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Wednesday Hodgepodge

The Wednesday Hodgepodge is something else I have missed doing. The questions are always fun, and the community at From This Side of the Pond is great.

I feel most energized when I ...

have a day equally laced with productivity and relaxation.

Where were you ten years ago?

It's easiest for me to think about what my kids were doing then. Kyndal was in the 7th grade. Dawson was in the 5th grade. Eli was 4 and attending the developmental delay preschool. Brynne was getting ready to turn 3. We had been in our recently built house in the swanky neighborhood for just under a year. We had "arrived". It was a busy time for us. This was also the beginning of the end ... when things were getting ready to take a drastic turn. We were not where we should be. We were not doing what we should be doing. We were trying to be people we were not. I would have done things so differently 10 years ago, because this is the time that I can pinpoint when things went all wrong.

July 17th is World Emoji Day. Do you use emoji's? Which one's your favorite? Your most used?

I do use some emojis, especially when I Instagram (I'm nikki_taulman, btw). I most often use the kissy face, the rolling eyes, and the wink. I love the American Flag, cause if it's been used it means someone is actually honoring our country instead of bashing it.

What song would you put on a wedding DO NOT PLAY list?

"You Make Me Wanna Shout". I hate that song! I think good DJs stay away from that song.

What deserves less of your attention? More of your attention?

I think the obvious answer for less of my attention would be my phone/social media. I mean, who really cares about what we are looking at? Really, I don't. More of my attention? More reading (and not anything on my phone). I learn so much reading, and I enjoy so much reading, and I can't think of a time that I am anything but happy when I am reading. I read in the evenings before bed, but I would like to get in the habit of more routinely grabbing my book than my phone to fill my time.

Insert your own random thought here.

I have been a Beachbody coach for the past 6 months. Although I am still very devoted to health and fitness, come back tomorrow when I write an expose on why I am not coaching anymore. Hint: Amway.


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