Share Your World – 2016: Week 23


Time for Cee’s Share Your World question and answer “game”. I love what she comes up with every week. Questions that reveal a little bit of you (if you let them too) but also make you think, dig out old memories or sometimes dream as well.

What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
It was one of those typical tourist destination jobs. Selling ski tickets for one of the ski resorts. It was when I took my first break from studying. I felt burned out (yes, from going to University…) and just needed something I could do, earn money with and not think too much. Sounds a bit bad, but it honestly was one of those jobs. I recently had this little conversation with Coach Daddy about jobs that would be good for kids to do (this post). Jobs that make them work, teaches them life lessons and hopefully make them realize a couple of things about life. Working in this job definitely taught me a couple of lessons:

  • Some people don’t read signs
  • Some people think they are superior of you just because you do a job like this
  • Some people think your IQ must be lower than theirs because you do a job like this
  • Some people think they own the world
  • It’s always your fault

Those 6 months were a massive psychology field study for me. There were some nice people out there too, who were polite. But so many were grumpy. And I thought it was interesting as they were about to hit the slopes, spend a day doing what you would think they would like. And still. It was a good time. We had a great team and good support from our supervisors. My season ticket was for free and I could use the back door to hop on the gondola all winter not only during my break but also on my days off.

I went back to University after this winter and did two semesters of psychology before I decided that studying is not for me and that I needed to be out there and work. Somehow I missed all those crazy people…

What is your favorite month of the year?
Can’t say it’s a specific month it’s more a season. It’s definitely fall. It used to be October as then the weather was the nicest and the colors were the most intense. Here it’s more the season.

What three things in nature do you find most beautiful?
Water. Definitely. Rivers, creeks, lakes and definitely the ocean.

But also forests. Flowers. I love listening to the birds, feeling the wind, the sun. Breathing in the crisp air, feeling the warm sand on my feet. Nature is beautiful (thank you so much, Stomperdad, for sharing the video about Mother Nature last week. I discovered there are more…)!

List at least five of your favorite spices? (excluding salt and pepper)
Favorite spices… let me see… I use a lot of spices and spice mixes and dried and fresh herbs in my cooking. I think the ones below are the ones I use the most:

  • Chilly
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • basil
  • parsley
  • oregano
  • Cayenne
  • Paprika

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 
I’m looking forward to watch my daughter prepare for the big recital her dance school organizes later in the year. They started now, the theme is out and the measurements for the costumes have to be taken now. It’s when the girls get all excited. I just love seeing them so happy, so focused and so excited about something.

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