Today, I'm kicking it old school. I remember back in the day we use to buy the friendship books and we had to list our top 5 favorite things for different topics-food, movies, bands, etc. As a matter of fact, I recently found one of my friendship books from junior high. It was funny seeing all the things I liked back then and still like today-Boyz II Men, gummy bears, Dawson's Creek, Bruce Lee. Thanks to Mrs AOK for tagging me! It's a pleasant distraction from all the stuff that has been happening in the news these past few days.
Five Things I Have A Passion For
My Faith: I'm not one those holier than thou type. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not perfect. I fall down, but as Steve Harvey said, "Don't trip, He ain't through with me yet!" I'm committed to growing and getting stronger in my faith.
My Family: I will catch a case for my family! Yes, I don't play around when it comes to the ones I love. And when it comes to my kids, I'm a ride or die mama.
Writing: I love to write. Blogging, short stories, novels, poetry, etc. I just love to write. My mom use to joke that I was born with a pen in my hand. LOL
Charity: Giving back is just part of who I am. If I have it to give then I do. If I don't then I'm pointing the person in need to someone who I know does. I miss the days when if a person in our neighborhood was going through a tough time, the whole community pitched in to help. We don't do that anymore. If our neighbor loses his/her job, some of us could care less how they feed their family or pay their bills.
Food: Whether it's cooking it or eating it, I thoroughly enjoy food.
Five Things I Would Like To Do Before I Die
Live Abroad: I enjoy being an American, but I would love the opportunity to experience living in a different country and culture for at least two years. It has to be somewhere with beautiful sights, family friendly and great food!
See My Kids Grow Up: There's so much going on in this world. I pray daily that I get the chance to see my kids grow up. I want to see them finish school, start careers, get married and have a child or two.
Make A Bestseller List: I think at some point and time almost every writer wants to see one of their works on a bestseller's list.
Take A Family Vacation: The Mr and I have never been on a vacation together in the almost 9 years we've been together. And now that we have the kids, I don't want them to look back and see only family vacations as being something that just consisted of vacationing with my mom. I want us to have a real family vacation that includes the Mr.
Meet Oprah: No explanation needed.
Five Things I Say A Lot
"Be nice!": The kiddies can get rough sometimes.
"You know what?"
"Y'all": You'll find most people use this word a lot, especially in the South.
"I need a snack."
Five Books Or Magazines I've Read Lately
Always the Wedding Planner Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker
20 Easy Crochet Patterns #1 by Lisa Hamblin
Beautiful, Magical, Amazing Ballet by Mary Lee
Bared To You by Sylvia Day
Five Favorite Movies
The Last Dragon
Five Places I Want To Travel
Paris: It's the city of love. Plus, I hear the food is delicious!
Greece: There's just something gorgeous about those pictures of the houses built in the hills right on the water front.
Five People I'd Like To See Link-Up To This Old School Blog
I'm pretty sure all of my blogging friends have done this tag already. So, here are a few celebs I'd like to see try this on their blogs.