5-5-5 Questions

I stole this from the lovely Miss Ally over at Life’s a Beach!  I enjoyed reading her answers so much that I wanted to answer them, too 🙂  Thanks, Ally!

Question 1: Where were you 5 years ago?

  1. About 2 months past having withdrawn from my PhD program
  2. Working full-time as a personal assistant/secretary to the VP of Nursing at a hospital in Lafayette, IN
  3. Married to Chris for 4 months.  I was 22 when I got married, and he was 23.
  4. Taking classes to get into my accelerated BSN program
  5. Completely without a clue that 5 years later, I’d be an ER nurse who was moving to New Zealand!
Question 2: What is (was) on your to-do list for today? **This is actually yesterday’s to-do list, because today’s to-do list has one item on it: go to work!**
  1. Do laundry – check!
  2. Go grocery shopping – check!
  3. Spend quality time with Chris – check!
  4. Post items on Freecyclepartial-check!
  5. Call my mom – check!

Question 3: What 5 snacks do you enjoy?

  1. Baked! Tostitos Scoops! tortilla chips + black bean salsa
  2. WW ice cream candy bars (these have a short life-span in my vicinity, and are therefore rarely purchased)
  3. Sam’s Choice Peach Water (I don’t think that really counts as a snack, but I love it!)
  4. Toast + Peanut Butter + Honey (this can only be eaten late at night with a glass of cold milk)
  5. My new yummy salad concoction: broccoli slaw + lots of red bell peppers + lots of yellow bell peppers + black beans + squash + red onion + a few unsalted peanuts + vinegar.  A few forkfuls of this goes a long way.

Question 4: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (There wasn’t a question #4 on Ally’s blog, so I’m making it up!)

  1. Still married to Chris – I’m 5 1/2 years into a life sentence.  Just kidding, honey!
  2. Hopefully with 1 or 2 little ones added to the mix…
  3. Still working as a nurse…
  4. Living in New Zealand…
  5. And definitely a good 20 pounds lighter!

Question 5: What 5 things would you do if you were a billionaire?

  1. Tithe, but split it amongst various churches that we have attended and missions that we have supported.
  2. Set up a college fund for our future children.
  3. Create a scholarship fund at my alma mater, Purdue, for women who were in my situation: already have a college degree that is pretty much worthless without a graduate degree tacked on to it, wanting to get their BSN, with a preference for those who are married and/or have children.  Can you tell that I’ve put some thought into this?
  4. Create a scholarship fund for med students who would agree to devoting a set number of years working in a needs-based primary care clinic after earning their MD.
  5. And since I believe that finances are shared in a marriage, I would ask Chris what he wanted to do.  Actually, perhaps I should have listed this first!  I’m guessing that he would want to invest some of it for retirement and perhaps create a scholarship fund for grad students going into his area of study.  That, or buy a lifetime supply of season tickets to South Carolina Gamecocks football 🙂

This was fun!  I guess that question #5 shows how much I value education, huh?  And it’ll be interesting to look back on this post 5 years from now and re-read my answers to question #4 (if I’m still blogging then)!

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4 comments

  1. Elle says:

    That was super fun! Thanks for sharing… and I second the question about a BS in psych… because that’s what I have and it is totally worthless… I enjoyed getting it, and learned a lot, but there is little application without a grad degree….

  2. Ally says:

    Yay! So glad you did this 🙂 I liked reading your answers!

    Can I just say that I wholeheartedly agree with you on Q5 #3?!?! I take it you are a fellow BS in psychology? LOL…. Although I thought about becoming a nurse very seriously, I somehow ended up in healthcare management instead….

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