Day 2 – 20 Facts About Me

Ok, so I am still trying to catch up here, so this is really day 3, but we’re just a little behind.

20 Facts About Me

  1. I have 3 kids.
  2. I have a job, in sales.
  3. I have some really great friends!
  4. I am separated from my ex and am hopefully going to be divorced soon.
  5. I recently had my gallbladder removed.
  6. I hate butterflies.
  7. I struggle with my weight.
  8. I struggle with my self-esteem
  9. I struggle with depression.
  10. I love chocolate, a lot.
  11. I drive a 12 year old Pontiac Vibe.
  12. I live in Pickering.
  13. I am Canadian.
  14. I have long brown hair.
  15. I love ice cream, too much.
  16. I love to play cards, though I never get the chance.
  17. I bake an amazing banana bread.
  18. I am half Japanese and half Hungarian
  19. I love to read.
  20. I love to travel.

That was harder than I expected it to be, I could have gone way more in depth, but I chose to leave it fairly open, I feel like I can expand on these in upcoming blogs as part of the challenge or not.

Jenn

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Blog Challenge! Day 1

First!  I’m back baby!!  A few days late, but still, we’re going to get a few days going all at once here, then hopefully, I can get myself back on track so that we can get down to more of my personal stuff, because you know…Better out than in, they say!  🙂

Day one of the blog challenge is rather easy, it is an introduction and a recent photo, well, if you have been keeping up, we all know how much I love to post photo’s of me…Oh well, here it goes…

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So, for those of you who don’t know, my name is Jenn, I am the mother of a beautiful 23 year old daughter, a very well mannered 11 year old son, and a very missed angel baby.

I struggle with my weight, which is the reason why I first started this blog, I have gone up and down (mostly up) in weight my entire life, this past summer I was down 30 pounds from my highest point, but I still have another 20 to go, and for the last few months, that 20 pounds has been a real challenge.

I work in sales as a consultant and as a sales trainer, I work for a Google Premier Partner, and can help with any online media, from Google Adwords to Social Media from websites to SEO, if you are looking for something, let me know.

That’s me in a nutshell, as I have always said, if you have questions, just ask!

Day 1 down, now for Day 2…stay tuned!  🙂

Jenn

Blog Challenge – Day 29

What Do You Think People Misunderstand Most About You?

This is another tough one, I may have to go with my age, and my kids, when I tell people I have a daughter who is almost 23, I surprise a lot of people.  I had her when I was really young, but I’d like to think that I still made a really good mom.  I tried my best, and well, she’s nothing like me – except for her looks, voice and sense of humour, and she finished university and is now working, so I don’t think I did too badly.

Blog Challenge – Day 28

What is Your Love Language?

What is a love language?  Ok, so I did an online test, this is coming from someone who hasn’t even dated in over a year, let alone been in a relationship; apparently my love language is physical touch.  Maybe I’m just craving some physical touch.  Typically, I’m not much for public displays of affection, however, I thought I would be more selfish right now, because I have this issue with trusting people and all, and most of the time in my mind, I’m thinking “don’t touch me”.

But there you have it.  Physical Touch.

Blog Challenge – Day 27

What is Your Favourite Part of Your Body and Why?

Ok, I’m going to have to go with my hair, if that counts as part of my body.  I love my hair, I love long hair, and, knock on wood, I haven’t had to dye my hair yet.  I still have my natural colour, I know it won’t last that much longer, but I’m happy I don’t have that extra added cost each month to keep up with covering grey.

If I actually have to pick a part of my body, then my next favourite body part would be my eyes, I like my eyes, their brown, and Asian, I have my dad’s eyes, and I get compliments – well, I used to get compliments about my eyes.

Blog Challenge – Day 26

What Popular Notion Do You Think The World Has Most Wrong?

I’ve thought a lot about this, and I think what the world has most wrong is discipline.  I do know that other places in the world discipline their kids better than they do in North America.  However, what I’m seeing a lot of these days are very self-entitled children who think that the world owes them something.  People now have better incomes and can provide more for their children, which is fine, not my concern, I would do anything for my kids.  But I believe in providing them with independence and a home where they can safely learn how to live in the real world.

Children who aren’t disciplined properly have behavioural issues, they are unable to socialise with the other children, they aren’t able to self-regulate themselves and they are unable to be compassionate to others, when they aren’t told no, and they are getting away with murder, then they grow up to be kids, teens and young adults that think that the world revolves around them.

Kids need rules, they need boundaries, and they need to be told no.  I don’t mean that we need to beat our children, but I do believe in spanking, I believe that spanking should only be for kids 5 and under.  By 5 they should already know most things, and they are also old enough to be told what they have done wrong.  Also, I believe that the spanking shouldn’t be there to hurt them, it should be to enforce your point and only used as a last resort.  For example, if your two year old comes running into your kitchen while you are cooking and they reach up to put their little fingers on one of the hot burners, I would smack their fingers.  I want them to know that if they touch it, it will be hot and it will hurt.  I would also reinforce that it is hot by saying it is hot, showing them it is hot (safely showing them), and telling them that they can’t touch the stove.  Another example, when my daughter was about 3, I started with counting, 1, 2, 3, I didn’t use a 2 and a half or a 2 and 3 quarters, I told her that if I got to 3 she would get a spank.  I only ever got to 3 that one time and she did get a spank.   The spank wasn’t to hurt her, it was to hurt her feelings make her understand that I asked her to stop and she needed to listen.  From that day on, if needed I would say 1 and she would normally stop.  But she knew there would be a consequence.  Most parents threaten with 1, 2, 3 but nothing comes of it and there isn’t a lesson learned.

Ok, so I’m getting a little off track, I think that we as a society have spoiled our children rotten, I see many whiny children that turned into self-centred pre-teens who have these helicopter parents that make sure their kids never fall, get hurt, are told no, or have a bruised ego.  Their self-esteem is to be bronzed with their baby shoes, and these are the kids that are going to be running our world.

We need to encourage our kids, teach them how to fly, be independent, we need to show them respect so that they learn how to offer respect, children learn what they live, and I’m not about to tell you I am the world’s best parent, because I’m not, I have my flaws, but I will not live in the same house with a child that whines when they want something, cries when they don’t get it, a child that continuously pushes my buttons and doesn’t understand the word no, a child that has no respect for himself, his family or anyone else.  I want to enable my children so that they are valuable to society, teach them they need to earn things, and show them that losing is ok, and that we need to try and keep trying sometimes to be great at whatever it is we want to be great at.