report on my progress
*Share the joys and frustrations of horse ownership
*Record my observations on "stuff"
*Maintain my perspective on life

Now I want to tag Shared Glory Photography (see her great Flickr site!) and her mother. My young friend may not be able to answer all the questions, but I'm sure she has thoughts on how she intends to live her life forward.

2 comments:

Emily said...

Haha, alright Mary! I will follow through with the tag. I guess that means I actually need to start using my blog then? ;)

Shared Glory said...

PS: The link you have isn't the right url to my flickr. It's http://flickr.com/photos/getreel44/

:) And I actually did like filling out that challenge thing! It was also fun to read your responses too :)