I got this from The Rover.
The Rules: Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me.” I respond by asking you five personal questions (I will leave these questions for you in my comments) so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate! You WILL update your journal/bloggy thing/whatever with the answers to the questions (please don't leave your answers in my comments unless you don't have a blog). You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
Here is what The Rover asked me:
1. What will you miss most about New York?
Since I'm moving to a city that shuts down around 2am...and that's on the weekends!...I will probably miss how accessible this city is. Any time of the day or night, you can get what you need or want.
2. What was your financial turning point - the moment when you knew you had to make a change?
I can't remember what pay period it was...but I simply got sick of dragging myself over the finish line of another payday. I just got completely fed up of living paycheck to paycheck. Every time I would review my numbers, I knew I made enough money to cover my expenses and modestly enjoy myself. I also knew that I was spending money to immensely enjoy myself. That "I'm worthless" feeling I felt every time my account was overdrawn became too high a price to pay for the temporary euphoria I felt when I dropped $100-200 in a weekend.
Also, I think a lot of it had to do with what I wanted my future to look like. I didn't want to pass on to my kids the type of relationship to money that I had. So I decided I better start creating a different one if I wanted to teach them something more substantial than "don't do what I did."
3. Where will you be in ten years, and what do you see yourself doing?
Hmmm...10 years from now will be 2017 and I'll be 42 years old. I will be in living in the West/Southwest area...I'm thinking New Mexico. I'll be running the performing arts division of a university, either as the Dean or Associate Dean. TM and I will probably have at least one kid by then, if not two. Oh, and I'll have my doctorate from Harvard!
4. Do you think that TM is "the one"?
Yeah, he is. It goes beyond the love we feel for each other. It's that we have become partners as we move forward. He considers me and I consider him as if we are a team. We haven't lost ourselves, but we are definitely greater than the sum of our parts. I've never had that before. That's why he's "the one."
5. How does TM feel about your recent decision to ditch cable? Will you and TM be living together without cable?
Actually, I'm way more of a TV junkie than TM is. We are living together now actually, and I've barely turned on the TV. In that way, I'm glad I don't have cable so that I don't resent him from taking me away from it. Nothing seems to be on network TV, so I don't feel like I'm missing much. Once I'm in school, I know I won't have any time to watch TV, so not having cable still won't be a big loss. He's also way more frugal than I am, so any way cut costs is fine by him. Neither of us can live without movies, however, so our Netflix queue is plenty long.