Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday


The theme of the Q&A this week is Friendship:

{1} Do you make friends easily?
{2} What 3 qualities are a must in a friend?
{3} What makes you a good friend?
{4} Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
Yes? tell us about your meet up. No? who would you love to meet?
{5} Who is your best friend? Tell us about them.

1.  I do more now than I used to. In elementary, junior high, and high school, I was terrified to talk to people. If I needed to call someone, I'd freak out. I didn't do stuff on the weekends and hang out ... UNLESS someone invited me. I never had the guts to call people and ask if they wanted to hang out or if I could tag along. Now, I did have friends and once I knew them I was able to be myself. But I had a really hard time getting to know new people. In my first year of college, it was the same way. Finally, my parents got me into some counseling and I was diagnosed with having a social anxiety disorder. I was put on some medication to help me with my panic and it helped with the physical symptoms (shaking limbs, shaking voice, sweating, etc.). Over the next year, I managed to be able to start making friends easier. Now, still with the aid of medication, I'm able to make friends easily and visit with strangers/acquaintances.

2.  Qualities a friend must have is a sense of humor, honesty, and loyalty. I try my darnedest to emulate these qualities because that is what I desire.

3.  I believe that I'm a good friend because I am extremely loyal. I still keep in contact with friends from 3rd grade and will continue to. I think I have a pretty good sense of humor and that is what I love in others. I LOVE to laugh with friends. Nothing is better that coming home from a girls night with a face that hurts because you've been laughing so hard!

4.  Nearly all of the blogs that I follow are of people I've known (in person) for years. I take partial credit for FINALLY getting Evelyn at Hanging By A Silver Lining to blog! I pestered her for quite some time before she finally started! I knew she was a fabulous writer from early on! She used to write the funniest notes to me in junior high! :-)  Anyway, since she has created quite a following, I've started to blog stalk surf people in her list and have started to enjoy a few bloggers that I haven't met. Mamarazzi looks like an awesome woman who I'd get along well with!

5.  One of my best friend's is J, my husband. He has so much patience! I seriously have only seen him lose his cool two or three times in our almost eight years of marriage! He listens to my impatient outbursts, my weeping sob stories, and my silly stories. He treats me right and I couldn't ask for more .... except for maybe more ice cream.  I'm on a mint chocolate chip ice cream kick lately! 

My other best friend is my mom. We have an amazing relationship and I love her so much! We share so much in common. We laugh with each other and we cry on each other's shoulders. I don't know what I would ever do without her. I love you, Mom!


Impulsive Addict said...

So we have YOU to thank for Evelyn? She's a total sweetheart and Mamarazzi is off the charts amazing as well! Good choice!

I also like the qualities that you listed. Humor is on mine too. It's a MUST!

Thank you so much for linking up with us!

Your kiddos are adorable!

sarajo said...

Kudos for figuring things out and getting it all worked out.

And you are too cute! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

Mamarazzi said...

my ex husband has the same disorder, but he refused help.

i am glad your parents were proactive and got you the help you needed.

i also love that your mom is your best cool!

i am really enjoying getting to know you!!

and truly thank you for your kind sweet!

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

I had no idea K that you suffered with that. You could have fooled me. You have always been so friendly and funny and out there. Many of the reasons I love you.

I love that we have been friends for so long even after parting ways to two different highschools, etc.

Yes, I do have you to thank!! You created a monster! ;)

Marta said...

I am honored to be your bestie! you are also my bestie! Although I have no blog to brag about you on. I love that you blog, and anything that I would care to blog about...(boys) you have covered!!!

Shawn said...

Good for you for getting past your social fears, it's tough to put yourself out there!

I'm an ice cream girl too, I love Mint Chocolate Chip and I will not share not even with my kids and hubby!

Thanks for linking up, I look forward to "seeing" you again next week!

Natalia said...

You just made me want ice cream... which at 10:00 p.m. is so not good for me. Boo.