QUESTION: What are you grateful for?
I am grateful for the time that I've been given.
QUESTION: Why are you grateful for time?
I had a grandpa that died from cancer when he was really young. Then last year, I had an uncle that was in his sixties that also died from cancer. I feel like they both were just taken too early. Because of those situations, I am grateful that I have my health and that I have time to be with my family. All my uncle wanted to do was be a grandpa, and he had just barely retired, so he was going to be able to do that full time, but then he got cancer and his time got cut short.
"I am grateful for my health and that I have time to be with my family."
QUESTION: What do you love spending your time doing the most?
Probably hanging out with my husband Brad and my dog. I've never been a big dog person, but then I got a dog, and I love him.
QUESTION: What do you do to make the most out of the time you have each day?
I try to be present wherever I am. Whether I am with a friend or just outside for a walk with my dog, I try to just be where I am at, instead of worrying about the future or worrying about things that I can't control.
QUESTION: How does your appreciation for time impact your daily decisions? Or does it?
It does. I think I am able to find more positive things in my day instead of focusing on negative things, just because it can be taken away so easily. That was a perspective that was given to me over the past few years because of the people in my family.
"Whether I am with a friend, or just outside for a walk with my dog, I try to just be where I am at instead of worry about the future or things I can't control."
QUESTION: If you knew you had only a few hours left to live, how would you spend that time?
With my family. Hopefully it would be somewhere warm on my last day, like a big family barbecue or something at my family’s house with all the people I love.